NEWS FLASH: Find your Registered Professional here!

I’m very pleased to announce that I have been accepted onto the Career Development Institute’s Register of Professionals.

This means you can have confidence in my competencies in delivering careers education and guidance. The Career Development Institute demands that I undertake a minimum of 25 hours continuous professional development to remain on the register. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to refresh my skills and formally learn about the world of work around us, in these challenging times.

Code of Ethics

The Career Development Institute also has a Code of Ethics which I’m obliged to abide by. These are important to me as I want to deliver a confidential service which is focused on being able to deliver a person-centred approach. Providing an impartial and independent service is essential so that you can achieve the best outcomes for you.

Career guidance provides positive economic, educational and social outcomes

In its recent report, “Investing in Career Guidance“, the Inter-Agency Working Group for Work Based1 Learning defined career guidance as “services which help people of any age to manage their careers and to make the educational, training and occupational choices that are right for them.” This report concludes that access to quality careers guidance shows “evidence of positive economic, educational and social outcomes.”

Access Career Guidance

You may well have had a career guidance interview with a career adviser when you were at school or college. Since then, there are very few opportunities to discuss your career with a professional that is truly focused on helping you to manage your career. You may feel you need to address your work-life balance or that your health and well being is compromised by the demands of work. If this is you, it maybe worth investing in that career conversation to find the way forward. Research shows that career guidance can help to:

  • identify future options
  • negotiate better working conditions
  • improve health and well being.

1 Inter-Agency Working Group for Work Based Learning membership includes: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), the European Commission, the European Training Foundation (ETF), the International Labor Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

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