Preparing millennials and zillenials for the workplace of the future – #icegs annual lecture


This year’s iCeGS annual lecture ‘Preparing millennials and zillenials for the workplace of the future’ will take place on Weds November 15th at 2.00 – 4.30 and will be delivered by Noa Gafni Slaney.

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’We are living in a time of constant change. We are in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. There are new generations of young people (millennials and zillenials) arising amidst this uncertainty. Who are these young people and how can we prepare them for the future?

Noa Gafni Slaney is the Founder and CEO of Impact Squared, which works with social causes to elevate their message, motivate people to act and evaluate their impact. Impact Squared, with dual headquarters in London and New York, works with leading organisations such as the United Nations Foundation, International Crisis Group and UNICEF.

Noa began her career as an entrepreneur, founding a social network for women in 2005. She then joined the founding digital team at Hearst Magazines as Head of Social Media. During her MBA at London Business School, Noa became deeply interested in the world of international organizations and social change.

After completing her MBA, Noa joined the World Economic Forum as a Global Leadership Fellow and the Head of Communications for the Global Shapers Community prior to launching Impact Squared. In its year of existence, Impact Squared has worked with a number of notable social causes to amplify their impact.

Noa is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post and New York Times. Her recent speaking engagements include the World Bank, Financial Times and United Nations. She is a Social Innovation Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Trustee at the United Nations Association of the

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Have you mentored a young person? Fill in our survey

I’ve become really interested in mentoring. I think that it offers some exciting possibilities to harness community capacity to develop young people and to open up opportunities to build inter-generational solidarity.

I wrote a paper on the evidence base on mentoring for The Careers & Enterprise Company about a year or so ago. I’ve also published some work on online mentoring which opens up a whole load of other possibilities and issues.

I’m now looking at how mentoring works from the perspective of the mentor. We’ve created a survey for mentors who have been involved in supporting young people. We want to hear about your experience and see what you have got out of it.

So if you have been involved in mentoring a young person we’d really appreciate it if you could give us 10 minutes and fill in our (very short) survey.


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Redefining career guidance #BERA2017


Today I’m participating in a symposium at #BERA2017. In it I’m going to be discussing the terminology that we use when talking about career and career guidance. I’m going to argue that seeking alternative terminology is not helpful as it leads us into an endless round of renaming things but doesn’t really address the concerns that people have with concepts like career and career guidance. Instead we need to spend more time on defining what we mean and using the discussion of definitions as a way to expand people’s conceptual understanding and career thinking.

This is what I thought I would cover.

Redefining career guidance

Hey good lookin’

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Julia Yates and I have just published a short article in Graduate Market Trends which draws together some of the research that we’ve been doing on career image and examines what this means from the perspective of higher education students, graduates and the career professionals who work with them.

The article is free to download either from Graduate Market Trends or from the UDORA archive.

Yates, J. and Hooley, T. (2017). Hey good lookin’. Graduate Market Trends, Summer, 12-13.

I’d be interested to hear what you think about it.

Contemporary career theories


contemporary career theoryToday I’m building on yesterday’s lecture by looking at some contemporary career theories. In particular I’m going to focus on life design/career construction theory and on emancipatory or political theories. I think that in the Norwegian/European context these are the two most prominent career theories.

This is what I thought that I’d cover.

contemporary career theory