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Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational
Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational

Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - empathize with others during counseling or related services
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - work as a team member
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information - obtain information from individuals
  • Review transcripts to ensure that students meet graduation or college entrance requirements and write letters of recommendation.
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.

About the test

The HR Avatar Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations. This test also contains an automatically-scored essay component. Writing is a key skill for many jobs and also demonstrates the ability to generate, organize, and communicate relevant ideas effectively.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:21-1012.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Community and Social Services
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$32,400 or less
Bottom 25%:
$41,650 or less
$54,560 (Average)
Top 25%:
$70,930 or more
Top 10%:
$90,030 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:7,970

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Psychology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Post-Masters Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Academic Advisement Director, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Director, Academic Advisor, Academic Coordinator, Academic Counselor, Admissions Advisor, Admissions Counselor, Admissions Director, Adolescent Counselor, Adult Education Teacher, Adult School Counselor, Adviser, Advisor, Articulation Officer, Assessment Coordinator, Assessment Specialist, Career Advisor, Career Center Director, Career Coach, Career Consultant, Career Coordinator, Career Counselor, Career Developer, Career Development Consultant, Career Development Counselor, Career Development Director, Career Development Facilitator, Career Development Specialist, Career Guidance Counselor, Career Services Coordinator, Career Services Director, Career Technical Counselor, Career Transition Specialist, Child Guidance Counselor, College Counselor, College Recruiter, Comprehensive Advisor, Cooperative Education Director, Counseling Department Chair, Counseling Director, Counselor, Counselor Supervisor, Curriculum Counselor, Dean, Dean of Student Services, Dean of Students, Director Career Services, Director of Counseling, Director of Guidance, Director of Guidance in Public Schools, Director of Vocational Guidance, Disability Services Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Education Counselor, Educational Adviser, Educational Advisor, Educational Director, Educational Guidance Counselor, Educator, Elementary School Counselor, Employment Case Manager, Employment Coach, Employment Coordinator, Employment Counselor, Employment Specialist, Employment Trainer, Employment Training Specialist, Enrollment Counselor, Extension Course Counselor, Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid Director, Foreign Student Adviser, Future Farmers of America Advisor (FFA Advisor), Guidance Adviser, Guidance Counselor, Guidance Director, Guidance Services Coordinator, High School Counselor, High School Guidance Counselor, Housing and Residence Life Director, International Student Counselor, Internship Coordinator, Job Coach, Job Developer, Job Placement Counselor, Learning Specialist, Life Skills Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Middle School Counselor, Nurses' Association Counselor, Offender Employment Specialist (OES), Offender Job Retention Specialist, Offender Workforce Development Program Manager (OWDPM), Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS), Outplacement Consultant, Placement Coordinator, Placement Director, Professor, Pupil Personnel Worker, Registrar, Residence Counselor, Resident Hall Director, Resume Writer, School Adjustment Counselor, School Counselor, School Guidance Counselor, School Psychologist, Special Services Supervisor, Student Advisor, Student Affairs Dean, Student Development Advisor, Student Development Specialist, Student Life Coordinator, Student Services Advisor, Student Services Coordinator, Student Services Counselor, Student Services Dean, Student Services Director, Student Success Counselor, Student Support Counselor, Student Support Services Director, Students Okay Without Drugs and Alcohol Counselor (SODA Counselor), Study Abroad Advisor, Teacher, Teacher Advisor, Teacher Counselor, Transition Advisor, Transition Specialist, Tutor Coordinator, Veterans Contact Representative, Vocational Adviser, Vocational Counselor, Vocational Director, Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Examiner, Vocational Guidance Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Review written feedback to determine needs and concerns.
  • Clearly convey a recommendation in writing.
  • Appropriately respond to a question.
  • Write a short essay.
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