Career Planet: Career Advisor Volunteer

Career Planet
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 April, 2012
Opportunity type: 

Career Planet is a nonprofit, public benefit organisation that links people with training and career-related opportunities by providing career and skills development information with a strong focus on scarce skills and sustainable self-employment.

Career Planet seeks to appoint a Career Advisor Volunteer, based in Cape Town.

S/he will help within the career advice section.


  • Inform and counsel youth on career and study-related matters by compiling or commissioning relevant, factual and up-to-date information to their questions;
  • Identify and build a database of reputable and reliable experts/sources to generate responses to youth-generated career and study queries;
  • Archive and arrange answers/secure additional resources where applicable to include in responses such as links to concrete organisations and institutions that can assist youth with setbacks including funding or bursary bodies.


  • Minimum of one year experience in career advising and youth development content;
  • Ability to work unsupervised;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Strong writing skills and good language skills;
  • Strong research skills (using the internet but also good old fashioned cold-calling);
  • Strong networking skills with contacts in the educational / career development sector;
  • Experience in couselling
  • Experience in working with youth or on youth - related issues;
  • Knowledge of South Africa' s educational system;
  • Knowledge of the SETA system;
  • Self-driven with strong organisational skills;
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Internet access;
  • Ability to get things done on a limited budget by being creative and establishing strong contact base.

To apply, submit a CV, two contactable referees to Karin Fuchsloch at

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

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