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Why Visit a Career Advisor?

Career advisors, or career counselors as they are sometimes referred to, help guide individuals in regards to their careers. The value of meeting with a career advisor is significant as many individuals are unsure of the career path they wish to follow, or job they believe would suit them best. With the professional guidance of a career advisor, individuals can obtain a clear strategy regarding how to achieve their career goals, and may also benefit from valuable contacts the career advisor may have.

There are many benefits to visiting a career advisor:

Direction

For those who are struggling to find their dream job or passion in life, a career advisor could be the answer you need. Not only can you make us of all the services a career advisor has to offer, but you can benefit from the knowledge and useful contacts that career advisors tend to have from working in a variety of industries. Choosing a career path is a big decision to make, and so you should carefully consider all options before taking the necessary steps to get the job of your dreams.

Qualified advice

You may think that asking you parent, relatives, friends or work associates for career advice is a good thing to do, but the advice you will likely obtain will be biased and not necessary in your best interests or reliable in terms of how achievable certain career paths are to you. Career counselors are qualified in their areas of expertise and as such, can provide you with reliable, credible and invaluable advice as to the right direction you should take to achieve your exact career goals.

In depth analysis

One of the many things a career advisor may require from you in order to give you structured advice on your chosen career path, is to request that you undergo an aptitude test, or other tests that are relevant to your desired line of work. Tests will usually be conducted under exam conditions and will ultimately help the advisor in understanding where your key skills and strengths lie. By completing the relevant tests, you will get a better idea of the type of jobs that would best suit your skills.

Goal setting

 

One of the many reasons that individuals seek the advice of career advisors is to gain structure to their life and obtain a clear step-by-step plan on how to achieve certain career goals. Without a plan, the job seeking and career development processes can become very complicated, time consuming and frustrating.

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