Career counselors help their clients find appropriate career paths and available positions. Their duties include administering personality, interest and aptitude tests; advising students and other clients on particular courses and educational requirements for different jobs; discuss options with clients who want a career change; and evaluate clients' educational and work backgrounds. These counselors also help clients find the right schools and programs for their needs, help find financial resources and training programs, teach and practice job skills, and perform other duties related to aiding clients in their job search.
Career Counselor Tasks
Maintain relationships with local employers in order to create links between students and companies that can lead to eventual employment or internship opportunities.
Conduct mock interviews and assist students with the creation of resumes and cover letters.
Counsel students on career planning and job search strategies while facilitating the creation of viable long-term career goals.
Arrange job fairs, seminars, and lectures that will connect students to companies and provide valuable information regarding future career options.