To make sure that you the job seeker gets the full benefit of a working relationship with an advisor there are a few things that you must take into account to have a successful working relationship!
Both the advisor and the client need to have a positive attitude. The advisor needs the attitude of wanting to help while the client wants to be helped and open to ideas. If only one has a positive attitude then the working relationship is not working to it's full potential.
If both don't take time to understand one another, then there could be friction in the working relationship. BOTH need to understand one another situations to build up a successful relationship.
Another aspect of the communication is the listening to the information. At times both advisor and client will either choose not to listen to what's being communicated and ignore it! Ignoring information or even simply dismissing it is wrong for both. Ok, not all information is right of helpful but they communicating is essential to help understand why it is not. Too many times advisers dismiss information they are shared by clients and vice versa.
Both advisor and client need to find a level of communication so they can work together. An advisor must be adaptable to every clients needs while the client has to make the effort to communicate to the advisor. Finding the right balance is not always easy but if either don't try, the working relationship will fail. Both also need to listen to what is passed and not just dismiss a point. If something is wrong then it must be shown why, not dismissed. It'll help both to understand better and not walk away feeling not only let down but resentful too!
Remember - It only takes one for the relationship to break down so if your the client who is trying then you must air your concerns and if your not trying, then it's not the advisor's fault.