Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Mental Health Counselor in Albany:
"Know what to look for."
When starting a new job make sure your looking for a supportive environment. Find out the type of supervision you will be receiving and make self care is valued by the organization.
Mental Health Counselor in Denver:
Be sure to explore opportunities for growth. Bachelor's level won't get anyone very far these days, so if it's all you have, make sure you ask about additional responsibilities that would also involve a raise. Also, does the employer pay for additional schooling or training.
Mental Health Counselor in Centralia:
"Get a a mentor."
Make sure that you have a good mentor for on the job training to learn what you don't learn in school.
Mental Health Counselor in Nashville:
"How the organization was structured."
Before you say yes to a firm, be sure that all aspects of the agency function is explained.
Mental Health Counselor in Florida:
"That the salary would be lower than what is deserved."
Work hard and study hard. Concentrate on the areas that most interest you and develop your theories from there.