What does a Career Advisor do?
The role is about building relationships with your clients, with the goal of empowering them to make strong choices. Working to improve self-awareness and suggesting areas for development will encourage the setting of positive and achievable objectives. As well as one-to-one sessions, there’s also the possibility of delivering group workshops.
What skills does a Career Advisor need?
- Strong communication, observational and listening skills
- The ability to motivate and build a rapport with people
- A flexible and adaptable approach to work
- An empathetic, non-judgmental and ethical approach
- The ability to work autonomously and manage your own caseload
- Team working skills and the capability to work under pressure
- Organisational and problem-solving skills
- Familiarity with technology
- The ability to build a productive working relationship with your client in a short space of time
- A non-judgmental attitude and the ability to connect with people from diverse backgrounds
- The ability to motivate and inspire
- An understanding of your own beliefs that may influence your responses
- Knowledge of confidentiality
- Excellent organisational skills to manage clients and associated paperwork
- Networking skills for widening your client base and gaining contacts within the coaching industry.
For more information on jobs and what to expect from this career, please visit some of the most widely used sites for careers support.