- November 6, 2018
- Posted by: Support Team
- Category: Blog
Are you trying to choose a program of study or a career. Whether starting out, you are currently in college or university,an alumni, or you are changing directions, trying to plan for the future in choosing your career path is a major life decision. Relax we will sort you out.
Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. Career development is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate. Is also the opportunity for you to meet with a counselor or advisor in a one-on-one appointment.https://www.learnafrica.co.ke/management-consultants-kenya/#1529481997926-452f3985-5d56
Major Areas of Discussion:
- Interests (what you like or what interests you)
- Skills (what you can do or could learn to do well)
- Values (what matters to you)
- Personality (what you are like)
- Past experiences (what you have liked or disliked in the past)
- Option of majors or careers that you may not have considered before
- Methods for learning about new careers
- Concerns or difficulties with making a decision
What to expect from Career Counselors?
- Help you figure out who you are and what you want out of your education, your career, and your life.
- Be someone for you to talk to about your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and concerns about your career and educational choices, who will help you sort out, organize, and make sense of your thoughts and feelings.
- Help you identify the factors influencing your career development, and help you assess your interests, abilities, and values.
- Help you locate resources and sources of career information.
- Help you to determine next steps and develop a plan to achieve your goals.
Who Will Benefit from Career Counseling?
If you know anyone;
- who complains about going to work the next day?
- who changes their behavior as Sunday evening approaches in anticipation of going back to work on Monday?
- who finds work is not challenging… feels bored… stuck… burned out?
- whose state of health has deteriorated since work situation last changed?
- to whom a promotion has been/is going to be offered and there is uncertainty as to whether or not the new position would be a ‘good fit’? who talks of going back to school, following an incident at work, with ‘not a clue’ as to what course of study to follow?
- approaching retirement either with apprehension or uncertainty as to how they may wish to spend/invest their time?
- wanting to have more than a job or even career, but more a sense of focus, direction, meaning, purpose or mission in his or her life’s work?
- who is likely to meet the following people; (i.e. mental health therapists/counselors, medical/wellness/holistic health care professionals, financial planners, recruiters/employment specialists, human resources professionals, clergy, personal coaches not specializing in career development issues).
Students Who Needs Career Counseling?
Since career development is a lifelong process, Career Counseling can be appropriate for anyone. Including first year students in university, juniors or seniors workers, and even alumni. The earlier you get started making intentional decisions about your future, however, the better prepared you will be.
It is also for any person who has difficulty choosing a program of study or a career. Students in the following situations would be excellent candidates for career counseling:
- Prospective students wondering what programs they can take in College
- Undecided students who began taking courses without a clear goal
- Students changing directions after they did not like the classes and/or the competition to get into their original program choice
- Transfer students that know they want to get a bachelor’s degree, but are unsure of what comes next
- Students who have chosen a program of study, but do not have a plan after graduation
- Students who want to feel more confident about their career decision
- Students that want to explore their other options
- Students who have struggled with making a commitment to a career in the past