The State Chapter of the National Career Development Association

Debra Ruddell

DJR Career Connector


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GCDA Annual Membership - Professional
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DJR Career Connector
Private Practice
Owner & Founder

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Job title
Career Consultant/Counselor
Private Bio (seen by GCDA Members only)
Debra Ruddell, MS, is a Global Career Development Facilitator (CCE), an NCDA Certified Career Counselor (CCC), a Certified Neurodiversity Professional (IBCCES), plus, a highly experienced Career Assessment administrator including MBTI & Strong Interest Inventory & more. She is the owner of DJR Career Connector, a private practice in metro Atlanta where she specializes in career exploration, rediscovery, and transitions, from entry level to executive. Debra is also a Crossroads Career Ministry and leadership volunteer. Her most recent CNP certification confirms Debra's passion to assist clients with neurodiverse variations to explore & to connect with employers offering a Neurodiverse Workplace.

Debra holds a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from IU-PUI in Indianapolis. Debra completed the NCDA Leadership Academy in 2019 and is a Past President of the Georgia Career Development Association (GCDA), serving on the GCDA Board for 6 years. She currently serves on the National Career Development Association Credentialing Commission as well as the NCDA Technology Committee.

Debra has most recently worked for Impact Group, serving relocation clients across the U.S., as well as in higher education as a Career Director & Manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Association, as well as the Mercer University Atlanta Campus Career Center where she served alumni, undergraduate, and graduate students.

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About Me (Public)
An accomplished career consultant, here to help you find a career that fits your skills, talents, knowledge, and goals...this is how I help simplify and streamline your career/job search with proven tangible methods.

I can:

Connect you to better jobs faster, including employers now offering Neurodiversity places of employment

Specialize in STEM Careers/Industries

Create a resume or LinkedIn Profile that gets you noticed

Administer Career Assessments with meaningful results to guide you

Explore a new career path or different industry or career transition

Help refine your interview skills

Develop individual networking and marketing strategies

Provide in-depth professional analysis

Research a major for undergraduate or graduate study
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4725 Peachtree Corners Circle, Suite 185
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