My Career Arc – Alex Youdim

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Client Success Manager, Alex Youdim Shares His Career Story

What was your very first job?

My first job was mixing ink at a print shop. It was the summer before I turned 13, and my parents would not let me stay home without a plan. They knew the owner and set the job up for me. It paid $20 a week.

What was your most exciting or unique job?

I had a part-time summer job as a tour guide in Cancun for a company that sold high school graduation trip packages. The most unique job duty was picking up teenagers from Mexican jails.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be the owner of the Dallas Cowboys (I still want this).

What did you study in college?

I studied Philosophy and Religion.

Have you ever been laid off? What challenges did you face? Did it end up being a good thing?

Yes. It was during the Recession and it was impossible to get a job. I remember more than one interview where I was asked, “Why did you think you were laid off?” The experience taught me that I’m a survivor.

Any unique unemployment stories?

At one point, I was in discussions to buy a small ice cream manufacturer with the intent of making Super Food-enriched ice cream flavors, but it never panned out.

What would you do if you could retire today?

I would open a fish taco stand on the beach and write a cookbook with my grandmother.

What brought you to CareerArc?

I saw job tweets on Twitter and I thought it was the coolest thing I ever saw. The first time I saw a job tweet it was actually for a CareerArc client. After seeing a few client job tweets, I found the Client Success role advertisement and applied.  When I met the team we had such a great rapport that I knew I wanted to be here. 

How do you like working here?

I think it’s great, I really enjoy the work I do as a Client Success Manager and have amazing clients that I’ve built great relationships with. I also enjoy how closely I get to work with the product. I’m always really interested in learning what else we can do or build and where we plan to go from here.  I also love the company culture. My colleagues are all very motivated people, which I enjoy.

Summary
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Name
Alex Youdim
Job Title
Client Success Manager
Company
CareerArc
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