Experienced Career Counselor

Portland Oregon Career Counselor


Appreciating the uniqueness of each client and providing career and job search counseling and education directly relevant to the needs of each individual client.

Giving clients a competitive advantage in the marketplace by preparing them to identify and express their strengths to potential employers and by producing the highest quality professionally written resumes.

Activating the client’s self-confidence by encouraging purposeful choices that direct successful career and employment search plans.

Doug Anders’ LinkedIn Profile

PurposeWorks’ founder, Doug Anders, has devoted his career to helping people adapt to change and build satisfying futures. While reevaluating his own career goals, Doug completed an in-depth self-assessment and career exploration program that guided him to apply his strengths and desires to the career counseling field.

Doug holds a Master of Science degree in counseling with an emphasis on career counseling and psychological assessment. He is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner.

Prior to starting PurposeWorks, Doug was a Career Counselor for one of Seattle’s leading private career service firms and for the University of Oregon Career Development Center. He possesses over twenty years of career development experience assisting professionals all over the country find their dream job.


  1. Career Counselor/Founder of PurposeWorks (1997 to Present)
  2. Career Counselor & Instructor at University of Oregon & Seattle University (1991 to 1998)
  3. Career Counselor and Resume Writer at Career Improvement Group, Seattle, WA (1989 to 1991)


  1. National Career Development Association and American Counseling Association member since 1990
  2. Lane Leaders Association member from 2002 to 2009 and Board of Directors Member from 2007 to 2008
  3. Guest Presenter on Career Development and Psychological Assessment for various graduate Counseling, undergraduate Business and Social Sciences courses at University of Oregon and Seattle University


  1. Jazz, Fusion and Progressive Rock Program Host for KLCC – FM at 89.7 (2004 to Present)
  2. Jazz and More Reviewer for the Register Guard since 2009
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