While it was common in previous generations for people to find and keep jobs for life, today’s norm is different. It is likely that a large percentage of individuals will hold more than seven jobs and possibly three careers in a lifetime.
Such has been my own experience. As I began my career building and leading an after school program, I envisioned growing this program and staying with it for many years. Then life took a turn, and my career needs changed as a result of becoming the breadwinner for myself and my two young children.
Like many job seekers, I was stressed and worried over a multitude of things. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, let alone how to conduct a job search. I didn’t know how to write a strong resume, how to effectively interview, or how to negotiate a salary.
One morning, while drinking my wake-up coffee and perusing the want ads, the phone rang. I put down my cup to answer the call, and when I returned, my cup had left a ring around one ad. The recruiting agency was looking for someone to help other companies find qualified job seekers. After dithering for a few moments wondering whether helping others find work would be interesting and whether it would pay enough to support my family, I responded to the ad and was invited in for an interview. Employment advertising at that time did not provide a lot of detail about the skills they were seeking in a hire. During the interview, I learned the agency was willing to train “the right candidate.” To my surprise and delight, that person was me.
Towards the end of my on-the-job training, I asked why they decided to offer me the job. My manager said that I “stood out” from the other interviewees. It was my professional demeanor, honest and straightforward answers, and my ability to ask relevant questions that made me the standout candidate. That single comment had a profound influence on my future.
My career took a major shift at that time. It led me to positions in recruiting, human resources, leadership training and career coaching. Those jobs did not just drop in my lap. Every one of those roles required a mastery of new skills, flexibility, and a willingness to change and grow.
In my work with job seekers and career-change clients, I found that those who have the most difficulty are often burdened by emotional triggers that hold them back. Many of us in the career development field are not trained to address these emotional roadblocks. In my own personal pursuit of dealing with an emotional roadblock (fear of flying as it turns out!), I sought the services of a practitioner who used EFT/Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). The lightbulb went on. Could these techniques be used to help individuals who are stuck in their job search?
After completing certification as an EFT practitioner, I began using EFT, with success, with individuals seeking career assistance. Coupled with my expertise in career development, I am so excited to add EFT to my coaching practice to help you identify, design, and build your ideal career path.
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I have more than 25+ years working in the human resources/human capital space across multiple industries. Some of the roles I’ve held include: as an organizational development specialist, leadership trainer, recruiter, and outplacement counselor.
I hold a Masters degree in Management for Organizational Effectiveness from Marymount University.
My undergraduate degree is from New York University with a major in History and a minor in Psychology
Certifications and Coursework include:
Certification Levels 1 and 2 EFT Training, EFT Tapping Training institute
Accredited, Certified EFT Practitioner, EFTi
Certified, Career Coach, Transformation Academy
Certificate of Completion, Tapping Out of Trauma
Certificate of Completion, Matrix Reimprinting
Co-Chair, Tucson JCC International Jewish Film Festival
Co-Chair Philanthropy, Hadassah of Southern Arizona