Your career development is a lifelong process that, whether you know it or not, actually started when you were born! There are a number of factors that influence your career development, including your interests, abilities, values, personality, background, and circumstances. 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 counselling is more than just deciding on a major and what job you want to get when you graduate. It really is a lifelong process, meaning that throughout your life you will change, situations will change, and you will continually have to make career and life decisions. The goal of Career Counselling is to not only help you make the decisions you need to make now, but to give you the knowledge and skills you need to make in future career and life decisions.
How could you benefit from career counselling?
If you choose to seek career guidance and support, the types of issues and topics that will be addressed in sessions may include the following:
- Working out what career path/role/opportunities would make you truly happy.
- Looking into personal issues that could be impacting your work life.
- Learning to make the most of your skills, attributes and experiences.
- Assistance with using creative ways to find the job that suits you.
- Realising the importance and impact of your work within your life.
- Formulating a set of attainable goals and a plan of action.