We have helped nurses and doctors find new positions in the constantly-changing health care field. A recent nursing grad didn't have the time to learn about resume formats or how to showcase her work as a nurse assistant. A physician wanted a hospital position that would combine his medical degree with his engineering interests. Both of these committed health care professionals needed to learn modern resume formats and how to use LinkedIn and other job search techniques. We gave both the tools to use and they quickly received job offers in their preferred hospitals and positions.
We worked with a recent university graduate from a renowned school who had great work experience that wasn’t portrayed in a compelling manner. He told us his interviews always got off track into irrelevant conversations and then the time was up. We sought out the highlights of his experience and provided realistic interview coaching.
This sharp young man had attended resume writing classes at school but he wasn’t given a modern format or real life mock interviews. We did both and helped him feel comfortable, confident, and prepared. After our project he was able to put his best foot forward, and knew how to take command in interviews. He was offered his targeted job on the spot.
An administrative professional with experience in the highly regulated banking industry came to us scared and frustrated. She had sent “a hundred” resumes and received NO response. Not a thank you, we will keep your resume on file, nothing.
It took us only moments to determine that her resume was not ATS friendly. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) rank resumes before they are reviewed by hiring managers. She had been uploading her resumes to job sites but her contact information was contained within a header, unreadable by most ATS. The companies didn’t know who to contact even if they wanted to meet her.
We understand the rules of ATS, concepts of keywords, and how to use online sites for job hunting. We can teach you modern search techniques.
Our client? We polished up her resume, made it ATS friendly and added in overlooked accomplishments. She had five interviews within a week and quickly accepted a job in her field of choice.
Our client, a senior executive leader in the not-for-profit sector, desired to work for a particular organization. Her resume was lengthy and verbose, which diluted the impact of her substantial experience and winning personality.
We carefully evaluated the targeted hiring organization’s open position description and made sure the experiences we highlighted in the resume matched up well with it. We reformatted the resume to a sharp, modern format. She was offered the position after one interview.
We have helped CEOs, CFOs, CHROs, and other C-Suite officers find new positions after mergers, buy-outs, and other situations that forced a job change.
Many C-Suite executives haven’t looked for a job for a long time. Unfamiliar with modern formats (no objective statements, please), job search technology platforms, and online job search techniques, they encounter ageism or other barriers in their job search campaigns.
We recognize that executives require confidential and discrete communications and may need to look for a new position “under the radar” so as not to influence internal infighting and posturing, staff morale, and stock prices.
We offer executive search consultant identification and specialized research services. In some cases resume distribution may be a valuable tool, and we have partners to help us with that.
If you are seeking an outside board position, we can help you develop a message-driven board brief and networking document.
We will be happy to confidentially help you strategize a job search campaign. We can also help you write SEC filing bios and introductions for speeches, coach you in media or job interview strategy, and help you practice board or investor presentations.
We enjoy hearing from satisfied clients.
Here are a few examples of recent testimonials we have received.
I am a recent nursing school graduate, eager to jump into the workforce in these hectic days in the health care field. I had never needed a professional resume, and didn’t know where to start. Mary Ann helped me position my schooling and nursing assistant experience into a resume that demonstrated that I was ready to hit the nursing floor with confidence. I quickly received interviews and recently happily started my new job at the hospital where I wanted to work.
I reached out to Mary Ann to assist me with modernizing my resume after a few years out of the formal workforce. She showed me how my substantial volunteer experience demonstrated leadership, management, and communications skills, and then presented my background in an interesting and cohesive resume that really “sells me.” She coached me with some realistic job interview practice. Within a few weeks l was thrilled to be interviewed and offered the position I had targeted which has opened new opportunities for me. Hands down, working with Mary Ann to craft my resume has created the best one I’ve ever had.
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