Jamie Beck, M.S. is a former CSU Career Counselor and has a Master’s Degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Macrolevel Social Systems and a concentration in Family and Work. Career Vision has been reshaping the way job seekers fundamentally conceptualize, search, and apply for work throughout Southern California for the past 5 years at high schools, group homes, colleges, universities, community based organizations and in public libraries.
Career Vision is founded on the concept that “you can only become what you know exists” and Beck aims to not only expose how poorly our first 18 years of life prepared us for choosing a career, but how current and future job searches will continue to be plagued by what we we have yet to be exposed to.
Through her innovative strategies, creative analogies, rocket science common sense, and questioning of the societal “THEY’S”, Beck provides a refreshing look at an age old problem of going to work for a paycheck, living for the weekend, and Monday morning anxiety.
Traditional Career Counselors and Workforce Professionals are often leery of her techniques, but find themselves taking notes frantically as they participate and watch job seekers, students, and career changers willingly sit through 6 hours of lecture laughing, crying, and identifying with the concepts addressed.
Beck speaks off the cusp, shares her personal stories, failures, and experiences, and never claims to be an expert, which leaves participants in the position to be their own “They”, make their own rules, and be the person who can take control of their lives and change their resume, situation, and future. Audiences identify with her honesty, candid and raw material, and feel safe talking about their past and current realities as they connect, identify with, and explore Career Vision.
For the past three years Career Vision was funded by the United States Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. As a result 50 workshops reached 1,500 students, veterans, job seekers, career changers, and workforce professionals in three Southern California Counties. Currently Jamie consults with a variety of High Schools, Charter Schools, Native American Programs, Libraries, and Colleges to bring Career Exposure to the next generation!
Jamie lives in Central California with her husband and two young children who serve as her muse while she strives to teach them 32,850 jobs by the time they turn 18 through innovative home school projects and daily living so they can truly become what they know exists and “get” to go to work. Her 10 year old daughter Mia currently earns up to $80 an hour in some of her part time businesses and she has a resume over 10 pages long. Mia also teaches her own classes through City Parks and Recreation locally with kids and adults alike enrolled.