“People think I have a good and nice home and have a well-paid job but they don’t know how much dissatisfaction I have with my job”
“My parents wanted me to become an engineer while I wanted to be a fashion designer”
The above statements are commonly heard and are indicative of job dissatisfaction because of the inability to make the right decision about a career. There may be a wide range of problems faced by clients which can be solved in career counselling. The problems may be like: lack of career development due to poor interpersonal skills, anger towards company policy, relationship problems at home might be creating problems at work, choose a particular job for sole monetary reasons etc. Career counselling not only helps clients to make the right choices about education, training and employment but also enables clients to recognize and utilize his/her potential resources and resolve career-related issues.
Aim of Counselling
Enabling clients to understand potential resources, make the right career-related decisions and resolve career-related issues.
Objective of Counselling
1. Gathering information about the client’s career and problems
2. Detailed assessment of client’s skills, values, interests, personal attributes and aptitudes.
3. Enabling client in decision making, defining career goals and planning action.
It usually needs 3-5 sessions but may vary as per the client’s extent of problem and personality.