Posts in SMEs Senior & Mid-Level
perfect sense

“This makes perfect sense, but it’s not necessarily intuitive. It really requires me to step back and really think about how do I make myself attractive to other employers. There’s legwork, but it’s not as daunting as I thought. Before this call, I was going in five different directions trying to figure out what the next step was.”

- Senior employment counsel

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the best résumé writer on the planet

“​I was referred to you by a colleague who worked with you two years ago. He said you are the best résumé writer on the face of the planet. He told me I was stupid if I didn’t call you. I don’t that anyone has ever gotten a more enthusiastic endorsement! The formatting of the new résumé is very clean looking, and I really like how it presents me. It’s brilliant. And so much better than what I was doing. Thank you, really.”

- Senior public finance and corporate transactions attorney

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an approach and process to move forward

“I do think this has all been helpful. You’ve given me an approach and process to move forward. All the things we’ve been discussing—that’s why I don’t have a résumé. The process that you’ve outlined on determining my goals and the target pool of employers will be a helpful tool for me in thinking about my career and in formulating an approach for the résumé.”

- Senior securities defense litigator

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Let’s do this!

"I’ve been ignoring it because I have a very difficult time looking at myself and packaging myself in the best way possible. New York was a blood bath during the recession. There’s still a lot of emotion tied into it. To be honest, I have a lot of shame around it, even though it was 10 years ago. I need to be more comfortable in how I define—and market—myself. After talking to you, I’m feeling very motivated. Let’s do this!”

- Senior IP lawyer

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I’m finally connecting the dots.

“I didn’t really have a clear thought process for my job search before. I’m finally connecting the dots. This all makes total sense. And it feels like something I can do. I have to dig deeper and think more. I’m realizing how much I haven’t thought through. I have a lot of questions to ask myself!”

- Senior associate considering in-house roles

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I have stage fright.

“I just stink at interviewing. I have stage fright. It’s true. And I don't know what to do about it. Your coaching made me better—I wasn’t as nervous. And I was told that I came across as more confident. And these are all really great ideas to continue to improve.”

- In-house counsel at Fortune 100 energy company

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job interviews

“I just got back from an interview at an aerospace company in [state]. The feedback from recruiters and employers is that the résumé is impressive (thanks, Shauna!) and my experience is great. I’ve gotten to the final rounds in several set of interviews.”

- Senior in-house L&E counsel

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