CAREERS COUNSELLING – Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 10 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction ...Scope & Nature of the Industry • Definitions: career, careers counselling, counselling • Broad employment options • Services offered in the employment industry • Assumptions about career counselling practices • Cross cultural careers counselling 2. Nature of Careers ...What is a career, what makes it successful? • Introduction • Elements of career building and job seeking • Factors contributing to career success • Realistic expectations • Range of options • Persistence • Case study 3. Careers Advice Resources ...Brochures, Publications, Web Sites • Employer considerations: qualifications, experience,personality, age, adaptability, productivity, etc • Case study 4. Career Services ....Where can people get help (Social Services, Work Experience, Education) • Career counselling services • Careers and vocational guidence • Vocational planning • Setting goals • Job seeking supportJob seeking strategies • Other services 5. Developing Counselling Skills • Key areas for career counselling • Helping clients focus on reality • Helping clients identify opportunities • Helping clients consider all elements • Overcoming resistance from clients • Listening skills • Questioning skills • Problem solving skills • Essential reality checks • Improving clients predictive ability 6. Conducting a Counselling Session • Why people come to a career counsellor • Strategies to develop trust • A career counselling session • Individuals who know the job they want • Psychometric testing for individuals still choosing a career • Types of psychological tests that may be used • Referring people elsewhere 7. Counselling Students and School Leavers (with little work experience) • Understanding youth • Career counselling for adolescents • Assisting indecisive teenagers • Career counselling for students • Giving advice on study • Choosing a course • Workshops for students • Workshops for university students • Resources for counselling students 8. Counselling Adults (inexperienced or facing career change) • Identifying adult needs The training program • Advice and support during job hunting • Course of action • Career changing • Easiest paths to career change • Challenging path to career change • Starting a business • Case study • Writing a business plan 9. Job Prospecting • Ways of finding work • Supporting clients decisions • Prospecting for work • Tips on getting a job • Writing resumes (CV's) • Preparing for a job interview 10. Nurturing and growing a career once it has started • Getting a job is only the first step in a career • Self management for business people • Marketing and pricing • Case study • Advising clients about career advancement Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/CAREERS-COUNSELLING-BPS202-484.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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