Meet Wendy Aldhamen, CEO of Career Elevation- Helping Dental Offices Recruit Their Next Rockstar!
Wendy is seen wearing the Biz Babe Boutique Minding My Female Owned Business vee.
Q. Tell us about what inspired you to start your business!
A. I had a friend of mine got fired after 30 years of working at the same office. I knew that she wouldn't have a resume and heck she probably didn't even know where to start! That night, I made her resume, cover letter, references and I found 10 places she could apply to. She got a job within 3 days.
From then on, I knew that I could help people get into the job they truly want. Since then I've evolved and I now hire for small businesses more than I work with individuals. It's so rewarding and I LOVE what I do!
Q. Tell us more about your background- we are intrigued!
A. I've always thought that I wanted to have a business. When I was in elementary school I would make bracelets and TRY to sell them. It didn't work out ever, but I'm thankful for all my little failed businesses along the way. I've learned SO much about myself, customers, and how to speak to all kinds of people.
The other background stuff.... I played Roller Derby for 5 years, this really helped me to glow up. I grew a ton as a person from this. I'm not an aggressive person, but the comradery of roller derby is like no other!
Q. Your clients clearly love you from all of the great reviews we've seen! What is your approach?
I help ease their mind, take a lot off their plate and help them to find someone that will fit well in their office. Hiring isn't for everyone, so I help offices/companies to find their dream candidate with little effort on their end!
Q. What are you super passionate about?
My passion has always been "Helping people" I don't care in what way it is, I just want to help people. I've found with being in dental for the past 10 years that I can talk anyone off the cliff. I really enjoy speaking with patients, if I'm in the front or the back of the office, I'm always happy to hold your hand through the process!
A newer passion for me is to help mentor new business owners. I love encouraging people to go for their biggest goals!
Q. What would be your advice to someone who is afraid of starting their own business?
Sis, do it!! Remember that it DOESN'T have to be perfect. You just have to find your confidence and your first customer, the rest should flow after that. Reach out to people and ask for them to be your mentor (only if you'll listen to what they say, not all but some of it!). Finding your unique proposition is important, but start with what you know, who you know and it should all work it's self out after that!