Author: Kerry Ahrend


Lost your job due to yet another layoff, merger, or acquisition; looking for your first professional job and totally lost in the process; or about to lose your mind and know it’s time to look for a new job? Now what? Finding meaningful employment and career satisfaction can be a frustrating and a long drawn out process without a roadmap and someone to guide you on the journey.

Project Career Quest will help you find new opportunities and employment that is more purposeful, challenging, and engaging. Through proven best practices and lessons learned Kerry helps the reader clarify their career goals, identify roadblocks, and map out a strategy for action. 

Kerry combines her expertise as a project manager and career coach to guide the reader through the job search/career transition process, providing the knowledge, resources, tools, and strategies needed for a successful journey. There are New Opportunities Waiting Let the journey begin NOW!

“Not only does Project Career Quest break down the logistical steps of the job search process, it also addresses the emotional ups and downs that many job seekers will experience. This book is relevant for both entry-level and seasoned professionals. It will motivate and empower job seekers.”

~Li-Chen Chin, Ph.D. (Assistant Vice President – Intercultural Programs, Student Affairs Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

Kerry Ahrend

Kerry Ahrend, M.S., PMP is an author, speaker, trainer, and career coach. She has travelled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally delivering training and performance improvement interventions to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profits, and small entrepreneurial companies in the best practices of project management, leadership development, team building, communications, negotiation skills, conflict resolution, and business process analysis. For over 20 years Kerry has worked with individuals and organizations to increase skills and competencies and help them meet their challenges with confidence.

Additionally, for the past 10+ years she has worked with those in transition to help them navigate the job search process using best practices and lessons learned to find employment that is more meaningful and engaging. She works with professionals and those in transition to assess their skills, strengths, core competencies, and other essential information to help map out a strategy to achieve their career goals. Her soon to be released book is entitled Project Career Quest: Navigating the Journey to New Opportunities Waiting.

Kerry has a Master's Degree in Human Resources Training and Development; a Master's certificate in Project Management from George Washington University; a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification; and is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team focusing on leadership development and personal growth.