Finding Your Career in Human Services

(First Edition)
Shoshana D. Kerewsky
Paperback, 186 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-3271-1 ©2019
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    Finding Your Career in Human Services is a comprehensive guide for students preparing to enter the human services workforce. The text identifies strategic opportunities for students to sharpen their career knowledge and specific skillsets that support personal and professional growth. It incorporates critical topics for success including professional ethics, human diversity, personal motivation, and more.

    Over the course of seven chapters, students learn effective approaches for job searches, exploring resources, and enhancing their professional development. Readers discover career tests and self-evaluation tools that can help them identify jobs that align with their personal strengths and interests. They learn how to utilize academic programs, field placements, and professional organizations to gain experience and explore employment possibilities. The text provides sage advice on interviewing, networking, and developing materials that will impress potential employers. It closes with a chapter dedicated to the growing areas in human services and newly created positions within the field.

    Finding Your Career in Human Services is a valuable guide that helps undergraduate students in human services courses and programs prepare for a fulfilling career.

    Shoshana D. Kerewsky, Psy.D., HS-BCP is a faculty member at University of Oregon, where she teaches courses in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department and Clark Honors College. A past president of the Oregon Psychological Association, she has helped develop and revise national professional ethics codes and state and national credentialing examinations. She edited Fitness for the Human Services Profession for CSHSE and currently edits the Oregon Psychological Association quarterly newsletter. Dr. Kerewsky earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England.