About Career Counseling
Do any of the following sound like you?
- You miss a sense of joy and passion in your work.
- You don’t know what you want to do with your life.
- You want to make a change, but you’re not sure how to go about it.
- You need a better work/life balance.
- “Networking” intimidates you.
- You feel ineffective in your current job or dislike your educational path.
- You lack confidence because you’ve been out of the workforce for some time.
- Life changes—divorce, illness, children entering college—necessitate changes in work or lifestyle.
- Interpersonal or emotional issues make work or school less satisfying.
- A planned or unplanned career transition is causing stress, anxiety and/or depression.
- You are a high school or college student or adult needing to make educational plans.
What is a career counselor?
What kind of work will I do with a career counselor?
- Clarifying your life, career and educational goals
- Completing and discussing tests, inventories, and other exercises which assess aptitudes, interests, personality characteristics, skills and values.*
- Engaging in between-session exploratory activities
- Utilizing career planning and occupational information systems
- Improving decision-making skills
- Developing an individualized career plan
- Learning job hunting strategies and skills
- Resolving work adjustment issues
- Integrating work and other life roles
- Providing support for job stress, job loss and/or career and life transitions
- Exploring non-work roles for their contribution to life satisfaction
- Considering the impact of all mental and physical health issues on life planning
- Exploring the meaning of work in your life
- Facilitating change
- Working in groups or individually
- Accessing community resources
Career Counseling for High School Juniors and Seniors
- Their own career-related characteristics, such as personality, interests, skills and values
- How their characteristics relate to educational and work options
- How to develop and explore post-high school options
- Their own decision making style
- A career/lifeplanning process which they can use repeatedly throughout their lives