Archives for March 2011

When To Change Careers Or Jobs

Recently I was quoted in an article about how you know when to change careers. I told the writer that I use a 80% guideline for work satisfaction. This means if a client isn’t at least 80% happy with a career, job, or boss, there is work for us to do to get that number […]

Janet Scarborough and Bridgeway Career Development

I am frequently asked if I am still affiliated with Bridgeway Career Development (now called Bridgeway Career & Professional Development), the Seattle career counseling and executive coaching company I launched and ran from 1999 to 2009. The short answer is, “No.” The long answer is, “No, and giving up taught me some lessons I […]

Teacher Changing Careers in Houston

Dear Dr. Civitelli, Hi! I have been an AP English dual credit teacher for the last 6 years, and I’ve been in teaching for 15 years total. However, due to some health issues I had to quit because I started losing my voice. I am currently employed at a law firm and although everybody keeps […]

Five Reasons Not To Hire A Seattle Career Counselor

…And Five Even Better Reasons To Do So… 1. You think a Seattle career counselor can introduce you to hiring managers at Microsoft,, and Starbucks. TRUTH: Career counselors are not recruiters paid by organizations to find and place talent. Career counselors are professionally trained to help you to clarify your interests, personality, strengths, and […]