Do you dread being asked what you do for a living? Or perhaps, you are exhausted at the prospect of deciding what you want to “be when you grow up.” You are not alone. Career dissatisfaction is a very real part of the contemporary experience. Not knowing how you fit into your current profession is a source of stress and anxiety for many individuals. At Capital Choice Counselling we help many of our clients both find satisfaction in their current jobs, and/or develop the skills and confidence they need to find the job of their dreams.
Setting Goals For Your Career
A significant part of career counselling is helping you make goals and put a plan in place to achieve them. Whether your goal is to find a new career or thrive in your current position, our counsellors will help you make intelligent, attainable goals. With these goals in mind you will work together with your counsellor to meet milestones, and make the necessary changes in your current professional and personal lifestyle. Being accountable to both yourself as well as your career counsellor will dramatically increase your likelihood of reaching your goals!
Identifying Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Possibly the most difficult interview question to answer truthfully is what your strengths and weaknesses are. Gone are the days when being punctual could cut it. Your career counsellor will guide you through a series of career assessment tests that are designed to identify your natural skills, strengths, abilities with certain careers in mind. By knowing where your strengths – and by extension most likely your interests – lie, you can direct your career focus towards these industries.
Refining Your Interview Technique
The interview is a crucial part of any job search, and the source of an incredible amount of stress and anxiety. From choosing your outfit to how to act during the interview itself, there is nothing better than practice. Your career Counsellor will hold mock interviews that are designed to build your confidence and prepare you for the real thing. There are four main groups of people who choose to benefit from career counselling: Those just entering the workforce, those in transitory stages who have been in the workforce for a decade or so, professionals in mid-life transitions, and pre-retirement clients. Regardless of what stage your career is at, career counselling is a hugely beneficial process.
Support On Your Job Search
Once you have identified your strengths, established some attainable goals, and mustered up the motivation you still have to find the right position! Your career Counsellor will support you on your job search. By having another person to be accountable to, and to rely on for much needed support your job search will be simpler than you could have ever imagined. To learn more about Career Counselling, give this article by Forbes a read!
Our Career Counsellors at Capital Choice Counselling are excited to help you find joy and fulfillment in your career! Call us today at 613-425-4257 to schedule an appointment.