Career Counseling and Coaching – Therapists and Counselors in Columbia, MD
Finding a job that fits your career is challenging enough. Actually choosing a career can be even tougher. Too many folks start their work life as people who are unemployed or under-employed. There are those too who are professionally challenged from the outset. The pace of life is so fast these days that by the time some students graduate they’ve already got outdated skills. And there are older workers who find it hard keeping their skills updated.
A bad career choice can result in you becoming a part of a dying industry. There’s enough emotional turmoil in life as it is, without the added burden of career blunders. There has never been a better time to seek the services of career counseling. Getting proper guidance before, during and long after an education is a smart move for anyone.
There are two big questions that people should ask themselves when they find they’re at a crossroads in their lives. How you answer these questions will help to determine your path:
- Is my primary focus now on getting the best salary possible?
- Is my primary focus on job satisfaction?
With so much job uncertainty around, it’s tempting to become salary focused; however, it’s important to remember that you’re a long time working. Five or six days a week is a long time to be miserable. It’s important to be mindful of this fact if you choose a career that pays well but offers little in the way of job satisfaction.
Vocational counseling is a good way to allow someone other than yourself to help to guide your decision making process. That’s “guide” not “instruct.”
- No one is going to try and make your decisions for you
- A counselor can help you to explore options you may not have known existed
Striking a Balance
A good career choice is often about striking the right balance. It’s all about finding job satisfaction with an acceptable salary. Career counseling can be useful here. It helps people who are confused and overwhelmed to make better informed decisions about their future.
Columbia, MD vocational counseling services may be able to guide you. We have the potential to help you simplify what may seem like an overwhelming and thankless task. If you’re having problems working out what you want to do next, or how to go about organizing things, call us today to schedule an appointment.