A recent client, Renee, got a new resume and reinvented herself in the process. Renee's previous employer, a major bank, was in the process of eliminating her entire department when she inquired about a resume. As a strong-willed and analytical employee, she had always gotten pegged for increasingly responsible roles as an individual contributor. She was successful, but things never felt quite right. She wanted to take this opportunity to explore how she could find not only a new job but also a better match - a job that energized her. As part of her project, Renee was eager to use some of Tandem's career development services as well. One of the assessments that she took revealed - among many other things - a strong bias for working collaboratively and managing. That was the missing link. As it turned out, Renee had always been drawn to leading a work-group, but her previous employer had continually told her what she was good at and what her next move would be.
She has a new job doing the same kind of work for a different bank. Only now, she is doing it as a Director, where she also has the opportunity to lead a team.