Career Counseling

Explore New Possibilities

Are you just beginning your job search or are you unemployed and not sure how to proceed? Do you have a successful career, but find yourself looking for a new opportunity? From online tools to in-depth one-on-one career counseling, Brookdale offers you programs to help you succeed.

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN)

The state’s free web-based career guidance system is designed to support lifelong career exploration and career planning through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities. An online portfolio enables you to save your information. Click on NJ Resident in the log-in box to get started! Enter your city or town, and zip code.

One-On-One Career Counseling

Read the New York Times article on Conquering Frustration on the Road Back to Work. Meet one-on-one with a professional career counselor to explore occupational options and choices. Select a program below to meet your needs.

Career Crossroads

Beverly Baskin, Ed.S, MA, LPC, MCC, NCCC, CPRW Career Crossroads is a four-session (three in-person sessions and one telephone session) career counseling program where individuals meet with a certified career counselor to explore occupational options and choices. By analyzing interests, skills, abilities, values, and goals, understand who you are and what you want out of life and a career. More importantly, with Career Crossroads, get the support you need to make job and lifestyle decisions, and find the answers already within you. Career Crossroads is for individuals at every stage of adult work-life:

  • Explorers, 20-something entry level career seekers who need to learn about themselves, their place in the world of work, and how to negotiate career decisions.
  • 30-something Transitioners, already fairly established in the world of work but who may be floundering in it with some trial-and-error starts and changes.
  • Mid-lifers, fairly advanced in a career but who experience frustration and a readiness to make a career change to something more in line with an internal sense of self.
  • Pre-retirees and Retirees, who are thinking about disengagement from the world of work and see many exciting possibilities or may be feeling a sense of despair.

Over four sessions, three in-person sessions and one telephone session, you and a certified career counselor review how you perceive yourself at work, school, and home to help you understand what is desirable for you. Another important component is the setting of goals and priorities. Testing is used as an additional tool to aid you and the counselor in exploring choices, and your future based on your abilities and skills, interests, and the local and global marketplace. Five tests are administered: Myers Briggs Type Indicator-Career Report, Strong Interest Inventory, Firo-B Workplace Indicator, The John Holland Self-Directed Search, and the Career Value Sort. Depending upon your discussions with the counselor, you may wish to explore additional topics such as career information, career pathing, resume writing and cover letters, interviewing, and career marketing. Fee: $595

Career Passport

Beverly Baskin, Ed.S, MA, LPC, MCC, NCCC, CPRW Career Passport is a two-session career counseling program where you get to explore and address specific issues with a professional. Tests are administered as a tool to help you make choices about your future. Perhaps you are well on your way to deciding on a course of action, but you want to explore your specific ideas with a certified career counselor. Perhaps you need help in a particular area of career planning, such as interviewing skills or how to effectively network. Or perhaps your options are too broad and you need help in narrowing down choices. In Career Passport, two tests are administered: Myers Briggs Type Indicator-Career Report and Strong Interest Inventory Fee: $299

Winning Skills

Work one-on-one with a Fortune 500 executive in a 90-minute session on specific needs: resume critique, interview skills, coaching, and networking tips. Fee: $125

To make an appointment for Career Counseling, contact or call 732-224-2394. Payment is due at the time of making the appointment.

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