Career Counselor Job Description

A career counselor is a person (or organization) that helps students and job-seekers identify skills, interests, and values, and helps them develop a path to a rewarding career.

Job-hunters, students, and individuals looking to advance in their careers can get support to help them identify skills, interests, and values, develop skills, identify colleges and/or universities, and locate internships and jobs.

Career counselors may work with individuals at face-to-face meetings, over the phone, and by e-mail and video chat.

Career counselors may specialize in working with specific demographic groups.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Career Counselor to help people choose the right career path, find the right job, and advance in their chosen field.

Career Counselor Duties:

  • Provide career guidance and counseling for students
  • Assist students with career-related decisions, including helping to identify career paths, preparing resumes, and identifying career options
  • Work closely with group participants on presentations, assignments, and projects
  • Provide assistance with program-related questions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employers
  • Assist with job search efforts through job fairs, networking opportunities, etc.

Career Counselor Responsibilities:

  • Assist clients in identifying transferable skills, education, and experience, and in developing job search strategies
  • Assist in setting up educational, professional, or career planning sessions
  • Assist in career counseling, including interview preparation, résumé development, and job search strategies
  • Coach clients in developing interview and career strategies
  • Develop and implement strategies to attract clients and keep productivity high
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients and co-workers
  • Maintain confidentiality of client records
  • Develop and maintain organizational systems to maintain client files and records
  • Conduct intake, assessment, and pre-service planning sessions
  • Provide crisis intervention, case management, and referral services
  • Identify client needs and refer clients for appropriate services
  • Research and provide required information to clients and referral sources
  • Enter data into database
  • Maintain and update client files

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Experience working in an academic setting; college degree, work experience, and letters of recommendation required
  • Ability to assess students’ needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Knowledge of financial aid, college planning, and career services
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty and staff and within a diverse community

[Company Name] is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to building a successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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