Faculty & Staff

Career Counseling Program for Staff

An Opportunity To:

  • Identify your interests, values, skills, and personality preferences and gain an understanding of how these factors relate to career choice and satisfaction on campus

  • Connect with information resources that can assist you in evaluating career opportunities at UC

  • Recognize and address obstacles to career development

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Overview of the Career Counseling Program for Staff
  Background Learning + Organizational Development (or L+OD) - Career Counseling Program for Staff

Learning + Organizational Development's career counseling program, provides assistance to staff and faculty who wish to clarify career questions and to plan sound and attainable career goals. The program involves a process of assessment and self-exploration that will lead to a better understanding of interests, skills and goals and, ultimately, increased ability to make meaningful career decisions at UC Berkeley. It includes up to four personal interviews, career testing and assistance in accessing information and resources to help you achieve your career goals. The personal and confidential nature of the meetings will be respected at all times.

This counseling program is staffed by a multicultural group of professionals with training in career development, career counseling, vocational psychology, and related fields; counselors who can offer meaningful assistance inhelping you address the opportunities and challenges in career planning.

  Benefits to You Career counseling allows you to explore the world of work and educational opportunities and to plan goals you can achieve. The counseling process often leads to personal insights and growth, which will help you maximize the resources and opportunities available to you at UC Berkeley.
  Preliminary Interview During the first meeting, you will talk with an experienced counselor about your career questions and concerns. Issues commonly addressed in career counseling include:

* Dealing with change in your current job
* Identifying satisfying career options on campus
* Achieving work/life balance
* Addressing obstacles to career development

Your counselor will draw upon your background and interests to gain an understanding of your goals and to set a direction for the testing and interviews.
  Testing Sometimes it's helpful to clarify what interests and values are important to you in your career. During the counseling sessions you will be offered the opportunity to take self-assessment inventories such as the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and the Strong Interest Inventory. These assessments are intended to help you identify, organize and understand aspects of your personality that are relevant to your career satisfaction. Your counselor will help you clarify key themes in the assessments that are important to your career development at Berkeley.
  Follow-up Interviews During the subsequent interviews, you and your counselor will talk about the assessment results and how they relate, in practical terms, to your career questions and alternatives. Your counselor will interpret the test information and integrate it with your background and expressed goals. You will have the opportunity to discuss your interests as they relate to your range of choices, address challenges in career decision making, and formulate realistic plans for reaching your objectives
  Career Counseling Library During your interviews, you may discover new career areas to investigate or educational opportunities to explore. CPS maintains an extensive reference library of career-related materials, job search books, web resources and the use of computerized career guidance systems. Assistance with researching and accessing information is available from Library staff.


Getting Started
  How to Schedule an Appointment
Step #1: If you are interested in meeting with a counselor, please download the background information form (PDF format).

Return the completed form along with a copy of your resume by fax: 510-664-7880 or drop off/mail to:

Counseling & Psychological Services
University Health Services
Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
Attn: Staff Career Program

Step #2 After completing and submitting the background information form, call (510) 642-2367 to schedule your first appointment with a counselor..


Contact Information
  For more information on career counseling for staff, contact:

Counseling & Psychological Services
University Health Services
Tang Center, 2222 Bancroft Way
University of California, Berkeley 94720
(510) 642-2367



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