Sorting the Chaff from the Wheat – How to ascertain the legitimacy of Career Development Practitioners in Australia
Career Development is a large umbrella or net that draws together a myriad of Career Services occupations and brands them together in one category with the purposes of facilitating and empowering a client in the exploration, development and management of their career over the course of their career life cycle.
WHAT OCCUPATIONS FALL UNDER CAREER DEVELOPMENT ?
There are a multitude of Career Service occupations that fall under the Career Development banner including: –
- Career Advisor
- Career Coach
- Career Consultant
- Career Counsellor
- Career Development Expert
- Career Development Practitioner
- Career Guidance Officer
- Career Management Consultant
- Employment Counsellor
- Guidance Officer
- Job Developer
- Placement Co-ordinator
- Vocational Counsellor
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Work Experience Co-ordinator
As illustrated above, there are many occupations that fall under the umbrella of Career Development; which in ones’ opinion can potentially cause clients a great deal of stress trying to determine who is the appropriate service provider for me.
SOURCING CAREER DEVELOPMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS
Searching for a Career Counsellor – Are you feeling overwhelmed and finding it difficult to determine if your preferred Career Counsellor is legitimate? Find out how to compare and contract Career Counselling Service providers so you do not make a costly mistake.
I remember back in the early 2000’s when I first started my practice (then called HR Aspects) and commenced market research to compare and contrast my expertise and experiences with competitors of the time; the internet was still in it’s infancy and very few organisations advertised on Google.
Fast forward 15+ years and there are hundreds and thousands of career providers spruiking their services on Google alone claiming to be a Career Counsellor, Career Coach, Professional Resume Writer, Career Development Consultant, Specialist or Expert. Quite frankly, for the average individual looking for someone to help them with their career related queries or concerns it is very confusing – how can you possibly sort out what services you need and want if Read More
Do you know what it takes to enter your dream job? Blu Ripples can help you we have a wealth of information and resources!
On Wednesday, 7th August 2013, Blu Ripples Counsellor and Proprietor Katherine Foster had the wonderful opportunity to participate in the ACS Career Adviser Seminars in Sydney (Ryde) NSW; and subsequently returned to Medowie (Port Stephens) with a wealth of additional career information and resources to assist individuals living in Port Stephens, Newcastle, Maitland, Mid-North Coast, regional and rural Australia with their individual career decisions.
Career information and resources gathered by Blu Ripples (Katherine Foster, Counsellor) includes Read More
If you could be or do anything in this life what would you do or be. As children we have so many dreams about what we will do, be and become when we grow up but somewhere between childhood and adulthood our dreams become squashed, buried deep, hidden away or totally pulled apart and reworked because they do not fit our loved ones or societies view of who we should be.
So my question to you is “What dreams have you buried or given up on that would bring you fulfillment, happiness and joy”? Do not place any limitations on yourself such as if I only had a million dollars in the bank and did not have to worry about bills, the mortgage, school fees etc I would be or do xxxxxxxx.
Find a way of incorporating your dreams into your life it maybe that you start small for example you may have always wanted to start your own small business; start doing some research, enrol in a small business course, talk to people who work in the industry and have already set up their own small businesses.
By focusing on what you want (big picture) and taking positive small steps to incorporate aspects of the big picture into your life you will eventually see the realisation of your dreams.
Find the peace, contentment, fulfilment, happiness and joy that you have been searching for. It is YOUR LIFE after all – You deserve to be HAPPY, content and fulfilled. So take a risk, follow your dreams and be the best person you can be. Life is too short for mediocrity.
Dream Believe Create Succeed – You Can Do It; Katherine Foster 2009
There is an old saying that “Life is what you make it”. Thus, life is about ideas and concepts and putting them into action so that we can make our dreams a reality. Thus, ones question to you is Read More
How many times have you found yourself uttering these words? Or perhaps you have found yourself counting the days to the end of the week or year.
These cognitions (thoughts) are indeed a major sign of job dissatisfaction. However, Blu Ripples main question to you is “Why are you dissatisfied in your work”?
Is it because you experiencing: – Read More
Blu Ripples Career Counselling Services – Helping you balance work and life
Let’s begin by breaking the Work Life Balance concept down into a simple formula. That is, Read More