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Career Counselling

Career Counselling helps people assess their skills, needs, and desires in order to find a career that works for them. This type of counselling is considered to be an important step to take before deciding on a permanent career. Researching a wide variety of potential careers may be overwhelming, and information on the skill sets and education needed for a particular position may be contradictory or difficult to find. A career counsellor will often be able to provide valuable information in these areas.

Most of us will spend a third of our lives at work, but a portion of Australians report not being satisfied with their jobs. Job stress may lead to anxiety or depression, so finding a fulfilling career is considered important to mental well-being. We can help by outlining and discussing your potential career options.

  • How Can Career Counselling Help?

    In a career counselling session, the counsellor will help a person explore skills and strengths, consider education levels and give advice about continuing education, and determine interests and personality type.

    Some of the following questions may be helpful for narrowing one’s focus when considering a career change:

    • What do I enjoy doing?
    • What kinds of activities are fun and fulfilling for me?
    • What am I good at?
    • What is my skill set?
    • What qualifications do I have, such as a degree or experience?
    • How much money do I need to make to feel satisfied?
    • What jobs are available in the places I’d like to live?
    • Do I want to travel?
    • What are my values?
    • Is it important to me to be of service to others?
    • Am I looking for intensely challenging work or something relatively easy?
    • Am I willing to do what others tell me without question, or would I rather make most decisions on my own?
    • To what degree do I need stability and security?
  • Working with our career counsellor we will help identify the following:

    • Particular skills or talents and in what careers these may be best suited.
    • Educational commitments required for various careers.
    • Potential earnings of various careers
    • Daily work environment. Some people enjoy working in an office, while others might be more successful in a fast-paced or outdoor environment.

    Some counsellors may also be able to offer advice on how to improve one’s position at a job that is, for the most part, enjoyable. For example, possible ways to earn a promotion or the best methods to negotiate a salary adjustment could be discussed.