What to expect from a career counselor
The days of thirty years in a company are long gone. On average, Americans change jobs 7 times in their lifetime-change jobs within a field, change fields and change their lives.
Portfolio careers is a term used to describe the transient way Americans have begun to manage their careers. We’ve become a nation of sub-contractors, moving from one company to another in a project-based system.
This trend has ensured the success of career counselors, but what does a career counselor actually do? Can they tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing with your life? Can they give you a test and identify your dream job? Can they, in six sessions or less, place you on the right path for lifelong satisfaction and fulfillment?
The fast answer is probably not, but then, that isn’t always true. Believe it or not, it depends on the client…