I had the pleasure of participating in a CareerMode® workshop with Karen Pappas, attempting to transition my business development skills to enter the nonprofit sector. Karen’s program is an iterative process. We discovered my five most important strengths using the VIA Survey pioneered by the University of Pennsylvania. Completing a workbook to discern my strengths provided a foundation to convey my core competencies to prospective employers. Karen helped transform my resume and LinkedIn profile into actionable documents to land a job in a new field. Karen’s professionalism and positivity kept me focused, providing the push I needed to continue my job search. Narrowing job targets, networking, and building a target list helps me progress toward my goal. I’m now getting the attention of prospective employers.