Sunday, April 21, 2013

Do you have what it takes to be an Education Counselor?

Not many think a life as an education counselor. An education counselor is an important person in an educational institution. This individual helps students choose the right educational program, course that allows them to use their skills to achieve career goals. However, this job isn’t easy and only a responsible person can undertake this. Therefore, before you take up a job as an education counselor, it is essential to find out whether you have everything that a education counselor should possess.

An education counselor’s job isn’t just about guiding students. He should also meet other parties such as business owners, teachers, parents and educational institution administrators to discuss available student career prospects for proper guidance. If you are planning to become an education counselor, you need to have a great deal of patience while dealing with different students hailing from diverse backgrounds. You should also be able to keep a record of all the students you meet and note down their specific requirements.

In addition to the aforementioned responsibilities, you also need to perform certain duties on a daily basis. You need to meet students to understand their unique goals and determine their needs with regard to their career. In order to be a good education counselor, one also needs to make certain information an education tools available to students that would assist them in pursuing their educational programs. If you are confident of performing all the above mentioned duties and carrying out the responsibilities efficiently, career counseling is definitely your cup of tea.

Ameeta Pereira
Counselling Psychologist & Soft Skills Trainer

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