1. What is career counselling?
Career counselling can be used to support an individual with choosing, changing, or leaving a career. It helps people to find a job by gauging their skills, desires, and needs. It can be done at any stage in life. It is particularly useful when done for students in school or colleges, as it will help select the right stream.
2. What does a career counsellor do?
Career counsellors have a lot of knowledge about educational, training and job choices. In addition, a thorough history of the client in terms of employment, skills, interests, education and personality is obtained through an interview process. Thereafter, a career counsellor will provide guidance and help you to select a specific course or a job or training that you can undertake.
3. What documents or preparation do I need during a career counselling?
There is no need for any documents or preparation per se for a session of career counselling. However, you should be ready to provide information that you think your counsellor should know. Moreover, it would be better if you prepare questions that you want answers to (such as what are your skills).
4. When should I visit a career counsellor?
You can visit a career counsellor when you are:
doubtful on which course or subjects you should take up
trying to choose a university
thinking of leaving your job or have just left one
thinking to change your career
unemployed and trying to get back a job
have issues in managing the work-life balance
5. What is the importance of career counselling for students?
Career counselling can assist students in picking up a field that is in agreement with their skills, interests and job expectations. Thus, this can result in most of the candidates end up in selecting the appropriate career and achieve the most in their life, which ultimately can help them succeed.