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.
Can I send thank-you notes by email?
Career counselor Karen Chopra discusses methods of sending thank-you notes to potential employers.
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Host: Can I send thank you notes by email?
Karen Chopra: You can send thank you notes by email, you can send thank you notes by snail mail, you can even send the thank you note by carrier pigeon, as long as the thank you notes get to their destination. In this day and age, thank you notes are often send by email and that's perfectly fine. If you have beautiful handwriting or this was a particularly important interview to you, you might want to take the time to actually handwrite a thank you note. But if you are like me and you have terrible handwriting, you might actually want to type a thank you note rather than handwriting it. The important thing is to make sure that a message goes telling them that I appreciated the opportunity to interview with you and you are iterating your interest in the job. So regardless of the format, make sure it does.