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Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting our website to learn more about how you can create the career of your dreams…or find that much needed job in today’s competitive market.

At PurposeWorks, we have over 45+ years in combined career counseling, resumes services, and outplacement experience.

We Iaunched PurposeWorks in 1997, out of our desire to provide career counseling and employment search consulting services that integrate highly customized approaches with proven strategies – helping each individual achieve their career and personal goals. The result for PurposeWorks clients is a manifestation of their desired career…with support and a renewed confidence.

We have successfully assisted hundreds of individuals identify their true career aspirations, create winning resumes, and generate that sought after job offer!

Jump start your career search by contacting us…schedule a complimentary consultation TODAY!

An experienced career counselor leads you through a process of self-discovery where you understand your unique strengths, evaluate and redefine your beliefs regarding career possibilities, investigate career options, use these discoveries to guide your career choices and employment search, learn proven strategies to market yourself, customize resumes, build your confidence, excel at interviews, and generate offers for jobs you really want.

When clients take advantage of PurposeWorks, you consistently stand out from the crowd and generate far more interviews. A resume prepared by PurposeWorks is one that clearly articulates what you uniquely have to offer prospective employers. It creates in the hiring manager an irresistible wish to meet with you – THE KEY to getting the job you want.

Layoffs and separations, whether involving groups of employees or one individual, are never greeted with enthusiasm. Predicted or not, these changes can hold unintended consequences on both the affected organization and its employees. When your organization faces a reduction-in-force, having an outplacement partner who will provide your displaced staff with a full range of services from expert career counseling and assessment, professionally written resumes, and job search coaching can make a world of difference.

PurposeWorks clients benefit from a combination of time proven, standardized tests (including Campbell Interest and Skill Survey, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong  Interest Inventory, California Psychological Inventory, and others), career  assessment tools custom selected and designed to address the needs of each  individual, and the professional expertise to convey this information so it is  immediately useful to bring career goals and next steps into focus.

Testimonials

Doug was able to pull all of the necessary information out of me through a series of interviews and questionnaires and helped me with my Cover Letter, Resume, Supplemental Questions, and Interviewing. Because Doug is such a great coach, and offers a wealth of experience with employment services, I was able to successfully complete an extensive all day interview that involved me being questioned by 27 different people, and best of all I WAS OFFERED THE JOB!!! “
Judd Mentzer, Facilities Manager, University of Oregon
“THANK YOU, PURPOSEWORKS!! A Shakespeare sonnet begins YOU ONLY YOU and that’s what working w/ Purposeworks is like, it’s like participating in a Shakespeare Sonnet, so that vision and voice become part of your professional life. PURPOSEWORKS helped me see my particular powers and qualities–helped me name them, dramatize skills and experiences on paper and in interviews– enjoy the moment of searching, and finding new ways to communicate in the world. You know the story. Walt Whitman sends Emerson LEAVES OF GRASS, and Emerson writes back: I greet you at the beginning of a great career. Purposeworks IS my Shakespeare AND Emerson, encouraging my every fledging hope and professional desire. PURPOSEWORKS lends poetry and passion to your search and also helps you find your way on solid ground with its expertise and common sense: how to write the perfect resume, how to write the perfect cover letter, how to connect to the new boss, how to resign from the current job, how to respond on the phone to potential employers, how to get positive recommendations from former employers and how to you use social media like LinkedIn and Facebook.”
Kate Gill, PhD, ESL Educator in Cambridge, MA Public Schools
“…I have successfuly shifted from the field of marketing and sales into the area of Human Resources. I am pleased with this transition and I am certain that this accomplishment was cultivated in part thanks to the capable and effective training I received at PurposeWorks.”
Confidential, Human Resources Manager, Oregon

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