What does an Advisor do?

An advisor (or adviser) is a person with deeper knowledge in a specific area who utilizes their expertise for the guidance and benefit of others. They bring their vital experience and knowledge to contribute to their clients’ short- and long-term success. Advisors meet with clients to gain a sense of their mindset and ultimate goals. They draw from their experience, expertise, and perspective to help clients shape their goals and craft purposeful next steps. When issues arise, advisors work with their clients to devise tangible solutions.

Advisors meet with clients on an ongoing basis and update, amend, and redraw plans and goals as they are changed or achieved. They offer clients valuable materials and tools to assist with their pursuits and check in with clients if communication slows or becomes less frequent. Advisors serve as a resource for their clients and provide encouragement, advice, and support. Advisors need a minimum bachelor’s degree in communications or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Advisor jobs?
  • Work with 3rd party management team on contracts to include security terms.
  • Effectively and efficiently complete third party risk assessments provided by our customers.
  • Ensure the accurate implementation, and administration through matrix partners.
  • Develop appropriate departmental procedures, processes, and business practices.
  • Investigate and resolve security incidents and recommend enhancements to improve security.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts and management to develop skill set for non-routine work.
  • Ensure all clients receive the highest quality service by performing and manage key steps.
  • Monitor, coach, and develop employees up to expected performance standards.
  • Provide technical assistance and training.
  • Ensure accuracy of data quality during implementation.
  • Develop scalable process for valuing new contract terms.
  • Create and manage initiatives that improve total medical cost and quality.
  • Lead in resolving elevated and complex service complaints.
  • Train and support staff and department on an ongoing basis as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional partners to deliver on project goals.
What are the typical qualifications for Advisor jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration or computer science or relevant experience.
  • A natural leader and problem solver.
  • Can lean on decision making and critical thinking skills with confidence.
  • Able to collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
  • Sound product knowledge and demonstrated good work ethic.
  • A professional at all times.
  • Comfortable working in the role of advocate.
  • Experience communicating through email and cloud systems and software.
Education--
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Advisor make?

Confident
$171,766 /yr
Total Pay
$98,558
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$73,208
 /yr

Additional Pay

$171,766

 / yr
$100K$314K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Advisor Career Path

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Advisor

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
28%
8+
14%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Advisor Insights

Read what Advisor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
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Oct 6, 2022

“The teams you get to work with are amazing and you get to build a great relationship”

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Nov 30, 2021

“I was lucky enough to have a great team I worked with and I enjoyed the job a lot.”

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Aug 23, 2022

“it is the best baseball team of Venezuela and I am very proud to have been working there.”

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Advisor
Nov 3, 2022

“I think QS is a great place to begin your career and develop important corporate and leadership skills.”

AppleApple
T2 IOS Advisor
Mar 27, 2022

“For the most part the managers I worked with were really nice people and a pleasure to work with.”

SephoraSephora
Senior Skincare Advisor
May 4, 2022

“Sephora was an amazing place to work for gaining an education about the beauty industry product knowledge and product application.”

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Grants Advisor
Apr 29, 2021

“Work life balance is important to the team and I enjoy going to work everyday.”

NuCompass MobilityNuCompass Mobility
Immigration Advisor
Jan 29, 2021

“I had some of the best management and professional support I've ever had while working here.”

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