"I got the job
as Executive Director! I almost feel I should say, 'we got the job' since
you saw me through the whole process. The cover letter and the resume
really impressed them and the interview coaching was invaluable, particularly when we practiced the responses regarding my employment gap. Thank you again!"
by Choice is the professional practice of
M J Feld, a regionally recognized and credentialed career counselor
and resume writer. If you're serious about your career, that makes two of
With a Master's degree in career counseling and additional certification
as a professional resume writer, I specialize in helping individuals with a
very important aspect of their lives—career fulfillment.
My expertise relates to helping you identify and pursue work that energizes
you, suits your abilities, and meets your additional desires related to
salary, benefits, work hours, location, and opportunities for advancement.
My services include any and all of the following:
Resume and Cover Letter Writing
I develop original, attention-getting, custom resumes and cover letters for
an effective job search. Resume assistance begins with a comprehensive
consultation appointment where I gather the necessary information about your
background. I create your resume with expert attention to wording and
visual attractiveness. You will receive a proof copy for approval and then
your completed final version, delivered electronically as an MS Word document
and/or laser-printed hard copies plus a CD to archive.
Find out more about resume and
cover letter writing services.
Career counseling is an important first step for those individuals who are
unsure about their career direction. Whether you are a young person at the
beginning of a career choice process or you are an experienced individual
ready to explore options for career change, my goal is to help you clarify
your occupational desires, identify good career alternatives, provide career
information about your various choices, and get you productively moving in
the right direction. Find out more about
Your first-rate resume will get you interviews, but what will you say when
you get in there? Be a candidate who is ready and able to answer interview questions
intelligently and skillfully since that's how job offers are ultimately
landed. As a former human resources professional responsible for hiring
management-level candidates for a Fortune 100 company, I can successfully
coach you to provide the right answers to interview questions. Find out more about
Career coaching is for individuals who are unhappy in their current work
circumstances and are interested in either improving their present job
situation or looking for a new position similar to a current or prior one.
In coaching sessions, I function as your personal career advisor, addressing
issues such as how to set the stage for a promotion, job transfer, or salary
increase; how to improve relationships with supervisors or coworkers; or how
to make the most out of a job resignation, lay off, or firing occurrence.
Career coaching sessions can also provide effective job search tips if you
decide to look for a new job opportunity. Find out more about
LinkedIn has become an invaluable tool for the job seeker. We know that an extensive number of employers and independent recruiters are using LinkedIn to find needed employees/job candidates. In fact, some surveys have reported that LinkedIn has become as important as the well-known job boards in uncovering professional talent for hire. Therefore, creating and managing your LinkedIn Profile is an essential part of your overall career management strategy and/or active job search. As such, it is vital that your profile communicates your valuable skills and knowledge base in a way that is appropriate, sophisticated, and engaging. The best profiles are written in a style that is more like a professional bio. Although many individuals cut and paste sections of their resume into their LinkedIn profile, career experts agree that this type of shortcut should be avoided and is not the right way make your best impression. Find out more about