what is career counselling


Career Counselling is the process through which one can understand one’s own self and the world around him/her to be able to chalk out a career path by making an informed decision around the same. Through Career Counselling, a student might overcome the uncertainties around his/her career, the lack of knowledge on the same, any disagreement with his/her parents, and come closer to fulfilling his/her dreams. 

Why do we need a Career Counsellor? 

help of a career counsellor

Clarity of thought

right questions

The direction towards the right path 

career counsellor

Technology-aided assistance thereby reducing bias 

It is likely that some career counsellors are influenced by their own personal bias while counselling. However, with the help of online psychometric assessments, the results are quite evident. They make the counsellor’s task easier because they can then base their recommendations on the assessments. Thus, the student receives an objective suggestion. 

Awareness of lesser-known and more obvious choices

It is impossible for a student to keep track of all the possible career paths available to him/her. Due to the extensive research they conduct, career counsellors are often able to shed light on the not very popular choices of careers. These unknown paths might end up being the ideal career for the student! 

Who needs counselling?

career guidance counsellorabout their careers

Who does Career Counseling? 

In schools, there is supposed to be a designated career counsellor who handles queries. However, most schools are in acute shortage. As a result, schools outsource counseling work to private companies. There are several career counselling companies that shoulder the responsibility. They offer professional assessment, guidance, college shortlisting and application assistance. There are also independent career counsellors who perform the same functions on a freelance basis. 

What is required to do counselling? 

becoming a Career Counsellor

Another way to do career counselling 

Global Career Counsellor certification programUCLA Extension.


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