Do you dread going to work each morning? Did you “follow your passion” but now find yourself feeling unfulfilled and frustrated? Are you wondering if changing careers is the right move for you?
To experience a fully happy life, it’s important to have a career that you love. But a recent study concluded that over 50% of Americans are dissatisfied (if not downright unhappy) with their work. This dissatisfaction can lead to stress, anxiety and even depression. This unhappiness can also bleed over into your personal life, negatively impacting the relationships you have with friends and loved ones.
Career counseling can help you choose or completely change a career at any stage in your life. Embarking on a new career, though exciting, can also be incredibly stressful, and most people find they could use some help navigating the journey.
Career counselors have been trained to provide concrete career information resources and discuss career development. In a career counseling session, you and your counselor may discuss:
- Your particular skills or talents to determine which career may align best
- Higher educational requirements and opportunities
- Potential earnings of various careers
- Daily working environments
- Opportunities for advancement
If you “followed your passion” but ended up in a career that no longer suits you, career counseling can help you figure out which direction to go next.