and those who want
to retain them.
and those who want
to retain them.
I am an employee-transition expert and president of Career Outcomes Matter. I have transitioned across 16 different business units throughout my own career and have coached professionals since 1997.
I started while working at JPMorgan Chase as a generalist in HR, where I focused on performance management and high-potential career-development programs. I later transitioned into the bank’s Internet-marketing unit, where I worked on competitive intelligence. Immediately thereafter, I joined Reuters, where I was the lead trainer for Fidelity Investments. These experiences positioned me well for my subsequent roles marketing brands across sectors, including in consumer product goods, financial services, and technology. Notably, I worked on the IBM account for Ogilvy & Mather, where I built, implemented, and encouraged the reuse of best practices worldwide. I left my successful marketing career for megabrands including American Express and P&G to help propel top talent toward achieving a greater satisfaction in their current careers, as well as to help them cultivate their career callings.
Today, I am an adjunct instructor for my alma mater, NYU, where I earned an undergraduate psychology degree. I earned an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
I continue to provide my expertise as a volunteer interviewer for many not-for-profit, career-development organizations in the US (e.g., Management Leadership for Tomorrow, and Inroads) and deliver transition strategy talks at Harvard, NYU, Baruch College, the NYC LGBT Community Center, Ivy League Alumni LinkedIn Group and other organizations.
The US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, The Glass Hammer, Social Media Week, TheLadders, Business Insider, Psychology Today, Technorati, Fox Business News, and American Express Open Forum have turned to me for insights. I have authored articles focused on successful transitions for Forbes and Women 2.0. I am also the author of the widely viral eBook The Mommy Shift: A Reentry Strategy, where I provide strategic, tech-savvy ideas for working moms interested in successfully transitioning back into the workforce. Most recently, I published the Guide for Landing a Global Assignment in 2013.
Email me for a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss whether my services are right for you and how I can meet your needs. During the consultation, potential topics of discussion include:
Choose this option when you need constructive and candid feedback to sharpen your interview answers so that you can articulate them convincingly in support of your candidacy.
If you have an interview that you cannot afford to improvise (or wing) then this service is right for you. It is tailored to a specific job so that you will gain the confidence necessary to excel during that high-stakes conversation.
If you have interviewed with a number of firms yet have not gotten any offers then this is the right service for you. After this engagement, you will understand what is holding you back and be able to take action.
Suitable for career centers that use outside speakers to complement their services, professional affiliations as well as affinity networks that want to help their members grow professionally, such as greek letter organizations, alumni groups, and more.
Sample one-hour workshops delivered at Harvard, NYU, and Baruch include:
E-mail Melissa for availability, pricing, and more details.
Custom engagements are available upon request. Please email Melissa for pricing.
Ready to get started? Any questions? Here’s how to reach me:
I will respond to your email within 1 business day. Please email your current resume, your phone number, and two dates along with times when I can call you for your free 15-minute consultation.
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