In 2016, my high school teaching team became concerned that our students were consistently offered interviews but not jobs. When we talked through typical interview questions with them, we found some basic mistakes that may have cost them opportunities.
We knew these students to be smart, hard-working, friendly people who would represent potential employers well – but due to nerves and inexperience they were not coming across that way in interviews. We saw the same thing in their resumes: skills and activities that would have appealed to potential employers were not consistently included. Through conversations with students, parents, and other professionals I have learned that job search skills such as research, resume writing, and interviewing are difficult for people of all ages. They need to be specifically practiced in order to be improved.
Helping people research careers that match their interests and values has long been a passion of mine. I finally decided to pursue professional certifications that specifically targeted these goals. I learned a great deal about the art and science of career coaching, resume writing, and interview coaching. I already held a Masters Degree in Cognitive Psychology, and I have a great deal of experience supporting others on their journey from school to work. So, this has been a natural fit for me.
I am certified by CPP in interpreting the Strong Interest Inventory, and I have become a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW-CC).
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