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I Should be Further Along in My Career

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“I should be further along in my career.” most of the clients arrive in my Houston office saying that. Sometimes, clients postponed seeing a career counselor because of the embarrassment from their situation as a result. They keep imagining that they are alone in feeling out of place, while their co-workers and friends are contentedly established.

In reality, many people feel as if their career is not working out as they  hope for. Perhaps, they found that they don’t enjoy the work as much as they hope for.  Maybe the day-to-day reality of their work is not what they expected. Possibly they’ve found that their abilities aren’t a good match for their current career.

 

For all of these clients, working with them to dispel the sense of isolation as a first step. For most people, it is eye-opening to find out that career development is not a linear process, where all movement is forward or, upward. Instead, it is a cyclical process, where the steps are often repeated more than once.

 

In addition, career change has become an essential strategy for adapting to a rapidly changing world.  Previous generations may have started and ended their careers in the same profession, while younger generations are predicted to have a dozen different careers.

Ready to make a change in your career? This report will guide you through 7 steps to making a career change. Includes self assessment questions. 

In the career environment of the 21st century, it is essential for people to develop the strengths and resources dealing with change. Strengths including as follows;

  • Ability to recognize the need for a change.
  • Willingness to take on the sometimes disruptive process of making a change.
  • Ability to gain the knowledge needed for a new career.
  • Ability to adapt existing skills to new environments.

Essential resources include the wealth of career-related information available on the Internet, a network of professional contacts who can provide essential information and connections to support the change process, and, for many, the services of a capable career counselor who can inform and support the change process.

A career counselor can support you in your ongoing career development process, whether you are changing careers, pursuing an education or, searching for a job.  You don’t have to do it alone. Click here to learn more about how to pass on a job interview.

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career testNow, Discover Your Strengths

The Internet-based Strengths Finder® Profile is the heart of the book. The product of a 25-year, multi million-dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 dominant, “themes” with thousands of possible combinations, and reveals how best they can translated it into personal and career success.

 

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2012: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

Job-hunters and career changers turning forty years now, the world’s most popular job-hunting book, confident that each new annual edition will give them the most up-to-date information about the job-market and how to find meaningful work, even in the midst of challenging economic times such as these.

 

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Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Do What You Are introduces Personality Type and lists dozens of occupations that are popular with people of your type. In addition, workbook exercises and real life examples to highlight the strengths and pitfalls of each personality type, it shows step-by-step on how to use your unique strengths, customize your job search, and ensuring the best results in the shortest period of time.

Joan E. Mullinax, M.Ed., LPC
Joan E. Mullinax has a lifetime of experience supporting people in building lives they love and in overcoming life’s challenges. She relishes working with clients who are committed to the quality of their own lives both as a career counselor and therapist. She has a unique ability to see people’s strengths, even when they cannot. She is patient and encouraging with clients who are seeking to move beyond their current circumstances or limitations, and is able to gently point to possible opportunities for growth.

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