Most effective career facilitators share some common traits.
They are good listeners who ask their clients open-ended questions to obtain the most useful information and set measurable goals.
They regularly network by attending professional seminars and presentations, and continue their training in order to become better communicators and learn about similar opportunities for their clients.
They stay abreast of trends in the workplace for a variety of different fields and age groups so they can better advise their clients.
Several valuable resources for career facilitators can be found online. Here are a few that may interest you:
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Best Practices