Career development is a lifelong process through which an individual comes to understand themselves in a more holistic and comprehensive manner. An individual’s personality, values, goals, interests, strengths, and skills relating to the world of work and their role in the workplace are highlighted through this important process. Questions, such as these, are important to consider and clarify:
What do I consider as my strengths and areas of growth? How do I see myself in the world of work?
What are my interests and work values?
What career options and opportunities are available for me out there?
How do I envision my career in the future?
How will I prepare for the career I want to pursue?
Why is Career Counseling Important?
It serves as a guide to clients to help clarify professional interests through means of self-discovery, career exploration, experiential learning, goal-setting, and professional development opportunities.
It provides guidance to clients to help develop a fundamental understanding and awareness of the skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for clients in pursuing their personal, professional, and career development goals.
It fosters a sense of agency and purpose for clients to pursue career goals and aspirations with confidence and self-assurance.
It guides clients in identifying career development resources, job opportunities, and professional development.