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Careers Hall

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!

tick.gif  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.

tick.gif  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.

  • 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. 

    Click here for details of how to get some advice.

  • 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.

    Contact them to speak to a careers adviser in a number of ways - find all their contact information here.

    Click here to head to their webchat service that's open from 8am - 10pm everyday!

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    (The webchat is for those 13 years and above living in England.)

  • 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.

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