Career outlook for careers adviser
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would help people make good decisions when they choose education, training and work options. You’d help them get into the kind of jobs they'll enjoy.
You’d speak with individuals and ask them questions to help them clearly assess their own abilities, interests and achievements.
You would help each person:
- Find learning and work opportunities
- Use careers information and resources
- Make decisions that suit their life and their circumstances
- Look at available training and work options
- Make a plan of action for achieving their aims
Once they’ve made a plan of action you’d support them to carry it out.
You would also develop working relationships with employers, colleges, universities and training providers.
You’d need to keep up to date with information about work and jobs, for example, you’d need to know what types of work are likely to become more important in the future. You find out what skills and education people would need to get jobs in that area of work.
You’d talk to and lead discussions with groups of people about what they can do to prepare for their careers.
You’d also update records for the individuals you work with and do other administration.
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- Building relationships
- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Time management
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