Guest blog: CareerEar
In this guest blog, learn about CareerEar – an online platform that is on a mission to make access to career information and advice a right, not a privilege so that everyone can find the path that’s right for them.
Can you imagine a world where everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfil their potential?
One of the biggest barriers to social mobility is where you grow up geographically. Another barrier is young people not having the aspirations or confidence to fulfil their potential because they don’t have access to people who can give them guidance and advice.
Claudine Adeyemi, the Founder and CEO of CareerEar experienced this first-hand. She didn’t have anyone to turn to for career advice growing up. She didn’t have role models to look up to who looked like her or came from a similar background to her. She wanted to change this for future generations of talent.
CareerEar is a data-driven, community-powered online platform for individuals who need to make decisions on their first or next career. They particularly support individuals from underrepresented groups who do not typically have networks of support or equal access to opportunities. Through Q&A and content, CareerEar empowers career-seekers to discover their career options; gain insights from industry professionals and then access exciting career-related opportunities. CareerEar’s Q&A service is unique in that it enables career-seekers to ask career-related questions to a community of real people working across a range of sectors and job functions.
CareerEar is on a mission to make access to career information and advice a right, not a privilege so that everyone can find the path that’s right for them. Recently backed by Nesta and the Department for Education, CareerEar is supporting young people across London to access networks of support, opportunities and resources to fulfil their career potential. CareerEar has received numerous awards for their work including Digital Leaders Top 100 List and Social Entrepreneur Index 2019 and 2020 – but their work is only just getting started.