It’s no fun for anyone, at any age, to have to start looking for new work or a change in career. Sadly, it does happen and with growing frequency too. Job descriptions and job types are constantly changing no thanks to technology. Just a couple of generations ago people would choose a career and that’s what they did for the rest of their life. Now there’s this constant fear that what you train for today might become obsolete in a few years’ time. It can be hard to keep up for the unsuspecting, but career counseling can help people toward transition and move on with their lives.
There have been a lot of changes in the way people work over the past couple of decades. Many of the challenges a worker faces today are as much psychological as they are physical. Vocational counseling can be a godsend for those who struggle to adjust to occupational changes. Here are a few of the things that people have to think about that they never used give a thought to:
- A constantly tough economic climate
- Raised retirement ages
- The fast pace of technology
- More job insecurity than job security (choose your career with care).
The list could go on. Being in a perpetual state of unease is unhealthy, both in the physical and emotional sense. Keeping plugged in to the world of work is a better approach for managing the way a person thinks, feels and functions when the time comes to move on in their career.
Career Coaching Can Help
Career guidance is no longer a service only for younger workers, it’s for everyone. A qualified career counselor will help in a number of ways, four of the most important being:
- The get you to refocus on what’s important and zoom out on what isn’t
- Accurately assess your skills and skills potential
- Clarify your values and goals
- Match work with your core values.
Thriveworks Counseling in Raleigh, NC career counseling services can help to guide any one, at all ages in the right direction. Call us today and make an appointment to review your options with one of our professional counselors.