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					Title: Should You Consider Career Counseling?

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Summary: Do you still remember what you wanted to be then? An astronaut perhaps, or a
doctor? Or a postal worker perhaps. With this, it is meant what you wanted to be when
you were about three or five years old. It is probably safe to assume that you somehow
have an inkling of what you want to be now, right?

If not, then you could probably consider a career counseling. It has been said that if ever
one does not know where one should be going, then you will most probably end up in a...


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Article Body: Do you still remember what you wanted to be then? An astronaut perhaps,
or a doctor? Or a postal worker perhaps. With this, it is meant what you wanted to be
when you were about three or five years old. It is probably safe to assume that you
somehow have an inkling of what you want to be now, right?

If not, then you could probably consider a career counseling. It has been said that if ever
one does not know where one should be going, then you will most probably end up in a
different career.

Thanks to career counseling, it enables one to focus on where one should be going and
just how it is to go there. A career counselor helps you to gain a broader perspective on
yourself, your educational background and the possible career path that you could take.
Always remember that is never too late to start on planning your career.

College or university choice

Believe or not, the choice of whether pursuing education through a college or university
depends on you. Certain colleges for instance provide an education that is career oriented.
This works especially for those types of people who need a balance between focusing on
a job and education for the advancement of their career. There are programs that last for
two, three years or just for one year.

Meanwhile, there are universities that provide science and arts program with a small
number of specific and professional job programs. Programs in universities usually last a
lot longer, about three or four years, or probably more. These are also tailored to students
who enjoy studying just for the sake of it. Also, a university education is mostly a
requirement for jobs such as a lawyer, doctor, or teachers.

Apprenticeship choice and vocational schools
There are also apprenticeships that are now available that students could readily take.
Believe it or not, occupations that offer higher rates of pay are those that require skills.
Vocational schools have a range of choices and options that students could choose from.

Schools such as these emphasize career training similar to those in colleges, but their
programs are a lot shorter. Of course, since these schools are not subsidized by
governments, their tuition fees cost a lot more. Students should be aware that vocational
schools are good and that are bad. Of course, these types of school works well for those
students who are in a hurry.

Schools that lead to direct employment

This type of school is the usual choice for most students in the secondary level. Records
show that for one hundred students in the secondary level, about thirty of these will drop
out and go to work. Meanwhile, eighteen of these will study in university and about
fourteen will go to college, and about two will be under apprenticeship.

Therefore, approximately sixty six from these one hundred students will be entering the
work force and get jobs that pay well. Of course, there will be others who could try a lot
of other jobs until they find that one job that fits them well.

These types of persons are usually browsing for a career, in that they move from one job
to the next. Of course, the reality is that most companies now require education, this
applies even to jobs that are in the entry level. Any options a student has to better their
chances must be thought of carefully.

Why choose career counseling

A career counselor can help a student see the maze of choices and possibilities that are
available and finally choose the one that best suits them. Be aware though that a career
counselor does not choose a career for you. What they do is provide students with an
evaluation of their skills and abilities as well as the work that are available out there.

Career counseling is not easy, but going through it sometimes could lead to possibly
successful career choices.

Be self- aware

One stage of career counseling is helping students establish self- awareness. At this stage,
any of your interests, skills, values, abilities, personal sensibilities, will have to be
discovered. The questions commonly asked in this stage include; what are the activities
you most enjoy doing? What are you good at?

Questionnaires can help in providing an objective perspective on aspects about yourself.
By this stages end, any information relevant to your career needs are summarized. The
implications of these results should mean something to you.
All in all, career counseling will work to your advantage if you let it. All you need is an
open mind to accept possibilities yet a determined focus to be what you think you want to
be.

				
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