- choosing a college or university major?
- in a job or career that does not quite seem to fit?
- wanting greater satisfaction and meaning from your work?
- considering a change of careers?
- facing an unexpected change in your career path?
- planning for a fulfilling retirement?
Career counselling can help!
Career counselling and support starts with an assessment of you current skills (e.g. education and training), interests (e.g. nature, business, helping, math), personality (e.g. sociable, logical, creative), and values (e.g. work life balance, need for challenge). With this information, combined with data about the work world (i.e., current workplace trends, income projections), and your reality (i.e., current income, age, work status) the career counsellor helps you to establish goals that are attainable, realistic and meaningful. You will then be supported in developing a strategy to reach those goals including both short-term and long term steps.
Why career planning?
The easiest way to explain why you should engage in career planning is that getting what you want takes preparation. That goes for anything from a job to a trip you want to take to a party you want to throw. No matter how small or big the goal you need to take steps to reach it.
Planning is about doing what it takes to get to where you want to go. For example, if you wanted to throw an birthday party for a friend, you would plan it. You would take steps like choosing a date, making a guest list, inviting people, making a reservation at a restaurant and buy a cake. It’s the same with your future and your career. You pick a goal, and then you figure out what you need to do to accomplish it, and in what order.
If you think career counselling is something that could help you please reach out to CBT Associates and book an appointment with Dr. Rixi Abrahamsohn, Ph.D., C Psych. to start planning.