There are three typical situations when career counselling comes to place. First it helps clients choose their future career path or profession based on their interests, skills and individual situation.
Second is finding the right position or re-qualification for people currently between jobs.
Last but not least, one should think of hiring a career counsellor when the client is employed but seeks a career change.
Career counselling helps clients to better understand their motivations, personality specifics and talents. Enhanced motivation for further self-development could be a positive side-effect of this deeper understanding.