Hayley Kimmel (photo courtesy of Hayley Kimmel)
Today’s jobtalk is with Hayley Kimmel, who is finding success in the workplace without a college degree. Kimmel graduated from a high school that’s known for expecting all of its students to go to 4-year colleges, so it was a difficult for her to forgo getting a degree. Check out her great story!
Title: Account Coordinator for Urban Decay
What did you do after you graduated high school?
I went to a community college, but I found out that college wasn’t for me after taking a few courses. I just had no interest in it.
When you realized that you didn’t want to go to college, what did you do?
At that point, the next decision I knew that I needed to make was to get a job. I thought, “I can’t just be sitting at home.” So I applied to a company called Ulta Cosmetics, and that was just supposed to be a temporary position. It wasn’t supposed to be something for the long haul. I was just planning on working there until I figured out the next step I wanted to take. Continue reading
I’ve been doing a lot of web searches for websites that have useful information for those of you in the midst of making career-related decisions. Below are 3 websites that are worth visiting.
1. Quintessential Careers is a business with a website that has many free resources that deal with finding a job and how to choose the right major in college. While many of their services do cost money, there are several free articles that might be relevant to your needs. Check them out at:
2. USooth.com is a “match-maker” for people and careers; that is, they help people identify the right career match. Though their services are not free, the website has a blog where the topics include finding the right career-fit. There is also a young college student, a USooth intern, who blogs intelligently about finding the right career-path and other career-related decisions young people have to make.
3. Career Action Now is a blog with a step-by-step approach to finding the right career. The bloggers all work at colleges or universities and believe that career-planning is a worthy undertaking.