Why Career Counseling Might Be A Complete Waste of Your Money

No matter which survey you look at, the consensus seems to be that more than half of us are unsatisfied with our job and our career direction (or lack thereof). Conventional

wisdom might suggest a career counselor. Under their guidance, you could take a series of standardized assessments and tests to determine your vocational strengths, interests, and styles in order to place you in a more satisfying position.

But… Is that really what you are after? If you feel like just another engineer living out life like a Dilbert cartoon, is moving from one cubicle to another what you are after? Do you want to be just another cog (again), fit into a different machine? Depending on your age, you may even be told that it’s too late for a change? Really?

I bet that as a student and a young professional, you had big dreams and aspirations. You saw possibilities and had a desire to create something, to make a difference, to leave the world a better place than when you found it.

But somewhere along the line, you got caught in the daily grind. Work has a way of focusing our attention on what’s right in front of us. We can easily lose sight of the bigger picture.  And in the meantime, all those “adult” responsibilities took hold. Marriage. Mortgage. Kids. Domestication. Those very real realities have a way of draining our sense of adventure, creativity, freedom, and possibility. And the next thing you know, you’re stuck in a rut. Dissatisfied and going through the motions.

You need something more than another assessment. You need a paradigm shift. The path you are headed down isn’t working and change is in order. This isn’t about job hopping to greener pastures, this is about finding your path, your calling. Purpose. What were you put here on the planet to do? A career assessment won’t tell you that. And to be perfectly honest, I won’t tell you that, either. But if this speaks to you, there’s a good chance I could help you rekindle your spirit and find your way.

If you feel the calling, reach out and schedule some time with me to discuss possibilities. It might just change your life.

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