Career counselors hold graduate degrees in counseling with a specialization in career counseling and help people just like you make and carry out decisions and plans related to their life/career directions. A career counselor can help one obtain a personal focus to develop their talents and competencies in the world of work. So what can you expect from a career counselor? A counselor can help you in the following ways:
Assess your skills, interests, values, talents and accomplishments in order to help you explore career alternatives.
You may ask career counselors for a detailed explanation of services, benefits, time commitments and a copy of their ethical guidelines. Be wary of services that promise you more money, quick promotions, resumes that get speedy results or an immediate solution to career problems. Career issues are usually complex and require a multi-faceted approach by a career counselor.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help decide if you could use the help of a career counselor: