Career Counseling & Coaching
Whether you are trying to decide what you really want to do, explore career options that may be available to you, package yourself for the job market, or conduct an effective job search, we can assist you. If you are currently employed, we can help you address workplace issues, pursue long-range career goals, focus on work-life balance, or guide you towards finding career fulfillment.
All of BACC’s consultants are professionally trained and have master’s degrees with a career development focus. You may benefit from just one appointment to deal with a specific issue, or you may want a series of appointments to address your career needs in greater depth. During your first appointment, you and the consultant will clarify the career issues and develop a plan to reach your goals.
We can help you with:
Skilled career consultants are available to help you with all aspects of the career planning process including:
- Self Assessment for Career Direction
Self assessment is a process that helps you to clarify the criteria that are important for you to be happy and fulfilled in your worklife. We can evaluate the skills and talents that you want to use, discuss work situations that are compatible with your personality type and clarify the interests and values you seek to incorporate into your career. Our consultants are qualified to administer assessments including the Myers Briggs Type Inventory, Strong Interest Inventory, SkillScan and Values Assessments.
(view our Self Assessment workshops)
- Exploring Career Options
We can assist you with brainstorming career ideas and point you towards resources that will give you information that is vital to learning about career areas. We can also coach you on how to conduct informational interviews with professionals to learn more about careers and industries.
- Personal Packaging and Resume Writing
We can help with all of the following:
- Creating a resume that gets results
- Differentiating yourself in the market through personal branding
- Writing cover letters
- Preparing for interviews
(view our Personal Packaging and Resume Writing workshops)
- Job Search Strategy
Job search is time consuming. We can help to ensure the time is spent productively by coaching you about the following:
- Developing a job search campaign strategy
- Targeting industries and companies
- Using social networking effectively such as linkedin
- Improving your networking skills
- Interview and follow up skills
- Negotiating offers
(view our Job Search Strategy workshops)
- Professional Development
We can partner with you as you develop your competencies in:
- Managing employees
- Team leadership and supervision
- Managing workplace conflict
- Professional growth within your current organization
- Communication skills
- Planning for retirement
(view our Professional Development workshops)
To find the right consultant for you, visit the Profiles page, where you will see a listing of our counselors with personal statements and e-mail links.
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, contact the counselor directly by e-mail or phone. If you have any questions, leave a message on our general number (415-398-4881) and someone will return your call.
The standard rate is $120.00 per 50-minute session (note: we accept payment by cash and check only).