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**Note: Andrea is currently on sabbatical.** Andrea is a Career Counselor and Coach who assists clients in achieving rewarding employment. She passionately works with adults from all backgrounds, industries, and stages. Clients find she is highly sensitive, intuitive, motivational, goal oriented, and supportive. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor, she consistently keeps abreast within the field of counseling and world of work. In 2001 she earned a M.S. in Counseling (Career Counseling specialization) from San Francisco State University and has a B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Santa Cruz. Wondering what careers best fit your unique strengths, abilities, interests, values, and personality? Seeking more meaning in the work you do? Stuck in a rut? Whether you are employed, unemployed or somewhere in between, Andrea will assist you in achieving your career goals.

Surviving and Thriving When the Work World Overstimulates You – Part II

May 2, 2017

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“Sydney” works as a telephonic advice nurse, providing medical advice to a large group of employees that work for a nationwide company. Although she enjoys helping those she advises in becoming healthier, she finds working in a cubical office with other advice nurses to be overstimulating. It is difficult for her to concentrate when she […]

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Staying Professionally Active When Unemployed

February 20, 2017

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How does one stay current when not working in a world that evolves at such a rapid pace? Whether you are actively seeking work at this time or not, it is vitally important to stay updated in your field, even if you don’t plan to return to work right away. For some people, when the […]

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Surviving and Thriving When the Work World Overstimulates You – Part I

November 15, 2016

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Do noises at your workplace drain you? Do you get headaches or experience eye strain from the fluorescent lights above your workspace? Is it especially difficult receiving feedback on your performance each year? Perhaps you are highly sensitive. If so, how can you not only survive but thrive in the work world? Highly Sensitive People […]

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Body Language Tips for Better Work Communication

August 24, 2016

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While at work, job hunting, or interviewing for a position, you probably give a lot of thought to what you say and wear. These are important to think about and prepare for. However, what may be even more important is what you are communicating non-verbally through your body language. In fact, a widely-cited study found […]

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Small Steps Toward a Career Change

June 7, 2016

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Ever wonder what it would be like to spend your work week doing things you truly enjoy? If so, you’re in good company. In the U.S., 53% of people aren’t happy with their current job.  We’ve heard success stories of people who quit their day job and found something more rewarding. Maybe they went back […]

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Jack of All Trades: How to Find Greater Career Satisfaction

March 16, 2016

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Is finding satisfying work challenging because you want to pursue many different careers? Are you concerned about having too many professional and personal interests and stressed about potentially not acting on all of them? Do you dread not using your full potential within your lifetime? If these statements describe you well, you may be a […]

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Utilize PAR Statements to Enhance Your Resume’s Wow Factor

October 27, 2015

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Has this happened to you? Two resumes, one each from equally qualified applicants are submitted to the same posting but only one gets selected for an interview. Aren’t you dying to find out why one applicant did not get invited to interview? Job seekers frequently write most about their job duties. Although employers appreciate knowing […]

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From Pink Slip to Red Slip: Improving Performance during Job Interviews Part II

August 5, 2015

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In Part One, I gave three pointers on improving job interview performance. Below are three additional tips focusing specifically on confidence-building. Are you ready to rock your upcoming interviews? There’s even an undercover strategy for getting beyond that “pink slip” of rejection. Let’s get started. Change Your Story It may be obvious, but the more confident […]

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From Pink Slip to Red Slip: Improving Performance during Job Interviews Part I

June 23, 2015

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Before going into a job interview, it is natural to feel somewhat anxious. This is completely normal and it is ok to accept the fact that you will have some level of discomfort. The trick is to reduce anxiety to a level that allows you to perform well enough under pressure. Get Excited! Performance anxiety […]

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How Do You Choose to Persevere with Life’s Obstacles?

March 16, 2015

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“If all else fails, perseverance prevails.” This anonymous quote is important to keep in mind, especially those days when you’ve had yet another interview turndown or your job search is not going as you had hoped. We often default to feeling failure, no doubt because our society is especially unforgiving and judgmental when it comes […]

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