Units 4 & 5 Career Guidance Interviews

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Unit 4 and 5

Evaluate the purpose of different types of career guidance interviews

Evaluate methodologies to explore the career guidance and development needs of clients

Corney and Watts (1998) define information and advice as; ‘providing an immediate response to the needs of clients who present an enquiry or reveal a need that requires more than a straightforward information response. Advice is usually limited to helping with the interpretation of information and with meeting needs already clearly understood by the client…’

Advice and information is therefore concerned with meeting client’s presenting issues relating to information.

The OECD (2004:10) definition of guidance is; ‘Career guidance refers to services and
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They are able to be themselves and not be swayed by other’s opinions. This approach states that individuals are best placed to make decisions about themselves, as they are the only ones who fully understand the context and implications of a decision. In this approach the client sets the agenda including the topics to cover and the process. The adviser is there to ask the client what they want to discuss and allow the intervention to develop naturally from the client’s perspective. Using this approach I would still instigate the framework for the meeting in line with CTP practice as all one to ones should have an outcome including goal setting but would allow the client to come up with their own options and solutions.

GROW Model – This provides a structure to get the most out of a one to one intervention, setting the timeframe and what you hope to achieve in the time together without wasting time by going off on a tangent.

Goal – In this stage you work out what the client wants to achieve during the session. The client is in charge of and responsible for the content, however it is a two way process which is negotiated. The adviser has to ensure that the goal is specific, realistic and achievable.
Reality – In this stage it is important to explore and listen to the client to ensure you understand the client’s situation and challenge this. Through exploration it may


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