WYGU addresses some of the fundamental problems in the current careers market by offering a ... More
WYGU addresses some of the fundamental problems in the current careers market by offering a platform for advice and guidance, direct from individuals at all levels and in every sector.
WYGU does this by offering a free online space for people to receive mentoring, peer guidance and personal career-matching, as well as access to a wealth of industry and user-generated content in a unique information resource, the WYGUpedia.
The platform is designed to bring the careers community together to help those:
• In education seeking guidance
• Stuck in ‘accidental’ careers and considering change
• Looking for a mentor
• Looking to build their career
• Seeking new opportunities or challenges
• Wanting to help others develop their career
Last updated 8 Nov 2011
Published 8 Nov 2011
The social history of employment is an interesting topic in that it didn’t really change much for the vast majority of people until fairly recently.
In times gone by if you were a boy and your father worked down a coal mine the chances were that you’d end up down there too. If you happened to be a girl well there wasn’t many options other than to be a housewife or perhaps go into service. The same probably applies for the building trades, market porters and those that worked the land unless of course you happened to catch the eye of a generous patron.
These days, the fact that everyone has access to higher levels of education means that job expectations are higher too. Having said that there are surprisingly still a large number of people out there doing a job for which they have no real idea why they’re doing it.
Wygu.com (short for When You Grow Up) aims to help these people out along with those that are only just about to dip a toe into the frightening waters of the career market. As the name suggests, we all had high-flying ambitions when we were children so why should that change when we get older only to see us settle for the first thing that comes up?
Matching people to their perfect job is not an easy science but wgyu.com claims to have the software and "ground breaking algorithms that give unparalleled results and accuracy." That’s...