Maria McNeil, MBA, PMP
Program Director, IT Security Training & Awareness
“If it wasn’t for her holistic approach, I don’t think I would have found the perfect position for me three weeks later which I applied for and was later offered. With Rose’s guidance, I negotiated for a higher salary and bonus; it was like I hit the jackpot!”
In early 2014, I reached out to Rose for assistance with my job search. I had been applying for jobs, interviewing and I just wasn’t getting anywhere. I had just been out of the workforce for roughly three years and hadn’t interviewed for over ten so I was rusty with the entire process and that’s when I finally realized I needed some guidance.
When I first met with Rose, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. After one conversation, I realized she was well versed in the industry, had a handle on what employers were looking for and how I needed to position myself for success. She provided statistics and tools I was able to review on my own time to dig deeper into the various industries and the different job families which corresponded to my experience. She helped me revise my resume to reflect accomplishments in a way that suited the position I was applying for so it would pass through HR to the hiring managers. She practiced role playing with me on interview questions so I’d feel comfortable when answering questions. She also helped me to successfully navigate a remote job search since I was looking for a job in a different part of the country than where I was living.
But a couple of months went by and I wasn’t receiving call backs and started getting discouraged. When I spoke to Rose again, she assured me it was all part of the process and to not give up. The pep talk was just what I needed to keep going and keep my mind and thoughts in the right place, critical to your job search.
Rose addresses all aspects of the job search, from the technical (resume writing, interview questions etc) to the emotional roller coaster you feel throughout which is rarely found in career coaches. If it wasn’t for her holistic approach, I don’t think I would have found the perfect position for me three weeks later which I applied for and was later offered. With Rose’s guidance, I negotiated for a higher salary and bonus; it was like I hit the jackpot! I couldn’t have done it without Roses help, she’s amazing! I highly recommend her to anyone currently in the job search no matter if they are just out of college or in upper management, looking for a new career. Rose has the skills to assist you.