career readiness counselor resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Academic-Career Counseling professional with a proven track record of commitment in making a difference in the lives of individuals with regarding their education, personal, career development, and professional success, to include post-graduate planning, financial aid issues, academic challenges, family situations, and connecting to campus resources and support services.

American International College Springfield, MA Expected in 05/1998 Masters : Educational Counseling/Psychology - GPA :
American International College Springfield, MA Expected in 05/1995 Bachelors : Psychology - GPA :
Work History
Aleut Support Services Llc - Main - Career Readiness Counselor
Fort Belvoir, VA, 06/2019 - 07/2020

Spearheaded case management for veterans, families, and National Guard members by working with clients to complete assessments to uncover career and academic objectives enabling formulation of individual career portfolios. Supported customers with reaching goals by offering financial literacy and career planning guidance inclusive of resume evaluations, interview and negotiation preparation, and job-hunting strategies. Cultivated rapport with local businesses and community organizations to refer clients for employment opportunities.

  • Achieved 96% job placement and customer satisfaction rates by delivering person-centered counseling services consisting of local, state, and federal resume building techniques, application completion, and job searching information sessions and workshops.
  • Boosted client retention by acting as independent advisor to Senior Program Supervisor.
  • Bolstered program performance by collating and reviewing placement information to implement data-driven improvements increasing scalability and client engagement.
Nadaburg Unified School District No. 81 - Az - Work Based Learning Coordinator
Wittmann, AZ, 02/2014 - 06/2019

Steered creation of Work-Based Learning Program for grades 9-12 high school students in partnership with Principals by implementing policies and procedures as well as leading curriculum design for internships, apprenticeships, paid employment, shadowing, and capstone projects. Coordinated career readiness counseling for students by conducting initial assessments to assist learners with discovering interests and aptitude to support career choice decisions. Inculcated resume writing and interviewing skills in students while teaching learners invaluable employment strategies. Drafted program performance reports regularly. Arranged field trips to local businesses to demonstrate practicalities involved in key professions and trades to students.

  • Cultivated and maintained partnerships with over 200 companies to ensure program success.
  • Pioneered Work-Based Learning Program in collaboration with school administrators by instituting standard operating procedures and developing curriculum to structure project delivery.
Camp Lejeune Dependent Schools - School Counselor
City, STATE, 10/2007 - 06/2009

Directed delivery of differentiated and age-appropriate social-emotional, personal, and career curriculum for grades K1 and 3-5 in two schools while assisting students by observing academic performance, behavior, and emotional status. Counseled ‘at-risk’ students and hosted weekly progress meetings with learners and parents to certify delivery of assignments as well as children’s holistic welfare. Analyzed institutional operations to identify areas for improvement and to coordinate community-based and school events to address deficits.

  • Enhanced learning experience for students by facilitating comprehensive, differentiated, and engaging lesson plans related to social-emotional wellness and career readiness.
  • Guided students through all phases of deployment while connecting military families with community resources for additional support.
Licenses & Certifications

School Career Counseling, Vermont Agency of Education, June 2021

Work-based Learning Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Education, June 2018

IMPACT (Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory) Certified, U.S.A Volleyball, 2000

  • Established first ever volleyball program for middle and high schools within State of Vermont while driving coaching, staff recruitment, and marketing processes resulting in 17 schools adopting the sport.
  • Awarded Employee of The Month within three months of employment at Roxbury Montpelier School District.

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School Attended

  • American International College
  • American International College

Job Titles Held:

  • Career Readiness Counselor
  • Work Based Learning Coordinator
  • School Counselor


  • Masters
  • Bachelors

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