Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]


  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.

When the human resources marketing company my partner and I worked for closed their San Diego office a few years ago, we each had to figure out what next steps to take career-wise.  

We decided to go through our options together to provide one another with support and encouragement. (Besides, we knew we’d have to keep each other laughing through the process.)  

We started out by making lists of our likes, dislikes, strengths, talents, weaknesses, networks and lifestyle preferences.  

We then looked critically at what marketable skills we each had i.e. what do we know about anything that someone pay us for?

It didn’t take us long to realize that we wanted to keep working together, use what we’d learned over the years about human resources and the employment world, and pass our knowledge along to help the younger generation (we are both former managers who loved mentoring younger colleagues.)

What was the result of assessing our skills and combining our talents, strengths and interests? After less than two years we have published a line of career exploration/employment preparation resources for kids 8 to 18 that support National Standards in career counseling and career curriculum! This summer we recieved our first orders from school districts- our 96-page workbook is now a textbook! It has also been reviewed and purchased by the Association of Career & Technical Education, the California Board of Education’s After School Resource Library, SAY San Diego and other organizations, individual parents and homeschoolers. Thousands of our 1001 Job Titles poster were purchased by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.

It’s been a lot of work; we‘re self-funded and have taken on other publishing projects to support ourselves and grow our product line.  

But finding a new direction in our lives has only honed our ability to produce materials that help kids connect-the-dots between their schoolwork, talents and interests and the direction they want their lives to take.  

The current news about the job market could scare kids and lower their confidence and excitment about their futures.

 Now more than ever, it’s important for adults to help kids see that with the right preparation they can steer their own course and arrive at the destination of their dreams.

For more information, visit:



Member Comments

    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 28, 2009
    • I ordered your booklets. I found them really helpful. I was waiting to share them with my husband who is an educator when school started. You just reminded me I have them upstairs.

      Best of luck to you! Congratulations on the order from the school.

            Report  Reply