Career Counselors Anchorage AK

Career counselors help people to plan their careers and to formulate a long-term and short-term plan for career development. They may assist clients with job-search strategies and offer career-change strategies for career transitions. Entry-level clients may need help choosing a career and narrowing their job search. See below to learn more and to gain access to expert career counselors in Anchorage, AK who provide career counseling.

Kelly Blalock
(907) 742-3392
Anchorage, AK
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Donna Garrett BoltzACC
907.230.2444, 907.332.2658
Anchorage, AK
 
Ms. Diane Blakey, Certified Professional Coach
(907) 240-5516
9845 Lone Tree Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Phillip Wayne Rees
907.349.1196, 907.349.1196
4210 Endeavor
Anchorage, AK
 
Ms. Pamela Eve Hawkins, RN, Circle of Life wellness certified, CPC- ICA
(907) 345-3087
13040 Von Scheben Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Marty Garrigues
(907) 561-6141
Anchorage, AK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Julie Morton
907.229.5293, 907.646.4079
2618 E 20Th Ave
Anchorage, AK
 
Eva Joe Rees
907.349.1196, 907.349.1196
4210 Endeavor Cir
Anchorage, AK
 
Ms. Belinda V Breaux
(907) 336-2765
11401 Mountain Lake Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Marty Garrigues
(907) 561-6141
Anchorage, AK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

The View From A Career Counselor

Here’s an interesting email from a career counselor posted by Andrew Sullivan on his blog. The key piece of advice seems to be that you have to go outside the normal channels if you want to be successful on your job search. Sending resumes to job boards only gets you so far.

I feel for the guy, but he should break the rules more often. Having been unemployed myself for months, I understand the frustration. But having worked in career counseling for a few years, I know how to look for a job. Most people don’t, and would do better if they did.

Don’t waste too much time with job boards unless you are someone with a very specific technical skill looking for a job that requires that skill. Do contact employers directly and consistently, and contact them before they have job openings. The old nostrum that “if a job is posted, it’s been filled” is generally true.

The reality is that 80% of jobs are filled via personal connections and relationships. It really is like high school; people hire people they know and like. Think of everyone you know, even your worthless brother in law, as a potential connection to a job, either directly or indirectly. Your resume should be the last thing an employer sees, because the first thing they should see is you in person.

The writer goes on to give 5 useful tips of how to approach a job search. Check them out.

Andrew then posts responses from other readers . This one caught ...

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