Tired of your job? Career advice from a job coach

Christie Mims. (Courtesy The Revolutionary Club)

WASHINGTON – Christie Mims is the founder of the Revolutionary Club, “a coaching service for the busy career woman who feels trapped in her suit.”

The club offers coaching and group support for women who are ready to make a major transition in their career.

After earning her masters degree, Mims worked her way up the corporate ladder at a large company. She managed multi-million dollar client portfolios, lead staffing, recruiting, and business development.

She admits she spent plenty sleepless nights wondering about what else was out there. She eventually found a coaching program.

Her goal is to help woman stop doing what they don’t love and start feeling energized by what they are doing every day.

For an hour Thursday, Mims answered career questions from WTOP.com readers.

Her advice ranged from how to prepare for a job interview and how to find your true calling.

To determine what your true calling may be, Mims recommends taking a piece of paper and writing “My Life Purpose Is:”

“Spend 20 minutes answering that question until you start to cry. That will give you some insight. When you have a reaction that makes you cry, you’re on to something,” she says.

To prepare for an interview, Mims had several steps to follow for interviewees.

She recommends doing research on the company and the job; going to the website and taking a look at the language that they use so that you can use similar language during the interview process; study the company’s strategy and mission and develop some questions about what interests you in the company.

Other topics Mims talks about during the live chat are balancing family and work, negotiating a salary and getting excited about a job again.

You can read more advice from Mims by clicking on the archived live chat below.

WTOP’s Meera Pal contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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