City : Careers Hall : Getting Careers Advice
What is Careers Advice?
It's fairly obvious that careers advice is where you get advice on your career options and what you want to do in the future. But there are different pathways you can go down when getting careers advice that we'll run through in the following floors!
The quickest and most basic way to get careers advice is to search online for tips and guidance - on the following floors you'll find plenty of useful links to sites containing lots of useful advice about how to decide what career you'd like.
If you want more personalised, experienced careers advice you can book an appointment with a careers adviser! There are a few options when finding a careers adviser that we've listed below.
Finding a Careers Adviser...
At school or college
You may have a careers adviser at your school or college that you can book an appointment to go and see. Ask your tutor or check your school or college's website for any information.
If your school doesn't have a careers adviser you can ask teachers you know well for other options that might be available through your school/college or try one the other options listed below.
Here at Elevate we can also help you get some careers advice! We have lots of general advice online but it's not always easy to know exactly what you want to do.
If you'd like some careers advice but don't know where to start then get in contact; we have plenty of people we can put you in touch with and resources to get you started in your career search.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 07951 511726.
Slough Employment and Learning Service
If you're living in Slough, you can get careers advice through the Employment and Learning Service.
You can get involved in a Job Club or get some one-to-one advice from a careers adviser.
Through the National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is the government run careers advice service to help young people figure out what they'd like to do! The website has plenty of advice about careers from job profiles to searching for courses that could help.
You can also contact them to speak to a careers adviser in a number of ways; there's a webchat service, an online question form, or you can give them a call. You can find all their contact information here.
Making the most of your advisor
If you do go to see an adviser it's important to make the most of your appointment!
When you go to your first meeting you can make the most of it by taking your CV with you, as well as a pen and some paper to make notes. They might give you useful advice or contacts that you might want to write down!
Make a list of questions you'd like to ask or things you'd like to find out about to make the most of your time and come out feeling like you have some direction!
If you'd like to find out more about writing a CV, check out the CV Power Station.