Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC, has been counseling career clients since 1999 and has helped hundreds of clients change careers, find new jobs and deal more effectively with workplace challenges.
In addition to her private practice, she has worked for two national corporate outplacement firms: Lee Hecht Harrison and Resource Careers. These are the organizations that help people who have experienced a layoff or downsizing to find new jobs, and their programs are usually considered the gold-standard of job search technique.
Ms Chopra is a regular presenter on career issues, having taught career theory at the graduate level, designed and delivered numerous workshops, and served as a regular guest commentator on WMAL’s career radio show “Your Career Life.”
She is a career-changer herself. Before entering the counseling field, she worked for nearly a decade as a trade negotiator for the United States Government, first at the Department of Commerce and then at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Ms. Chopra holds a number of relevant licenses and certifications: licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia; Master Career Counselor (MCC), a designation of the National Career Development Association (NCDA); and National Certified Counselor (NCC), a designation of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She belongs to all of the relevant national and local associations involved in career counseling, including the American Counseling Association (ACA), the National Employment Counselors Association (NECA), the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Career-Life Planning Network (MAC-LPN).
Her B.A. is from the University of Virginia, and she received a masters of science in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a masters in community counseling from George Washington University.
Should I send thank-you notes to everyone I interviewed with?
Career counselor Karen Chopra suggests sending a personal thank-you note to each interviewer.
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Host: Should I send thank-you notes to everyone I interviewed with?
Karen Chopra: If you've interviewed multiple people in a day or it's a group interview where there are four to five people sitting around the table, you do need to send a thank-you note to each person that you interviewed with. You may have to call back and get the correct spelling and titles and addresses for all of them. But make sure that you go ahead and do that and you have to make sure that the notes, each thank-you note is different for each person that you interview with because often they will sit down and compare and say oh, I got a thank-you note from Mary, did you get a thank-you note from Mary? I did. What did she say to you? So the note needs to be different and it should indicate or say something about the topic that that particular person raised with you or something memorable from that conversation that you absolutely have to send a thank-you note to everyone that you have spoken to in the course of the day.