Forget picking a career, how do you find a career counselor?
February 7, 2014 12:24 PM Subscribe
How do you find career counseling that's worth your time and money? Or can you recommend specific counselors in New York City?
posted by Theophylactic to Work & Money (2 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to help a friend who's attempting to move from a recently completed humanities PhD into related work but non-academic positions (publishing, libraries, etc) and is getting the "too underqualified for higher level positions and too overqualified for lower level positions" runaround. Said friend is also grappling with some uncertainty over what, in fact, they want to be doing. Friend's PhD was in another country so there are limited resources on that front. Friend's resources to spend money on career counseling are limited, and from reading past discussions on the topic here and googling around the internet it's become clear that options are varied and bang-for-buck is pretty hard to be sure of. Is this even something you need to pay for? Friend is very lost. Said friend is stuck in NYC because of spouse but spouse's employer has little to offer on this front.
So how do you do this? How can you tell if a career counseling service will do more than tell you your resume looks good? Can you recommend anyone specifically for counseling the post-academic transition?