We talk a lot about the influence of technology on our working world and the need to prepare for the Future of Work. There are many roles that exist today that will be replaced by computer programs, automation and machines, while others will evolve and new jobs will emerge. So, what about students entering this fast-changing working world? We need to guide them and impart our knowledge. pepelwerk supports young adults and offers career exploration for students. Learn more about our initiatives in this blog!

Preparing the next generation of Job Seekers for a changing working world

With automation and AI creating heavy change in different industries, from job displacement to role reassignment and new job types emerging, the working world is intimidating to many young people at the start of their careers. At pepelwerk, we want to help the next generation of job seekers to thrive.
Why not check out our insightful article on automation in the workplace and its impact on future jobs?
Advanced technologies are changing the way businesses are run, empowering innovation. And Generation Z is a tech-savvy breed which has grown up with modern technology. Gen Zers are intuitive and resourceful and they’re used to new apps popping up every day. We think they have the potential to thrive in this era of tech innovation. They just need to be guided towards suitable career paths for their attributes and talents, where specific skills are in-demand for future jobs. So, let’s prepare this new generation of Talent for the Future of Work!

Plotting your career path earlier than planned

Pepelwerk’s mission is to bring education closer to the workplace and enable the workers of tomorrow to find their ideal jobs in a streamlined way, that suits the experience they’re used to, rather than the traditional (and frankly outdated) resume-based job search and application process. We also want to give Companies Hiring a pipeline of candidates with the skills and attributes they need. There is a serious workplace skills shortage in the US, across industries, and our skills-matching software helps to close the skills gap.
pepelwerk offers career exploration for students to help them plot their ideal career path. We work with Educators, schools and colleges to help young adults discover the career opportunities available to them.

Career coaching services

Do you think you could benefit from career coaching? Many adults will admit that they really didn’t know what they wanted to do when they grew up when they first entered the workforce. Did you go through the traditional educational route to work? What decision-making went into your major? Was it something your parents wanted you to do? Did you think your course would be fun, easy or beneficial to your career prospects?
The truth is, we don’t often know enough about our attributes or potential at a young age. And we certainly don’t get much support in considering the jobs and industries that will serve us best or be in-demand in the coming years. Even those who didn’t go into further education. That needs to change. Our Career Coaches help people to build and develop their careers!

What is career coaching?

Career coaching provides career exploration for students and helps young adults and job seekers to learn more about their potential and the industries and job roles most suited to their skills. Here are just some of the key benefits of our career coaching services:

Explore your career choices

Learn how to improve your interview success.
Get networking tips and advice.
Define the skills needed for certain industries.
Find out the best ways to showcase your work brand
How pepelwerk’s career coaches can help.
pepelwerk’s Career Coaches are professionals with at least 10 years of experience hiring, managing or training employees. They use their knowledge of the working world and their expertise in their industry to help you to reach your potential, explore opportunities you’d not thought of and advise you on how to get the jobs that are right for you.
Want to perform better in interviews? Need to understand where your skills can be best utilized? Looking for someone to monitor your progress? Career coaching could be the secret to your success. Learn more about our Career Coaching services here.
By downloading the pepelwerk job matching app, you can get access to our roster of Career Coaches. Get our handy career planner in the meantime!

The Real World of Work: career exploration for students

Another way that we help young adults in the early stages of their careers is with our Real World of Work program. A source of career exploration for students, our Real World of Work initiative is for people aged between 16 and 26 who want to explore the different career paths available to them. With the Real World of Work program, we aim to get people into their ideal career faster. Explore options like alternative learning programs, apprenticeships, pre-internship experiences, work placements and in-house career development, rather than the traditional educational path.
Why rack up a load of student debt unnecessarily? This traditional (old-school) path may not be the right choice for every young adult. So, let’s take a step back and consider different options. Work, earn, learn, repeat. That’s where the Real World of Work program comes in.