How does career counselling work?

Career counselling involves assessment through psychometric tests, personality test, aptitude tests, verbal reasoning tests to understand the metal capabilities and behavioural styles of the individualities. These tests are conducted by qualified career counselling who have the authority to conduct these tests in a disciplined manner.

For details on psychometric tests, visit- https://www.psychometricinstitute.com.au/index.asp

Who can become a career counselor?

Not everyone who possesses good communication skills can become a counselor. The ability to speak and the skill to speak the apt thing are two very different things. To be a career counselor, you need to possess the following certifications and degrees-

Step 1: Complete a bachelor’s degree in a behavioral, social science, or human services field.

Step 2: Earn a master’s degree in counseling.

Step 3: Complete graduate and postgraduate internship experience for certification/licensure requirements.

Step 4: Pass any required exams* for certification/licensure- passing of a counselor exam for graduation or certification/licensure such as the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and/or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

Step 5: Apply for and earn additional certifications.

Step 6: Continue your education and stay up to date on career counseling trends and changes.

About exams*-

https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/counseling-licensure/#nationalexam

https://www.globalcareercounsellor.com/about-us

(site for globally recognized certification as counsellor. They have an excellent support system and the queries were answered promptly)

However, it is very important to reach out to a credential counsellor. Credentialism is necessary to ensure the authenticity and that the client is not mislead. National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a recognized leader in development of career development standards, for the provision of career counseling programs and services, and for the evaluation of career information materials. NCDA also sets ethical standards for the career development profession including guidelines for the provision of career services on the Internet.

To facilitate recognition of career counselors and career development practitioners, NCDA works with licensing and credentialing bodies to support them.

NCDA is the founding body of the 1952 established American Counseling Association (ACA). This is a membership organization for the licensed professional counsellors, counseling students and professionals in the US.

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