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Include These Career Counselor Skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of job market trends
- Being able to identify aptitudes in their clients
- Presentation and public speaking skills
- Attention to details and observation spirit
- Compassion and a caring personality
- Recordkeeping and computer competences
The example cover letter provided below emphasizes similar Career Counselor skills and qualifications.
Dear Mr. Hamilton:
Upon learning of your search for a Career Counselor, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. As a highly educated and accomplished career advisor with dynamic experience assessing individual objectives and recommending appropriate steps to help clients attain their professional goals, I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to you in this position.
My background includes more than 11 years of consulting with cross-functional professionals in diverse positions and careers, with demonstrated expertise in assessing / identifying strengths, weaknesses, and relational competencies. Furthermore, my concurrent experience as a Certified Professional Resume Writer enables me to advise clients on how to improve their resumes and enhance their performances in interviews. Coupled with strong inner motivation and superior organization and interpersonal talents, I am well prepared to excel in this position.
Highlights of my qualifications include…
Keenly evaluating client objectives, uncovering potential areas of career interest, identifying education and training needs, and serving as a key resource and chief point of contact to coordinate the resources and tools required to meet client goals.
Leading career development programs and presentations to participants ranging from new college graduates, to recently laid-off corporate workers, to military personnel looking to transition into the civilian sector.
Conducting mock interviews, discussing negotiation techniques, and equipping clients with valuable networking strategies while continually keeping abreast of job market and hiring trends.
Providing career counseling and insight regarding job search strategies and resume / cover letter development and enhancement.
Earning formal credential as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF); maintaining active involvement as a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Possessing superior written and verbal communication skills, as well as exceptional relationship management, collaborative leadership, and problem-solving talents.
With my strong background and my demonstrated commitment to achieving client career goals, I am sure to be a strong contributor to your career consulting team. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you further. Thank you for your consideration.
Sherry J. Ray