What is Career Counseling?
Career counseling is a process designed to help you discover your passion, choose satisfying careers, build career management skills, and improve your ability to market and promote yourself in the job market. We utilize a “whole person” approach to career services and life decisions, meaning we recognize that you and your career are inseparable.
We are interested in helping you achieve greater satisfaction in your life and will help you align your career goals to match your personal goals and desires (i.e., greater work-life balance). This includes recognizing when career difficulties are a reflection of personal difficulties. We also can help with removing obstacles such as fear of failure, lack of confidence, and procrastination so that you can grow and move forward in your career.
What is career counseling? It’s having an objective partner helping you with career planning one step at a time. Keep in mind, however, that career development is a lifelong process as your skills and experience grow along with your life needs.
Career counseling is not a job placement or recruitment service although we can help you find one depending on the career path you select.
How Does Career Counseling Work?
Career opportunities and career paths are more diverse than ever. Few people stay with the same career over their lifespan and our career needs change as our lifestyle changes. Whether shifting to full-time work, a home-based business or entrepreneurial pursuits, understanding your priorities, values, strengths and fears, and developing skills to adapt to a changing environment are key.
Effective career counseling is much more than personality and career assessment tests, though they can offer a place to start. At Peace of Mind Wellness and Family Counseling, Inc. our career services approach integrates concepts and exercises taken from solid research and theory in the areas of psychology, coaching, and career development. We have synthesized this information based on what works for long-term career satisfaction and combined it with a practical approach based on real-world experience. Because everyone seeks assistance at different points in their life, the actual process is customized to your particular needs and you may touch on each of the four steps concurrently.