Hello! I'm Alexa Shoen, virtual career coach and mentor to many.
I work with ambitious, hungry job seekers (people just like you!) who just need a little guidance and training when it comes to getting hired in 2017.
If you've been banging your head against the wall with the job search and waiting for someone to just give you a chance? Love, breathe it out. I've got you.
I TEACH PEOPLE LIKE YOU HOW TO HANDLE THE JOB SEARCH LIKE A CHAMP.
I've been offered a job more times than I can count.
But when I was starting my career, I kept getting hit with rejection after rejection after rejection. I went through The Post-Grad Panic, badly.
You know the one I mean.
You could've sworn you were playing by the rules, but you're not getting anywhere. Spinning your wheels with zero progress, obsessively praying that you'll be able to think yourself out of this mess tomorrow.
You've got that can't-breathe, can't-think, sending-out-27-resumes-a-week stress, consumed from morning until dusk about how to escape your current job (or lack thereof).
I'm here to help bring all that nonsense to an end.
I've seen for myself JUST how simple it can be to accelerate your career path in a short amount of time...
...and it all starts with knowing how to stand out in a job hunt situation right from the beginning.
Through my weekly cult-favorite newsletter and no-fluff online workshops, I walk you through how to take a more specific, strategic approach to the job search. An approach that *actually* applies to the year 2017.
I get you hired way faster into the jobs you really want.
Because this part right here, where you're stuck? I promise, this is the very hardest part. The search, the fight to get an interview, the emotional exhaustion: helping people through this process is where my obsession lies.
And -- I know, this is going to sound crazy, but -- I've even gone so far as to make the whole thing kinda... fun.
So go on... come learn with me.
When I'm not COACHING MY STUDENTS, you'll find me buried deep inside the techie, startuppy, digital, internetty world.
I am one of a couple hundred specialists across the US & Europe who focuses on improving copy and transcreation for UX, design, development, and A/B testing processes.
And in 2016, I was endorsed for the Exceptional Talent Visa in the United Kingdom.
There are just 200 of these endorsements given each year, specifically for people who work in technology. (To put that in perspective, there are over 100,000 work permits allotted annually in the UK.)
You'll often hear me referring to "the tech world" in my weekly email, and I'm a strong advocate for propelling your career forward into the digital universe.
The worst thing that happens is you'll learn a lot, and probably start winning bets on what the future will look like.
Oh, and above (or underneath?) all else, I'M A SOUL SINGER.
...As very clearly evidenced by my middle school AOL screenname, ThAtGrLwHoSiNgS2.
I'm currently writing and arranging new original tunes with a band of intensely talented and charming jazz musicians.
The next single I plan to release is an original track called "Michael J Fox" which I am already very proud of -- and also looking into legal copyright implications for, as pertaining to, y'know, the actual human by the same name.
I'm sure we'll figure it out.