Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational


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Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational (Short)

Counselor - Educational, Guidance, School, Vocational

Advise and assist students and provide educational and vocational guidance services.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at schools.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, administrators, and other professionals to discuss children's progress, resolve behavioral, academic, and other problems, and to determine priorities for students and their resource needs.
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identify cases of domestic abuse or other family problems and encourage students or parents to seek additional assistance from mental health professionals.
  • Counsel individuals to help them understand and overcome personal, social, or behavioral problems affecting their educational or vocational situations.

About the test (Full Version)

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 and Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Writing
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
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
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$40,140 or less
Bottom 25%:
$48,760 or less
$61,710 (Average)
Top 25%:
$78,780 or more
Top 10%:
$100,050 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:26,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Administrative
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Oral Expression
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Deductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 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 Advisor, Academic Counselor, Admissions Counselor, Adult School Counselor, Advisor, Articulation Officer, Career Advisor, Career Coach, Career Consultant, Career Coordinator, Career Counselor, Career Developer, Career Development Consultant, Career Development Counselor, Career Development Facilitator, Career Development Specialist, Career Guidance Counselor, Career Services Coordinator, Career Technical Counselor, Career Transition Specialist, Child Guidance Counselor, College Counselor, Counselor, Curriculum Counselor, Education Coordinator, Education Counselor, Educational Adviser, Educational Consultant, Educational Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Counselor, Employment Coach, Employment Coordinator, Employment Counselor, Employment Specialist, Employment Trainer, Employment Training Specialist, Enrollment Counselor, Extension Course Counselor, Foreign Student Advisor, Future Farmers of America Advisor (FFA Advisor), Guidance Advisor, Guidance Counselor, High School Counselor, High School Guidance Counselor, International Student Counselor, Internship Coordinator, Job Coach, Job Developer, Life Skills Coach, Offender Employment Specialist (OES), Offender Job Retention Specialist, Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS), Outplacement Consultant, Placement Coordinator, Pupil Personnel Worker, Residence Counselor, Resume Writer, School Adjustment Counselor, School Counselor, School Guidance Counselor, Student Advisor, Student Development Advisor, Student Services Coordinator, Student Services Counselor, Student Success Counselor, Student Support Counselor, Students Okay Without Drugs and Alcohol Counselor (SODA Counselor), Study Abroad Advisor, Teacher Advisor, Transition Advisor, Transition Specialist, Vocational Adviser, Vocational Counselor, Vocational Evaluator, Vocational Examiner, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

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