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POWDER DAYS
One of the great benefits of living so close to the
slopes, fresh powder can eat up a lot of personal days.

Our Philosophy

Fundamental to Colorado Career’s philosophy is the recognition that careers do not happen in a vacuum. They happen in the context of a person’s life. The extent to which that person’s career is a “fit” can profoundly affect the quality of their lives.

Fit is a function of the degree to which a position makes good use of a person’s unique skills, talents and personality as well as meeting practical needs such as income.

Beyond that there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration in order for the entire package to work. These include personal passions (music, art, nature, helping others, etc.), time with family, religious/spiritual activities and more. The relationship between a person’s career and these other factors affects balance and is central to Colorado Career’s work with their clients.

 

Our Founder

Colorado Careers is owned and operated by Colorado professionals with over 120 years of combined experience in Denver, Colorado Springs and the Colorado Front Range. Their backgrounds include experience and education in career transition services, human resources, management, retail, sales, organizational development, outplacement, merchandising, training, military, counseling, marketing and more.

Colorado Careers was founded over a decade ago by Owen Jones, who leads the executive coaching and leadership team and works one-on-one with each client.

Prior to launching Colorado Careers, Owen served in a variety of senior executive positions in international consumer products and the automotive industry. He is a partner in TurningPoint, an executive retreat company also in Colorado. Before he “discovered” Colorado himself, he was president and an owner of M&J industries, a tier-one supplier to the heavy truck industry in Ohio. He also held CEO and COO positions at Sheaffer Pen, Inc., in Iowa, and senior operations positions at Parker Pen Co. in Wisconsin and England.

Owen holds a post-graduate degree in management and an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering gained with an engineering apprenticeship at Rolls Royce Aero Engines in England.

 

Experience/History

Colorado Careers has worked with individuals in a wide range of situations including people who have lost their jobs, people who are unhappy with their jobs and people in search of career direction.

They have assisted individuals in transitions to diverse occupational fields including:

  • Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Technology
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Transportation
  • Human resources
  • Medical
  • Retirement facility management
  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Small business ownership
  • Broadcast
  • And more!

CC is also a significant provider of diversified outplacement services. These services are similar to the career transition services provided to individuals but are supplied by companies due to layoffs. They also provide comprehensive organizational development services including team building, coaching, change management, strategic planning and more.

What Our Clients Say...
“I have moved from a low-level consulting job to General Manager of a company doubling in size each year. Needless to say, my salary has increased dramatically. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done”.
D. B. / MicroGlide
“Colorado Careers eased the pain of unemployment. The program identified my strengths and built my confidence going into interviews. I was able to negotiate a $6000 increase using the skills I learned”.
B. R. / Lucent Technologies
“CC gave me support at a time when my confidence was at an all-time low. The interviews, referrals, coaching and marketing all combined for a successful campaign. I could not have asked for more for my investment”.
L. Q. / Attorney, Brown & Root
“Your advice resulted in my being offered two employment positions. Throughout my job search, I had nothing less than outstanding comments regarding my marketing products, they were cited as ‘the best seen’ by many of the companies”.
J. B. / Titan
“There is no doubt I made a successful career transition because of the networking and interviewing skills taught me by Colorado Careers. I will talk to anyone, anytime about the value of CCC’s services”.
J. B. / ANSER Corp.
Your program offered a direction that addressed my personal needs and the initial impression was of professional, prompt, caring service. I learned to get in touch with my dream and have the courage to stick to it. Taking constructive action …helped clarify my direction.
G.G. / Mira Mesa
“You have been wonderful and I feel that your services were worth every penny! Thanks for your help!”
D. K. / U.S. Investigations
“I am now a human resources manager and I can tell you that the services Colorado Careers provided me were invaluable. The skills they taught me helped me transition properly from the military”.
R. B. / Colorado Springs Utilities
“I was more than satisfied with the results I got from Colorado Careers. They did an excellent job keeping me on track and motivated during the tough job search process”.
R. W. / G.T.E.
“I’ve been able to progress to better positions because of the career development skills they taught me. They gave me direction. I am where I need to be because of their excellent program”.
T. D. / New Horizons Computer Learning Center
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