Brief synopsis: "NCDA members are practitioners who provide a variety of career development services. Based on their levels of education, training, years of experience, and professional credentials, they may be Career Counselors or Career Services Providers (Coaches, Advisors, Consultants). All practitioners listed in this directory hold a professional credential through NCDA, having passed a rigorous certification process to earn a national, portable credential. Depending on your unique needs, you may choose to contact one of these credentialed members, based on their background, experience, and/or their geographic location."
Why I recommend: There are SO many people out there offering career guidance services and calling themselves counselors or coaches. However, if they aren't certified or credentialed by a key national career development organization, you may be wasting your money. NCDA is known within the career development field to be a premier provider of standards of practice and sound research. If you want top-notch guidance, then seek a counselor or coach who has been trained, certified, and credentialed in career development.