Career / Vocational Assessment and Counseling
Whether an individual is still in high school or college and trying to decide on a career or vocational direction, a recent graduate just entering the job market, employed but dissatisfied with a current job, or out of work for any reason, Career/Vocational Counseling will help answer the question, “where do I go from here”.
Resume and Cover Letter Preparation
Cover letters and the “right” resume make a big difference in determining if someone gets by the initial screening of applicants for a job. Initial preparation of a resume and/or cover letter, or reworking an existing one can result in an increased likelihood of employers taking a second look.
Employment Opportunity Identification
Knowing how and where to look for job openings is the key to landing just what one may be looking for. Using an expert to locate opportunities results in less frustration for the job seeker and in the job seeker being able to apply for jobs that meet the specific criteria they establish.
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
All sorts of life circumstances may require an individual to make a drastic change in their work life. Medical conditions, work injuries, and disappearance of a particular type job due to decreased demand are examples of events that may require re-evaluation of skills, training for a totally new job, or re-training, and/or finding work which fits within some established physical restriction. Trained rehabilitation counselors assist in a successful transition back in to the work force.
Job Descriptions / Analysis
An employer having a detailed job description/analysis for each position is a key to selecting employees, creating alternate or light duty programs, and determining if and when an injured employee may safely return to work. Once created the job description/analysis is maintained for the identified position and serves as a starting point should the job change or need to be altered for any reason.
Transferable Skills Analysis
Identifying and documenting accumulated work skills is a key to determining if a given individual has the skills necessary to enter a new position. Many individuals fail to identify all the skills they have developed or understand how they may fit in to another position. A Transferable Skills Analysis assures that accumulated skills are identified and used as part of a resume, or to determine a skill set/job requirement match.
Exploratory Labor Market Surveys
An Exploratory Labor Market Survey is used to determine 1) if a particular job exists, and in what numbers, within a particular geographic area, and 2) what the current wage/salary and benefit offering is. An Exploratory Labor Market Survey can save considerable time and effort by avoiding searching for jobs that may not even exist in a particular focus area.
Broad Labor Market Survey
A Broad Labor Market Survey is conducted to determine what jobs exist in a particular area and what the average wage/salary range would be for the particular skill and experience level of a given individual. This survey typically identifies 8 to 12 jobs, depending on the wishes of the customer.
Expert Vocational Testimony
Vocational Experts are typically used to evaluate/assess individuals or situations, relevant to work, work capabilities, or job availability, and then provide a report and, where required, expert testimony. Experts are commonly used in workers’ compensation, divorce, personal injury, and product liability cases.