Career and Job Search Guide

Career Counseling

During economic downturns, intense competition exists for scarce jobs. Career counselors work closely with people looking for jobs or making career transitions.

Massive unemployment and little to no job growth creates many problems for people seeking employment. Many remain unemployed for months or up to a year at a time. Competition for jobs becomes even more intense once unemployment benefits expire. Career counselors work individually with people to improve resumes, locate hard to find job opportunities, and provide counseling for those struggling with depression resulting from job loss.

Career counselors must console people struggling with job loss or inability to secure employment and be able to provide valuable advice, so their clients can solve their employment problems.

Career counselors also administer assessment tests to determine their clients' strengths, weaknesses, and career interests. If a client selects a career opportunity to pursue, a career counselor also assists the client prepare a resume, learn more about the opportunity, and provides the necessary support while pursuing it.

Although many people find jobs relatively quickly following job losses, those who struggle to secure employment can greatly benefit after meeting with a career counselor. Since most people make career transitions or experience a job loss during their working lives, a career counselor can be a valuable resource for anyone.

Career counselors will always be in demand since most people eventually experience job loss or change jobs. Also, college graduates often need help finding their first job. This is also a very rewarding career since career counselors assist people during very vulnerable times in their lives.