After you have looked at your options by doing career exploration & research
This stage is ongoing and the more you build your credentials, the better your resume becomes.
This stage requires researching companies and organizations you want to work for and establishing
The most crucial and sensitive part of a counselor’s job is to develop and maintain a strong working relationship with his client. The counselor has to create such an environment in which a student (client) is comfortable sharing his life. He has to ensure such a relationship with his client that encourages maximum sharing. Only then his clients would be willing to come back to him.
During a second stage, the first thing to do is to assist the students in conducting their own detailed analysis. The second step involves analysis of the students via different tests. The designing of these tests is done so as to cover facets like social behavior, personality, psychometric, and career interests.
At this stage, the job of a counselor is to bring student and parents to a common fruitful platform. Also, he does counseling at this stage to prevent perceived barriers from prematurely ruling out the career options.