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5 Questions You Should Ask A Career Counselor

by Sanjana Sharma executive
If you feel stuck in your job and feel as if your career is going nowhere, a visit to a Career counselor may be in order. A career counselor can help you in a lot of ways. A counseling session can help you zero in on your weaknesses, polish and market your skills as well as make you a good hire for hiring managers.

But, when you visit acounselor in Ahmedabad, you need to have something clear in your mind. You need to work on the questions that you need to ask. Thus, here are some topical questions that might help you as well.

1.    How to present my strengths and weaknesses to potential employers?
During sessions of career counseling in Ahmedabad, this has come up as one of the most commonly asked questions. There is no one solution fit all approach to this question. First of all, you need to identify your strengths and weaknesses. When talking about your strengths focus on the following: your technical skills, your transferable skills, and your personal traits that you’ve learned.

When talking about weaknesses, be honest but stay away from personal stuff. Always accompany your answer with your solution to overcome that weakness. This shows that you’re a hard worker and willing to learn.

2.    What is the best strategy for me to find a job or an internship?

People often go for remedial internships or jobs in core companies hoping that it’ll lead to a job they really want. Sometimes this approach might work but it is a gamble. You need to look for opportunities in the job sector relevant to your skill. Also, ask about strategies that have worked for other people. Learn to market yourself, network effectively and build a professional resume. Apply for jobs regularly and keep checking listings or internship opportunities.

3.    Feedback regarding your resume
your resume is the first thing your potential employers are going to look at to get an impression of you. A professional and well-written resume can work wonders for you and help you stand out from the crowd. A career counselor knows about the skills employers look for in a hire. Ask your counselor to present your life and work experiences in such a way that they reflect the skills and personality traits your employer might be looking for.

4.    How do I come off on social media platforms?
Besides your resume, your potential employer is most likely to look at your social media handles to get an impression of who you are. Ask your counselor about how you might come off from your posts on social media platforms. In addition, ask your counselor to help you organize your social media presence so that it reflects positively on you.

5.    What lies ahead?
This depends on the meeting you had. If this is your first meeting, most probably, the counselor will tell you about the future sessions and what the plan of action is. You can also ask the counselor about any homework you need to do at home.

Thus, start looking for sessions of counseling and Career guidance in Ahmedabad and start building a better career path.

About Sanjana Sharma Advanced   executive

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Joined APSense since, June 9th, 2016, From Ahmedabad, India.

Created on Jun 11th 2018 03:47. Viewed 229 times.

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