No matter what stage you are at in your working life, career counselling by a registered psychologist can help you to resolve any difficulties, and find a way forward.
Career counselling can be particularly valuable for people standing at a crossroads – it’s not just for high school students and young people. For example, career counselling can provide support and guidance for:
- Job seekers;
- Workers facing, or following, a redundancy;
- Parents returning to the workforce;
- Those dreaming of a career change;
- Individuals wanting to climb the career ladder, return to study, or start their own business.
Finding Your Career Path
When you see a psychologist for career counselling, they can help to direct your career path by working with you to:
- Explore your background, values, attitudes, hopes and goals;
- Assess your knowledge, abilities and passions, with psychological tools such as personality profiling and skills analysis.
- Develop your own personal career plan.
For those actively seeking work, career counselling would likely include helping you to brush up your interview technique, present yourself confidently, and look for new job opportunities. It’s been said that up to 80% of positions are never actually advertised!
The Changing World of Work
According to one Australian study, today’s young people can expect to have:
- 17 different jobs throughout their working lives;
- two or three completely different careers; and
- a working life that lasts 50 years or more.
Gone are the days of a job for life – most of us change job every three or four years.
And that's just the start of the changes workers face. Every day, change and progress means learning to cope with a constant stream of new technologies; staff turnover; the gig economy; and constant demands to increase profit and decrease margins; to name just a few.
Is it any wonder many workers are feeling stressed, and struggling with achieving some semblance of work-life balance?
How a Psychologist Can Help
At our Gold Coast Psychologist centre, we can help you with a range of work career issues, not just career counselling. For over 20 years, we have been helping people like you with problems such as:
- Workplace bullying and harassment;
- Difficult co-workers;
- Horrible bosses;
- Toxic work cultures;
- Challenging behaviours such as white anting in the workplace;
- Or simply feeling burned out, or unhappy at work.
In addition to lending a sympathetic yet objective ear, a psychologist can equip you with practical strategies for handling stress, as well as dealing with conflict, improving your communication, and boosting your assertiveness skills.
Considering how much of your life is spent on the job, it’s important to find work you enjoy – or at least feels meaningful – and, to make your work environment as pleasant as possible. If you are struggling with any issues at work, or would like the clarity and direction that career counselling can bring, call for an appointment today on (07) 5527 0123.