I am a Job Search & Career Confidence Coach who has helped job seekers for 7 years regarding their professional brand, resumes, LinkedIn, job search, & interviewing skills.
I received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College in Orlando, FL & I'm a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida (IMH15228).
I help job seekers because I've been there...
Under-employed and working 2-4 jobs at any given time for 8 years.
Attending career fairs and sending out tons of resumes online...
I got jobs (and plenty of them) but I struggled with being underpaid, underappreciated, and restricted by management.
I felt desperate to make ends meet, even it meant sacrificing my family, lifestyle, and mental health.
Now I work full-time, make the salary I want, love what I do & whom I work with, and work consistent hours. I accomplished this by...
Narrowing my job search exclusively on what I wanted. I stopped trying to be what everyone wanted.
Working with a Staffing Agency and networking to learn of opportunities before they were posted online.
Utilizing my genuine curiosity for (and interest in) helping others to create 4 internships and 3 job opportunities for myself.
About Ashley Cross
What's the Difference Between Coaching & Counseling?
What They Have in Common
In both of these approaches, clients examine negative beliefs and way to counter them;
build self-compassion skills; expand their support systems; explore and research potential next steps; and navigate through systemic barriers.
How Are They Different?
Is action-oriented, solution-focused, and emphasizes the present/future.
It is goal-specific, educational, and holds clients accountable for their progress.
It focuses on exploring career options, navigating through the job search, & managing other career transitions.
The coach-client relationship that is more socially oriented. It's acceptable to connect online via social media (i.e. LinkedIn) or meet in public settings (i.e.
at a coffee shop).
Mental Health Counseling is...
process-oriented and often emotion-focused.
It may delve deeper into the past & address more internalized issues/patterns.
It can examine a variety of issues outside of the scope of career counseling, including marriage/family therapy, relationship issues, child therapy, trauma therapy, etc.
Mental Health Counseling (or Therapy)
Can Be More Helpful With:
Anxiety & Depression
Children Acting Out
Coping with Life in General
Dealing with Chronic Pain
Grief & Loss