Career counseling services can help match clients to occupations that associate with their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Many successful companies use personality assessments to help them recognize successful candidates and to identify leadership potential. Career counseling allows the client access to many of the same types of professional assessments to target occupations that are compatible with the client.
Sometimes clients find themselves in a situation where they are living to work instead of working to live. Career counseling can help clients find the balance between an occupation that they love and a lifestyle that they can enjoy.
Unlike many of the individual counseling services, career counseling may only require one or two visits, depending on the level of career counseling desired. If a client finds that their assessed results do not align with their professional goals, additional sessions may be required to help the client define their professional goals, while exploring realistic methods to reach those occupational objectives.
There are tons of free assessments online, can’t I just take one of those?
There is an abundance of free assessments online, BUT many are only assessing your interests. For example, you will see questions like: Do you like painting? Do you like managing a retail store? Do you like helping people? The problem with some of these assessments is that realistically our interests do not always align with other aspects of our personality.
Additionally, free online assessments rarely address a client’s physical, emotional, or spiritual limitations. Career counseling may help clients work through those limitations by presenting solutions and/or alternative career options.
Is career counseling only for high school and college students?
Career counseling can be for anyone! Career counseling is extremely beneficial for those that have worked in one specific field for years but maybe considering a profession change. A lot of people are unhappy with their professions, but they are frightened by the thought of failing in a new career. Career counseling can help the client properly plan for the career change and provide resources that could decrease the client’s stress while increasing support.