Interview: Why I Do What I Do

Like many people, the career area I’m in now is completely different from the career I started. I started in journalism and media; now I’m a career adviser. Because the two career areas seem completely unrelated, people often ask me how I got here from where I was. Here is an interview I gave to Media Shower about my transition into career advising, and why helping people find meaningful careers is so important to me.

How Applying For Jobs Is Like Math Class

The application process for many entry-level jobs is straightforward, like simple addition. Applying for higher-level jobs is more complicated, like navigating the multiplication table. The hiring process in some industries can seem like advanced calculus. If you don’t follow the multi-step application process, you will not be considered for an interview.