Career Counseling is centered around helping one recognize one’s own self, as well as professional trends so that one can make an informed choice about the occupation as well as education. A lot of issues can be accomplished accomplish with the help of career counseling like poor attentional levels to poor time management, trust issues with the family to the difference in opinion between parents and children regarding which career to choose.
Some Important elements of career counseling:
A Qualified Career Counselor
A certified Career Counselor is the soul of correct guidance, which is why they are imperative for any career counseling process. Career Counselors are specialists in psychology; they must have at least a post-graduate degree in Psychology or a diploma in Counseling Psychology. Counselors who provide supervision for a particular field, such as engineering, IT management, etc., must be adept in the said field.
-   A good Career Counselor will always help you in solving your problems
-   Will be a sharp listener and observer
-   Has sufficient knowledge of various fields to guide you in your career decisions.
A Secure Environment
A career counselor aims at creating a safe and secure environment, where the student feels comfortable and is able to discuss their life and career, without any skepticism. Maintaining confidentiality is the essence of this secure environment that is how information is shared by the student efficiently.
An Agreement of Trust and Confidence
The entire process of career counseling is based on a relationship of trust and confidence between the student and the counselor. To assist the students better, the counselor may also talk about their developmental issues as well as emotional issues, which can be a little taxing. The students and the parents need to put an immense amount of trust in the Counselor to take care of these issues.
Psychometric Testing involves various tests that help determine the best career path for the student. They are based on scientific and standardized procedures that are carried out to assess a person’s inclination and disposition. Psychometric assessments are the tools, used to capture the most essential information about a student’s behavior, emotional strength, interests, and skills. This information serves as a guiding light to facilitate the selection of a suitable career path.
In this manner, appropriate and standardized assessments help the students understand themselves better and career decisions can be made more easily.