Careers Adviser (Higher Education) in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Careers Adviser (Higher Education) Job Description

*Higher education careers advisers provide information and guidance about career choice, employment and educational opportunities to current university students and postgraduates, and recent/unemployed graduates.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Assessing personal characteristics, skills and interests via individual interviews and/or group work, and relating these to suitable opportunities

*Providing help and advice

*Liaison with schools, colleges, academic departments, employers and professional organisations

*Organising work placements

*Writing careers literature, action plans and reports

*Making presentations

*Working with academic departments to provide Career Management Skills sessions

*Running workshops

*Undertaking psychometric and personality testing

*Using specialist computer-aided guidance applications

*Attending conferences

Qualifications and Training

*Any degree discipline is acceptable for entry into the profession: experience and personality are usually more important than subject studied.

Skills and Specifications

*Potential employees should have plenty of confidence and excellent presentation, listening, verbal and written communication skills.

*Confidentiality, a non-prejudicial manner, patience and good teamworking, organisational and interpersonal skills are also important.
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