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I have done B.A. I have registered for M.Ed. with IGNOU.
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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Regional Manager at CL Educate Ltd. Navi Mumbai
Ms. Bharati has an experience of more than 10yrs with CL Educate Ltd into career counseling for students at Std XIIth level .she excels in Guiding and preparation required Though technically an MCA she found her interest in interacting with students and mentoring them in all situations be it career choice or preparation or stress management.Realizing the benefits of Meditation she studied M.D.(A.M.), Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems.
Founder Director at Mentoring Dreams.
Mr. Manish is a MTech from IIT Delhi. He has worked in various fields related to academics and computer science. He had worked as a mentor, guide, Business analyst etc. He is Founder and Director at Mentoring Dreams. His expertise includes career planning and guidance, he had conducted work shop in several educational institutions, and he also conducts enhancement training for employees through NGOs. He got several publications to his name in related field
Career Advisor / Phd Scholar
A Psychologist with 13 years of experience in corporate, schools and hospitals. Have coordinated training programs, and developed a new product for leadership development of adolescents, conducted many workshops and lectures for parents, teachers and students during my tenure at the school.
Dealing with clients who have problems concerning adjustment with work, family and helping them lead a better and healthy life is what I strive for. Using therapeutic techniques and assessment tools has helped me so far in making a difference in the life’s of those that I worked with.
The core characteristics that have helped define and guide my career and personal relationships have been focused on flexibility, commitment, openness, challenge, and growth. Managing time and ability of multi-tasking; Excellent communication & convincing skills; Managing Events and good team player; Eye for details and striving for excellence in everything; Being proactive and responsible; Proven ability to learn quickly and become an expert; Skilled at producing quality work with limited resources.
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PhD Organizational Psychology
Dr. Aparna has a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the UK and is researching about Indian women and Generation Y employment for UNDP. Before to this she has worked as a Management Consultant with European Commission project UK. She has obtained her MS, MRes and PhD degrees from UK and was a winner of the prestigious and competitive Vice Chancellor scholarship: ‘Developing Solutions international scholarship’ at the University of Nottingham. She was an International Students Ambassador at the University of Nottingham, Elected President of UNICEF on campus team at Nottingham University and was also an international ambassador at the University of Bristol UK.
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