Career Guidance &
Professional Skill Training
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Brian is a master trainer and senior consultant who specializes in an interactive style of learning to ensure maximum participation and involvement, thereby not only making the training extremely effective, but an enjoyable experience for all who are involved.
Brian has more than 30 years’ experience of delivering training to university students, employers and management at all levels. He led the Careers Guidance Service at the University of Bristol (a leading UK University) and also has extensive experience of international work delivering TVET related training and advising organisations on future development.
He has designed a range of employability courses as part of an extensive series of training of trainers courses. These involved extensive Pedagogical Guidance to future trainers on the most effective way of teaching as well as employability skills training including Teamwork, Leadership, Effective Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, and Negotiation skills.
Brian continues to be a keynote speaker at many international education conferences where he shares best practice experiences and suggests innovative career strategies.
What is Career Guidance? Why is it important?
”Career Guidance” as a broad term can relate to a number of options, typical persons who are taking advantage of those could be the following:
- An adult who wants to make the most out of his or her work life
- A confused student who is not sure yet about the subject he shall choose
The reasons to take part in career guidance are related to career and personal development, like we can see in the following examples:
- Dealing with redundancy at your place of work
- Seeking a new class or course
- Returning to work after a career break
- Building new talents and skills
- Professional and personal development
- Going for a promotion
- Changing careers
- New job
- Setting up a business
Whatever the particular situation of the individual is who takes part in career guidance counseling, the common target of career guide is to help bringing the individual in a position to actively gain control of its career and professional future. The use of career guidance is therefore also to help you know more about your professional self and find out what skills and talents you already possess.
How is career guidance done?
An expert career guide will use a combination of advising, mentoring, coaching, which is not limited to any special discipline and may also include fitting interview techniques, a series of analysis, assessments, and other methods.
Highly structured career guidance is also based on your requirements and thus is individualized for you. It can help you formulate your own career goals and plan the path to these goals accordingly and efficiently. This way it lets you explore career options and also show you concrete steps on how to take them.