is the difference between
HAVING A JOB or
HAVING A CAREER
If you are unhappy in your career or academician path, but not sure how to make a change, our practitioners help you identify resources as well as ways to manage stress so that you explore ways to successfully continue working while developing yourself.
Some careers are more flexible than others. Lawyers and doctors, for example, may shift their focus or area of specialty but will generally remain lawyers and doctors. Other careers or education paths might more allow mobility between positions in a given field.
Researching a wide variety of potential careers may be overwhelming, and information on the skill sets and education needed for a particular position may be contradictory or difficult to find. Our career counselors will be able to provide valuable information in these areas and others.
Guiding academicians and professionals to identify and articulate skills, strengths, knowledge and experiences. Our practitioners co-work with clients to find fulfilling careers as it is considered to be important to mental well-being and career satisfaction. Career counseling is helpful to simplify choosing the most fitting career or finding a new job when one proves unsatisfying or frustrating.
Our counselors partner with you and may offer advice on how to improve one’s position at a job that is, for the most part, enjoyable. For example, possible ways to earn a promotion or the best methods to negotiate a salary adjustment could be discussed.
In a career counseling session, our counselor will help you explore skills and strengths, consider education levels and give advice about continuing education, and determine interests and personality type. Our career counselors may also administer assessments or aptitude tests.
Choosing a career is an important task, but it may also be a difficult one. It may not be easy to decide what type of job will be the best fit, and since our career counseling services help people assess their skills, needs, and desires in order to find a career that works for them, it is considered to be an important step to take before deciding on a permanent career.