Difference between Career Coaching and Counseling Services

Difference between Career Coaching and Counseling ServicesThere is a very thin line between career coaching and counseling. These two terms are almost similar yet there are some differences. The working style and the practice of these two services are quite the same. The main function of the career counselor is to gather information about the client’s talents and the area of his know how. The counselor helps you in finding different career opportunities based on your talent level.

Career coaching on the other hand is somewhat different because a coach does not learn your talent level. The coach provides you information about your career prospective and supports the choice made by the client. The coach encourages you enough to make the desired career transition. For instance; if you are working in marketing department at a very high post, but you are unable to cope up with the work due to lack of interest. Hence, a coach can help you take a perfect decision of whether to leave the job or not.

Difference between The Two

  • The career coaching service helps the client to choose a particular path unlike the counseling service which informs you about the number of career paths to choose from. Career counseling is a broader term and both of the services have their own uniqueness and advantages. Say for instance, at the time of recession you have to take a diversion from your career path and for that you have to hire a career counselor to expand the job opportunities.
  • If you are a fresher, hiring a career counseling service will help you make a start to a career and if you are a professional and you want to make a career transition because of job dissatisfaction or any other reason you can opt for career coaching services. Outplacement services include both counseling and coaching services and are often searched by job seekers.
  • The trainers will also help you in informing about the outdated procedure and to adapt the latest procedure in practice. Outplacement service is required for the fresher and the also for the experienced. The reason why the experienced also need to hire the service is to get aware about the latest procedures in any particular field.
  • A counselor might take a more objective position as a service provider, whereas a coach’s stance might be more like that of an athletic coach, providing both helpful feedback and boosting morale.

Hence it is suggested to find the best coaching and counseling services as that can kick start your career and will also help you in moving on with positive career transitions.

Common Hiring Mistakes That Cost Employers Big Bucks

Common Hiring Mistakes That Cost Employers Big BucksHiring process may look easy but in fact it is not that easy as it looks. Getting the right employees for your company is a difficult task and the hiring needs to be done diligently in a most cost-effective and time-saving way.

We have listed out the 5 common hiring mistakes that employers usually make. Bringing the wrong person onboard can have a dreadful effect on your company. It can drain its resources, cause disruption in the office, and even set the stage for legal problems. Therefore one needs to keep the following things in mind while conducting the hiring process:

  • Resumes are not 100% true
    Resumes create best picture of the candidate. Presuming the details are highly accurate in a resume alone provides little to no insight into whether the individual will be a good fit for the position or not. In most cases information given in the resumes are not completely true or highly exaggerated. Therefore relying on it completely is a wrong way of deciding on a candidate.
  • Conducting thorough background checks
    Without conducting a background check it is impossible to know whether the candidate has given the right and complete details or not. Also to know if he/she had any trouble in the past associated with the previous job or on a personal level that may affect your company, one needs to conduct a thorough background check.
  • Considering kin and kith
    When you are in the position to hire people, it’s quite natural to consider your family and friends. But doing so might turn out be a mistake. If the person is unable to meet the requirements of the position, hiring him or her for the job is guaranteed to create ruckus.
  • Being biased
    Avoid hiring a candidate based on your likeability. It would be unfair from the company’s perspective.
  • Clearly-defined hiring process
    Many employers hire candidates without having a clearly-defined hiring process in place. They look through resumes, conduct GDs, interviews, and extend offers in a haphazard manner. Doing so leads to lot of problems. Formal hiring process lessens the likelihood that you’ll hire the wrong people.

Finding and examining candidates takes a substantial amount of effort and time. But the amount of energy and money put in the process should give you your desired results. Therefore avoid the five mistakes highlighted above to find candidates you can count on to add value to your organization.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release June 2014

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Several factors such as advanced technology, quest for improved productivity, and competitiveness have contributed to the increased expansion rate of engineering sector. It is estimated that the employment in various engineering sectors will grow by as much as 11% in the next decade. If you are aspiring to be an engineer, then you must know all the engineering career opportunities that lay for you in the future. Here is a brief report:

Agricultural Engineering  
In the upcoming years, the agricultural engineers will get to pursue new agricultural spheres mainly comprising water resource management, exploration of alternative energies, high-tech applications pertaining to agricultural products, etc. The engineers in agricultural industry will get further employment opportunities including designing new agricultural equipment and streamlining the cultivations techniques.

Computer Hardware Engineering
Employment opportunities for computer hardware engineers are estimated to rise up to 9 percent by 2020. Well, this increase in employment is yet slower than the expected growing employment rate in all other engineer occupations. The reason behind this slow rate is that very less number of engineers would be required for computer hardware related demands as now the innovation is mostly induced in software.

Civil Engineering  
By the year 2020, employment opportunities for civil engineers are likely to escalate up to 19 percent. As the infrastructural amenities continue to age, there would be huge demand for the civil engineers for handling different construction and restoration projects such as rebuilding bridges, upgrading the levees and dams, repairing roads, etc. The civil engineers will also be required to design and restore the large waste treatment plants.

Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineers having expertise to employ collective engineering processes and tools as well as competent in simulation, modeling and robotics are expected to explore better career opportunities. Besides, those having complete know-how of the software – Computational Fluid Dynamics meant for testing designs in typical digital environment, would have good career opportunities too.

Apart from the above-mentioned fields, there would be numerous lucrative career opportunities in fields such as nuclear engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, mining and geological engineering, computer software engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, etc.

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