Just some food for thought: Some of us have been talking about the need for career counseling, and I’ve been speaking about this with a few other people from the industry.
Here’s a couple of interesting challenges that Career Counselors would face that came up as actual examples:
1- “We dont do too much counseling because the children’s parents come back and say ‘who are you to tell our son he can choose this career? We’ve decided for him’ ” — Mentioned by the head of a career counseling office at a university.
2- “None of the students we talked to really cared about getting career counseling… most of them said ‘oh our uncle is so-and-so at such-and-such so he will get us a job’ “
On the noble side its easy to say someone should be guiding and mentoring young grads to help them build a career, but on the other how do you make those young grads want to be helped?