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Career Guidance Appointment Terms & Conditions

What is a career guidance appointment?

A career guidance appointment is a confidential, impartial and non-directive meeting with a qualified careers consultant with responsibility for your course, who will support and guide you in a friendly and courteous manner in planning and taking charge of the next step in your career.

A 20 minute guidance appointment otherwise known as a “Next Step Appointment” is available for students to book directly through MyCareer.

What can you expect?

You will be encouraged to adopt a self-help approach both by the careers consultant and in your use of careers information. We are here to help you make the transition to whatever stage comes next. The appointment will contribute to your:

  • Awareness of your skills, interests and the factors that motivate you.
  • Awareness of appropriate employment or study opportunities.
  • Effectiveness in making career decisions and acting on them.
  • Ability to market yourself effectively to employers or course directors.

Get the most out of your meeting

To get the most out of your meeting we recommend that you:

  • Spend some time prior to a meeting considering the areas you wish to discuss and identifying what you would like to achieve as an end result from the appointment.
  • Thoroughly complete the online booking form to ensure that your careers consultant is in a position to help you as much as possible.
  • Take responsibility for researching your career choices. A good place to start is the CAS website which includes careers information and vocational guidance software e.g. Prospects Planner. You might find the Plan your Career section particularly useful.
  • Take responsibility for making your own decision and taking action to realise your career goals.

Appointments run back to back, so be sure to keep your appointment and arrive on time so that you get to make use of the full appointment time allocated to you.

Cancelling Appointments

If you need to cancel an appointment for any reason, you can do so through MyCareer up to an hour before your appointment. After this time you must call us on 01 8961721.

Codes of practice and standards

As a member of Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS - Ireland) and the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS - UK) the Careers Advisory Service is committed to promoting equality of access and treatment in education, employment, training and guidance regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, civil status, family status, social class, age or sexual orientation. Any records of your discussions with an consultant are available to you under Freedom of Information legislation.

Staff in the Service also work to the following codes and standards - the College's policies (


June 2017