About 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 Challenges, examines the things people “do wrong” and “don’t do” in their quest for career satisfaction, work life after COVID 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. Frank Burtnett invites career questions to answer in his new Q&A on EMinfo. Submit to Frank at ednow@aol.com His book Career Challenges was published by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. You can order his book: Career Challenges here > https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781475868081/Career-Challenges-Straight-Talk-about-Achieving-Success-in-the-Technology-Driven-Post-COVID-World-of-Work-3rd-Edition

 

Is Quiet Quitting a Myth or Reality?

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Oct 27, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Trends

EMInfo Reader: I’ve heard the expression “quiet quitting” several times recently. What exactly does it mean and is it a myth or reality? Dr. Burtnett: Originally, “quiet quitting” was coined to define the “work to the rule” concept where the employee stayed strictly within the minimum role and responsibilities...

Career Challenges by Frank Burtnett Released

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Oct 27, 2022

Category: Education, Expert Advice

Rowman & Littlefield has announced the release of Career Challenges: Straight Talk about Achieving Success in a Technology Driven-Driven, Post-COVID World of work by Frank Burtnett, long-time contributor to the Career Mechanic feature in EMInfo. The book is actually the third edition of Career Errors, a popular resource of...

What is the OOH?

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Sep 29, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EMInfo Reader: A librarian in our community suggested that one of my candidates seeking a career change spend some time reading the U.S Labor Department’s Occupation Outlook Handbook. What is it? Where can I find a copy? Dr. Burtnett: Since it first published a print version of the...

Learning about Salaries

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Tue Aug 23, 2022

Category: Columns, Education, Expert Advice

EMInfo Reader: I get an occasional inquiry from candidates about the going salaries for their occupational specialty? Where might I refer them? Dr. Burtnett: While salaries can be influenced by a variety of factors (i.e., location, work experience, etc.), my “go to” source is the National of the U.S....

The Multiple Forms of Unemployment

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jul 20, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EMInfo Reader: Unemployed candidates appear to be coming at job seeking from different directions. How are some forms of unemployment different from others? Dr. Burtnett: The United States Department of Labor, Census Bureau, and other federal agencies divide unemployment into three discernible categories: cyclical, structural, and frictional. The type of unemployment...

Learning Cessation Turns into Career Erosion

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Sat Jul 09, 2022

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EMInfo Reader: I’m finding more candidates for job change who want to secure employment that doesn’t have them constantly learning new things and a playing the student on a regular basis. Dr. Burtnett: The candidates you are describing---common among the mid-to-late adults in the workforce--- would like to position themselves...

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