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Career Coaching vs. Career Counselling

Who is the best to help you with your questions and goals?



Career coaching is the process of working with people to help them assess their skills and make critical and informed career development decisions, as well as helping them to use various tools—résumés, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles—to accomplish their career goals. In general, career coaching tends to be a solution-oriented approach, which involves working with clients to see what concrete steps they can take to achieve their career objectives. 
Career Coaching is more for me if I need help with
  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter writing
  • Job search strategies
  • Interview preparation
  • Graduate school applications 

Career Coaching is for me if I want to know more about:

  • Job fairs
  • Resources to support my job search
  • Networking opportuities
  • Making a LinkedIn profile
  • How to get more experience in my field of interest
  • What I can do with my major
  • How I can make the most of my time on campus
  • Searching for information about graduate school


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Career counselling refers to an individual or group process which emphasizes self-awareness and a better understanding of the world of work. It helps people to develop a satisfying and meaningful life/work direction by helping them make career, educational and life decisions. Career counselling is used to guide learning, work and transition decisions, as well as to manage responses to changing work and learning environments over the lifespan. Its predominant ethos is one of facilitation rather than of advice-giving. Career counselling relationships vary according to need.
Career Counselling is for me if I want
  • More self-awareness - what are my interests, skills, values and how can they guide my career decision making
  • A sense of purpose and clarity around my career direction
  • To explore why I am at university
  • To identify an educational program that will meet my needs best
  • Help with decision making
  • Support as I navigate career transitions
  • To work on personal issues that may hold me back from realizing my dreams (fear of failure, fear of success, perfectionism, indecision, low motivation, self-criticism, lack of self-care, etc.)


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