Aug 1, 2017
You've gone to school, done the internships, gotten the certifications, landed the dream job, and spent 10 years establishing yourself in the field...but eventually you burn out and miserable, for myriad reasons. Is it too late to change? What else could you do? How do you continue to support yourself while starting over, especially if that involves going back to school? How do you determine your next career? Wendy Gilbert, HR Account Representative at Xenium, went through this exact experience when shifting out of the mental health counseling field into human resources. Listen in as she shares her story, all its turns and bumps and lifts, and offers up lessons learned and advice to others in the same situation.
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Wendy Gilbert joined the Xenium team as an HR Account Representative in April 2015. Her prior experience includes recruiting and general HR for companies including Daimler Trucks North America and Banfield Pet Hospital (Mars, Inc.). Before entering into a career in HR, Wendy was a mental health therapist for over 10 years specializing in crisis intervention, EAP, group facilitation and conflict mediation and is a past-president of the Oregon Counseling Association. Wendy earned her Masters degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and has since earned her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.