Career development practitioners help people of all ages to manage learning and work throughout their life. They provide information, advice and assistance relating to a wide range of matters, such as career planning and management, personal development and looking for work.
Duties & Tasks
Career development practitioners may perform the following tasks:use various assessment tools to help people identify their interests, skills, aptitudes and abilities, as well as work and lifestyle preferences, and relate them to the world of work
counsel individuals on education and career options
develop and deliver career education and work training programmes
help students find work experience placements
help clients with jobseeking strategies, writing resumes and applications, and developing interview skills and career portfolios
assist clients to market their capabilities to potential employers
assist clients to balance work with family needs
help clients to navigate career transitions
provide an information and referral service on education, training and employment opportunities
consult with teachers, community groups, government agencies, businesses and medical practitioners
prepare reports and maintain client records
undertake research in areas relevant to their professional roles.
Career development practitioners may deliver a service to clients in conjunction with other professionals working in allied fields. They may consult with other agencies, accepting and passing on referrals where necessary.
able to motivate and inspire people
able to relate to a wide range of client groups
good communication skills
aptitude for counselling.