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Parsons work related to current career counselling practices

Parsons' ideas seem simple and perhaps inadequate, yet he is known as the "Father of Career Counselling". In what way has Parsons affected current career counselling practices?

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Parsons (1854-1908) work as related to current career counselling practices:
Parsons developed a scientific procedure to help people choose a vocation by helping them gain an awareness regarding their needs, aptitudes, and the demands of certain occupations. This aspect is clearly reflected through the "Trait-factor theory of career development" proposed by him. His trait-factor theory seems to be of great relevance even to this day, and has poritively affected the current career counselling practices. Even to this day, career counsellors work towards matching the traits present among individuals with the occupational factors which they choose to take up, in order to help people to have successful careers. He further points out that help from a ...

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The soultion provides in-depth information regarding the work of Frank Parsons (Father of Career Counselling) as related to current career counselling practices. It reflects upon the Trait-factor theory of career development, and intervention strategies proposed by him. It discusses as to how his work is relevant to current career counselling practices.

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