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The key result that I received from working with Melissa was that I landed a job! I additionally received 2 other interview requests with Melissa’s help, apart from the company with which I went forward. I also greatly improved my resume and cover letter writing skills and effectiveness with which I networked to land interviews.What I most enjoyed about working with Melissa is how she was able to provide strong wording for how I should frame my communications and accomplishments with potential employers – be it in a LinkedIn outreach email, in an interview, a salary negotiation discussion, or a cover letter and resume. Melissa knows the strong and impactful language hiring mangers want to hear.Aside from our scheduled sessions, Melissa would check in on how things were going and provide resources that could be helpful in my job search. This included a tech conference to look into, finding a company connection via LinkedIn for me, sending along open jobs, tagging me in helpful LinkedIn posts. It felt great to feel like Melissa was invested in my success!During only four sessions, I picked up an effective framework around how to market myself to positions around the “assumptions” people may make based off the limited information they receive about me, including my academic credentials. I also learned how to effectively negotiate salary. I’d recommend Melissa most to inidividuals looking for private sector jobs, since she has an MBA and years of corporate experience. What is also important to know about Melissa is that she is straight-forward with her feedback and advice (a “northeastern” communication style, in my experience), so you need to be ok with a direct communication style.It felt great to have someone along with me on this journey! With Melissa’s help, I became convinced that with the right amount of hustle and grit, anyone can to get into their dream companies.
I got the job that I wanted – so life is good! Originally, my only hesitation was making the investment at a time when I was not bringing in a paycheck. I felt a bit of guilt using money period but I quickly justified it as an investment in future paychecks – which worked out.
What you need to know about working with Melissa is that she is flexible. Life is a mess in every house and she recognizes that. She was always there when I needed and a time that worked for everyone. I really appreciated that! Also, it’s important to know that although we are all busy she gives homework. Melissa’s exercises were an important opportunity to look inward at, not who I am or was, but who I wanted to be. While tedious, they did provide me with a lot of clarity on who I want to be and how to best present myself to start being that new version of me! I’ve benefited from partnering with Melissa in ways beyond having the job I wanted. I used to think it was not genuine if you had a script ready but having realized that nerves often have different plans than your judgment, I’ve learned the value of preparing points ahead of time.
Your own genuineness comes out as a result of not focusing on your nerves. I would absolutely recommend Melissa! And I’ve already done so. Anyone in my position could benefit at this point from a bit of coaching. Just because you have been working forever doesn’t mean you know what people are looking for out there. People looking to change professional paths trying to open doors in different industries or areas within their own industries. We assume we know a lot but sometimes, a bit of freshness is always helpful!
Something else that you need to learn about Melissa is that there is time for everything – chit chat, catchup, business, wrap up – but, it all needs to be done efficiently … with our lives being so multifaceted, we need to efficient with our times, know what we need to accomplish together and separately in order to achieve our collective goals. Melissa doesn’t play around and she makes it clear from the onset. I really appreciated that about working with Melissa.
After working with Melissa, I realized that I need to put in the time and effort in order to get what I’m seeking. Being kept accountable for deliverables kept me on track, and forced me to keep job hunting and the homework that came along with it, top of mind. Aside from obviously being an expert in her field, Melissa really knew how to speak to me… very much catered to who I am. She pushed gently and positioned my work as being all about the kids I would be helping in my target employer, not me, which was extremely smart to do, as well as a great tactic to use on those of us that are very focused on giving back to others, as opposed to doing for ourselves. In terms of her resources, I think the sample cover letter/resume were the best resources. I learned how to customize and really show off my qualifications- not an easy task for someone who is introverted. What folks must know about working with Melissa is that you’ll not only receive the one-on-one virtual sessions, but there’s so much more to it- videos, emails, additional content to help grow. It didn’t and doesn’t feel like a “one and done” type of program. I have already recommended Melissa to others.
I wasn’t sure that a person with 10 yrs of experience could help someone with 30 yrs but I took a chance because I wanted to be fully prepared. The value that I got in working with Melissa was really around being able to focus in on the important aspect of the interview which is getting across to the interviewer that I was best candidate. Specifically, I felt the most beneficial advice was the chart of my work experience relative to the new job. Talking during the interviews about how my experience was the same, different, and key learning really solidified me as the winning candidate! Our session allowed me to expand my thinking about my career and now I will consider using a coach in more parts of my life. Melissa’s method brings results. I received an offer and accepted the job which we targeted. Yes, I would recommend Melissa’s services to my HR team, my boss, and several people who are looking.