Are you bored at work or school? Do you dream of finding a career you love, but have no idea where to start?
JVS Toronto’s Career Counselling program will identify your skills and interests, and uncover the career path that will make you feel happy, successful and fulfilled.
Finding a rewarding career path is a difficult process for many of us. We’re rarely taught how to make good career decisions, and often need help uncovering what we’re good at.
JVS Toronto is here to help. Each year our Career Counsellors help hundreds of people find career paths that bring them happiness and success. Our team of professional counsellors are trained to uncover your hidden motivations and desires. This information is used to build a clear picture of what jobs will fit your personality and skills, and then identify specific career paths that align with your values and motivations.
Do I need career counselling?
There are two types of people who really benefit from career counselling: students who are unsure of what to study or what they’re good at, and adults who want a career change but are unsure of which direction to take.
Career Counselling will help you:
- Understand your values and motivations
- Discover what makes you happy and fulfilled
- Decide on what to study in college or university
- Get a job you’ll enjoy that uses your education and experience
- Find career paths and jobs that are matched to your interests, skills and life goals
If you’ve had trouble in any of these areas, you’re not alone. Whether you’re still in school or already working, it’s never too late to put yourself on the right career path.
How does career counselling work?
Career counselling at JVS Toronto teaches you a system for making good career decisions and identifying a career path that’s right for you. While everyone will have different outcomes, the process of creating a personal career path can be broken down into four universal components.
1. Know your interests
What do you like to do? The question seems simple, but it’s often the trickiest one to answer. We all like to do many things, but getting paid to do them is often a challenge. You will discover which of your interests can earn you money and become the foundation of your career path.
2. Know your skills
We’re not always good at the things we like to do. To be successful at a job you need to know the difference between what you’re good at now, and what you’d like to be good at in the future. This identifies realistic job options, as well as the foundation of your career progression.
3. Know your values
We’d all like to be rich, creative, secure, and help others, but what values are truly necessary for you to have a fulfilling life? We often chase things like money and success, only to find they don’t always make us happy. You will discover which values and achievements make you truly happy.
4. Know your personality
What makes you, you? Are you a people person, or do you love working alone? Your personality has a huge role in determining what jobs you will be successful at. You will learn how to leverage your natural strengths to identify a career path that suits your personality.
Each component will be explored in a one-on-one session with your Career Counsellor. You will add jobs and career directions to your profile as you complete each session. By the final session, you will have identified the top two to three career options that match your interests, skills, values and personality.
By the end of the process, you will have:
- A clear understanding of your interests and skills
- Clarity on what motivates you at work or in school
- Career paths that are realistic, fulfilling and attainable
- Specific job recommendations that match your personality and life-goals
How long does career counselling take?
Generally, you will meet with your Career Counsellor for a one-hour session and cover one of the four components. After each session, you will get a self-assessment to complete at home in order to prepare for the next component.
Most of our clients complete their full profile and career plan in about four weeks, but appointments can be tailored to your schedule and availability.
About our team
We have been delivering career counselling services in the Toronto and York regions for over 50 years. All of our Career Counsellors are certified and hold a Master’s degree in Education, Counselling and Psychology, and are qualified and experienced in delivering academic and career counselling services.
Our team brings over 40 years of career counselling and development experience within the post-secondary and private sectors.
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