Childhood Interests Can Help You Find the Right Career

This is an eye opening You Tube Video.  Think about your early interests in life…..while watching this video ~ Childhood Interests Can Help You Find the Right Career


My first business in my childhood was starting a baby sitting service (not just being a baby sitter!)  I recruited help from my neighborhood friends and we worked as a team to provide “having fun while caring for your children” services to customers.  We called our team “The Sheiks”….and I can’t remember why now. Could be because we played a lot of dress up!


Basically, I have been an entrepreneur ever since!

Let me know how I might help you find the right career.



My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people find a place in the workforce




What is Job Placement?

Job placement is a professional procedure.

The goal of the procedure is to facilitate the job search to locate a job that matches the person”s knowledge base, skill sets, abilities, attributes, work capacities, interests and aptitudes. Location, work scheduling, level of earnings, benefits, opportunities for growth plus more are identified!

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Job placement also involves the assistance to employers with hiring needs to find adequate profiles of persons to meet the requirements of their job openings.

The aim of job placement is to ensure the right person gets the right job!

Caveat:  Not all rehabilitation counselors are trained in job placement.

But I am!

I’m trained and certified in rehabilitation counseling AND in  job placement AND in forensics.  My expertise allows me to be very effective at placement!

I, Amy E. Botkin, have developed a certain resourcefulness and a placement orientation to things….and love providing placement services!

email me at or call me at 515-282-7753 for help with your placement needs.


 My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.

Client or Customer? Both are Equally Valuable!

I consider the job seeker as my client, and the business entity (eg: an employer or a service provider) as the customer. I have  job placement services available for the client. Typically my clients are people who have already worked and are now on a path for new work opportunities.

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My philosophy regarding placement is to individualize services to match the job seeker within his or her own world of work. Although we all comprise the working world, we each have our own niche that can be as far and wide or narrow and slim as our talent can go.

I focus in on which job search tools my placement client can use to benefit their own natural style of communication. Being able to describe yourself in a way that answers questions during an interview while showing your personality is valuable.

You have to understand your transferable skills and believe you can apply them in many different settings and situations (and make make $ to boot!). Believe in yourself first, and then build a market profile of yourself. And start the sale!

It’s a matter of expression to picture your skills as valuable, marketable and on sale to the best buyer!

On the other consulting side of my business, I have services available for the customer. One such service is job analysis.  A job analysis is a process to identify and determine in detail the particular functional duties and requirements and the relative importance of them for a given job. An important concept of a job analysis is that the analysis is conducted of the job, not the person.

While job analysis data may be collected from incumbents through interviews or questionnaires, the product of the analysis is a description or specifications of the job, and again, not a description of the person.

A job analysis that includes accommodation options has helped when the client is already an employee (and has an illness or injury leading to questions about ability to do the job) and a decision needs to made whether the best option is to retain or release the employee from permanent employment.

Judgments are made using data collected regarding the job and / or a variety of jobs with similar components. And then I can provide expert testimony based on the data and my opinion of the person’s place within his or her own working world.

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I like customers and clients equally and promise to serve all people to the best of my ability.

Call me, Amy, at 515-282-7753 or email should you want me to help you with your clients.



 My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people participate in the world around them, particularly in their own world of work.