Career makeovers: jazzing up a resume to break into an industry

J.P. Hansen
J.P. Hansen

Michelle Clements has been an educator, Realtor and graphic designer. But the most satisfying work has been volunteering to help a family set up an executive office in Birmingham, Ala.

"What attracted me to the family office industry was my own family," Clements told WalletPop in a telephone interview. "Six and a half years ago, I sat in on a seminar where I heard a man well known in the family office world, James Hughes. Everything he said about retaining relationships and continuity in a family was something that struck a chord. So while trying to fulfill the needs of my own family – setting up a governance structure that we could all live with and abide by – I learned what a gift it was to work with other families."