Career Counselor Job Description

Career Counselor Job Description

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Career counselor provides individual career and job search counseling for students and alumni including self-assessment, major decision-making, career exploration, internships, and job search coaching.

Career Counselor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Assists students with preparing resumes, interviewing skills and searching for jobs & internships electronically
Engaging students in career development and preparation to make the best use of their talents, resources and experiences
Creating opportunities for students to connect with alumni and employers
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with local, national and global employers
Collaborating with faculty and campus partners to facilitate career education and preparation
Promote employment to graduating students, current students and alumni within all academic departments and in the community
Participate in external marketing activities designed to cultivate industry relations and diversify and expand employment and internship opportunities
Advise computing and engineering graduate students, via one-on-one meetings and group career seminars, to help them secure jobs and internships by using industry and company knowledge to provide targeted advice and support
Serve as the primary point of contact for computing and engineering graduate students in career-related matters
Help computing and engineering graduate students practice job seeking skills for technical companies by developing events, such as technical resume workshops, technical interview workshops, salary negotiation, and other technical industry specific job search strategies and best practices

Career Counselor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Career Counselor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DD, REDUX, CSB, CPR, MBTI, CNA, MI, ECE

Education for Career Counselor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the career counselor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Counseling, Education, Communication, Social Services, Computer, Human Resources, Business, Social Science, Management, Psychology

Skills for Career Counselor

Desired skills for career counselor include:

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Any special population needs
Career assessments
International students’ requirements for internships
Interviewing
Strong Interest Inventory
Employment laws and ethical standards for hiring and recruiting
Military personnel automation systems and personal computer operation
Ability to effectively use helping skills in individual career counseling appointments
Career topics

Desired experience for career counselor includes:

Develop professional and career advising learning opportunities that integrate with graduate students’ overall educational experience
Provide ongoing career support to alumni to enhance the value of a UWB STEM computing or engineering graduate degree
Assist graduate students to help them find appropriate internship opportunities
Measure and track the success of students beyond graduation via surveys and focus groups
Develop familiarity with and recommend innovations and improvements for TMMBA career offerings, processes, and content
Collect, review, and analyze data related to coaching sessions

