How We Work

I am committed to helping you choose a fulfilling career, gain desirable employment, succeed on your job, learn the skills for career management and advancement, and enjoy a balanced work life. I offer a large menu of career services, tailored to your needs. I honor each client’s uniqueness, and apply a holistic approach with consideration of all aspects of life: Professional, family, financial, health, social, recreational, emotional, psychological and spiritual.

Our partnership on your career journey begins with an in-depth exploration of your concerns and your present situation. We then determine goals and objectives, and discuss the tools, resources, assessments, and activities geared to accomplishing them. Together, we will create a clear, step-by-step, realistic plan of action. We will also assign part, or all of the following activities: Reading, some assessments, occupational research and practicing new skills to enhance the results you desire and expedite the process.

I work locally in Los Angeles, and nationally. Sessions can be held in person, by phone, by email, or a combination of all, and may last an hour or more, depending on your preference. While I recommend consistency and continuity in the process, and a reasonable time frame, you ultimately have control over the speed of our work together. There is no requirement for a specific number of sessions or their frequency. I follow the guidelines of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) regarding confidentiality and ethical practices, counselor’s responsibilities, and your rights and responsibilities as a consumer.

My promise is to provide you with the highest quality of services. I have helped thousands of clients over the last 18 years reach their career goals and thrive in the work they love. (Feel free to read the testimonials for additional context.) I will be delighted to work with you and look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Michal Orenstein-Orpaz Michal is a career counselor, consultant and coach, speaker and seminar leader.She is the owner of Best Fit Careers, with over 18 years of experience in all aspects of career planning, job search and career advancement. She has successfully applied her solid counseling skills, deep knowledge of the field, and cutting edge strategies in a wide range of settings, serving thousands of clients of all ages and stages in their careers gain career satisfaction and success.
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  • Testimonials

    “Several years ago I lost my job as an industrial chemist of 25 years. After discussions with Michal, special assessments and outstanding analysis, she led me to a teaching career which I loved dearly and was dedicated to until my recent retirement. If you need help with career path choice, I strongly recommend you speak with Michal. She is wonderful – very warm and caring and takes a very special interest in her clients”.
    - Ken S., Thousand Oaks, CA
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