Lisa’s journey to greater fulfillment
JULIE CHASE | SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
Lisa spent over 15 years leading business development and operations for a global images and rights representation business. She led large-scale initiatives and teams that helped grow topline revenue and brand awareness. Lisa decided to pursue a new opportunity when the company moved headquarters to another state.
She had some ideas on what she wanted to do next, but wasn’t sure how to get started. Lisa had access to an outplacement agency, but the information they shared was high level and didn’t provide guidance for her particular situation. So Lisa joined our program to land a fulfilling job.
Q&A with Lisa
Q: Why did you decide to invest in the program?
A: I felt like just a number at the outplacement service I was engaged with. I wanted to work with a team and a program that was vested in me and my success. When you invest in yourself by partnering with Dream Job Catcher — you become their valued client and your success and happiness are their main objectives.
Q: What was it like working with us?
A: From the start, DJC made me feel like a VIP! They were attentive, thoughtful, and focused on helping me achieve the outcomes I wanted. I always felt supported and more confident in taking control of my future.
Q: What did you find most valuable?
A: DJC provides a wonderful mix of positive emotional support, wayfinding (helping to discover and articulate your goals) and practical and usable tools. They were the only company I found that offered all of these services in one package.
They aided me in developing a structured, personal, actionable plan to define and achieve my goals — including a roadmap to get there. My coach helped craft a compelling story, which was especially important since I was changing industries.
One of the things I loved most was how thoughtful the DJC team was about my specific needs and goals. The answer to every question wasn’t “You need to boost your LinkedIn profile!”
Q: How did you feel throughout the process?
A: Extremely supported and focused! I felt like I had a true partner through every step of my journey. My coach understood there’ll be good days and bad days — and really helped me focus on my goal.
Q: How did you land your new job?
A: I found my job through my network. It was the same network I had been working before I joined the program. Working with my coach really helped me uplevel my story, skillfully answer tough questions and navigate the conversation to actionable steps.
Q: Did it align to your goals?
A: I love my new job! It really is my dream job!! I’m working with amazing people at an organization that is making the world a better place. I have greater fulfillment and am inspired to do my best work every day.
Q: What are you loving about your role?
A: Finding a positive and collaborative culture was always one of my top priorities. I work with a passionate group of people who are incredibly supportive and caring. I have a meaningful job and am proud of my work.
Q: What advice do you have for other job seekers?
A: Don’t wait too long to get the support you need. I tried a lot of different avenues (outplacement firms, networking on my own, working with recruiters, etc.) before I made the decision to invest in myself — and I’m so happy I did. It was great to work with a team who really cared about my success. It always felt very personal, in a good way!!
Are you ready to uplevel your career and land a job where you’ll feel fulfilled, realize your potential and get the salary you deserve?
If so, then watch our video and book a session with one of our job strategists. We’re excited to talk about your career goals!