Career Counsellor / Career Advisor
I help people find jobs by coaching them on job-search strategies and how to ace job interviews. I also assist them with their job applications by writing their resumes and cover letters. I often help my clients choose the career paths that would be best suited to them. I also advise and counsel them on higher education and career-related issues and queries.
Relevant School Subjects
- Guidance and Career Education
Areas of Expertise
- Social Work/Counselling
After finishing high school, I completed a 3-year bachelor's degree (Honours) program majoring in Zoology and then I did my master's in Zoology with a specialization in Genetics. I had plans to do a Ph.D. and eventually having a career in research and university teaching - however, certain unexpected developments in my personal life forced me to rethink my career plans. After considerable deliberation, I decided to study Human Resources Management, and in 2013, I graduated from Conestoga College with distinction, with a postgraduate diploma in HR Management. Shortly after that I obtained my CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation and started working as a Recruitment Specialist for a staffing firm.
I worked in the staffing industry for a few years as a recruiter and helped people find jobs in a variety of different fields. I have interviewed and recruited people for all levels of positions in different industries - starting from entry-level office clerks and labourers for the manufacturing lines in a factory to Senior IT Director of a Fortune-500 corporation.
I realized that I really enjoy the candidate-development or candidate-coaching aspect of my job, so after working in the recruitment industry for a few years, I decided to start my own career consultancy business. I have been self-employed as a Career Counsellor/Advisor and Resume Writer since 2018 and I absolutely love it! Last year I earned the CES (Certified Employment Strategist) and CCS (Certified Career Strategist) designations offered by Career Professionals of Canada, and this year, I have plans to upgrade my skills further.