Career Counselor Examples

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Career Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a career counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for career counselor
  • Collaborate with and support initiatives as needed and directed by the Senior Associate Director, such as organizing cross-MBA program events
  • Providing Extraordinary customer service to our Premium Card Members, in a customer contact center environment
  • Using consulting techniques to qualify customers
  • Creating memorable travel experiences for our customers by booking leisure travel with a key focus in domestic and international air, car and hotel travel arrangements
  • Interacts with employers for recruiting students and alumni
  • Coordinates activities between Career Services and assigned departments and faculty in the College of Social & Behavioral Science, through other departmental liaison roles, including the Veteran’s Resource Center
  • Coaches must solve complex problems related to advising individual students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Oversee Extended Employer Site Visits, Panels, Boot Camps, Career Fair Prep, Drop-In Resume Reviews and workshops
  • Ensure all events are planned, marketed and evaluated
  • Work with employers, academic partners and staff to plan events and increase attendance
Qualifications for career counselor
  • Strong technical skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), fluency in social media platforms including Linked In, and an aptitude for using various applications/databases such as Adobe Captivate, Elluminate Live, Prezi, Constant Contact, and/or Blackboard
  • Oversee Programming Committee budget
  • Lead the Programming Committee, planning and coordinating meetings and team member engagement
  • Serve as a member of the Leadership Team in Career Services
  • Supervise a Graduate Assistant in the Educational Leadership and Policy Master’s Program
  • Plan onboarding, training and ongoing professional development for GA
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Career Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a career counselor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for career counselor
  • Manage the UCareerMentor program along with Alumni Career Coach
  • Lead initiatives in office space improvement
  • Supervise professional marketing coordinator
  • Oversee strategy for marketing content
  • Serve on the Marketing Team as a Campaign Manager which will include mapping out marketing efforts for the academic year
  • With coaches input and help from marketing coordinator, oversee development and contribution of content for web and print materials for students
  • Oversee decisions relating to web content development and ensure staff and student feedback is integrated into design and functionality
  • This person must solve complex problems related to advising individual students who come from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Assist students with resume and cover letter writing
  • Provide individualized supports for each intern
Qualifications for career counselor
  • Graduate degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education
  • Graduation from a college/university with a Master's degree in Career Development, Counseling, Counselor Education, College Student Personnel Administration, or a related field
  • Three years of career counseling experience
  • Knowledge of transfer and pathways college models
  • Provide supports for the hiring and/or onboarding of interns at various job sites
  • Conduct intake interviews for internship candidates each cycle
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Career Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of career counselor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for career counselor
  • Coach upcoming graduates and alumni to develop short and long term job seeking strategies/career plans
  • Provide instruction, orientation and counseling to potential graduates and alumni on career development and employment search strategies
  • Collect, review, and track data of graduate surveys to ensure compliance, accuracy and service needs
  • Review and provide guidance on resume enhancements, and job search materials
  • Research and educate students/potential graduates/alumni of career opportunities and progression paths
  • Participate in external marketing activities designed to cultivate industry relations and diversify and expand employment opportunities
  • Assist with the development of creative initiatives for marketing and promotion of Kendall to highlight alumni success, career opportunities and student engagement
  • Assist with planning and implementing strategies that encourage employers to recruit Kendall students and alumni
  • Further development and maintenance of the student/employer online job board
  • Compile and promote alumni accolades and accomplishments locally, nationally and (where appropriate) internationally
Qualifications for career counselor
  • Contribute to develop and execute an alumni relations engagement strategy and strategic goals that align with Kendall
  • In partnership with Marketing and Career Services team
  • Contributes content to the Career Services and Alumni Relations social media sites and department communications
  • Provides excellent customer service to prospective students, current students, alumni, co-workers, and community partners
  • Builds strong connections between Alumni Association and undergraduate students, faculty and staff, employers, and the community
  • Contributes to continuous improvement efforts in Career Services and Alumni Relations
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Career Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of career counselor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for career counselor
  • Maintains and upholds department employment percentages and salary goals established by the Executive Director of Student Services
  • Support and assist with the coordination, development and execution of on and off campus events, including alumni focused activities, employer recruiting events, and student engagement
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel on behalf of Kendall College and the Career Services Department
  • Generate, promote, and deliver career development presentations
  • Advise undergraduate and graduate/professional students and selected groups of alumni in individual appointments (in-person and electronically), walk-in advising and small groups about exploring career and education options and in developing effective experiential learning, job search and graduate and professional school search strategies
  • Assist students in exploring career options and identifying sources of experiential education to further learn about their careers and industries of interests and to develop necessary skills/knowledge
  • Educate students on how to research employers, network, and engage in the internship/job search process using current technology
  • Maintain awareness through collaboration with employer & experiential development team and communications coordinator to provide up-to-date information related to industry/market trends and to engage students in employer/alumni programming
  • Administer and interpret assessment instruments to assist students and alumni with self-appraisal.Conduct periodic evaluations of career development tools as necessary
  • Develop, contribute, and update career exploration and development information on the web site
Qualifications for career counselor
  • Supports health care team with specific treatment and /or procedures
  • Experience working as an expatriate outside of country of origin
  • International assignment program management, and assignment conditions development
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of expatriate compensation components including
  • Advanced working knowledge of international relocation concepts and terminology
  • Prior experience with Service NOw and / or SAP software systems
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Career Counselor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a career counselor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for career counselor
  • Provide advising, counseling, coaching sessions to students to assist with professional development and job/internship search strategies
  • Develop methods to identify and obtain meaningful day-time employment for financial stability
  • Represent UR and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center’s visibility among professionals in the field
  • Recommend medical or psychiatric evaluation for emotional or psychological problems
  • Maintain contact with student families if student is a minor
  • Program Facilitation – Conduct surveys and facilitate meetings to identify programming needs specific to international students
  • Strategic Partnership Building – Establish, maintain, and enhance collaborative opportunities with campus partners and advisers
  • Events – Design, schedule, organize, implement, and evaluate workshops, panels, and events on a range of career and job search topics, related to international students
  • Public Speaking - Regularly present in-house workshops, requested workshops, group chats and departmental orientation to audiences ranging in all sizes
  • Research information about employment locally, regionally, and internationally, current information about employment for graduates using resources such as the Washington Occupational Information System, O*Net, Workforce Explorer, Going Global and Bureau of Labor Statistics
Qualifications for career counselor
  • Basic knowledge of expatriate compensation components including
  • 5 years retail baking experience
  • 3 years cake decorating experience including design, customized cake design, and mass production
  • Minimum 1.5 years In-Store Bakery cake decorating experience
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a combination of programming and implementing teen recreation, teen sports, and teen theatrical performance for ages 13-17 is required
  • High School diploma, Associates degree in culinary arts preferred

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