My number one worry in college, besides not passing my classes, is finding a job after graduation. Throughout high school, I changed what I wanted to be when I grew up about 10,000 times. Towards the end of my senior year, I found a love for Marketing. However, marketing is such a broad term for a career that I had no idea where to start. Real Talk would’ve been the perfect app for me.
Real Talk provides stories from people who have faced the reality of the job market. The app is geared towards high school students who don’t know what to do after high school, but as a college student I find it very helpful as well. Stories range from Venue Coordinators at LiveNation to Public Affair officers in the Armed Forces. The app was created by a Canadian charity, The Learning Partnership, and collaborators Workopolis and Tiny Heart studios. Real Talk gives students not only careers they might want to pursue but also explain how people attained the career and the challenges they faced along the way.
The first time you open the app you will be greeted by a simple interface that will allow the app to know what your career taste is. A series of questions will pop up and answering them is as simple as swiping left and right if you disagree or agree, respectively, with the statement. Marketing is my interest, so the first two careers that popped up were Startup Investor and Head of Product.
Here’s a screenshot of what Andrew, the Startup Investor, had to say.
College students can gain an insight as the interviewees pitch in on their experiences after high school and the wonderful workforce. If you currently have a profession you would like to share, The Learning Partnership invites you to take the 20 question survey. The app is still growing and is currently being featured on the App Store.
Real Talk is available as a free download on iOS devices. Make sure to come back and tell me what you think by leaving a comment below.
Here are some app screenshots: