Obtaining a career focus is valuable in any college student’s lifetime; therefore, it would be profitable to meet with a career counselor to discuss occupational goals and interests. Moreover, involvement with the Focus 2 assessment is another contributing factor used to guide the career decision making process. The Focus 2 is comprised of five simple tests that will analyze compatible careers for the individual taking the assessment. Mr. Richard Glass, the career counselor that agreed to meet with me, believes that the work interests assessment produces the most promising results. For instance, my work interests fall under the social, artistic, and investigative categories. Through computerized analysis, I was given a list of occupations that would agree with the data received. The content of this paper will evaluate the results of the Focus 2 assessment, in addition to the major points discussed by Mr. Glass. Come the end of this paper, the reader will gain a better understanding of my work
“No step in life, unless it may be the choice of a husband of wife, is more important than the choice of a vocation”.1(p3) A bold and debatable statement but nonetheless the importance of career choice cannot be denied. Choice as a career issue is not only noteworthy in itself but also in its relation to other issues such as success and satisfaction (though these can be relative and subjective). One notable aspect regarding career choice pertains to individuals’ personality and traits, and how these ‘fit’ with potential careers. It has often been said (and shown) that individuals in vocations well aligned to their personalities and unique traits bring job performance, success and satisfaction2. Two prominent career theorists who have lead the discussion about career choice and personality/trait fit are Frank Parsons and John Holland, with Parsons’ Trait and Factor Theory paving the way for Holland’s Theory of Vocational Choice. Through examining these theories in conjunction with how they prevail in the real world, the importance of personality and trait matching in career choice, including the use of career inventories can be better explored.
In this paper I will be discussing a career counseling interview completed with an individual of a different gender. The interview was conducted in 90 minutes; we discussed the interviewee’s work experience, education, and training. In addition, we explored his recreational and leisure activities, and we looked at strengths and challenges related to his work.
This is a summary of career counseling sessions with a client, by the name of Ellen N., she is currently employed but is considering switching employers. Ellen and I completed various assessments to assist with providing her options for future employment. The assessments utilized were Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Holland Codes, Kuder Career Assessment. Ultimately, determining that this clients’ case would be best served by using the Attachment Theory and the Family System theory in order to assist with making the most effective career choice for this client.
After speaking and processing the wealth of information Mrs. Bowman bestowed, it was difficult to decide on a specific direction to explain career counseling. Mrs. Bowman mentioned she had taken the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, at least once. She believed her type was ESTJ, which she believes, fits her personality. ESTJ’s are born to manage and people depend on them (ESTJ Personality Type, n.d.). ESTJ’s hold positions of
I have a Masters of Arts in counseling from Maryville University and bachelors of arts from Governors State University. Due to working with youth outreach programs, in mentoring capacities, within hospital and treatment setting, within residential settings, and within higher education I am trained to work with individual and couples of varying abilities. I also have extensive knowledge and sensitivity in working with people with trauma survivors, anxiety and depression, adolescents and families, sexual and gender minorities (BDSM and LGBTQ), and monogamous and polyamorous couples. I have experience working with clients in art therapy, DBT therapy, and in groups.
difference in the amount of individual who may apply to college. Another big impact that can help foster youth is The College Cost Reduction Act of 2009. This act makes it possible for foster youth who were in care at 13 years old or older to claim their independent status while applying for financial aid (Cohn &Kelly, 2015).
The Case of Danny a Student in Need of Career Counseling. Danny, a 21-year-old Caucasian male enters the Houston Community College career guidance center, for his appointment with a career counselor. One week before his counseling session, Danny came in for a battery of online assessments and made an appointment to discuss his results. During the start of the counseling session, Danny explained to the counselor that he completed high school at 18. Danny smiles, as he states, “my parents did not believe I would graduate due to my low-grade averages while in high school.”
There comes a time in life where individuals have to leave school to join the world of work whereby they will work their way up to the top. This is where career development comes into place. Career development is defined as progress through various stages in a career (Schreuder & Coetzee,2011). These are stages one goes through in order to mature in a career and for development to even exist, one has to start with making a career choice then developing it .A career choice can be defined as the relation between people’s personality types and their different occupational environment in which they work in.
Directors of the 36 Vet Centers will be contacted by phone and email to participate in the study. Vet Center Directors will then contact support staff and brief them regarding the intervention and protocol for distributing consent forms to veterans. Support staff will distribute and collect consent forms from participants. Participants will be recruited based on time spent transitioning to civilian life, and willingness to participate in workshop over the course of five days. Incentives will be provided on completion of the workshop.
Though a generally overlooked and unappreciated field of work, career counseling has made significant impact in the field of psychology. Frank Parsons’ 1906 lecture, “The Ideal City,” emphasizes the need for young people to receive assistance in choosing a vocation (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2013). Further, Parsons was one of the pioneers in linking personality traits to vocational success, thus coining him as the father of vocational guidance (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2013).
Gysbers (2003) proposes that the value of career theories comes from providing practitioners with a framework to examine client behaviour, help understand the possible meanings of or explanations for the behaviour and subsequently, enables them to identify and respond to clients’ goals or problems. Significantly then, such theories may help explain an individual’s vocational behaviour, such as their initial career choice or later aspects of career development. This essay attempts to identify the theoretical framework that will underpin my guidance practice in the future.
Career progression is the aim for most workers, but career development is not something most of us think regularly. But without proper understanding of what we want from our career and how we can achieve our goals quicker, we can quickly end up dissatisfied with our jobs.
The career services professional supports the educational mission of a college by assisting students to develop, evaluate, and pursue career aspirations with the goal of securing employment. Career services professionals accomplish these goals with a range of programs, counseling and services designed to help students make the connection between the academic environment and the workplace.