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Careers consultant

Chivan Resource Limited
Lagos, Nigeria
November 20, 2016

Careers consultants provide guidance to people making choices about their career. They could help a client who wants to further their career, a client who wants to change career direction, or a client who isn’t quite sure what they want.

Careers consultants undertake a wide range of duties including:

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.

Key skills for careers consultants

Careers consultants should have:

plenty of confidence

excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills


a non-prejudicial manner

good interpersonal skills.