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The Career Maze – Guiding Your Children Towards a Successful Future


“Our job as parents and career practitioners is to help young people come to know their unique and individual selves well enough to choose the right paths to move forward into becoming competent adults they desire to be” (p13, The Career Maze.).

This book is a guide for parents to help their children build the foundations for early career choices, and lifelong career progress, giving practical ways to

  • grow aspirations, and self-belief – essential pre requisites for career confidence
  • help your child grow in self-knowledge- the key to choosing the career paths that create motivation, achievement and satisfaction
  • use simple exercises and strategies with your children to create real and helpful career conversations
  • learn how to lay the groundwork for future employability and resilience….


A  great book for influencing all ‘us’ parents ………a fabulous and well needed focus.
Sharee, Parent, Dunedin

It was great to have your book to recommend to parents. It is so easy to read with good practical advice.

Denise, Careers Consultant, Otago.

You have brought together a wealth of sensible advice, supported by robust research, which will be really useful for parents and anyone working with young people thinking about career options.

David, Vocational Consultant.


Paperback: $30 + shipping (calculated at checkout)

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Learn how to help your child grow in self-knowledge and self-belief through side-by-side conversations about careers.

AND for older children – help those in their twenties, who are having difficulty with career choices and work.

ISBN: 1869662040
Publisher: New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Dimensions: 20 x 13 centimetres (0.24 kg)