Career Counseling / San Diego

offered by Master Career Counselor,
Registered Professional Career Counselor and
Nationally Certified Career Counselor,

Judy Kaplan Baron, Ph.D.

If you're considering Career Counseling or Career Coaching and/or interview coaching are wondering what it encompasses,then you've come to the right place.

Areas of Assistance:

- Career Assessment/Identifying 'Best Fit' Career
- Job Hunting: Strategies/Networking/Interviewing
- Changing Careers
- Resume Development
- Salary Negotiation

- Career Issues/Performance/Executive Coaching
- Re-entering the Workforce

- Life/Work Balance

Career Assessment/Identifying "Best Fit" Career Identify "best fit" careers for your skills, interests, values and personality.  Identify key factors to find career satisfaction and success. Get clear once and for all about your "best fit"  career.   (When appropriate, formal career and psychological assessment instruments are available. )
Job Hunting:  Strategies/Networking/Interviewing.  Develop a plan to find the right job more efficiently.  Learn the best and worst strategies for job hunting.  Understand effective approaches for networking.  Learn highly effective interviewing techniques that make sense and lead to job offers.   Reduce a lot of the stress and hassle associated with job hunting.
Changing Careers.   Decide whether it's really in your best interest overall to change careers. Get support in identifying meaningful and realistic possibilities.  Learn to investigate the realities of the various career options, and how to transition into the new career or how to identify the right educational/training program.
Resume Development.  Learn what really works with prospective employers.  Develop, write and/or edit an effective resume.   Understand how to tailor the resume to specific positions.    Create cover letters that get you in the door.

Salary Negotiation.  Negotiate the best deal when you get an offer.  Negotiate effectively for your promotion or annual review.

Career Issues/Performance/Executive Coaching:  Improve your job and career management performance.  Receive problem-solving ideas and support in resolving on-the-job issues.  Prepare for performance evaluations.   (Note:  Executive Coaching may be sponsored by your employer.)
Re-Entering the Workforce.  Develop confidence in identifying and marketing your skills in the workplace after an extended absence, usually due to child-rearing , retirement, or an extended illness.

Work/Life Balance.
Find strategies to identify your priorities, then resolve, improve and/or manage the conflicting demands in your life.
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Career Counseling Services
  • Career Transition
  • Job Search
  • Interview Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Networking
  • Testing/Assessment
  • Resumes Development / Cover Letters
  • Salary Negotiation
  • On-the-job Issue Resolution 
  • Skill Analysis and Transferability





 The Career Development Process










The Career Development Process

True career development is a process that moves from self-awareness to career management. It involves knowing yourself (skills, interests, work values, personality), gathering information (about prospective careers and employers, goal integration, job search strategies and job management development. Identifying and translating this information is the key to personal fulfillment and career success.

. Self-Assessment
Starts with personal, inner exploration to help you understand key factors that will keep you connected to your work in a meaningful way. By integrating your personality, skills, values, and interests you will be in a better position to create a work-life that will allow you to express yourself fully. Work needs to fit your personality and knowing yourself is the first step in this process.
. Industry Research
Effective career planning requires occupational information about the current job market, specific career opportunities,  and industry trends. Through print materials and Internet sources, you can expand your knowledge about job titles, job functions, and the realities of various career options.
. Goal Clarification
integrates self-information with current job market information.  It is here that you identify and focus on a specific  career direction.
. Job Search.
Learn how to package and market yourself effectively.  Understand and learn the most effective job search strategies including developing a resume which generates interviews, writing an effective cover letter, networking and interviewing.
. Career Management
Understand the politics of organizations and interpersonal relationships in the workplace.  Improve communication skills and work strategies, adopt a flexible approach to managing change.