Career counselling/ career development
Career development can offer a wide range of activities custom designed to meet the unique needs of clients in face-to-face sessions. Of course, career counselling focuses on the career path of the individual.
But, it isn’t just about choosing a career. Career counselling can occur at any time from the moment of exploring a potential career area until the decision to retire. The conversation with a professional psychologist might include exploration of your interests in order to identify an ideal professional field. The career counselor might use carefully developed psychometric questionnaires and self-assessment exercises to help you identify your personal and professional strength, interests, talents, and areas of skill and achievement. It is important for those who are in the beginning stages of their career decision making to be clear about what they can be the best at, how to achieve that goal and how to look at all the career options available in that area.
If you already have a career, you may want to consult at career development specialist because you would like to improve some particular skills (for example: public speaking or power point presentation). Your career development session might focus only on that specific skill set. The career counsellor will do the necessary assessment and you will have a chance to identify your future goals for job skill development or the career satisfaction.
Perhaps you would profit from a personality assessment to examine whether your career goals are still the same as they were when you selected your chosen career field. A few sessions with a career coach will empower you to make the necessary decisions to ensure your continued career satisfaction.
For those who feel that they are not satisfied with their present career path but find it difficult to make changes, consulting a career counselling might be the right decision. The counsellor/therapist will help you work with the present issues and explore the possible future changes. The session also might focus on the certain struggles, (for example: low self-esteem or lack of confidence) which have become a barrier for professional development.
For those who are searching for a job, but find it difficult to perform well in a job interview, career coaching might be a big help. Interview skills, performance skills, writing your CV and being able to speak about yourself as an ideal job candidate are all areas that career counsellors can explore with you.
Finally, if you feel stressed in your work, a consultation with a professional can be a wise choice. Perhaps time management skills or relaxation techniques, or learning how to delegate responsibility will help you deal with job stress. Career counsellors can help you develop strategies for dealing with and relieving stress.