Preparing for a Careers guidance interview
A careers guidance interview is an impartial,one-to-one meeting between yourself and a professionally qualified Careers Adviser. A guidance interview can last approximately 45 minutes.
What will be discussed?
The types of issues that might be covered in a guidance interview include helping you to:
- identify and analyse the skills you have
- identify the skills you would like to develop
- set goals
- explore specific career areas open to you
- access relevant labour market information
- understand the process of job search and recruitment
- identify ideas for study and work
- self-reflect and make connections between study, work experience, home-life and identify how these all contribute to your employability
- look at areas where you are less confident in your skills.
Structure and content
The structure and content of the careers guidance interview will depend in part on what your needs are. A Careers adviser may offer:
- accurate and up-to-date information
- support in decision making and prioritising actions
- alternative sources of information and help where appropriate
What can you do to prepare for your interview?
- your current situation – what planning have you already done, if any?
- what would you like to changed
- do you need additional qualifications or experience for the career you would like
- how much control do you feel you have in making choices
- do you have some ideas but don’t know how to move forward with them?
- are you worried that you have no ideas
Benefits of guidance
- increased motivation and self- confidence
- greater self-awareness
- identification of more achievable aspirations
- enhanced decision making skills
- increased opportunity awareness
How do you arrange a Careers interview?
You can telephone or email the Careers Service:
- 0300 200 7820