“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” George Eliot
There are generally two types of career counselling. One helps to classify and categorize you according to established types. The other focuses on your stories, history and uniqueness. Both of these processes have their merits. If you are eager to see how your interests, personality style and skills compare to the general population, there is much to gain in better understanding yourself in relation to the other. If you want a more subjective view of yourself, a personal and narrative exploration makes sense.
Combining the subjective and objective elements of the career assessment provides you with a well-rounded and all-inclusive process. By enhancing your awareness, you will better recognize the influences that contribute to your career, academic and life satisfaction and be able to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals.
I got exactly out of these sessions what I wanted to get: A real look inside myself to realize the activities that make me happy, and an understanding that this can be applied to a career. Also, that a drastic career change is feasible and manageable.
- K.S., Business Analyst
Career Counselling helps you to:
- Identify key factors related to career, academic,
and life satisfaction
- Gain focus, clarity and confidence in your career,
academic and job search
- Choose careers and/or educational courses that "fit" your
- Learn strategies to compensate problem areas
- Develop a plan to meet your career, academic and
- Activate your plan
The process includes:
- Assessment of needs, interests, values, skills,
and personality characteristics
- Clarification of academic and career goals
- Development of a realistic plan of action
- Guided research
- Career changers
- College and university graduates determining a career path
- High school students deciding on course selection
- Homemakers returning to work
- Individuals with academic concerns
- Laid-off workers
Barbara, thank you so much for all your help. You were very patient and showed so much interest and concern. I feel as though a huge load was lifted after completing the counselling. I am now able to concentrate on the short and long-term goals created during this process. I am very happy to be able to move on to the next step in changing careers.
- M. F., Mortgage Insurance Specialist