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I've spotted a flaw in the careers advisory manual............. almost all the advice is based around the assumption that if you get exams / qualifications in a specialism you enjoy, then a job will follow (and everything will look after itself thereafter). But what happens if you don't know what you want to do for a living? I also read that someone starting work now will have 20+ different jobs in a career. Anyone else feeling miffed at the lack of long-term relevance of most careers advice?
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Careers advice is a bit of a minefield though.

There are 10,000s of careers of which not one person can be an expert to the various routes into each one. So advice become bland and vague, and often also incorrect due to the assumptions made.

I think if there was a quick fix to this issue, someone would have found it. Ultimately it needs more funding from the government, but it is hardly a priority when services people need on a day to day basis are feeling the pressures of funding cuts.


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Yeah, I agree that the Government's money is likely to be used elsewhere right now, but it's going to be a few years before that mess is resolved....... in that time there's a lot of people stumbling through a bad system. What about individuals investing in the solution? Do you think that would work if some suitable resources were available?
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There are a fair amount of private sector and not for profit organisations already working in this space. However they tend to focus on specific industries or again have the tendency to provide fairly bland advice where they cannot be an expert in every route into every industry.


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OK, but do you think we'd ever get to a stage where individuals thought it was appropriate / beneficial / advantageous to pay for the solution themselves? The stuff / advice that's given away for free (for reasons you've identified) isn't really worth that much.
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