The Careers Writers' Association works to achieve high standards of careers writing, to improve access to sources of such information, to forge links with organisations sharing related interests; and to provide a network for members to exchange information and experience. It offers a meeting point for careers publishers and careers writers, through which commissioning editors can contact established writers with recognised expertise in specific careers-related fields.
Two main events are held each year:
- an Annual General Meeting combined with a social get together at which members can network, discuss relevant issues and exchange information.
- a Publishers' Forum to which the main careers publishers are invited to meet members, to give a presentation on their current portfolio and future plans if they wish, and to share in a wide ranging discusssion on topics of interest to both sides.
The CWA also manages this website as a resource for all professionally involved in producing careers information.