Career Counseling and Job Search

Many people are unsure of the career path they should follow.  I work both with young people to help them find direction and choose the right career, and also with more experienced people who want or need to make a career transition. 

I also work with those who know where they want to go, but need assistance in formulating strategies for finding job opportunities, approaching potential employers, perfecting their résumés, and developing their interview skills.

Job search counseling is generally conducted in three stages:

  • First I will conduct a series of assessments to discover as much as possible about the individual’s true skills, values, and preferences. We will analyze the results in depth and discuss them in detail.   
  • Based on these results, we will then look closely into suitable career options for the client. We will determine the field or fields that suit him/her best, and I will assist him/her in gathering information about and establishing contacts within the fields in question. 
  • Thirdly, we will develop strategies to establish the client in the appropriate field. Where required, I will provide a complete range of job-search services, including résumé preparation and review, interview-skills coaching, and salary-negotiation strategies.

As a fourth part of the process, some clients like to continue to work together once they are in work, discussing such issues as navigating the politics of the workplace, understanding and adapting to their company’s culture and environment, dealing with their boss, and developing their workplace skills. I do a substantial amount of mentoring of this type.