Another core responsibility of the career guidance practitioner, which is essential to look into, is empowerment. Everyone has their personal and practical strengths, but many are unaware of them or are too self-critical to see them. Soft skills, such as leadership, team-work and communication are, however, crucial for career success. Apart from technical skills which one needs to possess in order to enter into a particular career path, interpersonal and relationship skills are important, as they are transferrable and will help the individual move along their career journey more smoothly. The practitioner can help the client recognize their personal strengths and limitations and understand how they may affect their career prospects and planning. Through different activities and exercises, the practitioner can help the client identify and strengthen their skills and work on improving their weaknesses.

Ann Julene Hili is a Career Guidance Practitioner with Willingness. She specializes in working with teens and young adults who are in their educational and career transitions. She can be contacted on You can also visit her profile on