Ashley Stahl: “My mission is to help people step into careers they’re excited about.”

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Ashley Stahl: “My mission is to help people step into careers they’re excited about.”

I wanted to work in counterterrorism for the Pentagon in Washington, DC. I did everything “right” to prepare myself for this career – went to the best graduate school I could, did tons of internships, learned foreign languages – and after graduating, excited about my career, I instead fell into the recession like so many other graduates. I couldn’t get a job offer after months of applying and this inspired me to learn how to nail my job hunt. In the year that followed, I went from being an administrative assistant making minimum wage to landing three job offers and becoming a manager in the Pentagon making nearly 6 figures. This changed my perspective about what is possible with job hunting, and I learned that it’s not always the best candidate that gets the job… it’s the best communicator. I left DC and turned this knowledge into a career coaching business with private coaching, keynote speaking and online courses.