Career Path Writing Solutions is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses succeed when the stakes are high.
In practice, this means I work with job seekers as they proactively manage their careers. I’m a twice-certified resume writer and also routinely work on cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and interview preparation.
How did you get started in this path?
I got started working on resumes while I was in my doctoral program at Duke University. I worked at the Writing Studio, and friends and family came to me for help because they knew I worked on writing.
The first seven people I helped quickly secured job offers. I knew I found my niche. Since then, I have engaged in substantial professional development and have earned four career services certifications.
Is this something you decided early on in your career?
I fell into this path while I was in graduate school. Via formal education, I am a professional historian. This training gives me a particular understanding of the cultural and historical context of an individual’s work history and accomplishments.
While in graduate school, I realized my true passion for helping people articulate their value as they manage their careers.
Soon after earning my PhD, I launched Career Path Writing Solutions. I’ve been growing my businesses steadily for the past six years.
What is the Best Career Advice You’ve ever received?
My dissertation advisor told me “There will be plenty of people who close doors on you. Never close any on yourself.”
That advice is priceless.
What is the most exciting part of working in this industry?
Helping people navigate career change is deeply satisfying and a privilege.
Clients have told me they love having me in their corner, and I love being in their corner!
How do to stay abreast of the industry as an expert?
I stay abreast of the industry by maintaining close connections with recruiters, who help me stay knowledgeable of hiring trends, and through professional organizations.