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Career as Career Counsellor

Career counselors are professionals working in the education, training and employment sector. They assist clients in making education and career plans based on aptitude, interests , personality traits and academic attainments.

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Career as Career Counsellor
  • Use aptitude tests, interest inventories, and personality questionnaires as well as achievement assessments to evaluate the abilities, interests and personality of students in secondary and senior secondary classes.
  • Evaluate the client's background and academic profile to assist them in setting realistic study and career goals.
  • Provide detailed guidance regarding suitable career options and educational preparation required for entry.
  • Assist clients in the application process and write letters of recommendation when required.
  • Guide clients in interview and networking skills.
  • Assist in job placements and resume writing.
  • Collect, collate and file institutional and career related information.
  • Make suitable display of career information, application deadlines and eligibility criteria.
  • Provide career related information to newcomers in corporate and technology training facilities.
  • Attend to walk in customers, students, candidates to provide details about services provided by a company.
  • Conduct guidance in groups during career fairs.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Schools & Colleges
  • Vocational rehabilitation facilities
  • Professional institutions
  • Skills training institutes
  • Private practice
  • Online guidance portals
  • Delhi Public School
  • Sehgal School of Competitions, Delhi
  • Government Secondary School
  • Apeejay Educational Trust
  • CRPF School
  • BITS, Ranchi
  • Sigma Manpower & Marketing Pvt Ltd
  • Locomo India Incorporation
  • Career Avenues

How do I get there?

  • Class XII

    Stream: Any

  • Grad/WorkExp

    Any/TeachingExperience 

  • Prof Dip

    Dip Guidance&
    Counselling*

  • Goal

    Career Counsellor

  • Class XII

    Stream:Any

  • Graduation

    Psy/Educ/Socialwork/ChildDe...

  • Post graduation

    Psy/Educ/Socialwork/ChildDe...

  • Prof Dip

    Dip Guid &Counselling*

  • Goal

    Career Counsellor

  • Class XII

    Stream:Any

  • Graduation

    Any

  • Training

    Guidance websites

  • Goal

    Career Counselor

*Diploma Course in Guidance and Counselling is conducted by NCERT, New Delhi and Regional Institutes of Education at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong

Eligibility  :In-service teachers – Graduates with teaching degree./those presently not working but having a graduate degree with a teaching degree and minimum two years of teaching or related experience. /Postgraduates in psychology /education /social work / child development/special education. Those with  a minimum of one year of teaching or related experience get preference. (Minimum 50% (5% relaxation for SC/ST).

Admission : Screening of application , selection test (essay writing and interview).

Course Duration 1yr .:January to December (Six months Distance mode, 3 months (Face to Face), 3 month practicum in home town. Medium of Instruction English & Hindi.

During distance learning phase, tutorials (once a month of two days duration/every two months of five days duration) at all study centres for learners in small groups who will be attached to mentors for seeking clarifications and any other help. Contact programme (3 months)will give intensive practical training and supervised field experience in schools. Internship(3 months0 in schools, guidance agencies etc. 

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Content on this page is by Career Expert
Mrs. Kum Kum Tandon
MA (Psychology), M.Ed, Diploma in Educational Psychology, Vocational Guidance & Counseling (NCERT, Delhi) | View Complete Profile
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