Profession career guidance advisor

Career advisors provide professional business services related to personnel policies such as occupational analyses and vocational guidance.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Investigative

Related professions consultancy

  • Business consultant
  • Educationist
  • Job analyst
  • Labour inspector
  • Organisation analyst

Knowledge

  • Job market offers

    Job opportunities available on the labour market, depending on the economic field concerned.

  • Counselling methods

    Counselling techniques used in different settings and with various groups and individuals, especially concerning methods of supervision and mediation in the counselling process.

  • Curriculum standards

    The governmental policies concerning educational curricula and the approved curricula from specific educational institutions.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • Labour market

    The trends, functioning, and fluctuations of the labour market, career options, wages, unions, working population and the supply and demand of certain professions in a sector.

Skills

  • Assist clients with personal development

    Help clients determine what they want to do with their lives and assist in setting personal and professional goals, by prioritising and planning the steps necessary to reach these goals.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Identify clients' needs

    Identify the areas in which the client may require aid and investigate the possibilities for meeting those needs.

  • Coach clients

    Actively help clients to improve their strengths and confidence. Propose courses and workshops or coach them yourself.

  • Advise on training courses

    Provide information on possible training options or qualifications and available funding resources, depending on the needs and educational background of the individual.

  • Monitor educational developments

    Monitor the changes in educational policies, methodologies and research by reviewing relevant literature and liaising with education officials and institutions.

  • Provide assistance with job search

    Help students or adults in their search to find a profession by identifying career options, building a curriculum vitae, preparing them for job interviews, and locating job vacancies.

  • Provide information on study programmes

    Provide information on the different lessons and fields of study offered by educational institutions such as universities and secondary schools, as well as the study requirements and employment prospects.

  • Evaluate clients' progress

    Keep track of clients' achievements by reporting on their progress. Monitor whether goals are reached and barriers or setbacks overcome. If not, consult with clients about their issues and offer new approaches.

  • Encourage counselled clients to examine themselves

    Support and encourage the clients to analyse and be aware of some aspects in their life that may have been distressing or impossible to tackle so far.

  • Facilitate job market access

    Improve the chances of individuals to find a job, by teaching the required qualifications and interpersonal skills, through training and development programs, workshops or employment projects.

  • Counsel clients

    Assist and guide clients to overcome their personal, social, or psychological issues.

  • Provide career counselling

    Advise beneficiaries on future career options through counselling and, potentially, through career testing and evaluation.

  • Provide information on education financing

    Provide information to parents and students concerning tuition fees, student loans and financial support services.

Optional knowledge and skills

oversee extra-curricular activities adult education counsel students assess students' preliminary learning experiences identify education needs education law organise job search workshops write work-related reports communicate with youth provide information on school services liaise with educational staff project management assessment processes psychology identify training needs cooperate with education professionals labour legislation application process communicate on the youth's well-being university procedures encourage students to acknowledge their achievements perform educational testing psychological counselling methods organise study information sessions organise projects to fill education needs