Knowing where you can find the best careers advice can give you a huge advantage when it comes to looking for work. Whether you're looking for help with your CV or in need of some support with your interview techniques, getting the right advice is crucial.
Luckily the internet has a whole host of information readily available at your fingertips. But since there is so much information out there, it can be difficult to know which website will be worth your time.
So the aim of this blog post is to share 5 of the best free careers advice websites that you can use:
1. National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is a government funded service that aims to provide free and impartial careers advice that is tailored to suit an individual customer's needs.
Their website is also one of the best careers advice websites that is out there. On the website, you will find useful articles on job search, CV creation, writing covering letters and interview preparation.
The website also offers you the chance to look at over 800 job profiles from various industries. This will help you get a good understanding of the different roles that are available and allows you to familiarise yourself with the requirements needed (i.e. qualifications, experience etc.) for you to do the role.
Perhaps the best feature about the National Careers Service website is the Skills Health Check. The Skills Health Check requires you to complete a series of quizzes to assess your strengths and weaknesses. And in return it tells you what type of roles are best suited for you. It's perfect for anyone who is not too sure what career path they would like to pursue.
The Prospects website is catered towards students and graduates. It provides information on careers advice, job profiles and applying to University. And it is also a place where you can apply for jobs, internships and work experience placements.
It also give readers the option to look at different career paths that are available to them by their chosen degree. And this is an excellent feature because there are so many graduates who are unsure of what their careers prospects are once they've completed their degree.
PLOTR is a free service that is catered towards 11 to 24 year olds. The organisation knows that a person's thoughts about their career at the age of 11 will be completely different when they reach the age of 24.
Their website provides a wealth of information on job profiles, apprenticeships and applying to both college and university. The main reason behind PLOTR's existence is that it works with local schools and employers.
To give 11 years old the encouragement to think and explore their career options is extremely empowering. And it gives them the motivation and determination to succeed.
4. Career Shifters
The Careers Shifters has been getting quite a lot of media attention as of late. They've been featured on the BBC, The Guardian and The Independent, to name a few.
And the main aim of the Careers Shifters is help their readers to change career. It is apparent that many of us may go on to pursue an unfulfilling career. And since we'll be spending a large chunk of our lives in work, wouldn't be worth while doing something that you enjoy?
That's the reason behind Career Shifters's existence. If you take a look at their website, you'll find many success stories from individuals who have changed their career. And their life. Some of the stories on the website are incredibly inspirational.
The website also provides expert advice on how you should go about changing your career. So if you are pondering a change in career or considering a new challenge, then you should take a look at this website. And if you subscribe to their newsletter, you will get a free tool kit to help you take your first step to a new and exciting career.
The iCould website is run by a charity that specialises in producing inspirational career videos and articles that empowers their users.
Most of their videos involve real-life workers sharing their experiences and passion about their career. And their articles are very informative and easy-to-read. Definitely worth a visit.
Thanks for reading! Do you know of any other free careers advice website that you know which has been missed off on this list? Please let us know in the comments section below.
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