Career Counseling

Discover and define your authentic voice to be heard

My approach to career counseling is supportive and solution-focused, meaning that we will clearly identify the barriers you’re facing and develop measurable goals for you to complete them on a realistic timeline. We will collaboratively identify what you truly want from your career. When you feel indecisive or anxious, which is to be expected, I will help you evaluate your options, make helpful shifts in your thinking, skillfully organize and tame time, and approach your career transition in a mindful and intentional way. 

 

I work with clients in four stages (2 exploration stages followed by 2 implementation stages) designed to engage and heighten awareness of your inner voice while investigating your career options in line with your skills, interests and abilities. Ultimately we will collaborate to first determine a path in line with who you are today and then toward presenting yourself effectively online, on paper and in person.

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Exploration Stages

 

Stage One: Know yourself: locating you and what you offer.

 

Meeting frequency: weekly

 

Here you will become intimately familiar with all that you are, what you offer, and your preferences for career options.  This stage covers:

 

  • organization and scheduling support

  • assessments to get insight on who you are and what you bring

  • mining your values and interests

  • constructing a life work narrative

  • exploration of your roles and how they all fit to make you whole

  • may include dream interpretation, active imagination and/or cognitive behavioral therapy

 

Stage Two: Know your path and how it all fits together.

 

Meeting frequency: weekly, every other week or a combination of both

 

Here you will come away with specific long and short term career goals, devising a strategy to make your career a reality. If you don’t know what you are looking for you will never find it and no one else will either. This stage covers:

 

  • working with your roles to find congruence (archetypal assessment)

  • focus on barriers to organization, goals and success

  • narrative therapy work

  • skills evaluations and market research

  • networking essentials and structuring informational interviews

  • branding basics and pitch essentials

  • may include dream interpretation, active imagination and/or cognitive behavioral therapy

 

 

Implementation Stages

 

Stage Three: Know how to effectively articulate what you seek and what you offer in today’s market.

 

Meeting frequency: every other week

Here you will develop your brand and apply it to your job assets and ways of presenting yourself. This stage covers:

 

  • Pitch formulation and practice

  • branding applications

  • resume essentials

  • LinkedIn optimization

  • social media and assets aligned with personal brand

  • growing and expanding professional network

  • may include dream interpretation, active imagination work and or Cognitive

  • Behavioral Therapy.

 

Stage Four: Know how to leverage what you seek and offer in today’s market.

 

Meeting frequency: every other week, monthly or a combination of both

Here you will apply best practices to effectively communicate what you offer so that the right doors open. This stage covers:

 

  • cover letters

  • customized pitching

  • nonverbal communication

  • promoting yourself as an expert in the field

  • salary negotiation

  • deepening your professional relationships

  • interviewing basics and practice

  • may include dream interpretation, active imagination work and or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

© 2016 by Dov Golodner