Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Innovative Tool for Today’s Job Market


Job seekers needing to reinvent themselves for today’s challenging economy may not have funds available to pay for the services of a career coach. Just in time, Seattle-based career counselor/coach Halimah Bellows, MA, MS, CPC has designed a set of CAREER QUEST CARDS TM  ©  that offer a unique and affordable strategy for developing a fulfilling new career.

Packaged in a convenient, portable 4½-by-6-inch clear plastic box, the set of 24 CAREER QUEST CARDS TM  © provides a distillation of 30 key career-coaching exercises.  The cards are color-coded in five categories, allowing an individual the flexibility to work with the cards randomly or use them in a sequence that suits his or her own learning style.  Individuals are encouraged to keep journals to track discoveries that they make about their values and preferences in the process of doing the exercises.

Career coaches and counselors, career development professionals and outplacement consultants, as well as high school guidance counselors and advisors can also utilize the CAREER QUEST CARDS TM  ©  in working with their students or clients.  The package of cards includes suggestions for using the exercises interactively with individuals or organizing workshops where people work together as partners or in small groups.  Young people in particular may find the colorful cards more fun than reading a book about career development.

Halimah Bellows is a seasoned career counselor/coach with more than 20 years of experience as well as an educator and educational planner for colleges and non-profits on the West Coast.  She has appeared as a guest on a number of radio talk shows in the Pacific Northwest.  She is available for counseling, coaching or presentations at  or