1. Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Katherine Frost and I run Katherine Frost Consulting. I am a Certified Professional Resume Writer with a Masters of Public Administration. My experience contains a mix of private and public sector work before landing where I am now. On a personal note, I am a traveler (27 countries!), dog mom, wannabe home chef and dragon boat paddler in my spare time. I spent 4 years in Japan before moving to Germany last year and love the growth, cultural experiences, and travel opportunities that come with living abroad.
2. What was your first job and how did you get it?
I had held various part-time jobs while I was in school but my first job that was aligned with my goals was working for Oklahoma Dept of Human Services (OKDHS). I had recently completed my bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration and was itching to get into something government-related. I applied for anything and everything and eventually got a job offer but did not know much about human services. Working for OKDHS gave me a window into seeing what happens to the most vulnerable sectors of the population and set me forward onto a career of public service and assisting individuals.
3. How did you decide and get to your career today?
Oddly enough, helping people through career transitions and resumes came through my very own career transition. I had moved abroad to an area with a tough job market and was making little strides. After completing my MPA degree, I found a job as a career counselor for transitioning military service members. Based on my personality, skills, and prior experience it was a natural fit and I found a career that I love. I eventually decided to do my own consulting and reach a broader audience. Assisting people with their career goals and resumes and watching them realize the value in their skills is the passion I didn’t know I had.
4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
I would tell my younger self that all plans and work won’t take you where you think it will; you can’t see it yet, but you will be absolutely happy. When I was working on my undergrad, I thought I would be working as a staffer for a legislator but here I am working overseas as a career counselor and resume writer!
5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
Happy! I would love to be working in a government role and have seen positive growth within my consulting business. I have some ideas coming through the pipeline that I can’t wait to execute. Ideally, I would still be living abroad and have added more countries to my list. When it comes to a 5-year plan, I try not to overdo it and allow for open-mindedness to new opportunities when they come along?
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