Are you in a job that doesn’t satisfy you? Are you searching for a new career that would create a sense of fulfillment in your life? Are you just trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? A combination of career counseling and time proven, standardized tests can help you discover your calling.

“At first I had a few doubts about how employable I would be in a new organization after 18 years with the same employer. I found skills that I had taken for granted and learned how to communicate their value to many different employers…Your well rounded services took me all the way from step one where I didn’t know where I wanted to go… all the way through a successful job offer and salary negotiation.”
Confidential, C.E.O. for a regional employees' credit union
“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
“After having my consultation, cover letter and resume done, I was confident at the interviews.”
Sheila Simmons, Administrative Support for a business in Dallas, Texas
“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
“Doug Anders receives my hearty recommendation as a career counselor. He did excellent work with me during the time I was reassessing my career and my life. He helped me find myself and then find the career that really works for me. He took the time to understand me and help me to understand myself better. His knowledge, patience and guidance will help me for years to come. I am on a career path now thanks to Doug that is successful and makes me happy each day, I can not thank him enough for his work with me and I highly recommend Doug to anyone wishing to change their career and the life for the better.”
Micheal T. Roberts, Project Manager & Owner’s Representative
“PurposeWorks was a sound investment for me. As I interviewed several Career Coaches & Counselors, it became clear that Doug Anders was the appropriate candidate for several reasons. First, Doug’s credentials are impressive with years of training in the career counseling field. I also called a few of his references. The feedback was consistent: Professional. Knowledgeable in the field. Reliable. Secondly, PurposeWorks offered me several package options. “Simply put, if you are looking for optimum results when planning a career change, use PurposeWorks. It worked for me.”
Confidential, Manager, Eugene, OR
“You gave me helpful feedback, expert guidance, and encouraging support. I now see myself more clearly and appreciate the contributions I have made. I value myself more highly and have a clear sense of what I want, because of my experience with PurposeWorks.”
Confidential, Health & Wellness Educator, Seattle, Washington
“The work my daughter did and tools she gained with you will really help her life long in both her personal development and in her career.”
Mother of a 21 year old college student

Career Test Portland Oregon



Career assessment tools (and many others) are custom selected or designed to address the needs of each individual. These time tested coaching tools convey information extremely useful for identifying your strengths and career possibilities. From there, we can help you create an action plan to realize your career aspirations!

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)

The CISS can be useful in tool exploring, pinpointing, helping and assisting with your career assessment in the following ways:

  • Exploring new avenues in career development. With the CISS instrument, students and adults learn how their likes, dislikes, and self-reported skills compare to those of individuals who are happily and successfully employed in a variety of occupations.
  • Pinpointing areas of academic study that can build skills and, as a result, increase career options.
  • Helping individuals seeking personal counseling to find occupations or vocations that help meet their psychological needs.
  • Assisting employees who have been displaced by organizational restructuring and are faced with a job transition.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Utilizing the MBTI to understand your Personality Type can assist your career development in a number of ways:

  1. It can help you select a career field that is a good fit for your personality make-up.
  2. It can increase your awareness of your learning style so you can better benefit from career related education.
  3. Understanding your personality preferences can help you better manage Job Challenges that inevitably rise their ugly heads during the course of our career.
  4. Knowing your Personality Type, and especially knowing the kind of detailed information a Step II MBTI report can provide, will aid you in a job search, both in marketing yourself and in evaluating opportunities that arise.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It helps students — as well as people in transition — make fulfilling career choices.

While the Strong Interest Inventory is backed by unparalleled reliability and validity, it’s also easy to use. It guides career counselors through a process of comparing your results with people like you who have already found satisfying careers. It also generates a list of the top 10 occupations individuals are most likely to find rewarding.

Get Started Now