Testimonials for career counseling & resume services

“I was laid off by my employer, and in the first few weeks of trying to find work, it became obvious that my simple cut and dry resume was not attracting any attention, even though the positions that I was applying for were well within my skill set. I was referred to Purpose Works by a friend, and after the first meeting with Doug Anders I felt enthused about looking for work. More importantly, with Doug’s help, I was able to see myself as a whole set of skills and not just a guy who had worked hard his whole life. I found a posting for a position at the U of O that interested me, but I was still hesitant to apply because of the complicated process involved. 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!!! I guess the moral to the story is, you can have all the skills in the world, but if you can’t present them properly to the people that matter – then you are out of luck. I would highly recommend Purpose Works to anyone who is looking to define themselves in the workplace, and more importantly outshine all the other applicants. Thanks Doug.”

-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

AND MANY, MANY MORE!

“I was laid off by my employer, and in the first few weeks of trying to find work, it became obvious that my simple cut and dry resume was not attracting any attention, even though the positions that I was applying for were well within my skill set. I was referred to Purpose Works by a friend, and after the first meeting with Doug Anders I felt enthused about looking for work. More importantly, with Doug’s help, I was able to see myself as a whole set of skills and not just a guy who had worked hard his whole life. I found a posting for a position at the U of O that interested me, but I was still hesitant to apply because of the complicated process involved. 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!!! I guess the moral to the story is, you can have all the skills in the world, but if you can’t present them properly to the people that matter – then you are out of luck. I would highly recommend Purpose Works to anyone who is looking to define themselves in the workplace, and more importantly outshine all the other applicants. Thanks Doug.”
– 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