Everything You Need to Know About Career Counseling

How to find a job you love. Students and adults define their purpose with Career Counseling which helps them make big life decisions about vocational training, college major, and future career directions. Discover your passion with Career Coaching.

Maybe you’re a high school student or the parent of a high school student who has yet to identify their passion. Or you’re a college student unsure if the career path you’ve projected for yourself is actually what you were meant to do. Or, perhaps you’ve been part of the working world for years, only to realize, “this is not for me.”

Regardless of where you are in your career-searching journey, learning how to find a job you love can be a hard question to answer on your own. Which begs the question, ”What is Career Counseling, and is career coaching worth it?”

What you can look forward to with this blog:
What Career Counseling Is & How It Works
Who Career Counseling Is For & Is It For You
How Career Counseling Helps
Career Counseling and Life Coaching

Let’s take a closer look at what career counseling is, why it’s effective, and how educational counselors at Morgan Guidance can help you with your search to find a rewarding career path.

WHAT IS CAREER COUNSELING AND HOW IT WORKS?

|Career Counseling provides direction, focus, and ultimately career satisfaction.

From the moment you are born, your perfect career path has been a work in progress. As a result, rather than tell you what career path to follow or what major to study, career counselors identify the personal factors that make you who you are, and use them to identify your most fulfilling career path. In addition, these factors include everything from your abilities and interests to your personal values, circumstances, and personality.

The University of Wyoming describes career counseling like this.

“Career counselors are like a passenger in the car that you are driving. They help you notice different paths to take, bumps in the road, or when to pull over to look at a map in more detail. You are the driver in your “career car”. With this in mind, career counselors do not tell you what to do. They assist you to clarify what you most want in life so that you can find a career path that connects to who you are as a person.”

Career counselors are only as effective as the processes they implement. We only use research-supported best practices in our counseling model.

As a result, that’s why at Morgan Guidance, we utilize the highly acclaimed GS120 Career System. GS120 is a proven effective career counseling tool trusted by industry professionals for over 20 years. The GS120 takes into account your interests, values, personality, and abilities.

First, you will take the GS120 assessment which is highly personalized to your answers. This is not a right and wrong type of assessment. Additionally, it is not about academic skills or academic performance, so don’t worry.

Then you will have a positive upbeat experience going through self-exploration one-on-one video counseling conferences with your counselor. In effect, during this process, you will articulate your values and motivations and learn about career matches that are a fit for you. Additionally, after narrowing down your top choices, you and your counselor will create an “Action Plan” for you to follow. Your career counselor will be available for a year. In order to make sure you are happy with your choices and the path toward your future.

WHO IS CAREER COUNSELING FOR AND IS IT FOR YOU?

| Your future shouldn’t be a guess; neither should your career.

One university had this to say.

“In a study of job satisfaction rates among Americans, the Pew Research Center found that 30% of respondents view their work as “just a job to get them by” rather than as a meaningful, fulfilling career.1 This is unfortunate, since work accounts for roughly one-third of the average person’s life.2”

Career Guidance is for those seeking job satisfaction and a good fit with interests, abilities, values, and personality.

  • Gain Clarity and Confidence in Your Decision Making
  • Develop a Stronger Self-Awareness
  • Find Careers or Majors That Match Your Passions
  • Create a Roadmap for Achieving Your Goals
  • Feel Supported During a Time of Transition
Image of a man typing into an excel sheet. Representing the type of job a career consultant in Florida can help you find. Or career counseling can help you find a different job that brings you joy in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, or any other state.

For students and those new to the working world, career counseling offers a host of other benefits often not realized. For example, by identifying the career paths that align with a student’s interests, abilities, and values, students are given an invaluable “sneak peek” into what their future could hold. As a result, with their most rewarding career paths identified, students can move forward with their training, schooling, and career plan with more focus, drive, and determination, knowing what’s at the end of the proverbial tunnel if they are to follow a certain path.

For adults with experience, a desire to change, or in times of transition or uncertainty, career counseling helps bring clarity. Which can help to make out of life. As a whole, one discovers a greater sense of meaning that aligns with one’s stage in life and one’s most fulfilling values and sense of purpose. Additionally, career coaching is individualized to meet your needs and goals. This is your time to gather data and reflect. As a result, you will increasingly feel more comfortable as you analyze and explore new options with a trained counselor and coach at your side.

HOW CAREER COACHING HELPS?

|We utilize a research-supported, evidence-based model.

