This month, teenage expert Nicola Morgan will cover every aspect of job-hunting from the viewpoint of young people and the adults who care about them

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I want to do a series of short posts, each covering one small aspect of the BIG subject of job-hunting for young people straight out of school/college/university (or still in education but looking ahead.) So I thought I'd start with a list of topics I'll cover over this month.

It can be such a stressful time for everyone concerned. Often, we adults are out of touch with how things are in the job market or may not know enough about the particular area a young person wants to go into. We (adults) can sometimes panic and even give the wrong advice - I know I did! But my daughters (24 and 27) are now in work and I've almost stopped worrying. I have also seen things from an employer's point of view and I've given work experience to young people myself, so I hope I can be helpful in lots of ways.

I also know that getting over-stressed isn't going to help anyone. The Teenage Guide to Stress will help with any physical stress symptoms!

So, here are the questions I will answer over the next month. (And on July 16th at 1pm I'm doing a webinar Q&A on the Psychologies site, so look out for that and do ask questions, otherwise I'll look a bit silly.)

"I'm really scared about all this - I just want to stay at home and never have to go for a job!""

"Everyone else has got work experience and I don't - help!"

"Unpaid internships – should I do them or are they slave labour?"

"I don’t have great exam results – how can I make my CV better?"

An encouraging secret about job applications

"What do employers really want? And how can I show I've got it?"

"What can parents do to support/help?"

"What makes a great letter/application? I'm not a brilliant writer so give me clear and simple tips."

"I haven’t left school yet – what can I be doing to plan for the future?"

"I don’t know what I want to be! Help!"

"Interviews make me sick with nerves so I never show my best side."

"My son/daughter seems to have no energy or self-confidence for job-hunting - I despair."

Ten Top Tips For Adults Supporting Young Job-Hunters

Ten Top Tips for Young Job-Hunters

I write and speak for and about teenagers. My book, BLAME MY BRAIN – THE TEENAGE BRAIN REVEALED, is now followed by THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO STRESS and I've produced some teaching resources on the brain and mental health, BRAIN STICKS™. Do sign up for my free Brain Sane newsletter.

Nicola Morgan

Author and speaker about adolescence, -

Nicola Morgan is a multi-award-winning author for and about teenagers and an renowned speaker at conferences and schools around the world. Her classic book on the teenage brain, BLAME MY BRAIN – THE TEENAGE BRAIN REVEALED, was followed by THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO STRESS and THE TEENAGE GUIDE TO FRIENDS and innovative multimedia teaching resources on the brain and mental health, BRAIN STICKS™, STRESS WELL FOR SCHOOLS and EXAM ATTACK. Her next books are POSITIVELY TEENAGE (May) and LIFE ONLINE (June). She writes articles at