Parents of College Students -

College is expensive.  Let's make sure it gets you a job.  

This special Career Tool Kit - College Edition is designed for people who are in college or have recently finished, but have not yet found their first career job.  Learn the things they don't teach you in college.  Learn how to land a job!

Career Tool Kit - College Edition

Saturday, December 30 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

$25 for Members
$65 for Non-Members

During this fast paced interactive session we will

  1. Review the ingredients required in a Professional Resume that act as a marketing document and gets you that interview
  2. Learn how a Killer LinkedIn Profile can showcase your unique talents and skills and bring recruiters to you
  3. Practice for real-life interview situations
  4. Understand and learn to effectively build and nurture your Network
  5. Identify the tools you need NOW to compete effectively

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

we Have a successful track record of helping fresh college grads find jobs.  There's lots we can help with.  Check out these comments or view our client testamonial videos and additional comments here.

"do-over.me helped me translate my experience into resume attention grabbers. They showed me how to make my resume competitive with focused changes specific to my weaknesses and strengths. If you are looking to break into a career or re-vamp your stagnant applications, please reach out to do-over..me for direct and customized input on your resume, cover letter, and interviewing."  Thuvi T, Registered Radiologic Technologist

"As a career coach, Cynthia does more than make your resume compelling and effective. She asks you tough questions. She gets to know and understand you. She calls you before an interview and goes over each detail of the play-by-play like a coach before a championship boxing match. She does all this to evoke the very best you have to offer." Andrew M,
Office Manager

 

 

Career Tool Kit - College Edition

College is expensive.  Let's make sure it gets you a job.  

This special Career Tool Kit - College Edition is designed for people who are in college or have recently finished, but have not yet found their first career job.  Learn the things they don't teach you in college.  Learn how to land a job!

Saturday, December 30 from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

$25 for Members
$65 for Non-Members

During this fast paced interactive session we will

  1. Review the ingredients required in a Professional Resume that act as a marketing document and gets you that interview
  2. Learn how a Killer LinkedIn Profile can showcase your unique talents and skills and bring recruiters to you
  3. Practice for real-life interview situations
  4. Understand and learn to effectively build and nurture your Network
  5. Identify the tools you need NOW to compete effectively

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

we Have a successful track record of helping fresh college grads find jobs.  There's lots we can help with.  Check out these comments or view our client testamonial videos and additional comments here.

"do-over.me helped me translate my experience into resume attention grabbers. They showed me how to make my resume competitive with focused changes specific to my weaknesses and strengths. If you are looking to break into a career or re-vamp your stagnant applications, please reach out to do-over..me for direct and customized input on your resume, cover letter, and interviewing."  Thuvi T, Registered Radiologic Technologist

"As a career coach, Cynthia does more than make your resume compelling and effective. She asks you tough questions. She gets to know and understand you. She calls you before an interview and goes over each detail of the play-by-play like a coach before a championship boxing match. She does all this to evoke the very best you have to offer." Andrew M,
Office Manager

 

 

Myths about College Majors

This post is borrowed from my friend, Charles C. Jett

"On occasion when I was asked to deliver a high school commencement address, I said that in college, one should major in the subject that he/she likes best. That would increase one’s chances of doing well and make the college experience more meaningful and productive. I told them that there is really no correlation between what one’s major is and what one winds up doing in life.

My advice for students was this: Major in the area that you enjoy the most. You’ll do better in school. And while you are in college, concentrate on developing your critical skills – communicating, critical thinking, doing projects, participating in groups such as sports, theater, and the like, and managing your time.

This New York Times article, written by  JEFFREY J. SELINGO, seems to agree. And a salient point made is that one should not major in a subject (like accounting) that a computer can do. Good advice, I think (not, however, to raise the ire of accounting majors."

Need help making this decision?  What for new classes coming in 2018 that will support students in their college career choices.

Looking for a job in 2019

It's different now.  If you are trying to do the same old things that you used to do to get a job you've also got to be realizing that those same old things aren't working.  There's lots of reasons for that.  This article from Richard Bolles, yes, that Richard Bolles, cites some of the reasons why its' a whole new world out there for job hunters.  

images (1).jpg

If you need help in navigating this new world, check us out.  We have a solid track record of helping people to secure the right career opportunity for them in as little as six weeks.  Bolles calls it the Parachute Approach, no surprise there.  Whatever you want to call it, we understand it and we can help you.

It starts with your mind set - how you see yourself.  It moves into marketing your skills successfully into an opportunity that will recognize your contributions and compensate you for them.  It includes leading with your strengths and exercising your mental muscles so that they kick in and allow you practice peak performance when you need to in critial networking and interview situations.

Looking for a GREAT job?

For many that means high paying.  Here's an interesting article from CNBC that talks about 25 jobs that pay over $100K.

find a job.jpg

If you're just starting out or have the means to go back to school for the degree that your job of choice requires, that's great.  Again, for many that's not possible.  So?  Let's talk.  We can guide you to options that will allow you to consider what jobs you can qualify for now.  Maybe not making $100K, but probably making more that you do now.

Let's Celebrate the Season of WOW!

I just finished re-reading Anne Lamott’s great little book, HELP, THANKS, WOW: The Three Essential Prayers.  It's a classic in my library.  If you haven't read it, I recommend it.  It's a short, easy read and perfect for this time of year.

I hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful year filled with moments for which you have shown gratitude. I know I have.  Let’s celebrate December as The Season of WOW! Let’s share the moments that make us smile, the moments that take our breath away, the moments that elicit the whisper of WOW!

Bella.jpg

Today I was wowed by…

…the beautiful blue sky and still warm temperatures

…the opportunity to help people find work and change their lives.

…the antics of my Bella.  She always makes me laugh.

I am blessed. You are too!

New accounting positions posted

Contact cshouse@astoncarter.com for more details. 

Job Openings.jpg

1) Staff Accountant – Manufacturing company located in Joliet paying $20.50/hr and earning a permanent salary of $42,500! Great opportunity to support several subsidiaries and own the close process early on in your career.

2) AR Associate – Fortune 500 company that is top 3 in their industry located in the Westmont/Oak Brook area paying $17/hr on contract and $42K when permanent!

3) AP Specialist – Located in Glendale Heights with a manufacturing company paying $15/hr

4) AP Specialist – Located in Aurora with a manufacturing company near the Fox Valley area, paying $16/hr

5) Entry Level Staff Accountant – Located in Ottawa with a manufacturing company paying $16/hr

6) AP Accountant – Located in Westchester paying $16/hr and earns a jump to $48K when permanent!

Be a better parent? Read.

No time?  We get it.  And we've got the answer for you.  

download (10).jpg

Drink 'N Think will help you understand the young adult that sometimes lives with you.

Join us on Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 PM to discuss Ben Sasse's new book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self -Reliance.  The crisis of the lack of critical thinking skills is real.  As parents, we have a responsibility to prepare our kids for the world that they will inherit.  Filled with both practical suggestions and big picture perspectives, this book is a must read for the parents of the kids that are finding themselves unprepared to live independent adult lives.  

You don't have to read the book.  Handouts will be provided.

For more information and to register, please visit our calendar.  Click here and then on November 30.