There are times when we know that change is the answer but have no idea what type of change is needed. Careers may turn sharp corners at any point during our working lives and any big decision should be thought through completely.
We look to friends, boyfriends, parents, siblings, mentors, and career psychics to help us sort through the pros and cons. Wait, back up! Career psychics? Find out more about the roles played by various career counselors when you read more.
The New York Times explains some subtle differences: "Career counselors tend to explore psychological undercurrents with clients, and they often have a master’s degree in counseling. Coaches typically come from the corporate world and focus on goal-setting." Those who focus on counseling may translate their psychic or intuitive skills to help their clients "see their dream job."
Career counseling and coaching in general can help uncertain workers achieve a finer focus on their true goals and gifts, and they charge up to $400 per hour for their services. They've indicated that more new graduates are seeking out their help because of their mounting concern for finding work in a weak economy along with student loans hanging over their heads.
Would you consider career counseling, or do you think you'd have just as much success reading books with their recommendations? Is your own judgment along with the advice of those you trust enough when you're mulling over a big transition?