|Career and Life Transition Counseling
Linda (Lin) A. Phillips
MS, NCC, NCCC, MCC
|200 Army Post Road, Suite 3
Des Moines, IA 50315
Office Phone: (515) 285-1240
E-mail Contact: Lin@iowacareercounselor.com
PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
Our jobs should be fun and congruent with our personal values. Therefore, individual decisions for career choice need to be based on interests,
skills and values. My job as a counselor is to help you think through your choices and guide you through the process. I will work with you through
a three-stage exploration and decision process.
- Know yourself: We will work together to understand and explore your interests, abilities, skills, values, aptitudes, personality, traits, and characteristics
- Know the job market: I will teach you to use a variety of research techniques to investigate several possible careers.
- Know how to market yourself: We will work together to identify one or two target careers, and design a campaign strategy to recognize and minimize the challenges, thus maximizing the success in obtaining the right job for you. We will develop a resume and portfolio that are in line with
your targeted job campaign strategy, and work to improve your interview techniques.
This three-stage approach takes an average of five to seven sessions over a span of 2-3 months, but every person is different and you are in control of the
speed at which we work. Counseling sessions are scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, including evenings, as well as day time hours.
If you choose to work with Career and Life Transition Counseling to help you with your career counseling process, you will work directly with me as your
personal professional counselor. I am central Iowa's only private practice certified career counselor with a masters degree in counseling and certified in
both general counseling practice (NCC) and in the specialty practice of career counseling (NCCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I am
also certified by the National Career Development Association as a Master Career Counselor (MCC), their highest level of designation for persons working in
the career services field. With more than 30 years of experience, I can help you find your way through the career choice and job search maze.