So many of us pay for college educations that don't really reflect our values, goals, interests or support our strengths. Sadly, but many of us actually spend more time planning a vacation than we do planning of our careers. Does that sound like you? Would you spend $15,000- $45,000 per year on something you didn't really like or enjoy?
How many of us have degrees that are unrelated to our careers? Here's some interesting new data from Jaison Abel and Richard Dietz of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. According to the authors the vast majority of U.S. college grads, work in jobs that aren't strictly related to their degrees. Only 27 percent of college grads have a job related to their major. That doesn't make any sense!
Wouldn't it make more sense to invest a little upfront to identify the career path that is most suited to your values, interests, personality preferences, skills and preferred work environments? Would you start driving without a steering wheel? Probably not, so why navigate on your career path without direction? The focus of career counseling and career testing is generally on issues such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues.
Let’s learn about how career counseling and guidance can support individuals with career-related challenges. Here at Global Counseling Center our trained professionals can place an individual's qualifications, experience, strengths and weakness in a comprehensive perspective while also considering their personal hobbies, interests, and educational possibilities. Professional counselors at Global Counseling Center can also support an individual in gaining a better insight of what really matters for them personally, how they can plan their careers independently, or help them in making difficult decisions and getting through times of personal or professional crisis.
People who participate in career counseling can benefit greatly from the use of career tests. Global Counseling Center offers online Career Testing which provides insightful and fairly objective information about which jobs may be suitable for the individual who takes a career test based on combination of their values, interests, and skills. Career tests provide a list of recommended jobs that match the test takers characteristics with those of people with similar personalities who enjoy and are successful at their jobs.
Global Counseling Center can help you match your personality to different career options. What career options would fit you best? Research shows the match between your career and personality plays a major role in your job satisfaction and success. We can help you make that match by utilizing Career tests and guiding you in the process of professional self-discovery.