I am dedicated to “giving back” to my community thru career coaching. I have observed there are an increasing number of students who depart high school without an idea of their career of choice. Oftentimes, these students face frustration and difficulties in college.
As an experienced, Career Coach I employ the measurement of three factors – aptitude, interest, and personality. These aspects assist in deciding the right career path. A benefit of career coaching is that students realize the fact that not all can become engineers or doctors and they start to explore other fields depending on their talent and interest in alternate fields.
It is vital that we help students to develop their true potential. Within our community, there are students who are clear as to what they want to become. On the other hand, others either are confused or have no idea about their career preferences. Career Coaching provides results in students making the right choice regarding what courses they want to enroll into in order to accomplish their career goals.
In fact, despite having a clear idea of what they want to achieve in life, some students do not know the career path they need to follow to have the requisite academic qualification to join a particular course. I will assist students in obtaining a clear-cut view of what they can expect from various educational courses.I will also assist students discover that the training they would need for their chosen path is offered at community colleges, trade schools, or apprenticeship programs. Students discover they have options and the may decide to forego the four-year university (for the short term).
Regrettably, many students drop out of colleges due to the lack of essential support in understanding the requirements for college programs. I work hard at building the motivational level of a student is necessary for long-term success.
We as a community, parents, and students must acknowledge the pillars of career success must involve students taking the following steps:
1. Learn more about yourself: Gain awareness and knowledge of self by assessing interests, abilities/ transferable skills, values, and personality as they relate to career choices
2. Gain educational and occupational information: Identify and become familiar with various educational and career related resources. Gather, summarize, and process information about occupations as they relate to nature of work, working conditions, job market, world and US job trends, employment outlook, earnings and salary, educational/academic training, and related occupations. Gather, summarize, and process information about academic options and college requirements. Generate career options and alternative plans as needed.
3. Learn about decision-making and career planning: Learn decision-making styles and strategies applied to career decision-making. Clarify and set realistic and achievable goals. Develop and implement an action plan related to a career path
4. Conduct a job search: Discuss and learn how to create and maintain a professional image. Learn how to write resumes, vitas, and job search letters. Conduct interviews addressing strengths and areas of growth. Attend and actively participate in job/internships fairs.
5. Apply to vocational schools or apply for training programs: Identify programs that match interests.
We must all be involved in helping students to find a career path that will lead to a successful, happy future. In other words, a job. Students, who use career services can plan student loan borrowing based on future income, explore career opportunities during and after college and learn how to become the best possible marketable job candidates.
Contact Ms. Rosemarie Rose-Spencer at (561) 307-6695 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.