Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Donal Kane from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:

Donal Kane

Plumber / Construction Super.

Construction Industry Federation

Read more

Donal Kane
Once you’re willing to listen, take advice and work hard there are many options for career paths / future development.
Close

Enterprising?
Enterprising
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
Career Interviews
Sector Profiles
School Subjects (LC)
College Courses
Close
Study Skills
Other
Work Experience (School)
CV & Interview Preparation

Occupation Details

logo imagelogo image

Careers Adviser

Job Zone

Education
Most of these occupations require post-graduate qualifications. For example, they may require a masters degree, and some require a Ph.D., or M.D.

Related Experience
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience plus specialist training to be able to do their job.

Job Training
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. They may also require very specialist skills. Very advanced communication and organisational skills are required. Examples include lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and most scientists.

€23k > 48
Careers Adviser
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€23 - 48
Related Information:
Data Source(s):
CareersPortal

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Return to List
Saves this course to your Career File if you are registered.

At a Glance... header image

Works in 3rd level colleges and universities providing information and guidance to students considering educational progression or into employment.


Videos & Interviews header image

1Total Records:1

Brian Howard
Guidance Counsellor
Brian Howard works as a Guidance Counsellor in Newbridge College in Kildare. He attended secondary school in Patrician Secondary School Newbridge. Following his Leaving Certificate he went on to do a B.Sc in NUI Maynooth. After completing his H-Dip he spent 5 years teaching Maths and Science before embarking on the Higher Diploma in School Guidance and Counselling in NUI Maynooth.
Go to Interview

Follow the links below to watch videos related to this occupation:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site

Go..Creative Career Coach - from: icould [UK] Video
Go..Employment Mentor - from: icould [UK] Video

Go..Search YouTube for Careers Adviser videos

The Work header image

  • Providing one-to-one guidance to individuals in relation to their educational and career development.
  • Identifying individual needs using a variety of techniques including guidance interviews, psychometric assessment and other career evaluation tools.
  • Planning, developing and delivering group guidance sessions on all aspects of careers development and work related topics.
  • Using information technology for a wide range of administrative and informational tasks.
  • Establishing links with employers, relevant agencies, professional bodies and further/post-graduate education and training institutions to keep up to date professional and academic developments.


Personal Qualitiesheader image

Excellent communication and networking skills are essential in order to listen to the needs of the individual and provide them with the correct information.  

Patience is required as it may take time for students to decide on a career path they are happy with. Excellent research skills are also needed combined with a competent level of computer literacy. 

Good organisational skills and a methodical approach to your work is key as is an ability to relate well to different age groups and abilities. 

It is nesessary for Careers Advisors to be helpful and caring and motivated by the best interests of their clients.


Entry Routesheader image

Open to graduates of any discipline. Qualifications will vary depending on institution. Some may require a specific qualification in counselling and adult guidance while others will accept relevant experience or related qualifications such as HR or recruitment experience.

For those seeking membership of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors a recognised qualification in guidance is required.

Most will hold a Post-Graduate diploma trainining programme in adult guidance and counselling.

Last Updated: November, 2014


Further Informationheader image

A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

Note: you will be leaving the CareersPortal Site

Go..Careers Adviser - from: N.C.S. [UK]
Go..Careers adviser - from: GradIreland

Related Occupationsheader image

Contactsheader image

bullet

Organisation: Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services
Address: Millennium House 30 Junction Road Sheffield S11 8XB
Tel: 0044 1142515772
Email: Click here
Url Click here

bullet

Organisation: Public Appointments Service
Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
Email: Click here
Url Click here

bullet

Organisation: Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Address: The Basement, 17 Herbert Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 676 1975
Email: Click here
Url Click here

Job Search


Career Guidance

This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...


...and for people who like working in the following Career Sectors:

Social & Caring
Education

Search for Related Courses from Qualifax - the National Learners Database

Go..


