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Where Will Your Next Steps Take You!

A guide to discovering yourself and finding a career that fits


by Diane Singer

Where Will Your Next Steps Take You! is more than a career guide. It connects Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with career development. This effective combination focuses on dealing with everyday challenges and on what can be done now. This book is designed for both motivated individuals and as a guide for counselors, coaches, mentors and community organizations that work with potential job seekers in a one-to-one setting or in group workshops.

Readers usin

g this guide will:

Learn coping skills to better manage their challenges.

Apply problem-solving strategies to build resilience.

Find clarity about what they want – before starting a career search.


Singer's guide helps them...

  1. Identify their strengths and interests
  2. Evaluate and match skills and work experience to their career choices
  3. Find solid information (including a wide range of useful websites) to find training and educational resources

The exercises at the end of each chapter are engaging and will increase the likelihood that the readers will follow through with the goals they set. Collectively, these tools are what are needed to search for, train for and develop career action plans to get where they want to be.


Whether the readers are veterans, would-be entrepreneurs,

teenagers starting out, or those starting over at any age, this book can be a life-changer.

Author Diane Singer has helped hundreds of people, young and old, find the career they wanted. As an experienced recruiter, job coach, counselor and mentor, she knows what employers are looking for and the steps you need to take to get the job

you want.


   She offers expertise in career counseling and employee recruitment, stemming in part from over a decade as a member of the Boston University Alumni Career Network. A consultant to management in a wide range of industries, Singer has extensive experience working with all levels of recruitment and staffing.


She has developed and implemented training programs on interviewing, resume writing, career transitioning, and skills development. Singer has been a frequent guest speaker at One Stop Career Shops in Massachusetts, non-profit organizations, and military bases.


Professional Affiliations include: College Alumni Career Counselor, Boston University; Northeast Counselors’ Association; American Personnel and Guidance Association; Northeast Human Resources Association  and the National Association of Personnel Services where she has served on the National Board of Directors.


She holds an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Salem University and a B.A. in Psychology from Boston University as well as Human Resource Management Education from Babson College.


Readers will be inspired by some of the success stories Singer's guide describes, like:

Sean was a kid who got picked on a lot. By chance, someone gave him tickets to see a bodybuilding show.(1) His mother said that she never saw him so excited about anything before. From that day on, he used bodybuilding to change his life. He said, “When you change your attitude, you change your mind. When you change your mind, you change your life.” He said that by sheer work, force of will and a belief in himself, he did it. He is now a police lieutenant and proud of what he has accomplished for himself and for the community.