(Closed) NWR: Career counseling?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have never used one, but I am in HR so I have coached some employees to see what direction they want to go into in regards to a career.

I think its best for him to ask himself what does he want to do? what makes him happy? what does he see himself doing? Does he have a hobby or intereest? A career coach may be helpful by guiding him in a particular direction, but he needs to take a serious look at what he wants for himself.

I also would suggest him to go onto job boards to take a look at what is out there. A particular job that he hasn’t thought of might peek his interest after reading the job description.  If he isn’t qualified for something that interests him at least he has a direction and can seek training for that position. Hope it helps!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are there any job fairs coming around any time soon? Might be a good idea for him to be able to find something that peaks his interest.  Unfortunately, not much can be done with a history degree. 

Post # 6
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Job boards like Careerbuilder or Monster have categories you can search or just search by zip code. He can get an idea of the type of jobs available in your area.

Also, you can contact headhunters or companies who place temp workers (ex – contemporary staffing) …he could temp in different positions to get a feel for corporate life ( or life other then academic).

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