Start Your Career Testimonials
Margaret has mastered the art of framing experiences in an impactful way.
After graduating from college, I had difficulty matching my skills and interests with positions in the market. Margaret and I had long, honest discussions — identifying a spectrum of possibilities. She was exceptionally supportive with my unique aspirations, zeroing in on my short- and long-term opportunities.
Margaret showed me how to craft my resume and cover letter to secure interviews! After carefully reviewing job descriptions, she helped me tailor my resume and cover letters to convey why I was a perfect candidate.
Framing experiences in an impactful way is a skill that Margaret has mastered. It showed when I received multiple interviews and an offer for a position that I love.
Margaret helped me create a strategic positioning of my resume gap.
After receiving my first BA in humanities, I had a medical condition which prevented me from working for 7 years. After finally recovering, I enrolled in another bachelor’s program — this time for business. But with a seven-year gap on my resume, I needed help starting my career as I was finishing my second BA. Margaret coached me to assess my strengths, and to create a strategic positioning of my resume gap — so companies would view my candidacy positively while also protecting my privacy.
Margaret helped me revise my resume — making it concise and professional. She coached me on writing impactful cover letters — conveying my interest and value. We developed an interview strategy — helping me prepare confident answers to anticipated questions. I became more comfortable in interviews — overcoming my reservations.
After three months, I secured a position in my desired career. I credit Margaret with my success. I highly recommend her to professionals seeking coaching — whether they are starting or changing careers.
Margaret was always available to me and highly supportive.
I firmly believed that all I needed for applying for internships and full-time positions was my college career center. However, after engaging with Margaret, I was able to position myself a more compelling way with a stronger resume and better interview preparation.
Margaret’s knowledge and guidance helped me build confidence interviewing and positioning my experiences. She was always available to me and highly supportive as I landed a project management position at a Big 4 firm. She was superb and I enjoyed working with her. I highly recommend Margaret.
I had never had a professional interview before but after only one weekend working with Margaret, I felt confident and miles ahead of where I was earlier. I got the job!
As a recent college graduate in Environmental Engineering, I had an interview scheduled with a company that was perfect for me, but I had never had a professional interview. I was not equipped to navigate interviews for full-time positions, and I knew I needed help.
Over a weekend, Margaret and I worked together to create an approach that fit my needs. We reviewed interview techniques, strengthened my answers to commonly asked interview questions, and conducted mock interviews. She helped me realize that my answers focused on personal strengths instead of demonstrating professional skills. Our sessions were thorough, well planned, and effective.
By the time of my interview, I felt confident, and miles ahead of where I was just a few days earlier. I got the job — I can confidently say that I would not have landed this position without Margaret’s help. I highly recommend her.
Margaret helped me define my career goals and strategize my job search.
Margaret is a highly personable, energetic coach. A relative recommended her, and I’m glad I listened. When I was graduating from college, I was looking to build my confidence in interviews. Margaret did just that — she helped me define my career goals, strategize my job search, and polish my resume. She helped me tailor my interview responses to highlight my experiences that best communicated my value.
I enjoyed working with Margaret during a critical stage in my life. I recommend her highly for those who are looking for career guidance.
During the pandemic, Margaret helped me build confidence to see new options – creating my own internship.
Searching for a summer internship during the pandemic proved challenging. I worked with Margaret to help define my goals and create a strategy. She helped me highlight my skills and accomplishments on my resume and encouraged me to speak to a range of connections for informational interviews.
Within a month, I connected with the CEO of a corporate social responsibility company who didn’t need additional interns. With Margaret’s support, I researched the company’s needs and convinced the CEO to hire me as an additional intern based on the value I could bring, in a role that matched my skills.
By the end of the internship, I was offered a part-time paid position during my junior year. Margaret helped me build confidence which allowed me to see new options, including creating my own internship.
Margaret’s knowledge and experience, and the caring and candid advice she provided for all of us — helped my son succeed.
Margaret was instrumental in helping our son obtain a banking internship after his junior year and, ultimately, a full-time position with a Big 4 firm. He landed the job in the fall of his senior year — much earlier than expected. We credit his success in large part to Margaret’s early involvement in the process — she worked with him to evaluate his work, academic, and leadership history; craft a narrative for those experiences, and then create a resume that showcased his skills and talents.
Most important, Margaret worked directly with our son, keeping us posted but maintaining his confidentiality. She helped him build confidence and improve his interviewing and presentation skills. We were grateful to be (mostly) out of the loop and to see our son manage this process independently.
We cannot say enough good things about Margaret — her knowledge and experience, and the caring and candid advice for all of us — helped my son succeed.
His work with Margaret changed his life — the best investment I have ever made.
When my nephew needed help starting his career after overcoming a significant medical issue, I made an investment and hired Margaret to work with him. Their work together changed his life — he was able to start his career in his desired field. He is now working on an MBA that is funded by his new employer, living on his own, and enjoying adult life. It was the best investment I have ever made — it paid off when he landed a job after working with Margaret for only three months.
Margaret’s approach is supportive with clear accountability.
When my daughter, a college sophomore, began her search for a summer internship, she needed help navigating the process. Margaret helped her with interview preparation, including a list of interview questions to expect, and how to prepare clear and thoughtful responses. This process helped my daughter tell a compelling story in ways that were relevant to hiring organizations.
With my daughter’s work and leadership roles, Margaret recognized that she possessed far more skills and accomplishments than my daughter believed. This gave her greater confidence applying for jobs and preparing for interviews.
What I appreciated most was Margaret’s approach, which is supportive with clear accountability of what my daughter needed to do next.
Margaret worked directly with my son — through self-discovery and assessment — to help him identify his interests and strengths and match them with potential careers.
As my son was starting his career, I made a critical decision to remove myself from the process and connect him to Margaret. She updated me monthly on their process while maintaining professionalism and keeping the content of their sessions confidential.
I appreciate Margaret’s coaching approach and style. And my son is now pursuing a career that he enjoys. I highly recommend Margaret.
Margaret had deep expertise in advising my daughter on interviewing.
Margaret helped my daughter start her career after college. She was very experienced in fine tuning resumes and application letters, and had deep expertise in advising her on interview techniques. Equally important, she maintained confidentiality about their discussions, which helped my daughter to build trust and confidence. I definitely recommend Margaret to anyone who is seeking advice on starting their career.
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