Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

Guest Post: History of School Counseling – A Timeline

Knowing where we come from is important Post written and submitted by Declan Habeck of Northwestern University Counseling has been around in various forms for centuries. In the 1700s, it was primarily teachers and social advocates offering conversation-based therapy on topics like child welfare and education. In recent years, however, counseling has become a popular mental health profession among those who have an interest in preventing and…

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Mistakes to avoid on your resume or CV [Guest Post]

Even though the economy is improving (or so the incumbent politicians keep telling us!), the job market is still pretty challenging, particularly for those seeking a position as a Professional School Counselor. But don’t let that discourage you; there are things you can do to make your job search easier. Equally as important, there are things you can avoid doing. One important factor in your success is the way you present yourself on your…

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

Guest Post: 5 Tips to Stand Out on LinkedIn

…LinkedIn unites over 175 million professionals from a myriad of different industries. This provides a lucrative platform through which you can market yourself to these potential employers. Here are five ways in which you can cultivate a professional LinkedIn profile which will attract and engage prospective employers and business partners….

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

Guest Post: February is Financial Aid Awareness Month = FAFSA

Guest Post from Susan McCrackin Senior Director of Financial Aid Methodology at the College Board FAFSA. Five letters that change lives for millions of students across the country. This year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here. Because government grants compose 74 percent of the $185 billion financial aid pool, it’s no surprise that FAFSA is a source of stressfor students and their families….

Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search

Guest Post: The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search

Guest Post by Alexis Bonari of www.collegescholarships.org The Best Apps for Helping Your College Search Technology is a great ally in your search for the perfect college and the scholarships to help fund it. Of course, the Internet is a great way to research opportunities and to find the information you need, and there are many sites that offer you great databases and other tools. However, there are  many apps that can help you to manage…

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series: Making It Happen

Time to pack up and move your school counseling blog In the last post, The First Steps in the Building A Better School Counseling Blog Series, we looked at some of the needed foundations for moving your free school counseling blog to one that allows you more freedom. In this post – we will look at what it looks like to actually pack up and move your old school counseling blog (whether on Blogger or WordPress.com). We will take a general…

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

Looking Back at 2014: A School Counselor’s Blog Post Year In Review

As the 2014 year wraps up, like most bloggers – I want to spend a little time reviewing some of my favorite school counselor focused posts of the year. If you just started following this blog – this is a great opportunity to catch up on what you missed out on earlier this year. I also want to encourage you to go back into the archives and checkout some of the older posts. There are a lot of posts you may be interested in before…

Don’t suffer from Post-ASCA Depression – there is a cure!

Don’t suffer from Post-ASCA Depression – there is a cure!

Do you feel lonely, tired, or lost upon going home after attending the ASCA 2014 conference in Orlando? Find yourself looking forward to July 2015? If so – you are not alone. This phenomenon is called Post-ASCA Depression Syndrome (or PADS) and there is a cure. This cure is available in the form of #SCCHAT on Twitter. To get involved or get more info on this counselor saving tool – please contact your nearest Geek and visit…

Guest InfoGraphic: The Tablet Race: The iPad vs. The Rest

Guest InfoGraphic: The Tablet Race: The iPad vs. The Rest

…Today’s post is thanks to Amalia Bush from The Best Choice Reviews who has passed along a very cool and informative infographic (a visual representation of data) comparing the ever popular iPad to other tablets on the market. Take a look! The blog author, Jeffrey Ream M.S, PPS, writes for The Counseling Geek. Connect with Jeff via email, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook….

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