About Dr. Frank Burtnett

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 > https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475848434/Career-Errors-Straight-Talk-about-the-Steps-and-Missteps-of-Career-Development-Second-Edition E-Mail: ednow@aol.com

 

Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on the American Worker: Part I

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Aug 27, 2020

Category: Expert Advice, Trends

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting effect on the American workplace have resulted in records levels of unemployment, the likes of which have not been seen in years. Individuals across multiple sectors are now the statistics they never thought they would be. Even those remaining employed have...

Coronavirus Pandemic Impact on the American Worker: Part II

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Aug 27, 2020

Category: Expert Advice, Trends

In my last Career Mechanic I presented a number of the challenges faced by the American workforce as a result of the fast developing and omnipresent coronavirus crisis that was thrust upon the nation and globe this year. The hardest hit were those who lost their jobs as unemployment numbers...

Career Coaches and Coaching ~ A Closer Examination

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Sat Aug 31, 2019

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

When the term “coach” pops up in your day-to-day affairs, it is mostly used to identify those people who are responsible for guiding your favorite athletic teams. Bill Belichik, for example, is a future NFL Hall of Fame coach who has steered the New England Patriots to five Super Bowl...

Workaholics Need a Break

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Jul 30, 2019

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity

Search and staffing professionals often encounter individuals who are anxious and stressed by their current employment situation and seeking a position that is consistent with their talents, one that is less demanding of their time. To be certain, being overworked is frequently cited by individuals attempting to change occupational environments,...

EMInfo Talks with Author Frank Burtnett about the Just Released Second Edition of Career Errors

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 26, 2019

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity

Rowman & Littlefield is pleased to announce that the second edition of Career Errors: Straight Talk About the Steps and Missteps of Career Development has just been released. The popular guide for those seeking career satisfaction and success is the work of Dr. Frank Burtnett, author of the monthly Career...

Working into Later Life ~ A Mixed Bag of Options

  By Dr. Frank Burtnett  |    Mon Mar 11, 2019

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity

Numerous studies of workplace demographics are validating what search and staffing professional have been witnessing since the beginning of the current millennium---the workforce is getting older. The reason(s) older Americans are continuing to work vary, but the following four reasons are among those often cited: Longer life-expectancy leading to improved health...

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