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You may also take up the psychometric assessment test from this website to ensure if you are taking up a right choice and are going in a right direction. Additionally send a few calm minutes to question yourself, why you want to study career counselling. If you feel right and are confident about choosing this profession then please move ahead with this.
To become a career counselor, it is often essential to have grounds in Psychology subject as this profession uses soft skills the most and it could be developed only by studying a psychology degree. However I remember you have already completed a BA so why dont you study an MA/ MSc in Applied Psychology or Counselling psychology? Choosing this degree will equip you with in depth knowledge on developing your personality and professional skills that might be deemed necessary in a counselling profession.
In case, you are unable to do a two year masters, you may also do a one year diploma/ postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology or Online Career counselling. This is treated merely equivalent to the MA/ MSc degrees though this diploma will only teach you about psychological counselling and will not give you knowledge on other areas of psychology. But if you have time and money constraints that you cannot study for more than a year or cannot afford fees for more than a year, then this one year course is apt for you. While studying this diploma, you might be necessarily asked to do a summer internship or mini project with a career consultant firm. So make good use of this opportunity and spend at least months under a career counselor and earn hands on experience in these months. Now completing your diploma with an internship, you are easily to score a career counselor job. I hope this helps.
Apart from above suggestion - I can also recommend you CareerGuide's Career Counsellor Certification Course which is 100+ hour self paced online certification designed specifically for aspiring career counsellors and also practising career counsellor for upgrading their knowledge.
It's a fantastic course with amazing video based content designed by CareerGuide's founder - Surabhi Dewra.
The online course is enriched with case studies and quizzes and talks about practical knowledge in the field of career guidance. Highly recommended for individuals who are serious about learning art and science of career counselling.
Some of the counsellor's testimonial should be encouraging for you to take a plunge into career of career counselling:
Thank you for writing and sharing your concerns. to become a career counselor first you need to identify your target audience who do you want to counsel and guide. Once your target audience is clear for example is it school children/students/college students/working professionals.You need then identify the areas your target audience require guidance/counseling on accordingly, you can identify the source of information and also make a structure of your delivery style that is best suited as per your and your participation.
once above information is with you. You can see what certification would support your certification in the market and your profile to encourage participants.
Here recommending one certification particularly for the simple reason - that have undergone it too. It added to my skillsets and business network.
It's career counsellor certification course from CareerGuide.Com itself which has network of 1000+ career counsellor certified by CareerGuide. The course is conducted both online and offline and I have taken both online as well as offline course through them. Highly highly recommended as you will learn from best from industry. It's a certification course designed with practical implementation.
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Trainer and Psychologist. at Karan Consultants
Ms. Meenu is a Post Graduate in Psychology and P.G Diploma in Educational and Vocational Guidance from N.C.E.R.T Delhi She has about 26 years of work experience in the field of Educational Vocational Guidance and Counseling. She was associated with Delhi Administration schools as Counselor and with Amity International School ,She had conducted many training Programs on Life-Skills & other Modules. She is a National level Resource Person with CBSE on the Project ‘Adolescent Education’ She had also contributed in Counseling Programs / Career Fairs in various Govt. Schools, Communities, Radio and T.V. programs and CBSE Tele Counseling. Her interviews have been published in leading Newspapers & Magazines like India Today, Hindu etc. Currently she is a Freelance Practitioner & has her own Consultancy, Karan Consultants.
CEO, Abhivyakti - the Expression
Vikramaditya Duggal is heading his own organisation - Abhivyakti - the Expression. It specialises in training, coaching and consulting services for people, leadership and organizational development.
He is a professional banker. He worked in State Bank of India for 22 years. He held a variety of roles and responsibilities during that period. He took early retirement to pursue his passion in the field of learning and development. He was Assistant General Manager and faculty member in State Bank Staff College, Hyderabad when he took retirement.
Thereafter, he worked in Administrative Staff College of India and Centre for Organization Development, Hyderabad where he developed and delivered a variety of programs in the field of Organizational Behaviour.
Some of his areas of interest include Leadership – an inside-out approach, Emotional Intelligence, Coaching, Communication & Presentation Skills, Negotiation Skills, Team Building and Work Life Balance. He also has the expertise of conducting Out-bound Learning Activities.
He is associated with many organizations as Consultant Trainer. He has delivered more than 20 programmes in Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.
In his experience of over 12 years in the field of Learning & Development, he has interacted with more than 11000 participants from public, private, government sectors and NGOs. He facilitates personal and organizational transformation by encouraging people to discover their hidden potential and take responsibility for change.
Director at Rosary Education System, Rosary Group of Schools, Rajkot
Ph.D. in Education, an educationist having value of commitment & eager to learn new systems, can settle quickly in any academic organization, tuning technology in day today task, tech savvy, eager to upgrade and use educational technology, more comfortable with teacher training and leadership programs, having objective to contribute values and worthiness in the field of education.
Applied Psychologist And Career Counselor
Ms.Indumathi is a certified counselor. She has completed Msc Psychology, PGDSOH, Post graduate diploma in Guidance and counseling and a Certification in counseling skills. She is an Applied Psychologist and practicing counseling from past 10 years. She is associated with Abhudhaya NGO as a Applied Psychologist to assist in projects with students, schools and teachers. She is also working as a Project lead for one of the 500 fortune company.
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