WHAT IS CAREER COUNSELING?
Career Counseling is a Technique that supports individuals in making complex decisions and facing difficult situations concerning their careers. The focus of career counseling is generally on issues such as Career Exploration, Career Change, Personal Career Development and other Career related issues. Career Counseling involves a variety of professional activities commonly associated with Career Guidance, Coaching, and Advise.
WHO DOES CAREER COUNSELING?
Career Counseling is done by Career Counsellors, people who have detailed knowledge and information about numerous Professions and Career choices available. The career counsellors acquire the individual’s holistic profile, based on which they understand the individual’s Aptitudes, Personality and Interests. And depending upon this Holistic Profile, the career counsellor provides options in subjects one can choose, and the career prospects which might be better suited to the individual in India as well as Abroad.
WHY SHOULD CAREER COUNSELING BE SOUGHT?
At Poise7, the process of decision making about the individual’s career is taken as a very serious issue and therefore, it is very thorough. As mentioned, it is done on the basis of the individual’s holistic profile that includes aptitudes, personality and interests through standardized psychological tests.
Aptitudes are innate talents or competencies of an individual which though can be honed through exploration and practice up to a certain extent, cannot be acquired through learning. Aptitudes help in knowing what the individual is naturally capable of, and how much.
Personality profile gives a detailed knowledge of traits, attributes or qualities that builds up one’s personality as blocks. Each individual personality is based on different building blocks, and even if the blocks might be the same, the pattern is different, just like DNA. Personality profile helps in understanding what kind of profession is more suitable for individual.
Interest profile is again a detailed exploration of the individual’s interest areas. The basic notion being, if the individual is interested in what he/she does, studies won’t be an effort. In the kind of educational background that we get in India, where the students’ mere exposure is in the popular subjects of science and commerce, where the students have no idea of the existence of other interest areas, it is very important for them to have some exposure to lesser known subject areas and career prospects.
Such a Holistic Profile gives a Microscopic Picture of the individual as a whole. The career counselling thus can be very Specific and Accurate at providing Guidance.