Professional development services are critical to personal and professional success, yet, are rarely provided as a part of our public education. Once a job seeker, or a business owner, accessing top of the line assistance is nearly impossible due to sheer cost. This is what continually motivates Courtney G. Schwartz in using her expertise to provide high quality, affordable services.
Courtney G. Schwartz, MSW, CPRW
Almost 15 years ago, Courtney G. Schwartz discovered a passion for assisting individuals and groups with professional development. Since then she has not only become a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Certified Work Ethic Trainer, but actively sits on the Resume Writer Certification Review Committee for the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches. In addition, Courtney has sat at all ends of the employment table – applicant to hiring personnel, interviewee to interviewer, subordinate to supervisor, program manager to auditor and everything in between. Her dedication to staying informed on current trends in combination with both personal and professional experience positively impact her ability to provide relevant and individualized services.
Courtney’s first formal job assisting with employment preparation was while running a community center leading to working for government contractors, non-profits, and county services. Through Courtney’s career, her expertise has assisted in developing, streamlining, executing and maintaining exemplary workforce programming. This includes: building and implementing course curricula, hosting employer events, and informing the public on the importance of workforce development; all while assisting individuals and groups in putting their best foot towards employment.
Recognizing a general lack in affordable, professional, yet personable services Courtney grew her expertise into a niche LLC. Since formalizing A Foot in the Door Consulting, Courtney has assisted clientele from all over the world. Although her most common clients are individuals seeking job search based services, her workforce services don’t stop there. She regularly provides class instruction for organizations such as The Colorado Episcopal Service Corps and City of Brighton Youth Services. As well, has helped numerous small business owners such Seeds of Change Therapy with messaging, and enhanced staff effectiveness for small companies such as Worth Financial Partners. Her highly personalized approach combined with years of experience is the foundation to enhancing you or your staffs’ workforce skills and opportunities.
In addition to her certifications from The Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches and The Center for Work Ethic Development, Courtney has both a bachelors and masters is social work. She regularly participates in training through the Colorado Career Development Association and subscribes to numerous newsletter and publications. Courtney’s achievements include but are not limited to: placing students in employment at 110% of goal during the recession, becoming the Job Corps Leadership Committee co-chair and staff trainer on Career Services best practices, increasing Work Options for Women job placement by 120% in 1 years time, sitting on the Work Options for Women Policy Planning Committee, and being a requested speaker on various panels regarding workforce development and self sufficiency.
Hailing from Michigan, Courtney moved to Colorado over ten years ago, falling in love with the sun and scenery. When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her German Shepherd, friends, and family while hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, discovering local bluegrass artists, and traveling.
RECENT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
Navigating The Black Hole: How To Elevate and Separate Your Candidates from Their Competition
Contemplating Strengths and Challenges in the Job Search Process
All Things Free: Online Resources to Address the Colorado Paradigm
Ethical Decision Making
Becoming A Meaningful Career Conversationalist
Motivation with Micromessages and Mindsets
Human Centered Program Design
Inclusivity In the Workplace
Career Development for Adults in Transition
Getting the Message Across