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I Have Earned It!

I’m very proud to be recognized as having demonstrated the required competencies to be awarded the credential of Certified Career Counselor (CCC), through the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Credentialing Commission.* The CCC is the new standard of professional excellence for individuals trained as counselors, who specialize in the delivery of career counseling services.

The CCC credential recognizes two important factors in training and experience, which are counseling and a specialization in career development, theory, and practice. The most important aspect of the CCC that differentiates it from other practitioners, is that it recognizes this intersection of counseling and career development. Whether credentialed practitioners consider themselves counselors with a specialization in career, or career service professionals who provide counseling, the CCC credential is designed to recognize this important combination of both areas.

To find Marilyn on NCDA.org, click here.

*NCDA, is a leader in the field of career development and provides essential support to career professionals in professional growth and ethical practices. www.ncdacredentialing.org

Need a Career Change? But Confused About Your Career Direction?

Now that you’ve identified your personality style, natural abilities, values, and passionate interests, using validated assessments, how do you choose a career?

My 3-Step Holistic & Collaborative Approach:

  • First -we’ll use the prioritized data from your assessments, along with your desired lifestyle and life goals, to create Your Best-Fit Snapshot or Career Profile.
  • Second – we’ll explore and assess careers that most closely match your Snapshot/Profile.
  • Third – if your Best-Fit careers require further education or training, we’ll explore schools that are a good fit for you. On the other hand, if no additional education or training is needed, we’ll design a job search plan and assess specific jobs and employers to identify a good fit – and figure out which jobs you should apply to.

3 Ways to Tell if a Job – and Employer are a Good Fit

  1. Competent Leaders. Based on data from LinkedIn, employers’ websites, Glass Door, Best Places to Work, and similar resources, along with your professional network, you can figure out whether you like and can respect a company’s leaders. Some questions you can ask are:
  • Do you like the leaders as people? For example, from what you know about them, do they seem to have integrity, care about the well-being of their employees, and are they genuine?
  • Secondly, do they have strong leadership skills? The best companies to work for have great leaders. You can distinguish strong leaders from the average manager by assessing qualities, such as self-confidence, industry knowledge, respect for others, and an optimistic attitude.
  1. Location. For many individuals, where the job is located can be of great importance.
  • Proximity to the arts, culture, recreational activities, mountains, the ocean, family, friends, and good schools can all be factors that are important to you.
  • Do you prefer to work remotely? Does the company offer remote working opportunities?
  • The length and nature of your commute can also influence how desirable a job is to you.
  1. Mission of the Company. Make sure you can embrace the goals and core values of a prospective employer.
  • The mission statement conveys the company’s direction.
  • It also outlines goals for what you and your team or department will need to focus on accomplishing. It’s important to determine if the company’s values are a fit with your own.

If you want to explore a career change, Marilyn will work collaboratively with you, at your own pace — to answer these questions and help you gain direction for a Best-Fit career.

TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY 10-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY MEETING OR YOUR FULL 45-MINUTE CONSULTATION PLEASE EMAIL MARILYN AT: MARILYN@FETTNERCOUNSELING.COM