Career counselling basically consists of four elements:
- Helping individuals to gain greater self-awareness in areas such as interests, values, abilities, and personality style.
- Connecting individuals to resources so that they can become more knowledgeable about jobs and occupations.
- Engaging people in the decision-making process in order that they can choose a career path that is well suited to their own interests, values, abilities and personality style.
- Assisting individuals to be active managers of their career paths (including managing career transitions and balancing various life roles) as well as becoming life-long learners in the sense of professional development over the life-span.
To facilitate this process, we gather information from a variety of sources including the Strong Interest Inventory®. Used by more than 70 percent of colleges and universities, the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world's most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It helps high school and college students—as well as people in transition—explore their career goals.