What is Career Counseling and Coaching?

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Contract and Services Clarifications

Contract and Services Clarifications

What is a Career Professional? What is a Career Counselor?

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And so who is the provider of career counseling services and what might be expected? Ellen Weaver Paquette, CCC is a Master Trainer Preceptor of the NCDA Facilitating Career Development program with two

advanced academic degrees in counseling, specializing in career counseling. She has taught graduate level career counseling courses for more than 35 years and has many years of career counseling experience. Ellen offers career counseling to help individuals or groups identify options and alternatives to help develop a career path, often including useful resources. This is not the same nor is it a substitute for therapeutic counseling and should not be regarded as such.


The career counselor will proceed with a current copy of the client’s resume to determine suitability, then will ask for designated electronic payment via credit card or Paypal before scheduling any sessions, such might include a telephone call to ascertain feasibility.

The career counselor reserves the right to cancel or terminate services if the client makes unreasonable demands or participates in out of bounds behavior. No third party is privy to the information in the career counseling session unless the client wishes to divulge information themselves. Clients above 21 years of age are ideal whether in the US or worldwide. Cancellations made 24 hours in advance may be rescheduled once.

Each session may include a brief review of the current resume, cover letter or LinkedIN profile with limited suggestions as an overhaul is a separate service which is determined and agreed upon in advance.

Each one-hour virtual session may look at career directions, career vision, barriers to change, sources of industry-based information and LMI. Some informal and informal assessments may be recommended.

Partial refunds are at the discretion of the career counselor.
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Career Coaching Contract

Career Coaching Contract

Career Coaching Contract and Services Clarification

Career coaching offers the opportunity to look at new resumes, CV’s and cover letter avenues which can be different amongst industries.

Career coaching can also include encouragement, feedback and suggestions as to framing oneself in the current world of work.

It is not career counseling, it is not therapeutic in nature and nor does it guarantee results. It takes work from the client to complete assigned
tasks as all approaches are highly individualized. Work may consist of website reviews to see LMI, an investigation into retraining options, salary expectations, LinkedIn reviews, etc. The client is directly responsible for any successes or lack thereof.

You may wish to view the video on the differences between career counseling and career coaching which might help you decide which is best for you.

We start with a look at your resume to help decide if career coaching is a good fit for you. Payment is processed using Paypal or by credit card.
We then agree on the topics that need to be addressed for each hour-long session purchased. Each session is conducted on Zoom at a mutually agreed upon time based upon EST. Cancellations made 24 hours in advance are not refunded but can be rescheduled once.

It is customary to schedule sessions in advance on a weekly basis unless mutually agreed otherwise, such gives a direction and accountability for assignments to be completed in a timely manner.

Information is not shared to a third party, clients over 21 years of age are encouraged.

To be signed by the client in advance of services performed:

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Facilitating Career Development Certification for Practitioners

What is a Facilitating Career Development?

A Facilitating Career Development person has completed the Facilitating Career Development Training program and works in any career development setting, or who incorporates career development information or skills in their work with students, adults, clients, employees, or the public. A Facilitating Career Development professional has received in-depth training in the areas of career development in the form of up to 120+ class/instructional hours, provided by a nationally trained and qualified instructor.

This title designates individuals working in a variety of career development settings. A Facilitating Career Development professional may serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, human resource career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist, or workforce development staff person.

The counseling profession has made great progress in defining professional counseling and career counseling. However, several professional groups recognized that many individuals who are currently providing career assistance are not professional counselors. The Facilitating Career Development training program was developed to provide standards, training specifications, and GFCD credentialing for these career providers. The goal was to define and differentiate two levels of career practice.

Why Should I Consider Facilitating Career Development Training?

Facilitating Career Development training can enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals who work in any type of career development setting.

As a Facilitating Career Development participant, you will receive training in each of the 12 career development competencies. Whether you take the class at home or in the classroom, the training includes hands-on and interactive teaching methods and opportunities to interact with colleagues from a variety of work settings. Since the course content covers 12 important competencies, there is plenty of opportunity to build skills and knowledge in areas that are new to you, as well as enhance and develop those that you use every day in your work.

What Will I Learn?

  • Career resources and labor market information
  • Career planning processes
  • Basic helping and facilitation skills
  • Career development models and theories
  • Informal and formal assessment approaches
  • Diversity and specific population needs
  • Development and maintenance of an effective career resource center

  • Training others and program promotion
  • Case management and referral skills
  • Ethical and scope-of-practice issues
  • Professional and resource portfolios
  • Cutting-edge job searching
  • and more . . .!

Facilitating Career Development Instructor Training

Training Schedule 2022-2023

Remote, flexible delivery for individuals and groups

Contact Ellen Weaver Paquette, Former Board member and NCDA Fellow at CareersbyEllen@gmail.com for an application form and pertinent details

May 10, 2023
May 24, 2023

June 01, 2023
June 15, 2023

July 24, 2023
July 31, 2023

August 07, 2023
August 21, 2023

September 13, 2023
September 26, 2023

October 19, 2023
October 26, 2023

$1,500.00Add to cart

Facilitating Career Development Training

Training Schedule 2022-2023

Fee: $1250.00.  Includes customized review of the LinkedIn profile, access to 8 assessments, review of personal career management plans, and weekly Zoom meetings. Discounts for groups of 5 or more. Excludes Student Manual, excludes college credit.

May 01 – July 07, 2023 
 May 24 – July 31,  2023
June 05 – August 11, 2023
June 19 – August 25, 2023
July 17 – September 22, 2023
July 31 – October 6, 2023
August 8 – October 12, 2023
August 22 – October 27, 2023
September 12 – November 17, 2023
September 25 – November 27, 2023
October 2 – December 8, 2023
October 23 – January 4, 2024
Customized summer 2024 course (May-August) available with flexible starting dates.

$1,250.00Add to cart

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NCDA FCD Application for Training/Certification Acceptance and Success

NCDA FCD Application for Training/Certification Acceptance and Success

Course Taught/Authorized by Ellen Weaver Paquette, MA, CAGS, NBCC, NCDA Fellow, former NCDA Board of Directors and Master Trainer
CareersbyEllen@gmail.com, 401.862.0649 EST
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Career Counseling Sessions

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Face to face one hour sessions offering the Strong Interest Inventory

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Virtual/Electronic Sessions, Days, EST

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Custom Facilitating Career Development Training (Three Month)

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Integrating Your ATS Resume & LinkedIn Profile

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Private Career Coaching

Now offering private career coaching for individuals in transition

Career Coaching Sessions

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