Higher Ed & CAO Course suggestions
If you are interested in this occupation, then the following courses may also be of interest. Note that these course suggestions are not intended to indicate that they lead directly to this occupation, only that they are related in some way and may be worth exploring.
Courses found: 114
Applied Health Care
Waterford IT
Applied Health Care
Applied Psychology
Dun Laoghaire IADT
Applied Psychology
UCC (NUI)
Applied Social Care
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Applied Social Care
Dublin Business School - DBS
Applied Social Care
Dublin Business School
Applied Social Care (Mayo Campus)
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT
Applied Social Sciences
NUI Galway
Applied Social Studies (Professional Care)
IT Carlow
Applied Social Studies (Professional Care)
IT Carlow
Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Applied Social Studies - Professional Social Care (Wexford)
IT Carlow
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Athlone IT
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Waterford IT
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
Carlow College
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
IT Blanchardstown
Applied Social Studies in Social Care
IT Blanchardstown
Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice)
NUI Galway
Arts (Childrens Studies)
NUI Galway
Arts (Psychology)
NUI Galway
Arts (Public and Social Policy)
NUI Galway
Arts - Psychological Studies
Maynooth University
Arts - Psychology
NUI Galway
Arts - Psychology
TCD
Arts - Psychology
University of Limerick - UL
Arts - Sociological and Political Studies
NUI Galway
Arts - Sociology
Waterford IT
Arts - Sociology
University of Limerick - UL
Arts - Sociology
TCD
Arts - Sociology
UCC (NUI)
Arts - Sociology
Maynooth University
Arts - Sociology
UCD (NUI)
Arts with Childrens Studies
NUI Galway
Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy
Athlone IT - AIT
Athletic Therapy and Training
DCU
Bachelor of Paramedic Studies
University of Limerick
Childhood and Adolescent Care and Practice
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Childhood and Adolescent Care and Practice (Dublin)
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Childhood and Adolescent Care and Practice (Limerick)
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Childhood and Adolescent Care and Practices (Dublin)
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Childhood Care and Practice (Dublin)
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Childhood Care and Practice (Limerick)
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Citizenship & Community Studies
Carlow College
Clinical Speech and Language Studies
TCD
Community and Youth Development
IT Blanchardstown
Community and Youth Development
IT Blanchardstown
Community and Youth Work (Part-time, In Service)
Maynooth University
Community and Youth Work - Full-time
Maynooth University
Community Development
Cork Institute of Technology
Community Development
Limerick IT - LIT
Community Youth Work
Dundalk IT
Contemporary Culture and Society
DCU
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Youth Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling Skills and Youth Studies
Col. of Humanities & App. Sc.s
Counselling with Addiction
Deaf Studies
TCD
Early Childhood Care and Education
Education and Psychology - Primary Teaching
Mary Immaculate College
Health and Disability Studies - Cancelled
St. Angela's College Sligo
Health and Social Care
Letterkenny IT
Health and Social Care (Common Entry)
Letterkenny IT
Health and Society
DCU
Humanities (Psychology Major)
DCU
Occupational Therapy
NUI Galway
Occupational Therapy
UCC (NUI)
Occupational Therapy
TCD
Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology
TCD
Physical Activity and Health
Athlone IT - AIT
Physical Education with Biology
DCU
Psychology
TCD
Psychology
UCD (NUI)
Psychology
NCI
Psychology
Maynooth University
Psychology
Dublin Business School
Psychology
Waterford IT
Psychology
University of Limerick
Psychology
DCU
Psychology (Through Science)
Maynooth University
Psychology and Sociology
University of Limerick
Public Health and Health Promotion
Public Health Nutrition
DIT
Social Care
DIT
Social Care
IT Tralee
Social Care
Cork Institute of Technology
Social Care
Dundalk IT
Social Care
IT Tralee
Social Care Practice
IT Sligo
Social Care Practice
IT Tallaght
Social Care Practice
Waterford IT
Social Care Practice
Athlone IT - AIT
Social Care Work
Limerick IT
Social Care Work (Ennis)
Limerick IT
Social Care Work (Thurles)
Limerick IT
Social Justice - Social Sciences
Social Policy & Sociology
UCD (NUI)
Social Science
Dublin Business School
Social Science
UCC (NUI)
Social Science
Waterford IT
Social Science
Maynooth University
Social Science - Youth & Community Work (Mature Applicants)
University College Cork (NUI) - UCC
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Dublin Business School
Social Studies (Social Work)
TCD
Social Studies - Applied in Social Care
Cavan Institute
Social Work - Mature
UCC (NUI)
Speech and Language Therapy
UCC (NUI)
Speech and Language Therapy
NUI Galway
Youth and Community Work - Cancelled
IT Carlow