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Name: Karen Palevsky, M.A., L.M.H.C.
CCC Role: Board Member / Secretary
NY - Manhattan
Practice Locations: Office located in Midtown Manhattan.  Also work with clients outside of the metropolitan NYC area, throughout the US and abroad, via phone and Skype.

Phone: (212) 387-8223

Career Assessment/Identifying 'Best Fit' Career
Job Search: Strategy/Networking/Interviewing
Changing Careers/Fields
Salary Negotiation
Re-entering the Workforce
Work/Life Balance
Age/Gender/Race/Disability Issues

Counseling Specialties:

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:

Career Guidance:
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 and Implementation:
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.

Interview Coaching:
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.

Counselor Profile:

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 search.

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.

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