You've tried tirelessly applying to jobs and you're ready for a method that will actually get you noticed.
I'm a Human Resources and Talent Acquisition professional who has been fortunate enough to gain a wide breadth of experience in recruiting and hiring working for Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups.
After spending nearly a decade on the other side of the interview table, I grew tired watching good, qualified candidates make the same mistakes over again when it came to their resume, interviewing, networking, follow up and all things in between.
I started my business to share my knowledge from the inside and offer insight and strategies to help professionals position themselves for the career they want.
Let's be friends!
I'm a career coach who has "been there" before and knows the frustration and many question marks that come with job hunting. When I say I have been there before, I actually really mean it. I’ve been there. I graduated from Marist College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree dual degree in Psychology & Special Education. I was not 100% convinced that was the career path for me, but I always knew I wanted to ‘teach’ and serve as a mentor in my professional career.
Upon graduation, I started to see all of my friends get their first job and began to panic because it wasn’t working out for me that way. After working through some adversity and understandable frustration, I started to network with anyone who would listen to me. Someone finally agreed to mentor me – yay! This landed me my first job as a ‘head hunter’ with a Fortune 500 Company in Midtown, Manhattan. Ironically I was helping people just like me find their first job. I know the frustration; I lived it, and then I helped others work through it. I learned the true meaning of "GRIT" (spoiler alert: you'll see this word a lot here). Think: viewing & editing ten resumes per day and hiring & coaching 20 candidates per month.
Eventually, I moved on and worked for several small start up companies where I gained my internal Human Resources experience and realized that I truly loved my career. I learned how to interview candidates more efficiently, review & fix resumes & LinkedIn profiles, hire & (not so fun) fire employees and the importance of networking and branding yourself to find a suitable career.
I have been on both sides of the spectrum, and I'm here to make sure that you succeed. If we work together, you can think of me as your personal career center - I'm going to provide you with real career advice and maybe some tough love to push you a bit:). Oh, and my husband is an accountant, so you might get some occasional financial advice to keep you on track ;) Thanks for coming along for the ride and I'm looking forward to making your journey less bumpy than mine!
where I've been. . .
Started out at Marist College with an undeclared major
Declared an education major, PR major, Comm major all in 2 years
Graduated from Marist College as an Ed/Psych major.
Started working at a fortune 500 company overlooking midtown, NY - hello corporate world!
I started working in-house in Human Resources and learned everything that prepared me for today.
Took a side job as a career coach and surprise, I LOVED IT.
Took a job where I mentored and coached developmentally disabled adults on their job site.
Helping others prepare and find and thrive in careers they love!
In 2018 I worked a side job where I coached adults with special needs. I helped them write resumes, find them jobs they loved, attended interviews with them and then coached them on site once they received the job. It's one of the most rewarding careers I've had!
In 2016 I moved across the country to San Francisco to hire for our west coast headquarters. I then opened up the office in LA!
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
2: my first question is always, "how can i help you?"
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Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.