About Career Energy
What is Career Energy?
Career Energy is a a resource providing career guidance for college students. Preparing for a career goes way beyond the classroom. Our aim is to prepare college students for the real world through practical career advice and guidance.
Like a lot of successful ventures in life, Career Energy was born out of frustration. Frustration in seeing so many individuals unhappy in their chosen careers. So many people are simply enduring their work lives versus thriving in them. After seemingly countless interactions with people in this scenario, we began to ask why. Why is it that we feel like we have to go into a career and endure it? Why can’t more people be excited and energized with what they do for a living? These simple questions are what led to Career Energy’s creation.
During one of his college recruiting trips, our founder Anthony had his ah-ha moment. After a day full of interviews with college students he realized that the large majority of these students didn’t really have a strategy behind what they were pursuing while in college. It seemed as if every student was just simply drifting along and hoping for the best. What if these students could get a solid career plan in place early enough in life? How could that change the current workplace landscape of drones just existing? If they knew what they were meant to do early enough, they avoid the trap of enduring a career versus thriving in one. It was clearly apparent that these students were not getting the proper career direction they needed. That needed to change.
After further investigation into the matter, Anthony confirmed what he already knew. What career advice these students were getting was for the most part not the kind of advice needed to discover a career. The advice centered around a lot of resume advice, how to find an internship, personality assessments which then tried to match them to a career. What it did not center around was the type of career that truly excited and energized them because it was what they were made to do. Instead, students were being pointed in a direction largely based on tests or assessments or at times even a hunch.
You see, by matching a person’s natural talents, temperament, value system and skills to a career, you create energy! Energy was what was missing in so many people’s careers. Energy creates movement and students desperately need to get moving when it comes to career planning! Students must stop just going through the motions. The kind of motion that is so lacking that it creates zero momentum and zero energy.
We then knew that if enough students could discover the career they were meant to be in, that a wave of energy would begin taking over our workplaces. And if they did this early enough in life, then the option of quitting a career should never happen. Living for the weekend could be a thing of the past!
Our founder, Anthony, has a background that is deep rooted in high level talent acquisition techniques and methods used to attract, hire and develop world class talent. He has worked with start-ups, family owned companies and fortune 500 corporations in his 20-year career. It was the frustration with seeing so many individuals dissatisfied and unhappy in their career choice, that Career Energy was born.
Anthony’s mission and vision as stated above, is leading the revolution in career readiness in the educational system today. Who is Anthony? He is a highly creative person who thrives in thought provoking and “against the grain” work environments. Why does he do this? Because he believes in the simple idea of freedom. We should all be allowed to be free to do what we were put on this earth for – with no restraints.