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A Career Development Professional experienced in serving clients from entry level to executive level, including career changers. I am focused on providing professional development options to inform, leveraging resources to empower, including networking and marketing skills to have an impact on the pursuit of a meaningful career path. My passion is career education and management, career consultation, and the pursuit of enabling clients to find fulfilling careers instead of simply filling jobs.

  • It takes a plan, a network, and resiliency to compete in today's job market.

  • The "World of Work"​ will change, the competition will change, individuals will change; therefore, learn by doing, adapt career plans, and pursue flexibility.

  • Given today's ever-changing job market, individuals need to fully explore a variety of educational and career options which are consistent with their skills, interests, and values.

  • I offer the “tools” to enable clients to discover their own strengths, abilities, and motivation that lead to a successful career path.

  • I provide effective, industry specific career management resources.


Credentials and Additional Information


Special Interests

Career Coaching/Counseling

Career Assessments

Career Transitioning

Resume, CV, & Cover Letter Edit & Review

Job Search Strategies

Marketing Yourself & Networking

LinkedIn Profiles

Interview Preparation

Recruiter Expectations

Encore Careers



Young Adults, Adults – From entry level to executive level


Degrees and Certifications

Mercer University, Atlanta, GA

Master of Science, Professional School Counseling         

Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

Bachelor of Science, Radiologic Sciences


Master Career Counselor (MCC), Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC)


Global Career Development Facilitator (In Progress)


GA Educator Certificate for School Counseling, GA Professional Standards Commission, License 1172238

Professional Affiliations

Georgia Career Development Association, Past-President
(2017 Outstanding State Division Award)

Chi Sigma Iota

Counseling Honor Society                                                              

National Career Development Association,

State Leadership Committee

Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers                                                           

American Counseling Association

Debra Ruddell, MS

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