Career Counseling in Newark, DE—Counselors and Therapists
You’re clicking through google search results, your search question staring at you accusingly: What should I do with my life?
Three personality quizzes, twenty web pages, and a possibly sketchy free e-book later, and you are completely overwhelmed. There’s a lot of information out there that grabs for our attention, saying do this and go there, get this degree, and this career has more money, but you want to be happy, and didn’t your friend’s uncle say the market was going to crash soon anyways?
Maybe it’s better to stay undecided, unfocused, unsure of your direction.
Not yet! Thriveworks Newark believes there is a career choice out there that won’t only further your goals, it’ll make you happy. We know that at this point, we’re probably just page 21 on your web browser, just another voice telling you what to do.
But we want so much more than to tell you what to do; we want to work with you as we discover what your passions are and what the next steps we can take are. Thriveworks Newark wants to walk with you as you grow into this new phase of your life.
What Is Career Counseling?
Career counseling is not just for new graduates braving the real world for the first time- although that is definitely a great reason to see a career counselor. Very few people stay with one career for their entire lives. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the average person will change their job 12 times!
While some people are ready to jump into the next career, for others it is a decision plagued with questions and uncertainty. That’s where a Thriveworks Newark Career Counselor can come in handy. We are a supportive, empathetic, outside third party that can help sort through all the racing thoughts and questions. Having an outside perspective and talking about your decision out loud is very helpful for making decisions.
In more specificity, Thriveworks Newark commonly sees people for career counseling when they are wrestling with:
- Leaving a job you’ve been at for years
- Changing companies
- Starting your own business
- Changing fields
- New out of college and not sure what to do with your degree
- Having so many passions, you can’t choose which one to focus on
- General dissatisfaction about your career but not sure what to do with it
- Questions about where your strengths lay and how that can be translated to a job
- Re-entering the career field and unsure how it or you have changed
- Wanting to get ahead in your career
You’re probably going to spend over 92,000 hours working, or an estimated quarter of your life! You don’t want to be miserable for a quarter of your life, and Thriveworks Newark doesn’t want that either!
What Happens in a Career Counseling Session?
Every session will be unique in Thriveworks Newark career counseling. If there was a cut-and-paste way to find a career that suits your needs and that you love, you would have found it in one of the aforementioned google searches.
But there’s not. Because you are a unique individual with unique strengths, passions, and living situation. What works for you won’t work for someone else. Thriveworks Newark not only wants to acknowledge that, we want to celebrate it. Every session will be focused on you. The specifics of a career counseling session will also be dependent on where in the career-lifetime you are.
Are you trying to decide to quit your current job? We might look into outside circumstances that is driving your discontentment, searching for the why you want to make this change, and what it could mean. Are you trying to find your first, or just a new, career path? Great! We’ll take a deep dive into your strengths and passions, maybe take a few trusted tests and get you started on a path that will be the most beneficial for who you are and who you want to be.
Are you okay in your career, but you want to take it to the next level? Exciting! Let’s talk about what that looks like and how we can keep you healthy in all areas as you take more responsibility and further your career. Career counseling is as broad as the careers available. Thriveworks Newark is excited to meet you and begin building the life you’ve always dreamed about.