One of the least favourite tasks of a Rehabilitation Consultant don’t you think?
Wow! Before I published this article, a heated discussion about the subject started after I shared it with a group of Consultants on Facebook. (to join the conversation go to https://www.facebook.com/PurpleCo). There are some strong opinions about this message.
Well, I am guessing you already know that the best way NOT to help a client get a job is to treat job seeking as ‘compliance management’.
I guess you also know that there is an assumption made, for Rehab Counsellors and Psychologists, that when you get a job in Occupational Rehabilitation then you automatically know how to get a client a job. I don’t think that is true. But you don’t get off that lightly. If you were able to get yourself a job, chances are, that you can teach someone else ‘how to get a job’.
In 17 years of experience in rehabilitation consulting, and teaching, training and mentoring Rehabilitation Consultants, the BEST way to assist clients get a job is to know what type of consultant you want to be.
It may come as a surprise to you, but you don’t have to be everything to everyone! Actually that’s pretty impossible.
Let me explain what I mean in this 3 minute video:
Choose what type of consultant you want to be when it comes to helping clients to get a job. If you are well motivated and working to your strengths you are going to have much greater success, AND you will enjoy the job search part of your job so much more (imagine that, actually enjoying the job search client’s you have).
Build upon your success in 3 ways:
- Resource yourself
- Develop expertise
- Empower client’s to use their own networks
I would love you to join the conversation about how you think the best way has been to help your client’s to get a job. Please leave a comment in the comments section below; or join the conversation on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurpleCo.
Have a fantastic week
Jo from Purple Co