I feel like today is a good day to share my career path and goals with everyone. I am often asked “How did you get into your career?” Truthfully, it just happened. If I had to go back, though, I’d say that the foundation was laid long before my career began.
Some of you may have read my college story, and if that isn’t the definition of perseverance, I don’t know what is! Lol..😂
I worked through college, with each job being a bit more progressive than the next. I had a few setbacks, but those setbacks were always followed by a come-up. I can confidently say that now, but if you’d asked me this in 2011, I’d probably say “life sucks”. 😂😂
During my senior year of college, I received the opportunity of a lifetime to work with a start up company in Hattiesburg. I was the first hourly employee, and it was my job to assist with the paperwork and on-boarding of the other new hires. I met tons of people, some of whom I’m still in contact with today.
After that job, I moved to Alabama. I worked overnight at a large hotel doing the night audit, and I worked at a bank during the day. All while finishing 18 hours of college classes. 80 hour work week + 6 classes = pure exhaustion 😰😰😰
Two weeks before graduation, I received an opportunity to work at one of the most popular companies in Mobile. I was hired as a Recruiter, and I learned so much about resumes, the hiring process, what Recruiters look for, and how to act during interviews. I believe that role helped so much with interviewing with new companies, because I’ve been told that I interview really well. (I hope this doesn’t sound narcissistic! I’m just promoting my business!!)
After Recruiting, I stayed at that company for almost 6 years, and decided to take another job in Mississippi. I worked in Finance, and I hated it! The people were amazing, but the job was worse than a root canal. 😂😂 During my time there (6 months), I interviewed for a position with a contractor at NASA…yes NASA, and I got the job!!! I was on cloud 9!!!!!!
Me???!!! A lil country girl from a small town in Alabama was offered a job at NASA!! I couldn’t believe it!! I packed up my house and my kids, and we moved to Louisiana! That job was awesome! Great supervisor, great team that I worked on, and a great salary! I worked there for 9 months, and then a recruiter contacted me through LinkedIn.
Honestly, I thought it was a scam at first, because I hadn’t been looking for a job. I gave her my resume and phone number, and we spoke. 5 days later, after a skills test and an interview with the CEO, I was offered the job. It was a Consultant role, so I’m basically in charge of my schedule and relationship with our customer. I am the only employee at my location, so it’s like I have my own business. It is AMAZING!! I never thought I’d leave NASA, but being in charge of my success feels great!
I wanted to go over my career path in order to let everyone know what I have going on with my career coaching business. I offer career advice and resume updating to those who may need it. I’m here to help recent college grads, high school grads, those who are mid-career, or anyone who just wants to discuss goals and develop a path to reach them.
My rates do vary for consultations, $30-60, and for resume writing, $25-50.
If you’re ready to get your career together, shoot me an email with your needs! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com !