Spotlight Series: Meet The Creator of Boss Life in Progress & Career Coach Jordan Murray

1. Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Jordan and I am the creator of Boss Life in Progress, which is a career and confidence coaching business. My favorite food is baked beans and I love to travel. I typically work with young adults who are driven and ready to find their ideal careers. I enjoy working with young adults or "millennials" because I understand the struggle of not knowing what you want to do with your life after college. The first few years outside of school can be difficult and can cause us to lose confidence in ourselves and in our skills. Boss Life in Progress is here to pick these individuals up and include them in a community of like-minded young adults, who are ready for more in their professional and personal lives.  

2. What was your first job and how did you get it?

My first job was a summer camp counselor. I always watched the summer camp movies as a kid and wanted to go to the sleep-away camps but never had the chance. I wanted to spend the whole summer away at a camp but ultimately found work at a day camp in my city. I applied online and went in for an interview and got the job.  After all the background paperwork went through, I was officially a summer camp counselor. I worked there for two summers before I graduated from college.

3. How did you decide and get to your career today?

My degree is in criminal justice and I decided to go that route because the process of criminal justice was fascinating to me. I enjoyed learning the law and the system came to be. I work in an administrative role in the criminal justice field and I love it. I got an internship in college and the rest was history. 

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 to start looking for more career options earlier. I think I was in a bubble in school and the "real world" did not feel like it was real until my junior year. I waited way too long to look for internships and searched for different professions within the criminal justice field. I would tell myself to take the world more seriously but still have fun.

5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?

In 5 years, I hope to be in a higher-level position with work that I find meaningful and challenging. If it's one thing I don't like, it's busywork. In my personal life, I want to continue to have a great support system around me and continue to have fun and grow in life. 

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