Concerns around career can often
be a major focus of counseling. For many
individuals, confusion over which career path to choose can occur at many
stages of life – not just in traditional times during high school and
college. Dissatisfaction with a current
career can be an indication that a re-evaluation of your current career path is
in order. Career goals – just like
people – change over time.
Oftentimes, our career paths are
influenced by the expectations of those around us, including family members, a
spouse or partner, peers, and society in general. Have you ever thought that you chose or chose
not to pursue a certain career path because of your gender? Because of your parents did, or because of
their expectations for you? Because of a
feeling that you need to make a certain amount of money to be successful? If so, and you are experiencing
dissatisfaction with your current career, it might be time to explore those
issues that may be influencing you to stay in a job that you are no longer
suited for – or perhaps were never suited for in the first place.
Fortunately, there are many ways
in which the “rightness” of your career and job can be evaluated. Counseling is an excellent method of
exploring the issues and concerns involved in selecting a career. It can also provide invaluable support if a
career change is needed.
If you feel you are at a
crossroads in your career, call 404-229-6177 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free phone consultation.
Additional career resources can also be found at:
Mind Tools - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career
Occupational Information Network / O*Net Online
American Management Association
Society for Human Resource Management-Atlanta
National Career Development Association
National Employment Counseling Association
Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
America's Career InfoNet