Are you unhappy, bored at work, or just unsure what your next step should be? If you are at the beginning of your career, you may see many paths that you could take but need help selecting which path is right for you.
If you don’t know where you are going you’ll end up someplace else. — Yogi Berra
Today, career counseling is more important than it has ever been before. This is especially so if you hope to chart new territory for yourself and reach for a level of success that may be new to you.
With the expansion of the job market and new technologies, you can apply for a job today that didn’t exist five years ago. The decisions you make today about where you want to go and how you’re going to get there are crucially important to shaping your job search and prospects.
What career counseling gives you at every stage
If you’re looking for guidance finding the right career path for you and figuring out the steps to make it happen, you have come to the right place. I am here to help you create the best vision for your career and develop a plan to get there.
Understand where you are going
Once we know where we are going, not only does it help us chart a plan of how to get there, but it also helps us become motivated. Newcomers to the job market have to work very hard to establish themselves. Young professionals cope with increased demands for higher education to make it in the job market and greater challenges in establishing a small business. Taking the time to work on yourself and receive some personalized guidance at an early stage can help you get a step up in your career.
- Career counseling can help you access and identify your personal ambitions, talents, and skills. Once you have identified and resolved the issues that have held you back, you will be able to build a vision of the future that you wish to attain. You will be able to take the steps to achieve your goals. If you are not fulfilled with the work that you are are doing, career counseling can help you build the confidence to apply for a promotion, assert yourself with coworkers, or plan a change in your career path.
Identify what’s holding you back
What are the issues preventing you from taking the professional steps necessary to get you to where you want to go? Do you have a job but hate the work or your boss? Are family or personal issues making it hard to concentrate at work or meet the time commitments of your position? Are you struggling to get or do well in interviews, or find a job that’s right for you?
There are many challenges to charting and navigating a career path. Understanding what’s holding you back means identifying areas of your life that present practical challenges as well as your own self-perception. Career counseling can help you look inside yourself and guide you as you overcome the obstacles that prevent you from making progress in your career.
Develop a creative approach of how to get there
In the past, we were given clear steps to success: achieve good grades in high school, attend college, land the dream job, and stay there until retirement. Today, the experience we gain is just as important, or maybe more so, than higher education. Many of us change jobs several times over the course of our career. Sometimes we decide to move into a different field altogether in the middle of our career.
In your career counseling sessions, we will work through the immediate issues that you are facing. We’ll strategize a plan of action that prioritizes what you want to achieve or experience, the skills you need and how to get them, and how to get through any barriers that are keeping you from success.
In a rapidly changing market filled with possibilities, it is essential to understand your individual needs and talents and how you are going to find the career that best suits you. If your work situation is making you unhappy, we can work together to understand the underlying issues and make an action plan for your career or job search.
Tell me your story
Where are you coming from and where do you want to go? Together we can make it happen.
George Daniels is a professional counselor and coach who specializes in leadership development and training. If you are ready to move forward, you are welcome to call and book your first appointment or fill out the contact form and click Send.