My whole career has revolved around helping others pursue their employment goals. In 1992, I started working for a non-profit organization that offered free assistance to military members and veterans with resume writing, career guidance, and the job search process. I became the Director of the organization in 2004. Unfortunately in 2007 the State of Illinois removed funding.
I continued the same path and started working for a resume writing company in Georgia. They helped me obtain a certification as a Master Military Resume Writer. I wrote corporate resumes, federal resumes, and KSAs for clients. I received outstanding feedback and the company has a 99.6% customer feedback rating.
I also became a Facilitator for the Department of Labor. I would travel the country teaching a 3-day workshop to transitioning military members on career progression. I covered topics related to marketing yourself, resume writing, interviewing, networking, dress for success, and negotiating a salary.
In 2010, I was offered a federal position working for the United States Air Force. As a civilian employee I am the Employment Program Manager for Scott AFB. I provided career coaching and resume reviews to nearly 20 clients each month. I have developed and facilitate workshops for corporate resume writing, federal employment, interviewing best practices, and LinkedIn preparation. I also coordinate bringing recruiters to the base to help with mock interviews, employer panels, networking events, and job fairs.
I continue to grow professionally. I am a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC). I am pursuing certification as a Professional Career Coach.