Career Guides

It can be a highly rewarding experience to pursue a career that you are passionate about, applying your skills and talents while growing as an individual. Career guidance offers you confidential support and advice that can help you:

  • Understand your career potential
  • Explore your skills and talents
  • Set personal goals

What’s involved in career guidance?

Our career guides will ask you about your background, career aspirations and current goals so they can offer you the best advice and guidance. This can be an individual experience or if you prefer you can request to take part in a group session where you can support others with similar interests.

Career guides can help you to:

  • Understand your current circumstances and highlight areas to focus on and develop
  • Understand your career options by offering you ideas and options to explore
  • Point you in the direction of relevant training and skills

Sessions are fully confidential and last approximately 20 minutes for one-on-one sessions.

How to prepare for career guidance

To get the most out of your session, be prepared to actively participate in the discussions. You will get more out of the session if you come prepared with some ideas on areas you would like to discuss with the guide. Although it’s not essential, having a clear career goal in mind can help you to focus the session. If you are unsure about your career goal our guide can help you to explore your options.

Please bring a copy of your CV. If you don’t have a copy, have a go at making one as you will learn much more from the sessions. Check out our section on CVs and Cover Letters for more information.

Bring a notepad and pen. Feel free to bring a laptop but limited charging facilities will be available

What is not included in career guidance

Career guides are not available to source employment vacancies. They are also not academic advisors who can tell you what your ideal career path is. The aims of the sessions are to explore your options and offer advice to help you determine career strategies. Career Guides cannot write CVs and cover letters but can offer advice and suggestions.

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