Careers Consultant in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Careers Consultant Job Description

*Careers consultants provide information and advice about career choice/advancement, employment, and training to private clients and sponsored employees, some of whom may be facing redundancy or redeployment.

*Careers consultants can work with high-fliers, career changers and those who are facing uncertain futures and seeking a fresh start in the face of redundancy.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Assessing clients' personal characteristics, skills and interests via one-to-one interviews and/or group sessions;

*Providing appropriate help, advice and recommendations based on interviews/test results;

*Running workshops;

*Offering practical assistance with job-seeking, applications/CVs and interviews;

*Administering and interpreting psychometric and personality tests;

*Helping clients to solve problems and manage their own careers;

*Aiding clients in their search for appropriate employment;

*Writing action plans, reports and careers literature;

*Counselling clients that are suffering from stress or facing redundancy/redeployment;

*Undertaking general administration;

*Marketing and promoting services.

Qualifications and Training

*Although any degree discipline is acceptable for entry into the profession, many careers consultants possess psychology degrees and/or professional qualifications in careers guidance, counselling and personnel management.

*Relevant experience and personality are usually considered to be more important than subject studied.

*Several years of relevant work experience is normally necessary prior to entry - this can be gained in public sector.

*They career advising, personnel management, counselling or occupational psychology.

Skills and Specifications

*Careers consultants should have plenty of confidence and excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills.

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