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To sum up

This module highlights the importance of:

  • understanding the overall structure of the career-planning process and sharing this understanding with the student/trainee
  • encouraging the student/trainee to spend sufficient time at each of the four stages and knowing what resources you can direct them to
  • understanding what psychometric tests can, and cannot, tell you
  • knowing when and where to refer on if it seems likely that a particular student/trainee may need specialist career support
  • Having an overall structure for each career support session so that by the end of the session the student/trainee feels that they have ‘moved forward’ with their career planning in some specific way
  • posing challenging questions when faced with a trainee whose career plans you believe are unrealistic, but without losing rapport.


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