  • Identifies your Top 100 Careers
  • Gives a holistic approach with objective data
  • Combines Interests, Values, Personality, and Aptitude
  • Uses the most up-to-date, reliable and valid psychometric test available

Our approach to career coaching at Morgan Guidance Services is by using a holistic approach with objective data. You and your loved one know yourselves better than anyone. However, sometimes we need a fresh set of eyes and objectivity to help to see our strengths, weaknesses, and interests more clearly. This is where career counseling comes in. You will learn about yourself in the context of the world of work, and where you, or your loved one, “fits in” through a self-exploration process.

Not only will you or your loved one find the right career or college and vocational path; but we will also help you stay away from the least-likely options that won’t make you happy. This way you will have the clarity and confidence you need to make an informed decision and implement your plan. All with our support.

WHAT MAKES CAREER COACHING SO EFFECTIVE?

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You can read more by the American Psychological Association which recognizes and defines Career Counseling, also called Career Guidance or Career Coaching.

By exploring your skills, strengths, and interests, career counselors are able to offer the most personalized advice to identify the best-fitting career paths for you. Then, ultimately, which careers are the least likely to bring you joy.

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The GS120 system can be useful in building resumes, targeting the perfect internships, making smarter educational decisions, and identifying the best career matches. In fact, the Career Development Quarterly reported the GS120 85% effective in career counseling services. Combined with its 94.6% approval rating, the GS120 is the most effective and reliable career-matching tool in use today. – Career Development Quarterly

CAREER COUNSELING AND LIFE COACHING

|Not sure basic career counseling is enough?

Here is what you can expect when you work with Morgan Guidance for your basic career counseling needs:

  • One-on-one interview with our career counselor
  • A series of online assessments and personal profile analysis
  • Up to 4-hour career counseling session with our certified professional counselor
  • An in-depth personality and career-matching report
  • Optional peer counseling process for small groups of student or adult peers

As part of our therapeutic and educational counseling services, Morgan Guidance is pleased to offer life coaching that is holistic in nature and beyond the basics for those who seek to integrate life and career. Combined with career counseling, advanced life coaching helps individuals struggling to find direction and balance in life, opening the door to tough, yet honest conversations and encouraging independence.

Our life coaching services are a valuable tool for adults of all ages who struggle with challenges including (but not limited to) ADHD, autism, substance abuse, or those recently leaving therapeutic programs. Even parents benefit from our holistic life coaching.

So, is career counseling worth it? If you struggle to identify your passions, have yet to find a career that fulfills you, or are seeking to have a healthy life and work balance, chances are career counseling is a good fit. It would probably be a good idea to schedule a discussion with a professional career counselor.

Our Career Counselors Are Here to Join Your Life Journey

As your trusted educational planning and career counseling professionals, Morgan Guidance has the proven tools and experience to show you how to find a job you love. All without wasting another minute soul searching in the dark. Contact Morgan Guidance today to learn more about how our career counseling for adults and students can help you find the career you were destined to find. Or to learn more about how our life coaching programs may benefit you or your loved one.

At Morgan Guidance Services, our career counselors have supported many individuals remotely in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and throughout the United States with finding and creating a path to happiness and fulfillment.

Before career guidance, they were stuck or had no idea what they wanted to do. After meeting with one of our certified career counselors, they were able to identify their passions and what makes them happy. Plus, they were able to find a career or college path that was the right fit for them.

Our career counselors are here to support you and your loved ones.

Image of a person painting with joy. Showing the benefits of getting career counseling or career coaching with a supportive consultant in Texas, Florida, or Pennsylvania.

Begin Career Coaching in Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, or Anywhere in the US

You don’t have to choose your career path alone. The certified career counselors at Morgan Guidance are here to help you explore your options and make the best decision for your future. Keeping your unique skills, interests, and goals in mind, we’ll help you find a career that’s the right fit for you in career coaching. If you’re interested in creating a clear path forward, let’s connect:

  1. Reach out with questions or schedule a complimentary consultation
  2. Talk with a caring and dedicated career counselor
  3. Get a feel for what is like to work together

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED IN FLORIDA & THROUGHOUT THE US

At Morgan Guidance Services our therapeutic consultants offer more than career counseling for adolescents and young adults. We offer support in finding the right choice for therapeutic boarding school and program placement. Additionally, we offer support for Asperger and Autism, Patient Advocacy, and Transition Planning.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, A CAREER COUNSELOR

Elaine Morgan is the founder, owner, and lead consultant at Morgan Guidance. Which is a special education consulting firm providing Career and Educational Counseling. She has been working with struggling students and their parents for 40 years. Elaine is known for parent coaching. As well as her work with typical and neuro-diverse students and adults who are lagging behind their same-age peers and at risk of not reaching their potential due to emotional behavioral health and developmental challenges especially Asperger’s and ASD.

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