What does a Careers Adviser do?

I frequently get asked at networking events, what do I actually do?

I reply that my primary role involves providing guidance and support to people at various stages of their careers.  This could include students at school, college or university. I also work with adults who are considering a career change or individuals who have left the workforce for a variety of reasons and maybe considering going back to work.

Some specific tasks I undertake are:

Assessments: I help clients to understand and assess their skills, interests, values and their personality traits to help them determine suitable career options. I have many clients who want to change career and are not sure what career option to choose. I can their offer them psychometric assessments.  Doing these assessments will highlight 12/13 careers related to their strengths, interests , we will also look at their skills, achievements and values.

Career Change / Career Exploration I help clients who are considering a career change to explore different career paths, industries and job opportunities that align with their interests and goals.

Education and Training Some clients may want to change career but want help with identifying the right educational and training programmes for that particular career. I also work with clients who want to progress in their current profession / sector and want help to get to the next level. This may involve undertaking short training course or doing voluntary work to gain the necessary experience.

CV and Application Form Support- I offer guidance to help clients to write effective CVs and supporting statements for application forms together with covering letters. This will help them stand out, as many large employers use Applicant Tracking Systems. Applicant Tracking systems are looking for keywords related to the job the candidate is applying for.

Job Search Strategies I work with many clients who are struggling to get job interviews.  I help them put together an effective and targeted job search strategy which will get them interviews.

Interview Techniques I also work with many clients to help them succeed at interviews by giving them  tips and techniques. I also offer mock interviews to help them make a positive impression with employers and confidence too.

Career Development I work with some clients to provide ongoing support and guidance as they progress in their careers. This involves helping them to set goals, overcome challenges and making them aware of their options for career advancement.

Redundancy and Outplacement Support I support clients through redundancy and helping them to put their career back on track.

As a Careers Adviser I provide valuable advice for individuals seeking guidance and support in managing their careers effectively.

I also work with clients who are struggling with stress and anxiety in the workplace. In some cases this may mean looking to change career.  Alternatively helping them to have the confidence to ask for reasonable adjustments in their current workplace.

You will be pleased to know that I offer all potential new clients a Free, no obligation,  20 Minute Discovery call.

Bromley Careers Consultant Alistair Stirling offering careers advice in & around Kent, London

Alistair Stirling is a registered careers adviser with over 20 years’ experience of supporting people back into employment.

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