If you are interested in a role of Careers Adviser, you will usually come from a recruitment or HR background, something that has required you to advise people on recruitment issues, new jobs, help them with their CV’s and covering letters etc.
You will need to have good communication skills to ask the right questions to a candidate to be able to help them properly. You will need to know a fair bit about different jobs and careers and what skills suit what roles.
You will also need to have a confident manner about you as you will spend most of your time interviewing people and trying to find them work. You could be a careers adviser in a job centre role or you could be a careers adviser for a school or university for example.
Related: Careers Adviser Cover Letter
If you are looking to update your CV before applying for a new role, please see the below example which you can use as a guide:
Careers Adviser CV Example
I pride myself on having excellent communication skills and have had a lot of experience in interviewing and asking people questions related to their employment history and what they are looking to do for a job or career. Because of my recruitment background I feel that I have a good amount of experience in jobs and careers to be able to help people and advise them accordingly.
I am a highly organized person who likes to have order in my work and ensure that I do not miss anything I am supposed to do. Spending a lot of time with customers means this is even more important as you don’t always get the time to do the paperwork as you go along.
I am enthusiastic, self motivated and dedicated to my career and always looking to be able to update and improve on my skills for the benefit of myself and my employer.
Date to Date or To Date – Careers Adviser – Where?
In my role of Customer Adviser I provide advice to clients seeking new roles and career opportunities. My responsibilities include:
- Helping applicants to apply for jobs by updating their CV’s and helping them to write a covering letter
- Meetings with applicants to see and assess where they are up to, if they have had any interviews, sent any job applications etc
- Helping applicants to follow up on any job applications or interviews
- Providing training on various work related topics that could help a person back into work
- Working out benefit claims and assessing suitability for job seekers allowance.
University, College, School – For all include titles/subjects and qualifications.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer skills – MS Office, Excel??? Anything relevant, industry specific packages?
Any Customer Service training, recruitment training etc.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
What do you like to do outside of work?
Available on request.