Thanks for joining us for this double guest episode of the podcast. For segment one, I bring back Aaja Corinne, the show’s fashion expert and brand strategist. The second segment features Aaron Michel, co-founder of PathSource home of the job search app of the same name which helps you track your career interests, provides tools for you to find the career and resources for your job search.
Segment 1-Aaja Corinne
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Aaja has appeared in JET magazine, N’DIGO, and WVON 1390, as well as consulting with a few well-known clients such as Babyface.
- Stock up on transitional and layer pieces for the constant change of weather in the fall
- Outer wear is an opportunity to express your personality along with colors and textures
- Plaid and chex patterns are popular this season
- For women, belted outer wear add a little more polish to it
- For men, over coats that have soft shoulders
- Men should invest in more gray suits, versatile, and professional
- Black boots for women is chic and has versatility
- Aaja suggests a personal stylist or image consultant as the best resource because of their ability to customize to your style
- Consider chatting with one seasonally and your image is an investment, unlocks opportunity
- More department stores such as Nordstrom and JCrew have on-site personal stylist (not just sales associates)
- Stylists and image consultants provide insights from all price points including thrift stores
- Fit for curvy and shapely women should look at structured garments (belted, button down skirts)
- The wrap dress is a curvy woman’s secret weapon, garments falling at the right places
Segment 2 – Aaron Michel (pronounced like Michael)
Aaron Michel is the co-founder and CEO of PathSource, the company whose job search app focuses on career navigation. He is a serial entrepreneur and his companies have received several high-profile features.
His app, PathSource is free and is simple to use. It has hundreds of reviews in the app store and mostly used by 18-29-year-olds. This job search app is also useful for high school users who want to start their career navigation early.
Here are some of the highlights of our conversation:
- PathSource takes people from square one usually not knowing what to do through a robust but fun career exploration process in helping them get the job
- Aaron shares how his experience as an intern helped him decide that law was the wrong career choice
- His experience helped him discover a common problem — provide a tool that will help people with career path experience
- We discussed how the app provides an easy to use interface through Linkedin and Facebook logins
- Aaron wanted the app users to have a customized experience and solve problems
- More than 1500 reviews and ratings show an average of 4.8 out of 5.0 stars
- Questions range from lifestyle and a desired salary range to getting specific about career goals
- Aaron says that the app contains 3,000 videos, world’s largest library of short online informational interviews on video along with a suite of cutting edge tools to connect the dots between education, careers, lifestyle and budget
- Aaron describes specific parts of the app assessments and its usefulness
- Although the target audience for the app is 18-29, it is useful for those a little over thirty, and as early as high school students
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