The range of titles in the career-counseling field can be confusing. Here are some definitions: Career counselor: A trained professional...
The range of titles in the career-counseling field can be confusing.
Here are some definitions:
Career counselor: A trained professional with specialized skills who helps people make and carry out decisions and plans related to career/life issues.
Career counselors may be certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Career paraprofessional: Typically employed in a company’s human-resources department to provide career information and resources.
Career consultant: Consults about one or more selected occupations and/or industries.
May have expertise or unique information about career entry or organizational culture.
Career coach: Likely to specialize in motivating for job searches or strategizing career transitions.
Executive marketer: Helps clients market themselves to employers.
A flat fee is paid by the client.
Executive recruiter (headhunter): Assists companies in finding and hiring the right professionals.
Fee is paid by the company.
Headhunters typically target specific people based on the employer’s request.