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One of the things I liked about being a school counselor was that there wasn’t a “typical day” in the sense that there is such a wide variety of tasks inherent in the job description that it never felt routinized.
Perhaps the most important effect my work has is helping people achieve their aspirations and challenging them to write a new life chapter — one that has a hopeful sentence at the end...
The building block of successful career development is comprised of four components: skills, values, interests and personality traits.
For anyone thinking of embarking on a career as a counselor, there are some basic skills in addition to personal attributes required to be effective in any specialty.
Deborah, 34, is a counsellor at a college/university in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Her BA in psychology and her MA in counselling psychology are from the University of British Columbia (1990, 1995). She is currently completing a PhD in interdisciplinary studies at the University of British Columbia.
High school students, college graduates, and adults interested in a career change have to face these difficult questions, but a career counselor can help.