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Client Testimonials

Interested in working with us? Check out some of our client testimonials below!

Global Marketing Director

Fortune 500 Company, Pennsylvania

“Hey Julie, Just a short note to say thanks for your help with my resume. It was a great help for me in landing a couple of opportunities that led to offers.”

Senior Vice President

Banking, Maryland

“It has been a whirlwind since you completed my resume, a lot of changes to the organization in light of the merger, a busy market, and as well a lot of folks making decisions to leave versus stay.

For me, an offer was made that I will be accepting. I can tell you my resume has been met with rave reviews so I trust you implicitly, have recommended you, and will be a customer for life as I may need to re-engage you.”

Office Manager

New York, NY

I wanted to find someone who will work with me live, so I can explain all my responsibilities and accomplishments to a literate professional, who will then be able to put it into right words and create a “WOW” resume for me.

Next day I woke up and for some reason my gut told me to work with Julie, so I called her, and boy was my gut right. I am so happy with my new resume and cover letter, I have a second breath for job search. We worked live on Skype all the time, I could see exactly what she was doing, and I couldn’t ask for a more personalized experience for my money.

Executive Vice President, Marketing

Boston, MA

I wanted to reach out and let you know I landed my next exciting opportunity! On March 28, I'll be joining ABC Company as their EVP Marketing. The fit couldn't feel more perfect! I'm so excited and can hardly wait to get started. Thanks so much for everything you've done to help make me look good! :) It worked. (again!)

Career Change

Transportation Industry, New York, NY

"My first walk-in transportation company (ABC Freight) and my first job opportunity! I can't thank you enough!"
His goal - the transportation industry. He was ready to leave a successful career selling Manhattan real estate to follow his passion!

Instructional Designer

University, Wisconsin

“I highly recommend Julie as a professional career management consultant. Her ability to assess her clients needs and desires, and then creatively collaborate with them to create an overall digital profile that truly represents “who they are” is amazing.

It was time to give my professional profile some pizzaz, and create a professional online presence, and the first person that I thought of was Julie. After working with Julie as a professional, I can say that the service Julie provides is nothing short of the way to (as her web site states) “find your perfect career marketing strategy”. Give her personal face-to-face strategy a try!”

Wrong job search advice = wrong results

Yesterday was one of those days. Someone I knew made a comment about his job search on Facebook and someone else chimed in with totally wrong advice. This is time it was the old ONE page resume myth.

Career professionals hate seeing wrong job search advice

As a career pro, it is so hard to see that. When I comment on Facebook or another social network, I am speaking as a career expert but the people in the stream probably don’t know that. If they do, they may see it as an attempt to drum up business rather than an attempt to set the record straight and help job seekers land.

This week, I spoke to a group of AmeriCorps members on Tuesday on Resumes, job search, and career marketing strategies and then another group at Rasmussen College’s Lunch N’ Learn event on Diversity in the Workplace, specifically age-related diversity and how to work together.

At Rasmussen, there were only a few seats left in the room. I had been told to expect 10 to 12 but ended up with 40+. Though they wanted to know about age-related diversity, what they really wanted to know was resume and job search strategy from an expert!

Again, everyone in the room had been given misinformation and was hungry for clarification. Reading blogs like this one and knowing the best in the business can help you through the maze of confusion.

Use cutting edge solutions not trivialized dribble

Job seekers need to use cutting edge solutions not trivialized dribble that is being passed on through conversation or worse taught on college campuses using 20 year old English books. Everyone’s brother-in-law thinks he is a career pro. If he is, great! But don’t take his advice if he isn’t.

I will continue to speak, write, and teach job seekers but if you are one of the job seekers, think about whose advice you are following. And if you are trying to help job seekers, make sure your advice is 2012 advice, not 1980, 1990, or even 2000.

Top Resume and Job Search Mistakes

  1. The one page resume myth: Should you drop value from your resume to shrink to 1 page?
  2. Using the wrong type of resume to apply online: Julie’s 8+ Tips to Make Applying for Jobs Online Easier
  3. You don’t need a cover letter anymore: 6 misconceptions about cover letters!

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