"This book can be used by faculty mentors helping future counselor educators to navigate their first faculty job search or by students seeking their first position in the profession. Seasoned professionals will also find a wealth of information that can be used in planning for and landing their next position."
—Perry C. Francis, EdD
Eastern Michigan University
"It seems that no matter how well counselors-in-training have mastered the curriculum in career counseling, when it comes to their own careers, most experience an overwhelming sense of dread and approach the job search with all of the angst, worry, and uncertainty of how to proceed that is typical of most job seekers. This book illuminates the unique aspects of the job search for counselors and counselor educators and the authors provide a welcome mentorship for counselors making the transition to their professional careers."
—David Farrugia, EdD
This career planning handbook is full of practical, how-to tips for counselors looking for positions in counselor education, college and community college counseling, schools, and community agencies. Whether you are trying to land your first job, changing career paths, or launching your own private practice, this engaging book demystifies the process and highlights what you need to know and do to target and attain fulfilling work.
Topics include tapping into the hidden job market, developing a résumé/vita, writing winning cover letters, using job search planning tools and techniques, enhancing networking skills, interviewing with search committees, handling rejection, and moving from one counseling setting or specialty to another. With more than 40 years of career counseling experience between them, Hodges and Connelly offer frontline expertise and humorous personal anecdotes that help make the search process more enjoyable.
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