Name: Hal Flantzer, M.A.
NY - Long Island
NY - Manhattan
NY - Queens
Practice Locations: Practice locations in Manhattan and Forest Hills, Queens and Long Island.  Telephone/distance counseling (including ZOOM, Messenger, Skype Video or Face Time) is also available for the US, Canada and Europe.

Phone: (718) 846-3027
Phone 2: (718) 846-3027
Phone 3: (718) 812-1360

Career Assessment/Identifying 'Best Fit' Career
Job Search: Strategy/Networking/Interviewing
Changing Careers/Fields
Salary Negotiation
Career/Performance/Executive Coaching
Re-entering the Workforce
Work/Life Balance
Self Employment


Counseling Specialties:

I provide client-focused and effective career counseling and strategic job search coaching services for professionals, managers and executives, that enables them to improve their careers and lives. I've coached individuals from a variety of sectors, including financial services, legal, marketing, publishing, digital media, IT, creative sectors, and technology-based professions.

I coach my clients and stimulate them to generate and clarify their goals. And they can--and do attain satisfying results landing jobs and changing careers.

I will work with you to bring out your most valuable and unique qualities, so you can learn to employ them to your best advantage. And that is the first step to a better job and/or a new career.

With my proven, 6-Step Method you can successfully and easily learn to:

• Manage and profit from an unexpected job loss and/or career change--and clear away your confusion about the job market and your career direction.

• Handle objections such as the lack of a college degree, age, etc.

• Leverage your skills and strengths, accomplishments, preferences and values to develop a satisfying career path.

• Fine-tune your career strategies and job objectives, and create a powerful marketing plan.

• Develop an effective, competitive resume, LinkedIn Profile and targeted campaign letters that are strategically branded to consistently get positive results.

• Network in a targeted manner that brings leads.

• Ace job interviews and develop highly competitive follow-up and positioning strategies.

• Negotiate for the salary you want and land the right position in less time.

• Excel in your new position and earn the respect of colleagues and employers.

You will be able to discover and develop a new career or position that improves the quality of your life, and I can help you to find it.

"I highly recommend Mr. Flantzer. He was instrumental in helping me discover a direction for my job search and in getting properly organized and moving forward in earnest."             --Peter J (Clinical Laboratory Scientist)

"Thank you for all your hard work, suggestions, counseling, mock interviewing, directed study and for being a friend. You're a tremendously talented career counselor and are extremely adept at directing your clients in their job searches. I am glad that . . . you stepped in and were there when I needed you. Without you I would still be looking for the right position." --Barry W. (Portfolio Manager)


"He had just taken a few of the things I said and strung them together. . . . But it was further than all my own thinking had ever gotten me."

--Ariel Kaminer, "City Critic," The New York Times

 "And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become."

--Steve Jobs

Counselor Profile:


Hal Flantzer has been a career coach and counselor in his own private practice in New York City for the last twenty-five years. As a recognized career expert and speaker, he has created a variety of career and job search workshops, including those dealing with career change, salary negotiations, interviewing, resumes, and entrepreneurial/consulting career options.

He also developed and hosted networking groups for professionals in e-business, graphic arts, non-profit management, IT, and marketing. Hal has been an invited speaker by organizations such as the Project Managers Institute of NYC, The International Facility Managers Association, the Newswomen's Club of NY, NYU Polytech and for the University-wide Career Seminar series at the New School for Social Research in Greenwich Village. 

He has been interviewed and quoted in The New York Times, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun, CareerBuilder, The Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, and The New York Post. In addition, Hal serves a Career Consultant for the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute as part of their Career Resources Consortium, and as a career expert for Networking for Professionals,Inc. His resumes have appeared in The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book and Same Day Resumes by Michael Farr (JIST Publishers, 2005).

 Hal also works as a senior consultant with a top-flight career management and human resources consulting firm and with entertainment artists and professionals at the Actors Fund of America. He also served as the Director for Careers and Business Alliances with, an e-commerce and publishing company. He was part of a team that developed a federally-funded project in New York City that provided retraining and employment assistance for downsized executives and managers. His previous work experience included executive recruiting, corporate legal consulting services, and community social services.

 Professional Affiliations:

􀁺 Former Executive Board Member, Association of Career Professionals, International-New York Chapter

􀁺 Founding Member, and former Board Member, Career Counselors Consortium

􀁺 New York Network Contact and Member, Career Planning and Adult Development Network

􀁺 Member, National Career Development Association

􀁺 Career Counselor, Chartered Financial Analysts Institute Career Centre

 Hal has a Certificate in Adult Career Planning and Development from New York University, in addition to advanced graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, and a B.A. in Psychology from Suffolk University, Boston, MA.

"I wanted to mention that Hal was an amazing help to me since it was my first ever real job search. If you all are ever kind enough to refer someone else as you did for me I highly recommend that you ask for him by name. He is a serious pro! "

--Patrick D. (Development Professional, Environmental Non-Profit Org.)


"Last week I went to 4 interviews and just finished another one yesterday. I know the results of my search would never have even been close to what they have been without your advice and help. So Mr. Hal Flantzer, . . . .I just HAD to thank you because I was in an interview the other day that lasted for about 3 hours and by the time I listened to my voice messages, there were two calls from other interested parties. At that moment I said, out loud too, that Hal Flantzer is a genius and I have to email him and thank him!"

--Samantha M. (Marketing Manager, Recording Industry)

"Feel yourself being quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love."

-- Rumi


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