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Career Makeover: Diane Herman

Experience

Diane Herman has experience in several fields. As a real estate investor, she owns six three- and four-bedroom condominiums in New Jersey, and she assumes the role of rental property manager for these units. Her education is in economics, and she is close to becoming a certified public accountant, lacking only some auditing work. She works part-time as an accountant for a metal plating company and is also a Realtor.

Career goals

Diane's multiple jobs overwhelm her, as she feels she is constantly working. Her goal is to combine her accounting experience with her love of real estate and property management. She would prefer a more traditional 9-to-5 job with benefits in a large company, but she does not want to be tied to a desk.

Diane Herman

Profile: Diane Herman has experience in several fields, works part-time as an accountant and is also a Realtor.

The problem: Diane has found it difficult to pin down exactly what she would like to do.

The plan: Diane doesn't want to be tied down at a desk, so she has decided to grow her business in new ways.

Obstacles

Diane has searched for a job when she has the time but has found it difficult to pin down exactly what she would like to do.

As a result, she's had a hard time preparing a resume in advance without knowing which of her three jobs to address or what experiences to highlight.

The plan

Diane's passion is the vacation rentals. She was wise to recognize this passion and begin taking steps to bring it to life.

While accounting was her college major and she is close to receiving her CPA license pending some audit work, completing this is more of a check off her list than getting her closer to her revenue goals and doing what she wants to do.

Prepared by Pam Venne, a management style coach, licensed professional counselor, career transition consultant and principal at the The Venne Group.

Next: The plan, step one.

 

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