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Build Your Tool Box - College Edition

Nearly half of college graduates between 22-27 are unemployed or have jobs that don’t use their degrees. The average debt load for the class of 2014 was $33,050, up from $21,975 in 2007

— Wall Street Journal

Unfortunately, many colleges really don't prepare their graduates with the real life tools that they need to get a job.  Do they even realize that resumes are on life-support?  If you don't have a strong LinkedIn profile and an active presence on the site, by the time you are a junior, you're behind the curve.  Do you even have a personal brand?  Are you actively promoting it?  Do you have a business card?  Yes, before you get that job, not after.  Do you know how to effectively build a network that will grow as you and your career grow?  So many things to consider.  

Every college student, needs a career coach to help them understand and successfully navigate their career track.  At we can help.  We're poised to provide support for those in transition.  Yes, the transition from student to working professional.  You've already spent a fortune on books and tuition.  Have you saved a bit for the most important tool?    We'll help you stand out in a sea of mortar boards!

Start with Building Your Tool Box - College Edition on Saturday, November 26 from 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

During this fast paced interactive session we will

  1. Create a Professional Resume that acts as a marketing document and gets you that interview
  2. Craft a Killer LinkedIn Profile that will showcase your unique talents and skills and differentiate you from the crowd
  3. Practice for real-life interview situations
  4. Understand and learn to effectively build and nurture your Network
  5. Identify the tools you need NOW to compete effectively.


Participants should bring their own laptops with their resume loaded and have a basic LinkedIn profile already created.  Breakfast will be served from 9:00 - 9;30 AM.  This workshop is limited to 12 people so please register soon to reserve your spot. This workshop is FREE for members of  Guests are asked to make a $35 donation.  Guaranteed to be packed with lots of practical information or your money back!

Here are some comments from students we've worked with.

Andrew Masters, Office Manager at Fabbri Sausage Mfg Co - "As a career coach, Cynthia does more than make your resume compelling and effective. She asks you tough questions. She gets to know and understand you. She calls you before an interview and goes over each detail of the play-by-play like a coach before a championship boxing match. She does all this to evoke the very best you have to offer."

Pat Bannon, Inside Account Manager at Waste Management - "Cynthia will take the time to truly understand what it is that makes you valuable, and then help you put that in writing. In my case, I needed my resume to really convey the breadth of experience I knew I had, but was struggling to put on paper. The end result is a resume that I can proudly show to any potential employer, and a sense of confidence that my resume will get me noticed. I highly recommend Cynthia's service to anyone who would like to look their best. Cynthia will get you there."

Timothy Lipman,Admission Counselor and Event Coordinator at Illinois Institute of Technology - I approached Cynthia for help with my resume and general career assistance. I recently graduated college and was having a hard time figuring out what to do. She was very helpful in talking with me on the phone and helping me to think about the future and what I can do to lay the ground work for my career. She took a look at my resume and made great suggestions that I implemented, after discussing how I wanted to market myself. After talking about career searching and improving my resume, I applied to many places. She helped me with the next step as well, by doing interview prep, such as what to expect at interview, and some really useful tips to use to make the best impression. At the end of this process, I was offered a full time job and I would like to say Cynthia definitely helped to make that a reality. She helped to prepare me for what would happen at each step in the process and what to expect, helping calm my nerves. I would definitely say Cynthia Wade is an expert in her field and is very friendly and helpful!l

Earlier Event: November 22
Office Closed for Thanksgiving
Later Event: November 28
Pivot Points