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Career Counseling for Divorce Seattle - Pursuing Divorce | Jan Reha Counselor

The Integrated Divorce Process.

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0 – 30 Days - Pre-Divorce Planning - PREPARATION

Steps:
(1) Evaluate Client Needs
(2) Stabilize Client Situation
-Financial
-Psychological
-Physical
(3) Formulate Plan of Action
(4) May Refer to Mental Health
Counselor

14 – 45 Days - Phase I: DIVORCE INITIATION

Steps:
(1) Assemble Team of Experts
(2) Research and Collect Data
(3) Prepare Financial Affidavit
(4) File for Divorce
(5) Request Temporary
Maintenance
(6) Request Child Support
(7) Formulate Parenting Plan
(8) Address Housing Issues

1-1/2 – 9 Months - Phase II: ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

Steps:
(1) Value Assets
(2) Identify Liabilities
(3) Determine Community
and Separate Assets
(4) Begin Career…

Top Tips in Preparing for the Fast-Changing Job Market, Career Counselor, Bellevue, Seattle, WA

Traditionally, career planning has been the last step of the education process when it should be the first. Delaying career planning to after one’s education is completed leads to expensive college costs, debilitating college debt, and little to no entry into the job market. In the end, the education someone invested in for several years could be irrelevant in the fast-changing job market.

The pace of change in American culture — indeed, throughout the world — is moving faster than any time in human history. Over centuries, jobs changed from agriculture to manufacturing. In decades, the nation’s focus changed from manufacturing to technology. Today, ongoing technological advances influence almost every sector of American work. As a result, many types of jobs available to American workers 50, 25, 10, even 5 years ago, no longer exist.

With the nation in economic turmoil and hundreds of thousands of people being laid off from jobs that are no longer needed, finding a job for today’s workers is tough. Yet, thousands of young people graduate college each year without sufficient preparation for a well-paying job in the new economy. With the…

It Takes More Than a College Degree to Get a Job

Our world is changing rapidly with economic upheaval, a shift to a global job market and the largest number of unemployed people in decades. Why then, do parents continue to spend thousands of dollars providing their children with a college education without a focused end goal in sight?


Too many people graduate college with only the vague sense of wanting to have a successful career. This lack of passion, commitment or interest in a specific field will not make potential employers pay attention to them. It reminds me of that line from “Any Road” released in 2002 by from former Beatle George Harrison:
If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.


Parents must shift their thinking from their experience of finding a good job to the new reality. Gone are the days when a college degree in any subject gives young adults instant entry to satisfying careers. Gone, too, are the days when employers will provide additional training to college graduates in order for them to qualify for their jobs. Why should they when there are many experienced Americans and foreign nationals with the skills they need standing…

Planning a Career After Divorce (Seattle, Bellevue, WA)

Life’s most difficult transitions can result in either debilitation or liberation.  The choice is often ours to make.  We grasp opportunities to make our lives whole and fulfilling, or we get trapped in paralyzing self-doubt, anger and fear. Divorce is one of the ultimate challenges.  Changing our habits, our expectations, our lifestyles can be traumatic even if for the best.  Decisions that must be made while on an emotional roller coaster impact our future.


1. Take Control of your Life


If you are facing or have experienced separation or divorce, you know how difficult it is to put feelings aside to make clear and definite decisions such as related to future income and career choices.  If you put aside a career for the sake of the marriage or family, you may be evaluating job opportunities.  If you maintained a career, you may be considering a change.  Perhaps, you don’t desire or require employment, but you would like to experience the satisfaction of serving on a board or volunteering in the community.


My job as a licensed career counselor is to assist you to identify the possibilities…

Research Job Market While Investing in Education, Career Counselor, Seattle, Bellevue, WA

Investing thousands of dollars in a college education without researching the job market is like jumping in a swimming pool without first being sure it is full of water. Yet, many students go off to college without deciding what they want to do with their education. For those who want to graduate college and find a good job, the time spent in job market research will pay off with the increased likelihood of a good starting salary.


Here are 10 job-hunting tips that will facilitate your entry into the current competitive job market:


1. Employ a career counselor to help identify interests, motivations, inclinations, natural talents, aptitudes, learning styles, personality traits and style, and identifying the best job
fit.


2. Identify several career options and determine the availability of jobs within the industries.


3. Conduct informational interviews with people in your career choices and check out professional organizations to research current job market information.


4. Join professional organizations and networks to develop contacts. 


5. Become Internet savvy — create…

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"I was having trouble finding a career path -- I felt I could do a lot of different things. So I did an eight-week program with Jan. Researching the background of what my ancestors have done -- creating a family career tree -- helped both professionally and personally. We identified a strong interest area in which I'm now getting licensed. Taking the tests and talking to Jan was very helpful. She was clear about informational interviewing, and figuring out what to do next. You won't exactly know what you'll get out of it, but in the end she will shed light on things about you that you didn't even know were there. ."--Mike, 27, Seattle

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