Career Counselor Kelly Advice Column

Counseling Awareness Month: #CounselorsHelp

April is counseling awareness month. Professional counselors have specific training requirements and titles that vary by state. Read below for more information about the counseling profession. What is Counseling? Counseling provides a safe space to discuss personal concerns and problems. Counselors take a holistic approach to personal wellness and the relationship between counselor and client is not hierarchical but … Continue reading Counseling Awareness Month: #CounselorsHelp

Dating Violence: The signs that a teen is experiencing emotional or physical abuse

Women ages 18-24 experience the highest rates of Intimate Partner Violence in the US; one in three high school students experience physical or sexual violence at the hands of a dating partner. Yet, dating violence or abuse often goes unnoticed. Abuse is not always physical, and even when it is, people go to great lengths … Continue reading Dating Violence: The signs that a teen is experiencing emotional or physical abuse

What is Intimate Partner Violence?

https://youtu.be/VuMCzU54334 October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This video explains what Intimate Partner Violence is, and how it can be prevented. According to the NCADV "Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner … Continue reading What is Intimate Partner Violence?

Informational Interviews

It is National Career Development Month. Dig in to some helpful tips for researching and landing in the career you want.

6 Tips to Help You Reach Your Career Goals

For some people, planning comes naturally.  For others, creating a plan and sticking to it isn't as easy. Not just planning with a calendar and making sure you don't miss any meetings. This is the kind of planning that helps you reach your long-term career goals. The plan is an organized way to put into … Continue reading 6 Tips to Help You Reach Your Career Goals

Setting Goals for your Dream Career

So, you have decided how YOU define career success. Now what? Well, now we set goals. Goals are important because they help you stay motivated and remind you that there is an end in sight. What is your goal? You have to decide what your ultimate career goals is - and this doesn't have to be … Continue reading Setting Goals for your Dream Career

Are You Really Benefiting?: What Costs and Benefits to Consider When You are Searching For a New Job.

When searching for a job, the first thing often thought of is salary. We assume that if the salary is high, quality of life will be great and we will live worry-free. But have you stopped to consider benefits? Do you know what kind of benefits (medical, leave policies, vacation/holidays, discount policies, etc) are being … Continue reading Are You Really Benefiting?: What Costs and Benefits to Consider When You are Searching For a New Job.

Defining Success

What is a Career Counselor? When you think of career counseling you most likely think of getting help with your resume and cover letter in a college career center. But there is so much more to it than that. The counseling part helps you figure out where you want to be and where those resumes … Continue reading Defining Success