What does a career advisor do? What should i ask?

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gdickenson
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This may sound stupid, but what does a career advisor do? I have a meeting with one on Monday because no one else wanted to go and as I am stuck on what to take for options, I though I might as well use the opportunity.

But what kinds of things do they ask you about?
Also, is there anything you wished that you had asked a career advisor and recommend that I do?

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Generally ask you about what subjects you're interested in and work from there. They tell you what the possible job opportunities are with the subjects you like and push you towards certain subjects/careers. If they don't you could ask them about the possibilities of jobs with the a levels you plan on taking. Maybe find out about the workload of each subject and stuff like that?
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The clue is in the name.

They will most likely ask you what your options are, and then discuss possible career paths that these may suggest, as well as developing on ideas that you give him (e.g. Law may not seem obvious with some subjects but may still be a long term goal etc.). They will then probably suggest some courses or possibly some universities to look at.

There isn't especially anything I regret not asking as usually the advisor will discuss any queries naturally through the course of the conversation.
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Thanks!
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