Choosing a Career Counselor

Checklist for selecting your Career Counselor / Career Coach


  • How long have you been a counselor/coach?
  • What experience, education, and training do you have?
  • What is your area of expertise/specialty?


  • What are other people saying about you?
  • Are you willing to provide me with references from past clients?


  • How would you help someone in my situation/someone like me?

Time Frame

  • How many sessions will we have?
  • How long will this process take?


  • How much will this cost?

Your reaction

In addition to the above, what are your reactions to the coach/counselor’s warmth, empathy, insight, knowledge, and counseling style? Do you feel understood, even after the first interaction?

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