About Doug Anders

Doug Anders, MS in Counseling Founder of PurposeWorks with 25 years experience in Career Counseling and Resume Writing.

Career Assessments: A Useful Tool

By | February 19th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Whether you’re a recent college graduate entering the workforce for the first time or someone who’s changing careers, either by necessity or by choice, a career assessment can provide you with invaluable insights to assist you in making decisions about your future. A Google search for “career assessments” will pull up almost 5 million results, [...]

Helping Stay At Home Parents Return to Work

By | February 7th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes, Volunteer Experience|

Though many return-to-work parents will jump start their previous career, a Wharton School study found that only 39% take the same type of job as when they left. This benefits many employers who may find themselves in the enviable position of hiring someone with skill sets over-and-above what they have a need to fill. Smart [...]

Volunteer And Advance Your Career

By | February 3rd, 2013|Job Search, Resume Writing Services, Resumes, Volunteer Experience|

Volunteering is a great way to enrich your life and give back to your community. With the right approach, you can also use those donated hours to advance your career. This is a four-step plan for success. Find An Organization You Believe In: Find a group whose mission excites you. Once you have put in [...]

Fall leaves Resumes Mister Rogers

By | January 15th, 2013|Eugene, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

People that live in the house down the block like to clean their yard frequently and put piles of leaves on the street for the city mulchers to retrieve. This is common practice in the Fall and usually not a problem. But, it's January and their next door neighbors must be tired of navigating the [...]

Career Change Or Discovery

By | January 6th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Dreams, Eugene, Job Search, Oregon, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Our work at PurposeWorks is not just about career change or changing jobs. Sometimes, it is about discovering what you are excited about - your purpose - and discovering that where you are right now is exactly where you need and want to be. Something just needs to shift...in you. Maybe where you are right [...]

Clear Goals Create Change

By | January 1st, 2013|Career Change, Dreams, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resumes|

Someone I know - I am not kidding - was holding off big plans for his life, just in case the world ended. I encouraged him to take action and stop procrastinating because I didn't want him to have regrets. Well, December 21, 2012 has come and gone...and it's January 1, 2013...and we survived. What [...]

Give Yourself The Gift Of a Job

By | December 12th, 2012|Resumes|

In the Human Resource world, it is a well-known fact that during the holidays the number of people looking for a job decreases. Why is this? Well, it isn’t because less people need jobs. The number one reason is the problem of scheduling…the scheduling of vacations and avoiding holiday conflicts. Vacations and time off are [...]

I’d Love That Job! Apply!

By | December 6th, 2012|Dreams, Oregon|

Have you ever seen a cool job posting and thought, "I'd love to do that job!" but tossed the ad aside without applying? You just didn't think you were qualified? I would bet cold, hard cash - more than once. I would encourage you to stop throwing away those job postings and GO FOR IT! [...]

Combining Your Passion and Your Career

By | November 20th, 2012|Career Change, Detours, Dreams|

I read recently that "It's a beautiful thing when career and passion come together." These words spoke deeply to me. For the first time in my life, I can honestly say I am experiencing the convergence of passion and career...and loving it! For years, I struggled with doubt that I had made a mistake pursuing [...]

Disappointing Interviews – Moving On!

By | October 4th, 2012|Eugene|

Midway through a job interview, you realize that the questions you’re being asked are so ridiculously specific your only logical conclusion is that they already have a hand-picked candidate – and you aren’t him or her. The interviewers are obviously going through the motions with you to meet legal requirements. It doesn’t matter to them [...]