I'm Sarah Schrader and I'm passionate about helping young professionals prepare for and attain their professional career goals. My background includes over 15 years working with high school and college-age women in community ambassador programs and helping them with interviews, public speaking skills and general professional development. Over the years, I have noticed a large gap in accessible resources that provide help after the interview process for young professionals, especially young women. Too few professionals ask for more than the initial salary offer provided and fewer still realize there are many other options to negotiate in addition to salary. We can do better!
"That Purple Book" was created to be an excellent resource for those just starting out or re-starting in the career world. My goal is to empower you to be successful both personally and professionally.
My background includes over 17 years working with community ambassador programs to provide professional development advice and mentoring. I also have served on the selection panel for numerous ambassador programs. In 2018, I served as President for the MinneapolisAquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) and also served as a 2017 Captain. My background also includes interviewing job applicants and reviewing resumes and providing interview guidance for dozens of college students as part of college level job fairs and similar events.
My goal is to visit each of the 7 continents in my lifetime. (So far, I have 4 out of 7) My border collie Gatsby is my favorite. If I could eat only one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be cheese.