What to expect
Careers guidance is the support offered by qualified and experienced advisers to help you work through the process of making and implementing informed career decisions.
You may have firm career plans or no idea. Whatever it is that brings you to a discussion with a careers adviser, we are here to encourage and support you.
What to expect:
- The content of your discussion will depend on your current situation and the topics you want to address. Together with your careers adviser you'll agree the best use of time during your appointment.
- We are impartial. We genuinely don’t mind what your career ideas are, if any. This is a safe place to come and be honest about what really matters to you. We are here to help, not to judge.
- A confidential service. We will not discuss your session with anyone outside the Careers Service.
This could include:
- working with an adviser to get started on the process of figuring out your next steps after university
- support in developing your job seeking strategy, or feedback on part of a draft application
- identifying together action points to enable you to take things forward
Following your appointment
Together with your adviser you may have agreed that one or more of the following will be beneficial:
- Referral to an extended appointment, with more time and space to think and talk things through.
- Referral to an Information Officer and / or our specialist information resources.
- Referral as appropriate to other sources of information and advice both internal and external to the Service.
- And you can, of course, book further appointments.
What not to expect:
- To be told what to do. Although we will support you through the process, no one can make your career decisions but you.
- A 'solution' in one session. Depending on your needs, it may be helpful to have several discussions, so don't think of your careers appointment as a 'one-off event'.
This article was published on Apr 22, 2013