Employment counselors assist people in making career decisions. They help groups or individuals assess their education, work experience, affinities, skills, and personal interests to guide their clients towards the right professional path.
Working as an employment counselor, you will conduct tests and surveys with your clients to explore personality traits, hidden talents, and skills. Through these assessments, you will help your clients better understand their needs and options and take steps towards finding job placements.
You might also be expected to help out with practical aspects of the job search, connecting your clients to agencies or helping them sort out job offers. A degree in psychology is often expected of candidates for this position, as you will have to deal with nuances of various personalities. Experience on the job is also valued, although usually on-the-job training is provided upon hire.