You Deserve to Love Your Work
I believe that there is a "right fit" career for everyone and sometimes the biggest challenge is identifying what it is. Many people stumble into careers by trial and error and spend many years of their life wondering why they are not fulfilled by their work. I can help you discover your best fit career by identifying the strengths that you already have that will lead you to your true Learning Pathway.
I offer career and educational counseling for adults and students of all ages. I provide my clients insight and clarity by using a mixture of assessments, professional counseling and research to find the right path to career fulfillment.
I offer Nationally Certified career counseling and assessments. Services include interpretation of the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. These assessments will give you insight into your personality type, decision-making style, transferable skills, and specific career options that you are especially well suited for.
Once we have identified the best career for you I can assist you through the entire job search process. I offer expertise in the initial job search, networking, LinkedIn profile, resume/cover-letter writing, interview skills and professional development. Finding the right job can take some time and having professional support will greatly ease this process.
I've been an Academic Adviser at Sonoma and San Francisco State Universities and the University of California at Santa Cruz. I have met with many students over the years who have discovered that they are at the wrong campus to reach their goals. Certain majors are only offered at certain universities, and without knowing what major to pursue, it is very difficult to choose a college that will prepare you for success in your career. Identifying the right major/department early will save you and your family a lot of money and time so that you can focus on your education.
I will help you navigate the college admission process from choosing the best department for your major to understanding the application requirements. My services will help you maximize your high school experience, stay focused through the university application and help you find the unique educational environment where you will be truly successful.
Jill Schontag, MS NCC
555 Soquel Ave, Suite 280
Santa Cruz, California
photo credit Maria Keays