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About the Author: Dr. Frank Burtnett View all Authors »

Dr. Frank Burtnett is the former President of Education Now, an independent consulting firm headquartered in Springfield, Virginia and Rockport, Maine. Since 1995, he has served as the principal consultant to NAPS on certification, accreditation, credentialing and educational matters. He was recently elected to the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the professional development of search and staffing industry consultants.

Frank is a counselor, educator, consultant, and author whose career has been dedicated to educational and career development issues, as well as service to the profession through management roles in professional counseling organizations.

Today, he serves as an adjunct professor on the counselor education faculty of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. His most recent publication, Career Errors: Straight Talk About the Steps and Missteps of Career Development, examines the things people “do wrong” and “don’t do” in their quest for career satisfaction and life–work balance. Two earlier youth and young-adult oriented guidebooks concentrated on the school-to-college and education-to-work transitions. Frank earned a BS in education at Shippensburg University and an MA and an EdD in counseling at George Washington University. His book Career Errors: Straight Talk About the Steps and Missteps of Career Development was published by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. You can order his book: Career Errors here>


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Articles by Dr. Frank Burtnett

Time Management Impact on the Job Seeker and Changer

William Penn, the Quaker founder of Pennsylvania, hit the nail square on the head more than 300 years ago when he offered the following: “Time is what we want the m ... more »

Conflicting Messages About the Value of Education Attainment

  For years Americans have recognized degree attainment at colleges and universities as a pathway to the best jobs and the best salaries.  While this position ... more »

Lifelong Learning: A Fact of Life in the Contemporary Workplace

  Early in my career as K-12 educator, I encountered a middle school student who lamented over what for him had been to that point a mediocre educational experience ... more »

Dead on Arrival: Absence of Career Plan Often Candidate Death Knell

    Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was famous for making unusual statements that often left his listeners scratching their heads. One of those peculiar quo ... more »

Essential Career Readiness Skills of the Future

One of the difficult tasks that search and staffing firms must master is determining the essential requirements for future entry and success in the fields of employment t ... more »

Managing Stress and Anxiety in the American Workplace

Greater emphasis on public mental wellness in recent times and a growing employee desire for life-work balance has focused attention on the management of stress and anxie ... more »

Factors Influencing Career Decisions

Decision-making represents an essential and continual part of the career development experience, one that influences a variety of outcomes and dictates how successful and ... more »

Factors Influencing Career Decisions

Decision-making represents an essential and continual part of the career development experience, one that influences a variety of outcomes and dictates how successful and ... more »

Factors Influencing Career Decisions

Decision-making represents an essential and continual part of the career development experience, one that influences a variety of outcomes and dictates how successful and ... more »

Social Media & the Job Search: Boon or Bane?

Like the force of a gigantic magnet, an incredible number of Americans have been drawn to the Internet. Additionally, sources like the Pew Research Center Internet and Am ... more »

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