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“You’ve got to contact Jan OBrien! She’s the best!”

5/5 Stars.

Jan and my wife have known each other for a long time. When I said to my wife "I need to get my resume' re-written" she replied to me "You've got to contact Jan OBrien! She's the best!"

Jan's approach to getting to know me well enough to represent me well within a new resume' was extremely refreshing and down-to-Earth. Jan was intimately aware of how first and second tier recruiting works, today, and had detailed plans for how to address not only those demands but also catch the eye and pique the interest of the hiring managers. Jan's work also included improvements to my LinkedIN profile as well as rock solid advice on how to get noticed within the LinkedIN community via publishing articles. I got twice as much value for less than a new resume' would have cost with some of the big web based placement agencies.

 

Lance P, Sr. Software Architect September 3, 2017

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I’m extraordinarily pleased…

5/5 Stars.

I am extraordinarily pleased with the effort that Jan spent getting to understand my unique knowledge, skills and abilities in order to pull together such unique and well written resume. I give her my highest recommendation!

Jason, Data & Enterprise Technology Executive January 3, 2017

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Needed a refresh…

5/5 Stars.

My resume needed a refresh and I knew that I needed help to bring out my personality and better showcase my unique strengths.  Jan asked me thoughtful probing questions to get to the essence of me, and then skillfully integrated that information into both my resume and Linked In profile.  I believe her work will help me stand out from the crowd during my next search!

Lidija K, Operations & Program Management Executive September 13, 2016

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I knew we would work well together….

5/5 Stars.

I was referred to Jan O’Brien by two friends of mine. One friend is a software architect and web developer, the other works in international employee benefits. I have experience in neither field; I am an optician and instructor of opticianry at a local college. Jan’s background is in business and technology. I wondered to myself, “How will we be a good fit?”

After our first conversation, I knew we would work well together. When I first started working with Jan I was unsure which direction I wanted to go in: instructional design or ophthalmic sales. Jan helped me tailor resumes for both. In one of our initial phone calls  Jan asked questions about me that I wouldn’t have thought about, i.e., “What makes you tick?”.

Building a new resume and LinkedIn profile wasn’t so much about getting a bunch of bullet points on a page, but a distillation of my skills, experience, and personality. The process moved at a good clip and we had several fruitful conversations. I had homework as well. I never felt rushed, or that Jan didn’t have my best interests in mind.

After we hammered out the resume and LinkedIn profile, I applied for a sales consultant position with a big player in the ophthalmic lens industry. I heard back from them very shortly afterward. I am looking forward to a second interview.

Christiaan V, Optician, Instructor, Instructional Designer August 11, 2016

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My resume was in need of some drastic help…

5/5 Stars.

My resume was in need of some drastic help, and I had the pleasure of being able to work with Jan to bring it up to date. Jan made the process extremely easy and fulfilling. It took me a little while to get into the swing of things, and she was very patient with all of my questions and revisions.

I would definitely work with her again, and will recommend her to friends."

Mike N., Sr. Project Manager July 26, 2016

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Very pleased with the outcome!

5/5 Stars.

Thank you again for everything. It has been such a fun journey with you and I'm very pleased with the outcome!

Darren

Darren T. Global Facilities Leader June 25, 2016

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Jan is definitely what my resume and LinkedIn profile needed

5/5 Stars.

As a Human Resource professional, I can say that working with Jan is definitely what my resume and LinkedIn profile needed.  Jan has a unique and creative way of finding all the good in your history and making it come alive and viable in a competitive candidate market.  To say that I am thrilled with the results of our conversations is a massive understatement.  I highly recommend Jan and her services to anyone looking for the proverbial “leg-up” in today’s job search arena. It was an amazing journey.

Thanks so much!

Staci

Staci C. Head of HR June 25, 2016

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Jan did an amazing job…

5/5 Stars.

I recently worked with Jan to update my resume. While I have never had problems finding work with my old resume, after 5 years since my last professional update, it was time. I am glad that I worked with Jan! She did an amazing job of digging into my experience and giving voice to those soft skills that are so hard to cover in your resume. Her knowledge of what employers are looking for shows in the final version of my resume and updated LinkedIn profile. I can highly recommend her for anyone that is looking to bring their resume into the current marketplace!

Nathan H., Sr. Program & Project Manager April 11, 2016

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Interview went great! They’re going to extend an offer….

5/5 Stars.

Just wanted to update you. Interview went great. They're going to extend an offer soon. But thank you to you for helping me with the resume. Going through it again, I think I got a better understand of what my real strengths and and area of improvements are. I used to just think that I should list only stuff I know and list what my actual job is. I got a better idea of what I should put and how to talk about them during the interview. Thank you for your help.

 

 

Tran, System Engineer March 19, 2016

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You’re simply the best!

5/5 Stars.

Jan's fantastic expertise and support when I needed wisdom and guidance was invaluable!  She re-packaged my extensive work experience and skills into a viable package that human resources and hiring managers would be keen to hire. Jan's insights and recommendations were key to my success and I got way more than I hoped for, that's for sure!!

 

 

J. Johnson, Supply Chain Manager Feb. 2016 February 22, 2016

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Needed a total resume overhaul…

5/5 Stars.

I came to Jan at the point when I needed a total overhaul and update of my resume materials. My resume and LinkedIn content was sorely out of date and did not reflect who I wanted to be recognized as professionally. Jan was up for the challenge. Through out our work together she was an engaged, creative, and concise professional. She took the time to talk me through what can be a perplexing and personally difficult process. I appreciated her wit, her clarity on "why do this but not that", and most of all her kindness and patience.

Wendi P., Executive Director February 4, 2016

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Jan is a gem…

5/5 Stars.

Jan was able to take my resume and transform it into something that will help potential employers know more about me than just the things I've accomplished.  Through several in depth conversations, Jan was able to pull things out of my memory that I had forgotten I'd done in past positions.  She was also able to help me do some soul searching as to what I really want in my next position versus just finding a job.

Jan is a gem who can help you feel better about your resume and how you present yourself to the world!!!

Lynn K, Sales Operations Manager January 8, 2016

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What a delight!

5/5 Stars.

What a delight to work with a professional like Jan on reinventing my resume and LinkedIn profile!

She spent time really understanding my background, strengths and more importantly the "secret sauce" that makes me different, and more importantly, she was able to turn it into a concise, well-written resume that is sure to stand out.

She was easy to work with, tells a great story and I am thrilled with the results.  If your resume could use a refresh, Jan is your gal!

Colleen C, VP Strategic Accounts December 30, 2015

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Mission Accomplished!

5/5 Stars.

When I started working with Jan she told me that she would help articulate “the essence of me”.

Mission accomplished!

Jan’s tremendous experience is invaluable in bridging the gaps between the technical mindset and that of HR and Hiring Managers.  Her jovial attitude and easy going demeanor allowed for very productive conversations where she was able to deliver the appropriate verbiage to relate what I think I do…to what HR and Hiring Managers think I do.

This was my third effort using a ‘service’ to assist with updating my resume.  In the past, it was fill out this form, provide your current resume and we will assign someone to work with you.  Through personal conversations, Jan was able to remove my technical barriers allowing process to be a teamwork effort and not just a service.  And the end result truly is…the “essence of me”.

I highly recommend leveraging Jan’s expertise not only for a refresh of your resume and/or LinkedIn profile…but for follow up refreshes as your career moves forward.  And it will, with Jan’s help!!

Thank you again!!

Jeff G - Technology Sales Executive September 27, 2015

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