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Career Expert Directory

Leeza Byers, aka: The Queen of Rapid Employment

Specialty: I enjoy working with women who are serious about having a career they love – that best matches their strengths and interests – and are ready to find their IDEAL job fast, stand out from other job seekers, and get more interviews, so that they don’t stay unemployed a minute longer than they have to be.

Approach: Leeza is the creator of the COURAGEOUS JOB SEEKER BOOT CAMPTM that gets job seekers employed in 8-12 weeks (some even do it in 3-8 weeks); which is less than half the national average of 39-54 weeks it takes to find a new job in today’s tough job market. Her clients say she really cares and takes the time “…to get to know me and my career goals so she could craft a resume that highlights what made me special as an employee.” And “Her easy coaching style and passion for helping others was evident from the start of working together.”

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Crystal Cotton, Crystal Clear Connextions LLC

Specialty: Holistic Career Coaching and Professional Development

Approach: Crystal Clear Connextions helps people in transition see past their own existence to a place of true potential, purpose and prosperity. We utilize interactive learning experiences, customized actions plans, and personal awareness to help our clients connecting, influence, create and achieve success.

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Mylandar Davis, MPH, Owner, Essential Resumes

Specialty: Resume Writing and Career Coaching Expert

Approach: I have over 15 years experience of providing expert resume critiquing, job searching assistance and career coaching to women looking to gain successful employment, transition into new careers, or maximize their current skills. As the founder of Essential Resumes our approach is to deliver personalized service for each of our clients that will open a door to interviews and landing your dream job!

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Corliss Taylor Jackson

Specialty: Expert on the Federal Government’s hiring process. As a former GS-15 Human Resources Manager at the US Office of Personnel Management, she has over 10 years of hands-on work experience in the Federal government.

Approach: Ms. Jackson and her staff provide individual guidance to job seekers around the world and deliver several on-line and traditional training courses on how to “Crack the Code” of the Federal hiring process. They provide expert guidance on qualifying for Federal jobs, writing Federal resumes that get positive results and addressing KSAs using a powerful formula. Ms. Jackson is responsible for creating hundreds of Federal applications resulting in an extraordinary track record of client referrals, interviews and Federal job offers.

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Lauren Milligan

Specialty: My specialty is creating a resume that rises to the top of the pile by focusing on the accomplishments, impact and differentiators of a candidate. Every step of my process is designed to separate my client from the rest of the pack. Employers are begging candidates to give them better, more compelling information…and that’s what we do! We create resumes that start conversations between you and your target employer.

Approach: My approach is very personalized and my philosophy is “No Wimps Allowed!”. This is the most difficult job market that this country has ever seen, so the old rules to resume writing and searching for a job no longer apply. You can’t conduct a job search the way you did twenty years ago and expect better results. Everyone who works with us gets more than a resume; they receive a ton of expert support and resources that other resume writers don’t even know exist.

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Sherry Mirshahi-Totten, CARW, CEIC

Specialty: I offer coaching services for creating career development and job search plans. I also provide resume packages, interview packages, networking training, personal branding training and other services that set women up for career growth and success.

Approach: I help women have a more strategic approach to their career development and job search by infusing marketing and personal branding concepts in my coaching and services. As a result, my clients always walk away more confident because I show them how to maximize their marketability and uplevel their careers.

Dawn Rasmussen, Certified Advanced Résumé Writer

Specialty: Executive and mid-level professionals in all industries except government with a special emphasis in hospitality.

Approach: I work one-on-one with job seekers to help them step forward with confidence in their career path. I also add extra value with job search and career management coaching!

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Laura Rivchun, Owner, Chrysalis Career Coaching

Specialty: I am a Career Coach and mentor specializing in resume development & interview preparation. I coach individuals in career transition across all industries and positions. My clients include executives, recent college grads and small business owners.

Approach: I provide my clients with tools to maximize their talents and live up to their full potential by focusing from the inside out. Through in-depth questioning and role playing, my clients learn about their unique accomplishments, strengths and value, giving them a solid foundation to identify and help achieve their professional career goals.


Specialty: A leader in the Resume Writing field, I leverage more than a decade experience writing resumes and my expertise gained through a Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering from MIT along with her previous experience as a Planning Analyst, Quality Engineer and Process Engineer to develop strategies for and write resumes.

Approach: First, I will ensure your background matches your career goal, and then a professional writer will work with you to create a personalized questionnaire to identify your accomplishments, skills, knowledge and abilities to get you the job you want; ask you the questions to get to know you and develop your brand; and then create the career marketing documentation you need to get the interview.

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Deborah Shane, Professional Branding, Social Media Strategy, Content Marketing and Implementation

Specialty: Career Transition, Professional Branding, Integrated Social Media Strategy and Implementation

Approach: We decide together the best approaches, strategy and practices to use in moving your career in the direction you want it to go. Personal and professional branding, filling skill gaps and a commitment to self market through social media, networking and blogging are the keys to a successful career and job search and finding the right fit for you.
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Cheryl Lynch Simpson, ACRW, COPNS, G3 (Get Clear, Get Found, Get Hired) Coach

Specialty: Resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, executive bios, and career management/LinkedIn coaching for mid-career to senior executives in more than 25 industries.

Approach: The average job search length in the US is 12 months; the average executive job search length is 18-24 months. I specialize in coaching executives to cut their job search length to 2 to 4 months. I help my clients to capture and express their personal brand and career story while devising and implementing the executive strategies needed to land their next role in record time.

Antoinette Sykes, MBA, CPC

Specialty: Career Advocate for Women & Career Transition Expert

Approach: I help women stay motivated yet strategic in their job search. Assisting them with defining their target job and mapping out a plan of action; without hesitation and doubt.

Melanie Szlucha

Specialty: Resume Writing and Job Interview Coaching. Entertaining and informative presentations on job searching strategies.

Approach: My tagline is “Let’s Get Your A** a JOB!” I systematically review everything a job seeker is doing in their search to identify why they’re not getting interviews or job offers, and then outline and implement a strategy to fix those challenges. My clients know that I am supportive, and appreciate my no-nonsense approach that helps them land the jobs they are targeting.

Ariane Hunter, Women’s Career & Personal Leadership Coach

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Approach: We use a holistic 4 pillar approach to career satisfaction, with a focus on mental sharpness , emotional intelligence, positive behavioral change, and spiritual fulfillment.
My work as a coach, guide, and thought partner is highly personalized and grounded in conscious professional growth, active self-awareness and practical yet powerful action-oriented techniques using the following framework:
1. DISCOVER; get clear and focused on your most desired life, professional goals, and the elements of your unique professional brand.
2. BUILD; a confident course of action to hit your career and life goals that take you from dreamer to doer.
3. BREAKTHROUGH; rise above fears that keep you hidden and playing small through bold, courageous action.
4. LEADERSHIP TO LEGACY; go beyond and leave an impact by learning to transform your role to a vehicle for positive, lasting change.

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