Career Counseling

Do you feel stuck in your career? Are you returning to the work force after not having worked for a while? Maybe you are about to enter college or return to college and are unsure which major is right for you and will lead to a successful future. Perhaps you or your child is about to graduate high school and you don’t know what is the best career path to take. Or maybe you just want to advance in your current occupation. These are difficult decisions to make alone. Working together with Dr. Hagen can help clarify the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.

June Hagen, Ph.D. will meet with you to thoroughly assess your abilities, interests, likes, dislikes and future goals. This is done through vocational testing, an in-depth interview, review of academic and vocational achievements, and an analysis of skills which can be used in other jobs. Considering these factors and labor market trends, recommendations for a vocational direction and an action plan are made. If you need further education or training, she will guide you to make the best choice, considering your current situation.

Usually your resume and cover letter give a potential employer their first (and sometimes only) impression of you. You need to stand out from the sea of resumes an employer usually receives. Dr. Hagen will make sure your first impression is a favorable one by creating a dynamic and professional resume and cover letter.  Social media postings will also be discussed.

We often say that looking for a job is the hardest job you’ll ever have.  Dr. Hagen can assist in locating job openings for you, including accessing the hidden labor market.  She can make this process easier by preparing you to do your best in an interview.  You will learn the skills you need to impress your potential employer that you are the best candidate for the job.  The best responses to the most commonly asked questions and answers to difficult questions about your background are reviewed. They say “practice makes perfect” which is why she performs mock interviews with you. Then your performance is critiqued and advice is given on how it can be improved. What do you do after the interview? Dr.Hagen will guide you in making the appropriate follow-up contacts and feedback.

Contact Dr. Hagen to begin your journey to a new future. 310.399.3754