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


Senior Conundrum: To Work or Not to Work

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Mon Nov 27, 2023

Category: Columns, Education

EMInfo Reader: I am engaging greater numbers of senior clients who are struggling with the question of whether it is time for them to retire or not? What issues should they be examining at this stage of the life? Dr. Burtnett: One only needs to examine the reports of the Bureau...

Generational Differences of Candidates for Employment Demand Individualized Attention

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Mon Oct 30, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice, Productivity

EMInfo Reader: How can recruiting and staffing industry professionals respond effectively to an emerging workforce that is expected to represent the broadest spectrum of people possessing the greatest assortment of ideals, values and interests in history? Dr. Burtnett: By acknowledging the diversity of the current and future workforce, you have taken...

Importance of Employment Assistance Programs in the American Workplace

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Thu Sep 28, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EMInfo Reader: Why is important for recruiters and staffing professionals to be knowledgeable about Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)? Dr. Burtnett: The period leading up to and following the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a new awareness regarding mental wellness in the American place. Building on that concern, a larger of number of...

Knowledge Of The Career Development Process Helpful To Candidates

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Mon Aug 28, 2023

Category: Columns, Education, Productivity, Recruiting

EMinfo Reader: Why is knowledge of the career development process helpful to candidates for job entry and change. Dr. Burtnett: Several times over the many columns that I have contributed here, I have addressed the importance of understanding the career development process. The fact that I am personally in the process of...

Lure of Entrepreneurism in Growing

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jul 26, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EmInfo Reader: My colleagues and I are witnessing a growing interest in the workforce of individuals who would like the independence of self-employment and entrepreneurism. Is this a growing trend? Dr. Burtnett: Your pulse-taking is accurate. A recent Pew Research Center study is reporting that more than six in ten...

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Careers and Occupations

  By Frank Burtnett  |    Wed Jun 28, 2023

Category: Columns, Expert Advice

EMinfo Reader: I'm getting a lot of inquiries from candidates for employment as to the careers and occupations that are going to be affected the most by artificial intelligence. What should I be telling them? Dr. Burtnett: The recent advancements in artificial intelligence have stirred considerable curiosity across all career fields...

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