"Your career is like a garden. It can hold an assortment of life's energy that yields a bounty for you." — Jennifer Ritchie Payette
I’m Inayah Baaqee (pronounced a-ni-ya), a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Career Transformation Specialist, and Owner of Chrysallis Lab Career Consulting. Before starting Chrysallis Lab, I worked as a higher education specialist with an expertise in educational leadership, student affairs, enrollment management, and organizational strategic planning. I chose this work because I am passionate about promoting professional growth and development, hollistic career wellness, and college and career readiness.
My path to entrepreneurship began during the start of the pandemic as I was wrapping up graduate school at San Francisco State University. By this time I had four college degrees, research under review for publication, studied with thought-leading psychologists at UCLA, UC Davis and SFSU, received a number of competitive academic scholarships and fellowships but still I was jobless, financially insecure, and discouraged. The formula I used to be successful academically was not quite translating the same anymore.
I was using the same resume for every job application, applied for any and all jobs I was qualified for, used a generic cover letter, and most importantly… I had no idea how to answer the interview question Tell us About Yourself? I failed to tell my story, strategically structure my job search, and optimize my resume.
I identified the biggest barriers keeping job seekers from reaching their full potential: lack of strategy in their job search, lack of a targeted resume, and failure to highlight their key skills and strengths.
Since launching Chrysallis Lab Career Consulting, I’ve been honored to offer 1:1 resume writing support for many professionals at all levels of their career (i.e., entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level) and offer group resume writing and LinkedIn training for professional organizations and job development programs.
Now let’s get started on your career transformation!