Dawn Rosenberg McKay, Career Planning Specialist

Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Career development, Career planning
Career Development Facilitator
Hofstra University, Queens College, City University of New York


  • Certified Career Development Facilitator and member of the National Career Development Association
  • Author of several books on career planning, job searching, and civil service test preparation
  • Quoted extensively in both online and offline publications, including PayScale, The New York Times, Vice, Newsday, U.S. News & World Report, Rewire, Prevention, and New Jersey Family


Dawn is a former writer for The Balance Careers covering career planning and development. She began working in the career development field in 1990. Dawn was Coordinator of the Job and Education Information Center at Hempstead Public Library in New York for several years. She is currently the Career Development Specialist at the Bryant Library, also in New York. Dawn provides counseling to clients who are going through career transitions. She assists them with career choice and change, resume writing, job interview preparation, and workplace problem resolution.

Dawn is the author of The Everything Practice Interview Book (1st and 2nd editions), The Everything Job Interview Question Book, and The Everything Get-a-Job Book, all published by Adams Media. She also co-authored several civil service test preparation books including Postal Clerk and Carrier Exams (1st and 2nd editions), published by Pearson Education, and Federal Civil Service Jobs, published by Peterson's.

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Dawn completed the Career Development Facilitator Certificate program at Hofstra University. She also earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hofstra and a master's degree in Library Science from Queen's College, City University of New York.