New careers service pledges personal touch

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SHEFFIELD people need to get clued up on latest trends in work and qualifications - after research showed 70 per cent last sought advice over a decade ago.

To help cope with a changing economy and fierce competition for jobs, ministers have launched a new National Careers Service.

Its aim is to transform careers advice for the public by combining thousands of highly-trained advisers and a new interactive website.

The service is available online and by phone to provide high quality careers advice to help jobseekers reach their potential.

New research showed that for the majority - 42 per cent - of people in Sheffield the internet was the first destination when looking for advice on jobs and training.

The new service mirrors this trend by providing online tools such as a CV builder, adviser web chats and a skills health check.

Adults will be able to access face to face advice from the service, at a range of locations in local communities.

Advice will be tailored to individual needs through expert, professional and impartial careers advisers.