To become a career counsellor;
Career counselling can help point people in the right direction when it comes to choosing careers that they will excel at and be happy with. Being happy with a career can lead to a happier home life and a greater sense of accomplishment.
Career Counsellors are experts at assessing your aptitude, personality, interests, and other aspects of you. They use this evaluation to suggest the best career options from all the available and relevant options. Career Counselling provides access to the resources and knowledge that a career expert possesses.
They are responsible for having knowledge of the skills needed in various fields, the average salary of each field, and the requirements of each field. After they have assessed a client, they will then match them up with a field suitable for their skills and personality, creating the most profitable match possible in terms of job satisfaction and monetary earnings.
They will not, however, simply match up a client with a profession and send them on their way. They work with their clients, helping them to research the right job, as well as helping to locate resources for strengthening the skills needed for the job desired.
Career counsellors work with all sorts of people, from all walks of life, of all ages, with all different education and experience levels. These professionals might offer guidance and advice, for instance, to powerful businessmen or even just high school kids just starting out in the world. The main goal of a career counsellor is to help their clients find career that suit them and careers that are suitable for them.
Career counsellors will also usually help their client’s research and get started in their new careers. This might involve helping them search for jobs along with writing resumes and cover letters.
Along with helping some clients find the right careers, career counsellors will also help others improve their existing careers. They may offer advice and guidance on how to get a promotion, for instance, or just how to have a more enjoyable experience while at work.
As Career counsellors may work in a private practice or even in a college or university. The positions available vary by region, state and country. Some can be found as social workers, life coaches, therapists, corporate recruitment staff, teachers, and many other positions where a firm understanding of psychology is helpful or required.
A career counsellor at a school would work with students to help them research which career is best for them, while taking into consideration their peer and familial pressures. Career counsellors will work with the students to encourage them to pursue careers that match their skills and desires, with thought given to monetary earnings and the satisfaction level of the chosen field.
Career counsellors who enjoy the business applications of the field often choose employment in outplacement, corporate recruitment, and professional headhunting finding employees for their clients that will suit their workforce. This is the same job they would do otherwise, simply in reverse. Instead of finding clients jobs that match their skills, they find employees to match their client's requirements based on an applicant's skills.
As a counsellor:
Counselling salaries in India range from 12,800 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 52,300 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 38,200 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Counselling are earning less than 38,200 INR while the other half are earning more than 38,200 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Counselling are earning less than 23,000 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,000 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Counselling are earning less than 48,800 INR while 25% are earning more than 48,800 INR