Author Archives | Andrea Killion, MS, LPC

About %s

**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 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.

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

March 16, 2015

1 Comment

“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 […]

Continue reading...

Decreasing Work Stress Part II

December 22, 2014

0 Comments

In Part I I gave three tips to decrease work stress: wake up on time, eat lunch, and learn to say “no”. Here are a few additional tips to help you achieve greater ease in your workday. 4. Take care of yourself physically and mentally. When stress at work interferes with your ability to perform well […]

Continue reading...

Decreasing Work Stress Part I

August 5, 2014

0 Comments

Let’s face it, work can be stressful. Depending on one’s level of resilience and coping strategies learned over time, a person’s ability to manage stress effectively varies. This stress exists no matter which line of work, industry or company you are at. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines stress as a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems […]

Continue reading...

Seven Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

April 21, 2014

2 Comments

For those of you who are considering the entrepreneurial route, it is important to consider various factors before making a decision. There are a number of traits that successful entrepreneurs share in common. Do a thorough self-assessment either on your own or with the assistance of a career practitioner to determine if you have what […]

Continue reading...

No Response to Your Job Application? Five Potential Reasons Why…

January 13, 2014

1 Comment

Job seeking clients often ask me why they have not heard back from various employers after they have submitted their applications.  Although there is no “one size fits all” answer, in talking with hiring managers and human resource professionals, I have discovered some reasons. 1.     Staff reductions in human resource departments Along with other industries, […]

Continue reading...

College Major and Career Planning at Any Age

September 19, 2013

3 Comments

Autumn is the busiest season of the year for prospective college students who are researching and applying to colleges and universities.  As a Career Counselor who works with both traditional and nontraditional aged adult clients interested in pursuing higher education, I am often asked questions regarding majors and career planning. According to the National Center […]

Continue reading...

What Career Questions Do You Seek Answers To? Soliciting Blog Topics…

July 19, 2013

0 Comments

It’s been nearly three years that Career Transition: The Inside Job has been in existence.  We’re very thankful for our loyal readers, occasional readers, and one time readers.  All of you encourage us to continue to write blog posts approximately every two weeks.  We want to continue to bring readers blog posts that are relevant […]

Continue reading...

Body Language Tips for Better Work Communication

March 30, 2013

1 Comment

Andrea Killion, MS, NCC, MCC Careerful Counseling Services info@careerful.com http://www.careerful.com 503-997-9506 Andrea specializes in assisting clients achieve rewarding employment. She works with adult clients from all industries and stages who are either unemployed or employed (or somewhere in between). Whether you are looking for work, trying to figure out what career to pursue, or unsure […]

Continue reading...

Career Transition: Does Your Resume Contain the Right Keywords?

December 12, 2012

3 Comments

Resume content has changed somewhat in the last few years. One of the latest being the importance of the use of keywords. Most companies use applicant tracking software (aka: gatekeeper), which scans resumes for chosen keywords relating to skills, training, degrees, job titles and experience. If your resume contains the right keywords and enough of […]

Continue reading...

Career Transition: Stand Out with Your Personal Brand

August 5, 2012

1 Comment

Personal branding has become a common buzz word, but what exactly is it and how can you create one? According to Social Media Strategist Joshua Waldman, MBA, and author of “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies”, personal branding involves the art of communicating what makes you unique. By creating a clear and concise image […]

Continue reading...