Karen’s client base crosses a wide range of sectors and
functions and includes: financial
services, accounting, IT, healthcare / medical, not-for-profit, the arts, social
services, pharmaceutical, legal, creative, entertainment/media, teaching, academia,
the sciences, hospitality, advertising, public relations, and management
consulting. Services include:
Karen works with adults in various stages of career
development and transition from recent college grads and early career professionals,
to mid-career and senior level managers, executives, and professionals. Her approach
is to guide you through a thorough self-assessment using structured meetings, standardized
career assessment tools (MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory) and other qualitative
exercises. The goal is to help you gain
a deeper understanding of your interests, values, abilities, personality style
and temperament, and how they fit into the world of work and
today’s job market.
Professional Resume /
CV / Bio / Cover Letter Writing:
A focused, well-developed resume representing your skills,
accomplishments, and scope of experience is the key to an effective job search
and differentiating yourself in this competitive job market. Whether you are looking
for your first job or next step in your career, making a career change,
re-entering the workforce, marketing yourself internally, consulting, or
starting your own business, Karen will select and utilize the most appropriate
format and style to showcase your background.
Job Search Planning
Finding a job is a full-time commitment, one that requires
time, structure, and discipline. Karen will
help you develop a proactive, self-marketing plan to provide focus, structure,
and direction for your search. She will
help you create a LinkedIn profile and other communication tools, learn about
networking “do’s and don’ts” to make the most of your existing contacts, and guide
you on how to expand your network and tap into “unpublished” job opportunities.
Effective interviewing skills can be learned. Karen will
direct you on marketing yourself in a variety of situations including
networking and informational meetings, and formal interviews. She will guide
you in developing answers to “commonly asked” and “difficult” questions as well
as follow-up strategies, and evaluating and negotiating job offers.
Karen Palevsky is a Career Counselor and Professional Resume
Writer with particular expertise in career assessment and guidance, resume/CV/bio
and cover letter writing, job search planning and implementation including
interview coaching. Karen manages a private practice with a diverse
client base including recent college graduates, early career, and middle and
senior level professionals and managers. She is also a senior consultant for
Lee Hecht Harrison, a global career management/outplacement firm, and adjunct lecturer
with New York University.
Karen employs a strategic, hands-on, and practical approach
in working with clients. An empathetic and supportive professional, she is sensitive
to personal issues that may be impacting an individual’s career choices and job
search. Her comprehensive knowledge of the world of work and career
opportunities has been acquired through employment in the private, nonprofit, and
public sectors. This experience includes
career and outplacement counseling, human resources management, and executive
Karen has been interviewed and featured in articles in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and NPR (National Public Radio).
Her article “Writing Powerful Resumes” has been featured in trade
publications and seminars, and her resumes have appeared in professional books
(Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers”,
JIST Publications). An active member of
the Career Counselors Consortium, she is on the Board of Directors and serves
as its Secretary. Karen is also affiliated with the American Counseling
Association, and the Career Development Specialists Network.
Karen holds a Master of Arts degree in Vocational
Rehabilitation Counseling and a Certificate in Adult Career Planning and
Development, both from New York University.
She is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor under the
Career Counseling designation.