- Career Management Resources
Career Management Resources
Your graduate degree will provide you with a variety of career opportunities. This information and resource page is designed to assist you in managing your professional career. In addition to the specific resources included, there is a list of professional associations that often provide regional, national and international opportunities for career development and networking.
Resume Building Resources
Resume Cover Letters
- Interviewing Strategies and Tips (PDF)
- Ace that Interview for a Counseling Job (PDF)
- Dressing for that Counseling Job Interview (PDF)
Negotiating Job Offers
Relocation and Cost of Living Tools
- Relocation Essentials
- Compare Cost of Living Calculator
- Cost of Living Index (International)
- Not Sure You Want to Relocate? (PDF)
Messiah College Career Center Resource Guides
- Click here for more on resume and cover letters, interviewing, job searching, informational interviews, etc.
- Networking Advice
- Networking and Social Media
- Messiah College Professional Networking LinkedIn Group
Developing and Managing Your Web Presence and Career Brand
- utm_source=wc&utm_med">Creating Your Web Presence
- Check Your Web Presence-Google Yourself
- Does Your Personal Brand Speak the Right Language?
- Career Branding for Introverts
- 7 Personal Branding Trends for Job Search in 2012
Starting Your Own Practice
- American Counseling Association - The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. By providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services to nearly 45,000 members, ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base. ACA members have access to information regarding several job specific categories
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. They represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. AAMFT members have access to career center information
- International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors - IAMFC is an organization that promotes excellence in the practice of couples and family counseling by creating and disseminating publications and media products, providing a forum for exploration of family-related issues, involving a diverse group of dedicated professionals in our activities, and emphasizing collaborative efforts.
- American Mental Health Counselors Association - The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) is a growing community of more than 6,000 clinical mental health counselors. AMHCA succeeds in giving a voice to the counseling profession nationwide and in helping to serve you and your colleagues in your state. AMHCA Career Center
- American School Counselor Association - The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 30,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
- American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) - AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors, the entire ‘community of care,’ licensed professionals, pastors, and lay church members with little or no formal training. It is their intention to equip clinical, pastoral, and lay care-givers with biblical truth and psychosocial insights that minister to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. Counseling Classifieds
- National Employment Counseling Association - The National Employment Counseling Association (NECA) is the leading resource for all things related to employment. NECA is a division of the American Counseling Association and was founded in 1966 to implement solid and practical interventions to enhance employability and long-term employment. NECA Employment
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Outlook for Counselors
US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition - Counselors
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.