Hi! I'm Jasmine Herbert, creator of The Employee Handbook, LLC - Career Consulting and Resume Service. My love for all things HR is what led me to create a platform to offer career-related services and advice. I have spent the last decade dedicating myself to human resources and I am so excited to share this with you.
Quick backstory: In high school, I dreamed of being a lawyer and to work for a large firm somewhere in New York but that quickly changed after learning what was required to become a lawyer (so.much.school). So back to the drawing board I went.
After being accepted into my Alma Mater, University of South Carolina Upstate (GO SPARTANS), I made what seemed like the best decision at the time by majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
After a few semesters, I was so bored! I felt like I was just going through the motions, doing what looked like the right thing but not feeling like the right thing for me. I changed my major 3X's and STILL didn't connect with anything I was passionate about.
At that point, I reached a critical stage where changing my major again would add 3 additional semesters to my course load and graduating would be further away. So, I sat with myself and asked these three questions:
1. What makes you happy?
2. What do you love to do?
3. What are you good at?
While in undergrad, I worked full time as a customer service rep at a retail store and actually enjoyed it. I liked solving customer problems, being the hub for knowledge and information and interacting with my team. At the time, I was also helping our store HR rep with some seasonal hiring, applicant tracking and recruiting. I LOVED IT!
So, I (finally) decided on Psychology and added a minor in Business Administration. For my required internship, I chose to shadow a tenured HR Manager at a local municipality, you know, to make sure I loved it before pursuing further.
By far the best thing I could have done was root my decision in purpose and passion. It wasn't for the love of money, it wasn't to please my family and it wasn’t because HR was a popular field. I did it because I felt fulfilled in what I was doing every day.
1. I was making an impact
2. I was spreading knowledge.
3. I was having a great time doing it.
After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I went back to get my master’s in human resource management. HR captured my heart and haven't looked back since!
Having a career in HR has allowed me to get an in-depth look into the ins and outs of the employment world. I saw a huge disconnect between what candidates were offering and what employers needed – thus the creation of The Employee Handbook, LLC.
The Employee Handbook, LLC is a Resume & Career Service whose founding principle is to inspire purpose and passion back into the workforce. It is an employment guide (hence the name) for clients in all phases of their careers.
My clients are very diverse. I service employed, unemployed, students, professionals, and those just looking to get a head start in their careers.
I am especially passionate about providing education and services to the under-served and underrepresented workforce.
Services offered are resume review, resume re-vamp, resume creation, phone screen prep, interview prep, cover letter creation, and HR consulting services (check the site for full details). www.emphandbook.com
It's not enough to have a great looking resume and rehearsed interview answers. You must feel and believe in what you are talking about to make the biggest impact. It’s important when walking into any career change, that your purpose and passions align.
My goal is to bring out the best in my clients both on paper and in person. Not just with an amazing resume or interview preparation skills but with the focus and confidence in knowing who they are and what they bring to the table when going after their dream job!
Understanding your purpose and passion will eliminate the agonizing pain of submitting your resume 50 times a week with no response or feeling bad about yourself when you open a rejection letter. It also allows you to know when to say no or require more from a potential employer and so much more.
I am beyond excited that I can offer services, information and an outlet for us to talk openly about all things job hunting, resumes, interviews and how to free yourself from unfulfilling work. Did I mention I also post regular and helpful tips on Instagram & Facebook? (@theemployeehandbook) FOLLOW ME!
Yes, this blog is long, but I am passionate about what I do and I am passionate about sharing the knowledge I have so that others can benefit and grow from it.
Thank you SO much for hanging out with me today! Stay tuned, I've got so much more to share!