Below you will see a diagram that illustrates the insights a client needs to craft a job search or create a career plan. An assessment in each domain is essential. Once the assessments are completed a plan is then developed.
The psychological construct of Emotional Intelligence (EI) is described below. I often help clients by providing them with an assessment of their Emotional Intelligence, targeted and specific feedback, and strategies to enhance their abilities.
I often help my clients think about career stages, where they are and where they want to go. Here is some information about the concept of career stages. In their work on career progression in organizations, Dalton and Thompson (1986, 1993) identified four distinct “stages” employees may occupy throughout their careers. Not all employees move […]
I help my clients create cover letters and resumes. One helpful tool is a cover letter template. This one was developed by the State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. You might find this useful. Name Address Phone number E-mail address Date Individual’s NameJob TitleName of OrganizationStreet AddressCity, State Zip Code Dear Mr./Ms. […]
A resource I often use when working with clients is the Occupational Network (O*Net). It was created and is kept up to date by the Department of Labor. On the web page you can find a wide variety of helpful information including an extensive listing of job summaries. When exploring future job openings or researching […]
It appears some employees are choosing not to return to work. Perhaps people are making choices about their “career orientation” and deciding to follow a different path. Back some time ago two researchers, Gene Dalton and Paul Thompson, discussed the five different career orientations which helped people think about options beyond the traditional. The options […]