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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Counseling to Type Strategies – Sensing (Part 1)

Back to our series on tailoring our counseling strategies based upon the type of student we are supporting!  This week we tackle the Sensing preference.

Here are some suggestions for working with students who prefer Sensing: 

Details please!
  These students are listening for, and will remember most, if not all, of the details you share during your session.  They are data and fact driven, so be sure to be prepared with things like anticipated job growth and career assessment data, and make sure your facts are accurate and relevant to the topic you are discussing. 

Provide concrete, real-life examples, rather than metaphors or stories, to illustrate the points you are reviewing with your student.

Speak in a linear manner.  This type of student wants the career process described in a sequential, linear way.  Start with step 1, then go to step 2, and move to Step 3, and so forth.  These students will get lost if you jump around to wherever the conversation leads or what inspires the counselor.  This is the student that the 4-year career plan was made for! 

Provide practical applications.  When explaining informational interviewing, for instance, clearly illustrate how this job search technique is a practical and linear process for narrowing a student’s major/career options.  

In my next post, I will give you four more suggestion before I move onto counseling strategies for students with a preference for Intuition. 

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