Are you confident in your skill set but
still unhappy or frustrated with your career?

Are you trying to figure out the next steps to finding work that will make you excited to jump out of bed in the morning?

If so, you’re not alone: in 2016 the Wall Street Journal reported that more than half of the US population is unsatisfied with their career.

This statistic sucks, and I know you don’t want to be part of it anymore.

By day, I’m the social media recruiter in the Global Staffing department of a major organization with over 5,000 employees worldwide. I have the opportunity to work with thousands of people looking for new career opportunities every month, but always feel like I could be helping more.

I’ve learned so much about what it takes to identify the right path, prepare for a professional shift, and make the first moves toward a new area of specialization.

How? Well, yes, through my job recruiting; but also through my own personal experience, research, and pursuit of a career in the wine industry.

The path to a new career isn’t unlike the gravel road to the winery where I now work on the weekends. The dips + potholes require careful navigation, but it’s totally worth the trip — and I’d love to take it with you.

The Vineyard Apprentice was created because I wanted to make career transition easier for you by sharing experiences, resources, ebooks + workbooks, and so … here we are.


Cliffs Notes: About Dorothy
  • Connector.

    PA > NJ > MA > TN > VA

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    Writer, designer, social media specialist

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    Caffeine addict – no less than 3 cups a day [I can hear your judgement]

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    Some times I drink $5 bottles of wine and $6 lattes

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    Crazy cat lady: 1, 2, 3      =^..^=

If you want to see more of my work, you can check out my portfolio site.

Where I Work: In Their Words

From the Casanel Vineyards & Winery website:

Established in October of 2008, Casanel Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated business. Our main focus centers on our passion not only for grape-growing, but also for wine-making, emphasized in the way we produce our small lot, craft wines.

Our unique terroir, located in the heart of the Middleburg AVA in Leesburg, Virginia, provides us with the perfect setting to achieve our exclusive wine-making style and flavors. The family, along with our stellar vineyard and cellar team, work together each and every year to capture the best expression of our terroir and enthusiasm for wine-making excellence.

Each grape is nurtured on the vine, artfully crafted in our cellar, and then finally hand-bottled and hand-labeled before our wine makes its way to your glass. We pride ourselves on providing a truly unique experience in our tasting room, one that is reflected in our quiet, adult ambiance, tranquil setting amidst the Catoctin ridge, and educational approach to tastings.

Passion, quality, and attention to detail make our wines a perfect pour, every time.

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