Why Should Alumni Use a Career Coach?

Are you a DU alum looking for a new job? Thinking about changing careers? Looking for that perfect pre-retirement gig? Then perhaps a career coach is the right option for you. You wouldn’t ask the local dry cleaner to fix your car. Don’t rely on acquaintances and well-intentioned friends to help with your career.

The University of Denver takes your professional success seriously. You paid a lot for your education and we’re here to help you maximize that investment. Alumni Career and Professional Development offers a variety of free and low cost options including live workshops, online webinars, resume reviews, career fairs and networking tools. We also offer five hours per week of call-in Quick Questions – an opportunity for you to ask a DU expert your 15 minute career related question. Explore your resources and opportunities at du.edu/alumnicareers.

Sometimes, this isn’t enough. With 140,000 DU alumni, we can’t provide the in-depth coaching some of our alumni need to move their careers forward. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for that as well. In January, DU launched a relationship with Turning the Corner, LLC, a Boulder-based company that provides career coaching to individuals and works with employers to solve their staffing needs. This combination is unique in the industry.

Because Turning the Corner recruits and coaches, they bring a common-sense, real-world approach to their individual clients. They help you see yourself through the eyes of employers and can help get you unstuck. Have you sent hundreds of resumes to online job boards without receiving a single interview? Are you getting the interviews, only to watch someone else get your dream job? Are you having trouble upgrading your LinkedIn profile so your customers find you? These are just some of the areas where Turning the Corner excels. And as a DU alum, you receive a deeply discounted rate for their services. If you’re ready to find personal, tailored professional help, check out Turning the Corner.

It’s time to take your career to the next level. Let DU Alumni Career and Professional Development help or visit Turning the Corner.

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development