Who Says You Can’t Have It All? Education, 1st Career, Family, 2nd Career, 3rd Career!
Connie is one of many examples of a “modern day woman”, who has done it all! Getting a degree in Graphic Design after high school, worked in her field for several years before marrying and deciding to stay home to raise her kids. When her children were school age, she went to work for the school district so that her work schedule could mirror her kid’s schedules. After returning to Arapahoe Community College to brush up on her technical skills (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Connie was quickly hired to work in the school’s library and computer lab, which eventually transitioned into an administrative role for the school district, coordinating training and special events.
After 7 years’ working for the school district, Connie decided to explore the job market for a more challenging and rewarding role that would compensate her fairly for her experience and skills. At the same time, J. Kent Staffing was recruiting candidates for an Administrative Assistant for the Conferences and Communications Department of a Colorado nonprofit association that works with Colorado’s 170+ school boards to educate and train school board members on how to be effective in their roles.
J. Kent’s client was seeking an individual with an administrative background, but with strong technical/computer, marketing, and event planning & coordinating skills. It only took 1 interview for our client to know that Connie was the one, and an offer of employment soon followed – with a well-deserved, significant pay increase!