I want to work in...Personal and Careers Guidance

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

If you need any further information or clarification please Email us

Sector overview

Overview of the social care sector 


Typical job profiles

Adult guidance worker

Careers adviser

Careers information officer

Life coach


Useful online resources

Careers Development Institute 

Careers Service Northern Ireland

Careers Wales

Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC)

Children and Young People Now

Employability in Scotland

How to become a life coach UCAS

Life coach directory

Skills Development Scotland


Job sites and specialist recruiters

Goodmoves charity and voluntary sector

Jobs in Advice

jobs.ac.uk student services jobs

Local government jobs  

Myjobscotland for Scottish public and third sector jobs

Skills Development Scotland jobs board 


Professional bodies

Association of Career Professionals International

Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services

Career Development Institute

International Coach Federation


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.