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 decision, 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
and in the specialty practice of
National Board for Certified Counselors.
With more than 20 years of experience, I can help you find
your way through the career choice maze.
Payment for services can be made by cash, check or major credit card.