Stress and Profile.....
As a Careers Adviser,
do you struggle
with these (and more)?
The videos below show you how we
help Careers Advisers with these issues, reduce the "time
eaters" in your job and help you get back to your core business
of working 1 on 1 with students.
At Career Tools, we understand
that as a Careers Adviser, it is a huge and daunting task to
keep up with the volume of information that crosses your desk
each day, not to mention the frequency with which this
information changes and finally the need to provide students
(and parents) with accurate and up to date information in a
Tools is a system designed to assist Careers Advisers with these
tasks - in the areas of providing information to students and
also enhancing your communication with students as well.
The centrepiece of the system is a
website that we build and maintain for you. This website is
"branded" for your school (in that it has your school name and
logo on it) and provides students with up to date information on
a broad range of topics. We cover such areas as:
- HSC Information
- Information on University,
TAFE and Private Providers
- Job Information
- Apprenticeships and
- Defence Forces
- School To Work Planning
- Workplace Learning
- Vocational Education and
- ... and many more
An example of one such website
is shown below:
The site has information on a
large range of topics (see a screenshot of the page on
"Apprenticeships" below) and it also acts as a portal where
students can "jump off" to various organisational websites such
as University websites, TAFE, The Defence Forces, and a number
of other Government Agencies such as Centrelink.
We fully maintain the site for
you and keep it up to date with all the latest information - you
don't need to do anything other than let your students know that
your School Careers program now has its own website for them to
There is also a
student login area of your site where students can create their
own account and login to use such tools as:
- an online Interests Test
- a Resume Generator (their data
is saved for future editing)
- a mock online job application
- and they can view available
Scholarships and Job Vacancies
The second part
of the Career Tools system is the tools that we provide you with
to enable you to better communicate with your students and
parents and provide them with accurate and timely information.
These tools work hand in hand with your new careers website. You
don't need any technical knowledge or skills, we provide you
with a login to your own Career Tools account where you can
simply enter the information and have it appear on your website.
There are tools such as:
1. A Yearly Planner/Calendar:
You will have a Yearly Calendar on
your website (screenshot below) we enter all known events and
dates of importance (for example, UAC closing dates and so on)
for you. You can then add other dates and events of relevance to
your students. Students and parents can sign up to receive
weekly reminder/alert emails of all events coming up in the
On the "Scholarships" page, we
provide you with a link to the scholarship search on the "MyFuture"
website. In addition, we have a system where you can post
scholarships that you know about on your website for students to
see. It's as simple as logging into your account, typing in the
scholarship information and clicking "Save". The scholarship
information will then appear on your website.
3. Job Vacancies:
In exactly the same way as
scholarships, we provide a system where you can enter any job
vacancies that you become aware of and these are posted on your
site for students to view.
Again, with no technical
knowledge or skills, you can post careers newsletters on you
site by simply logging in, typing the name of the newsletter,
uploading it and clicking the "Save" button. Your newsletter is
then added to the "Newsletters" page of your site.
5. The Message Board:
On the front of your website, we give you a message board.
This looks like a cork notice board with a "Post It" note pinned
to it. You can place short messages on this board for your
students and parents. Again, it is just a simple task to type up
the message, click the "Save" button and the message (or
messages) will appear on the message board on the front of your
site where everyone can easily see them (see below). If you have
multiple messages on your message board, the messages will
scroll through for you.
special App, you can have direct access to student's and
parent's smartphones. You can send them messages and also
content (it links directly to a special "mobile optimised"
web page on your Careers website. They don't even need to
give you their mobile phone number for this to work, so it
alleviates all the privacy issues that may come up related
to mobile phones.
7. Managing Student Interviews:
We also provide you with a system where you
can record details of student interviews. This allows you to
recall what you have spoken about with students, so in
subsequent interviews you have a place to work from and you
know what areas you have already covered. This is a great
tool in today's era of accountability as well.
Students cannot access records you have saved.
Personalised Email and SMS:
We have a
complete system where you can upload lists of students or
parents and then very simply compose and email or SMS
message and send it to them. All emails and text messages
can be fully personalised by including the recipient's first
name in it.
developed a one way communication system utilising Facebook.
We set you up with a School Careers Facebook page and teach
you how to use this to communicate with students and parents
very easily. They are not able to post back to the page
unless you want them to.
If you would like to discuss with us further
how Career Tools can help you in the delivery of your
careers program in your school, please complete the form
below and we will contact you to discuss it with you.