I'm Michelle Ashley
Certified Career Strategist
Honestly, I would have never believed that by 2023, I would have helped hundreds of people globally from various industries launch their careers, land their dream jobs and increase their income.
Because in 2016, when I was a fresh graduate, I had a heck of a time finding a job - I'm talking I was one of the last people in my program to get a job. Even though I graduated with honours and even had relevant experience, I had no clue how to sell myself or frankly even know what value I could bring to employers nor did I know what type of career I wanted.
I became fixated on understanding how people got jobs and all things career marketing related (Thanks to my superpower, ADHD). I eventually landed a job in recruitment which fed into the fascination of my newfound interest. I now had insider knowledge of how these hiring decisions were made.
I eventually went back to school (Conestoga College) to formally learn how to help people develop their careers and in 2022 I became a certified career strategist through Career Professionals of Canada.
When I discovered the world of Career Development I knew early on that one of my specialties would include LinkedIn and here's why:
It helped me land my first job after graduation and since then has been a generator of opportunities for me.
It forces you to dig deeper and get to know yourself a little more. Being self-aware is key to career happiness.
It's the perfect spot for busy women (like yourself) to grow your personal brand and network, on your own schedule and in the comfort of your home. It truly can help even out the playing field, especially if you feel you currently lack the right connections.
It's where recruiters and hiring managers are finding their next great hire.
I've had the pleasure of sharing my Career and LinkedIn knowledge through presentations and resources to many organizations including Georgian College, Lakehead University, the University of Toronto and more. I even received an award through Career Professionals of Canada for 2022's Outstanding Social Media Strategist award, recognizing my work in helping people advance their careers by leveraging the power of social media (i.e. LinkedIn).
When I established The Tailored Career in 2019, I set my intention to help as many women as possible to design a career they love, allowing them to live the life they desire and get paid their worth. I am continuously adding new methods to offer career support ensuring all women can have access to high-quality, inclusive career education.
If you have made it this far, first off, you are amazing, secondly, I want to thank you by giving you a free career resource. Reach out to me on LinkedIn and mention a career journal in your message. This resource will have career prompts to help you gain career clarity through self-reflection.