Do any of these situations resonate for you?
Services for Individuals
Grief Counsellors help us recover from the loss of someone special; career counsellors help us recover from the loss of a job and identity.
For some people loosing a job can be the push that was needed to move on to something better. For many people there is a deep sense of loss; a mourning period especially if you have worked for that organization for many years. Self confidence can take a huge beating even if your job loss was not related to performance. Do you need some assistance in getting through this difficult time?
A tailor can help you with the best fit for your suit; a career counsellor can help you find the best fit for your career.
Job search is so much more than sending out hundreds of resumes. You will likely find the “throw everything against the wall and see what sticks approach” is not very effective. Learn what job search techniques are needed in today’s job market. Find a position that fits you well.
Custodians take care of building maintenance; a career counsellor helps you with job maintenance.
Perhaps you find it easy securing a job but maintaining becomes more challenging. Learn what the warning signs are and how you can become a valued employee.
Doctors help us maintain our health balance; career counsellors help us with our work/life balance.
The lack of a satisfying work/life balance is the classic problem for so many of today’s workforce. The computer was going to save us effort and free up personal time. Instead everything is just moving faster. In today’s world, can work- life balance be achieved? Learn to see your time in a different way.
Pilots fly us to many different places in the world; career development practitioners show us the world of creative possibilities and the potential to be creative.
You are more creative that you think.
Expand your knowledge around what it means to be creative. Gain perspective on your own creative skills and accomplishments. Open up to new occupations that demand your creativity even if you don’t draw, act or sing!
Construction workers help lay the foundation of your new home; a small business coach can help you lay the foundation of your new business.
Do you like the idea of running your own business? Do you have a solid business idea? Are you the entrepreneurial type? What is involved in starting a business? What are key strategies that help to improve the likelihood of long-term success? Career Perspectives can help you get started on the right foot.
A Hazardous Materials Specialist helps to ensure your environment is safe; a career counsellor help you manage the toxins in your daily work life.
Is an emotionally toxic work environment creating stress and anxiety in your life? This is a far too common experience for many in today’s work force and can contribute to high blood pressure, anxiety attacks, mood swings, depression, migraines and other real physical and mental ailments. For some people the only way to manage is to leave a job they love. Learn when leaving may be an option to consider. Explore strategies to help you improve your current situation and understand where the toxicity is coming from.
A police officer may help you if you are lost; a career counsellor helps you find your way.
Change is a constant in most work environments. Are you resilient with change and uncertainty? Can you bounce back after a disappointment or when a project doesn’t go well? Are you proactive in managing your career such that you remain in demand or are you worried about the constant threat of layoffs. Though job security is a fading concept in today’s labour market, together we can explore the techniques and strategies to help you flow with changes in your workplace and in the world of work.
Optometrists help us see the world; career counsellors help us see our potential.
Perhaps you’ve spent two to four years in an educational program and you are not sure of your next step. Possibly you didn’t really enjoy the program but completed it because of the financial investment already made or because finishing something you start is what you do. Many people faced with not finding a job, end up going back to school or continue to wonder “what do I want to do when I grow up”. No matter where you are in your career progression, taking time out to evaluate your career goals, and who you are in relationship to the world of work, is a worthwhile investment of your time and energy.
A tour guide takes you along a hiking path; a career counsellor helps you determine your educational path.
Education and Training: it’s a big step and a big investment. Student and parents may not be in agreement on the best educational path or next step. University may be the best fit for some high school graduates but it certainly isn’t the only option. Understand the reasons behind attending school; are you motivated simply by learning something that is interesting or are you driven by specific occupational goals? Perhaps you are really good at one particular subject and assume that further education in this subject is the next step. Have you stopped to consider whether just because you are good at it, this is something you truly enjoy? See the vast alternatives are open to you; programs, learning options and schools, apprenticeships, financial considerations and joining the workforce.
Professors teach us about many topics; career counsellors help us figure out want we want to learn.
Perhaps it’s been a long time since you were in school. You used a typewriter to write up your final essay. What is school like these days? Many people go back to school for a variety of reasons but often it’s simply because they are motivated by interest and professional development goals. There is something they wish to learn more about. Let’s explore what this could be like for you.
Accountants show us our financial worth; career counsellors help us see our actual value.
Do you feel stuck or stalled in your career? Are you wondering how to move to the next level or even what that level might look like? Do you wonder what you really have to offer? Don’t let your career languish. Explore ways to be proactive and strategic in your career development.
Artists create beautiful paintings; career counsellors help us to create our self.
Do you often find you question whether you are in the right occupation or even the right field for you? Are you considering travelling down a completely new road? A major career change can be exciting and scary especially when you really don’t know what you will find along the way. Let’s explore how to combine your previous experience and education with something that would be more rewarding and fulfilling for you? Let’s explore the excitement and remove some of the fear.
Invest in yourself and make your career endeavours pay off. You will save time, money and headaches by working with a career counsellor. Career Perspectives will work with you, within your time frame and budget, to help you establish your goals and set a course on your own personal career journey.