My 21-year-old son completed a business degree this year. He’s been
unemployed since May, despite having applied for over 200 jobs and joining
lots of agencies. He’s done volunteering, but now he’s bored and has stopped
socialising. I’m worried he’ll get depressed. How can I help?
Janet, by email
It can be difficult not to lose heart when he is being proactive on the job
hunt and through volunteering, which is something employers love. But he
needs to believe in himself. Making a list of specific jobs and
organisations that he wants to work for could help, and it can be useful to
find a contact at a firm and send them a CV. The best way for you to help is
to stay positive that he will eventually find a job.
Two years ago, I resumed tap-dancing classes after doing them previously
for five years. I pick up the steps really well, and I’d like to become a
teacher. I’m 55 – is there any hope of me being able to teach adults, or am
I too old? How would I go about it?
Gill, by email
I believe it’s never too late to train as a teacher if you are physically
capable and prepared to do the required training. What you need to consider
is whether it’s going to be a main source of income or a hobby. Get in touch
with exam boards, such as Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the
Royal Academy of Dance, to see what courses are available near you.
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