Olga Bernstein

I am a Career Counsellor and group facilitator, with a special interest in people seeking career direction.  I am passionate about people making use of their natural talents and doing work which is meaningful to them. I understand and respect the fact that each person has their own dreams and aspirations and I work with these to assist people to find their own path. Consequently, my work with each client with is tailored to meet their needs, be that clarifying career direction, crafting an effective CV, assisting with job search strategy or coaching to increase confidence with interviews.

My own career journey started in Human Resources (HR). This experience has given me an understanding of job search from both ‘sides of the fence’ and I bring this knowledge and understanding to the work I do with my clients.

I then decided to combine my HR experience and studies in psychology and studied Career Counselling at AUT. Combining my experience as a migrant and job seeker with my knowledge from my studies, I created and facilitated groups for migrants, to provide support and share information on settlement and job search.

My approach is based on practical experience, as well as solid understanding of theory and practice.  I bring my personal experience of career change and migration, as well as the experiences and wisdom of the many people I have worked with and my continual formal learning as a Career  Counsellor.

 My special areas of interest include:

Group facilitation:

For me, groups have a special energy. They provide support, allow for sharing of ideas and also allow people to see that their problems are shared by others. I have worked with a wide range of groups, from migrants and refugees to school pupils and university students.

Individual career counselling:

I work with a wide range of individuals, from those returning to the workforce, to those wanting to find more satisfying work, to very long-term unemployed, to ACC clients.  I understand and respect the fact that each person has their own dreams and aspirations and I work with these to assist people to find their own path. Consequently, my work with each client with is tailored to meet their needs, be that clarifying career direction, crafting an effective CV, assisting with job search strategy or coaching to increase confidence with interviews.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts
BA Hons (Psychology)
Higher Diploma in Human Resources
Graduate Certificate in Career Development

Professional Membership:

Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)

Name Olga Bernstein
Work Address North Shore, Auckland
Email address o.bernstein@careerspecialists.org.nz LinkedIn http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/olga-bernstein/24/5a4/151