Career counseling is designed to help with choosing, changing, or leaving a career. The goal of career counselling is two-fold: (1) identify potential career options given your skills, interests and experiences and (2) devise a plan to help you reach your career-related goal. This service is available for individuals at any stage in life to support career related decisions.
What is the process of career counselling?
Career counselling does look different from other forms of counselling, as it is centered around the vocational development of one’s life. Other areas of your life are also considered and can be important factors in seeking career counselling. The first step, similar to other forms of counselling, is to begin with a one-on-one session to collect information about your work and education history, other relevant history, and current career related needs and challenges. During the initial sessions, career assessment inventories are commonly used in career counselling to collect information about your interests, personality and suitability for various careers. From these assessment measures, a list of careers suitable to your personality, interests and experiences are generated. The career counsellor will present information about these careers so you can consider job availability and sustainability, required training/education, and wages over time. With this information, the career counsellor will support you in devising a plan to reach your career related goal.