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Jim Weinstein Featured in WaPo: Dealing with COVID-Related Work Stress

Last week, I invited readers to share how coronavirus stress — not the virus itself, but the mental and emotional fallout of living and working through a pandemic — has affected them at work. Even if you’re able to work with minimal exposure to the virus and minimal disruption to your income, general anxiety and the […]

Essential Tips for Coping with the Coronavirus

Dealing with the physical health challenges of a pandemic, especially during allergy season, is paramount for all of us. But what about our emotional health? We’re all feeling the stress of working from home (if we’re lucky), working in public or not working at all. Even folks quarantining with others are experiencing isolation and frustration. […]

Overcoming Skepticism About Finding the Right Career Path

Figuring out the right career path is initially a daunting process for many clients with whom I work. They’ve often struggled for years to find the answer, taking career tests, completing personality profiles, consulting with friends….all to no avail. And even if they have some degree of confidence that they’ve figured out the right direction […]

Career counseling can help you discover…


  • How to make your current career work better for you
  • How to land a great job
  • How to create the best resume
  • How to conduct the best interview
  • How to network effectively

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career issues from four different perspectives

  • As a coach I know the techniques to keep you focused and motivated.
  • As a leader of business and non-profit organizations I can provide you with a wealth of insights on career advancement.
  • As a psychotherapist, I can help you uncover obstacles and/or interests that are much more likely to surface through insightful questioning and dialogue than in static personality or career testing.
  • With these multiple, objective perspectives we will be able to develop creative, actionable, and effective solutions.

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  • Michael Lilintahl

    I decided to meet with Jim when I was contemplating making a big career change. I found my meetings with him to be supportive, helpful and constructive. Throughout the process he challenged me and helped me see what I could not see before. I was lost and scared in my previous job and Jim helped me by walking me through the process of change...

  • Brian Smith

    I chose to work with Jim after speaking with several other coaches. I was very impressed with his credentials, particularly his repeated success in several different career fields, and I found him very easy to talk with. Jim helped me discover what would be a fulfilling career path for me, gave me the confidence to pursue my passion, and provided invaluable guidance on the best way to do that. I can't recommend him highly enough.

  • Doug Witt

    I have known Jim for ten years. We all have career stuff, whether it's self-inflicted or termination beyond one's control. I've experienced both. Jim can help you through whatever your circumstances may be. He creates a connection where it's safe to share what is really going on. If you need a new job immediately or if you are contemplating a career change going forward, I'd call Jim.

  • Grace Robinson

    As one can expect, trying to make a career transition is a highly emotional and somewhat stressful experience as it requires a certain level of honesty, self-reflection and hard work. I reached out to a number of career coaches in the DC area when I began to contemplate a change but no one I spoke with had the quite the same intelligent, calm demeanor as Jim. Jim supported my growth, both professionally and personally, by providing me with thoughtful direction, insight, and feedback...

  • Robert Sheavly

    I have known Jim professionally for almost 15 years. His intelligence, experience, and background are all exceptional, which has led me to send numerous patients of mine to him when they are in need of career guidance (I am a Jungian psychoanalyst). The feedback I've gotten from them has been uniformly positive - he's made a real difference in their lives.

  • Gail Friedman

    Jim was recommended to me by a mutual friend because I was at a major crossroads in my life and needed compassionate, insightful yet impartial readings of my options. I was especially impressed with Jim's business credentials as well as his counseling background. I continue to consult with Jim and highly recommend him to anyone in need of business counseling.

  • Google User

    I have had the pleasure working with Jim for the past 6 years. I say “working with” as this has been an extremely successful collaborative process. I approached Jim as I was struggling with working through a rough patch in my professional career...

  • Andrew Zalman

    As an executive search/headhunter I have been lucky enough to partner with Jim on a number of occasions. I have referred several local and remote (Skype, etc.) mid-level to executive-level candidates to him who have reported back to me with rave reviews. Jim has also consulted with me whenever my executive search expertise has been a helpful element to his full-service thoughtful career advice he provides his clients. 100% class act and worth the investment.

  • Alex Koleszar

    Asking Jim Weinstein to help me navigate my career path was the best decision I could make in my life. Jim was instrumental in helping me envision a complete change in careers – something I wish I had done years ago, but now have the courage and clarity to pursue. Two years later, and I’m deeply committed in that process...

  • Margot Lester

    Jim is a trusted and effective advisor who helps you develop the skills, insights, connections and tools you need to be successful in all aspects of your life. Jim's committed to helping you achieve your goals with no-nonsense guidance and a compassionate style. Working with him puts you on the fast track to meeting and exceeding your goals.

  • Alex Orfinger

    I’ve introduced Jim to many colleagues and friends - from recent college graduates to CEOs. In every instance, he’s offered sage advice, solid direction, compassionate support leading to superb results.

  • Morgan Long

    I received a promotion and pay raise after working with Jim to help me move forward in my career! Jim was a great help when it came to reaching my career goals. Together, we revamped my resumé and cover letter and put new interviewing skills to practice...

  • Google User

    Jim helped me through a critical time in my business. My market research business had been deeply affected by technology and changes in corporate culture. Do I close the doors and move on? If not what are my options? Is it time for a change? In addition to Jim’s counseling background, he’s a Harvard MBA with years of experience at the highest levels of the advertising industry so he really understood my issues.

Do You Need a Career Counselor?

Everyone should want a career that makes them feel good about going to work every day, that provides them with challenge and fulfillment – that’s the right long-term goal. But for many people the #1 priority is landing a job that represents a significant improvement over their current employment situation, whether in the midst of a toxic political situation, being eased out, burned out, needing to get back into the work force, or just in general dissatisfied.

I Can Help You Find the Path

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Should I stay at my job or think about leaving?
  • Do I dread going to work each day?
  • Am I unsure if I’m going down the right career path?
  • Am I clueless about what kind of work I should be doing?
  • Am I ready for a career change?
  • Should I go back to school?
  • What could I be doing better in my job search?
  • Is my “pitch;” my resume, my profile as strong as they could be?
  • Am I using LinkedIn and social media optimally?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, maybe it’s time to talk to someone that can help you find the direction and confidence you need.

How Can I Help You with Your Career?

  • How to Advance at Your Job
  • Career Transition
  • Choosing a Career
  • Improving Job Satisfaction
  • Interview Coaching
  • Networking Effectively
  • Resume, LinkedIn, & Cover Letter preparation
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Improving Productivity
  • Life Coaching

I Encourage You to Read The Articles Below

Career counselor washington DC, Jim Weinstein in Washingtonian Magazine

“How to Find Work You Love” published in the Washingtonian Magazine.

Jim Weinstein in US News and World Report on how to afford your next midlife crisis

“How to Afford Your Next Midlife Crisis” featured in the Personal Finance section of US News & World Report.