Designing a fulfilling career can feel like a series of monumental decisions. At the same time, it can also feel like guesswork. While the following may seem like pretty straightforward questions, the truth is that most people have a hard time answering them. Who am I (in terms of my interests and innate personality)? Why […]
Career Leader. A Professional Interest Assessment.*
What’s more reviled than wet socks, bad wifi or Mondays – it’s going for the close in a job interview. That means actually asking for the job. Most people are reluctant to do that.The problem is that if you don’t say that you want the job, your chances of getting the offer drop by 20-100%. SHOW ME HOW TO CLOSE >
Always Be Closing. The job interview.*
Client H wanted to switch from healthcare consulting to an internal strategy role at a large healthcare provider. His original resume was basically a job description. His new resume leverages stories to engage an audience of senior-level decision makers. SHOW ME THE BEFORE & AFTER RESUME >
Resume Before & After. Healthcare Consultant.*
March 10th, 2018 Dear Bain & Co. Consulting Team, Less than a minute into my chat with Jane Smith, a Bain Associate in your San Francisco office, I realized I was in the presence of someone who unapologetically loved her job. Jane emphasized the friendships she’d forged at work as well how the ‘build your […]
Cover Letter Example. Bain Associate.*
AFTER. Managing Director Story-based Resume. View the PDF BEFORE. Managing Director Original Resume.
Resume Before & After. Managing Director.*
Overview.Step 1. Define your goal.Step 2. Pinpoint Roles.Step 3. Broaden your search. Overview. Having a great career is a sales job. By that I mean that your career progression is entirely down to your ability to identify the right roles and successfully sell yourself into those positions. Even though you might be focused on landing your […]
How to find a new job or career path.*
Overview.Step 1. Define your A/B test.Step 2. Rewrite your resume.Step 3. Create resume variations.Step 4. Interview & mine HR for info.Step 5. Analyze your results.Step 6. Make a move. Overview. Resume A/B Testing involves sending out a fake version of your resume to get answers to your most critical questions like, ‘Should I go back […]
A/B Testing. Fake Resume, Real Results.*
When a client I had done a resume rewrite for decided to apply for a leadership development program at his employer (John Deere) he asked if I could help him develop an essay for the application. To write this essay I drew on my years of experience writing winning client essays to top MBA programs like Harvard Business School and Wharton.
Essay or SOP. Leadership Development or Rotational Program.*
AFTER. Ex-Military Logistics Manager Resume. Resume not displaying? View the PDF. BEFORE. Ex-Military Logistics Manager Resume.
Resume Before & After. Ex-Military Logistics Manager.*
This client wanted to transition to an organization with social impact. The Gates Foundation that seemed like a great fit. The client hoped to put her background in corporate finance and operations analysis to work as an Associate in the Strategy, Innovation and Impact within the Finance division. The Strategy, Innovation, and Impact group is […]
Cover Letter Example. Business Intelligence Manager.*
Overview.Career advancement is a sales job.Due diligence & planning.Step 1. Define your short-term goal & pinpoint your next role.Step 2. Verify that you need an MBA to secure your next role.Step 3. Leverage your EMBA or Part-time MBA.Step 4. Target EMBA programs. Overview. Is an EMBA or Part-time MBA worth my while? How can I leverage […]
Is an EMBA or Part-time MBA worth it?*
Having a meaningful and memorable professional bio used to be common among authors and motivational speakers, but today professional bios are a near requirement. Social media bio section: Professionals often need a longer bio for sites like LinkedIn and a shorter version for Twitter. Job search: Employers routinely look at job seekers’ online bios. Marketing […]