Career planning and counselling sometimes uses tests, self help books, guides and resources to help people identify their skills, help them decide what training they might to take, helps with their job search or all of these things combined.
There are many tests and assessments counsellors use in the counselling process. Counsellors are trained to use the skills assessments for your career and job search. It helps you to clarity problems you might be having in deciding what career you want. Maybe you are bored in your present job and counselling would help you set new goals, and develop a new job search action plan.
Resources are important to you in your job search as well. There are 1000s of books, guides and brochures available to people. The interest has exploded with resources for people. However, most people get swamped and overwhelmed with the massive amount of information about career and job search ideas and tips. This leads to a great deal of frustration and sometimes people just give up.
In counselling, counsellors are trained to research resources and help you find the ones that provide quality and get you to ‘where you want to go’ quickly. Counsellors place a great deal of importance on resources to get the help you need. These resources help you link to the world of work. They help you to understand the work world better, and provide you with information that you might not have gathered otherwise.
Today there are over 40,000 occupations titles that you could be faced with in your job search. No one person could possibly learn about all those jobs. Counsellors help you to classify and describe them.
The world of work is changing at a rapid rate. Skills and training is a must to be competitive in today’s labour market. No one could gather all the information needed for career and job search. Counselling and your counsellor have a vast amount of information about the labour market and can offer you ideas and solutions for skills training and how to proceed with your career ideas.
Often there is a lot of ‘junk’ on the internet related to job search and career planning. The information can be from the perspective of the writer and their biases can interfere with your job search. What is reported can largely be the reporter’s beliefs. A great deal of people reporting on career development and counselling are well informed and knowledgeable. However, some are not. Counselling with an expert can help you alleviate any misinformation you may receive and help you filter the information to it is useful to you in your career planning and job search. It saves you a lot of time and sometimes frustration.
Understanding the world of work is not a simple task. Counselling can help you gather the information and integrate it into your “world of work.” Career counsellors help you make sense of the work force, helps you make sense of what is important to you in your job search and brings the two together for you so you are making informed choices that important in your life and to your career choices.
Our career counselling services offer all the benefits of tests, inventories, action planning, job search, career planning so that you will be confident about your choices and move forward with a sense of the world of work, that ‘makes sense to you.’
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