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Career advisors failing school kids

Careers advisors are often portrayed on screen as troubled and unprofessional. Think Valerie Marks from the MTV series Awkward, who tends to overshare with students, or David Gold, the alcoholic protagonist from the 2014 Canadian dark comedy flick Guidance. The state of real-life careers advisors in NSW is far less dramatic, but equally concerning. That’s why NSW youth advocacy group Youth Action is calling for an overhaul of the system.

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