If we are going to be brutally honest with one another – if we were going to give America’s Independent Sector a job review – we would have to say we suck.
For those who are amid a job search like me, or will soon be entering one as a graduate, one of my most enthusiastic tips is to find ways to strengthen your resume and fill in gaps in your abilities and proficiencies.
Presenting gave me the chance to remember why and how I came into this field. It provided me a real opportunity to teach others about what I’ve come to know from my education, internship, and professional networking.
The National Counselor Examination is not an easy exam. Now that I have taken the NCE, I can honestly say it’s worth it. The best tips I can give anyone who will be sitting for the NCE are these.
I have often answered the question “What sort of job are you looking for?” by describing populations I am interested in serving and the types of clinical questions I find compelling. However, interviewing has led me to reevaluate my answer to that question. I also need the job and my employer to have certain characteristics.
Job interviews can be nerve-wracking but they can also be another form of information-gathering. Viewing them that way can be really helpful in seeking a good first or next job.
Licensing for mental health care professionals can be a beast. We all know it. Sharing ideas helps me stay up-to-date and provides a place to process the frustrations and successes of the job search, including the lengthy process towards licensing.