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How To Communicate Your Transferable Skills: Guest Post by Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES®

  How do you identify your transferable skills when switching careers? What are the most important transferable skills when looking for a new job? Where do you communicate your transferable skills to prospective employers? As a career coach and job search expert, these are a few of the most common questions I get from job seekers looking to secure a job after college graduation, land a role with a big tech company, or make a career transition. Below are four proven steps to identify an... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 February 2022

Health Education Leadership Blog Series: An Interview with Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES®

The following interview is part of a new leadership blog series that highlights individuals that have furthered their careers in the health education field and are also currently working in an advanced or leadership role.    Who is Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES®?  Name: Brandon Johnson, MHS, MCHES® Job Title(s): Public Health Advisor & Government Projects Officer | Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services  Administration (SAMHSA)  Years’ Expe... Read More
at 22 December 2021

How to Find a Health Education Job: Career Advice from Professionals

One of the most common dilemmas heard from young professionals trying to enter the health education workforce is:  I can’t find a health education position without having experience… but I just graduated and I don’t have any!  It’s a typical catch-22. Employers want candidates with experience and a recent graduate can’t get that experience without a job first… or can they? Here are several powerful things to consider, whether you are still... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 15 April 2021

COVID-19 Spotlight: An Interview with Career and Life Coach: Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES®

CHES® Career Profile: Career and Life Coach Have you ever struggled to feel as though you know which direction to take regarding life choices? Are you feeling discontent in your current career or attempting to determine which career path you would like to take? Working with a life coach or career coach can provide you with the support, guidance, and direction you need to take the next step.  Career and life coaches are an essential component of the health education workforce, and c... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 June 2020

How My CHES® Prepared Me to Be a Career Coach | Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES®

“What does the CHES® acronym after your name stand for?” After, “How long should my resume be?”, this is one of the most common questions I receive from the clients I work with. (P.S. The length of your resume depends on your unique career story; there is no one size fits all.) After explaining the requirements to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®), people then inquire, “OK, but you’re a career coach… why do you need a de... Read More
Posted by Jessica Wessner at 08 January 2020

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