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How Career Counseling Guides You In Landing Your Dream Job?

by Yashwant Kumar 11 Mar 2023

Choosing a career has to be one of the most important decisions that we take in our life. With a global population of 7.8 billion people, 3 billion are currently employed. Although, there is no guarantee that all 3 billion of those people are working their dream job.

“Love what you do and you will never work a single day in your life.”

This quote motivates a lot of people to focus on their preferred field of job.

But, what if you do not know which field suits you best? What if the job that you consider to be your dream job does not suit your capabilities optimally? Career change can be a risky move. Is it worth waiting to find out later in life that you could’ve thrived better in a different job role? Most probably, no. This is where career counselling is your best shot!

Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. The job of a certified career counselor is to identify your likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, mental aptitude and knowledge and to advise a career path based on those results. Career counselling is an ideal option for high school students, college graduates and even working professionals who are looking for a career change. A career counselor can do wonders for your career. There are numerous benefits of having a career counselor guide you into making a decision for your future job prospects.

Identify Strength and Weakness

A career counselor interviews the candidate to identify their strengths and weaknesses optimally to suggest a career path. Various IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient) tests are taken to arrive at a quantifiable result that best describes which job is best suited for the candidate. Counselors are also adept at being great listeners and understand the psychology of the candidate. Experienced counselors can suggest an ideal career in one meeting itself.

Eliminate Least Suited Career Paths

One main job of a career counselor is to put all the cards on the table and clearly mention which career path is the least favorable for the candidate. This helps in avoiding unnecessary confusion, clearing up the candidate’s mind to focus on the right track.

Suggest Available Options

Once less suited career options are eliminated, the counselor then offers the options that can help the candidate grow in the best manner. More often than not, we are unaware of new career options that has cropped up in the industry. Counseling can push you out of your comfort zone and broaden your vision towards the global opportunities available to you.

Goal Oriented Approach

Career counselors prepare you for the challenge by helping you set short-term and long-term goals. Achieving short-term goals can boost your confidence and motivate you to achieve your long-term goals sooner. The job of a career counselor is to help you realize your goals and enable you with appropriate guidance so you can achieve them.

Polish Your Skills

Most career counselors also take keen interest in shaping you for the role best suited for you. They help in interview preparations, CV enhancement, skill sharpening exercises and much more. They also help in creating sound cover letters and researching suitable organizations which houses the kind of job roles that you are looking for.

Working in your dream company, doing what you love and earning a decent amount of annual package is a dream for each candidate out there. We, at TCW Group, are here with our team of expert counselors to help you realize your dream and live your best life!

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