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Career Counseling

Knowledge of career development counseling and the ability to provide career advice and coaching to students.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Explains the roles and responsibilities of career counselors in order to meet student needs.

Describes the processes and methodologies of career counseling.

Collects information on the current employment market; lists resources for obtaining career advice.

Identifies the key resources for career counseling, e.g. interviews, personality tests, vocational psychology journals, etc.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Provides general career advice and coaching for various topics like resume writing, interview skills, etc.

Organizes students' ideas for their career and occupation; assists in planning career paths.

Matches students' career requirements with their current situation and suggests alternative career paths.

Tests students' present vocational aptitude, competency levels and potential abilities.

Assists students with employer interactions, e.g. career placement, and professionalism.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Manages a full spectrum of career counseling functions.

Compares and contrasts career options to facilitate students' career development.

Advises students on problems that could occur from career change plans, career path selection, etc., and proposes solutions.

Organizes follow-up consultations to evaluate the effectiveness of career counseling.

Establishes relationships with external consultancies and organizations to obtain extended career development services/support.

Trains others on accepted career development counseling practices and procedures.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs and develops career consultation strategies and key counseling factors for the institution.

Plays a leading role in establishing career counseling processes for all types of students.

Monitors industry trends and developments in career counseling.

Contributes to the development of regulatory guidelines for career counseling.

Develops training courses on the analysis of vocational psychology for the career counseling industry.

Advocates for high quality and consistent career information provisions.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your experience in providing career counseling services.
  • What problems did you encounter when providing career counseling?
  • What tests have you used to measure vocational aptitude, competency levels and potential abilities?
  • How do you establish relationships with external career counseling consultancies or organizations?
  • What was the most successful career counseling case you have conducted?

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