"You cannot take people professionally where you're not willing to go personally." ~ Dr. Brené Brown
If you want to land a new role or take your career in a different direction, you need every advantage you can get. You need a clear message, strategy, insight into the job market, the confidence to network, and the skill to navigate the LinkedIn platform to engage with others and promote yourself. I share my personal experience along with my expertise from 15+ years in Human Resources, working on both sides of the hiring desk, bringing you personalized and confidence building one-on-one coaching, powerful writing, LinkedIn styling, and impactful networking strategy to help you navigate change in your career.
Professional Positioning & Messaging
"First impressions are lasting impressions and you only get one chance ..."
It takes a viewer less than seven seconds when viewing you profile to make a judgment about you. I help you to create an authentic professional image through visual and written content that communicates your unique brand identity. We explore your backstory, your professional values, your strengths and talent, and those things that you are passionate about and an expert at doing. You need confidence while standing out among the crowd.
If you want to land a new role, you need up-to-date, smart, and proven strategy ...
... if you want to do something different and want better results you need to change your approach. I coach you in employing new Networking Strategy and define Networking Out, In, and Up! I help you reach the decision makers in the companies and industries you want to work with and lead you to the 'front door.'
Targeted Job Search
"Target the company and stop chasing the job ..."
Fact: Over 85% of positions are filled through inside referrals or passive recruiting, NOT through job postings. If you want results, build a target list of industries and companies that you want to work for and develop relationships and a referral network from inside. Build your list + Research + Connection = A New Job.
LinkedIn Profile Writing, Styling, Media, Optimization, and SEO
Your LinkedIn profile ranks top in Google and will be the first online site a recruiter or potential business prospect will look. That makes LinkedIn one of the most powerful vehicles for telling your professional story. #DigitalFirst
Resumes, CV's, Bio's and Pitches
Senior-Level Professional and Executive Career Writing
The resume approach you used five years ago will not work today. Resumes have changed, and are no longer bulleted lists of responsibilities. Show examples of strategy, leadership, problem-solving, and how you delivered solutions along with outcomes and metrics. SHOW IMPACT + RESULTS
Career Coaching and Targeted Job Search
Personal Consulting and Mentoring for Networking, Job Search, Interviewing, Negotiations, and Transitions
Career paths are not what they use to be - it's about adapting to change and staying relevant. I ask you questions like these: What do people come to you for? What problems do you solve? What are you most proud of in your career? We will hone in what makes you exceptional in your career.
My mission is to build long-lasting, meaningful relationships with a small, select group of clients. Working with me means that you will be given my full attention, open communication, availability, and access to my carefully curated network. I work with professional and high-profile clients, from entrepreneurs to executives in the Retail, Marketing, Events, Beauty & Lifestyle, Fashion, Publishing, and Consumer Product industries. What is different about working with me, is my approach and the way in which I collaborate; I dive deep and work closely with my clients to fully understand the unique challenges they face and offer strategically sound solutions and advice. I am more than an excellent CV, Resume or LinkedIn writer. I work with you on a personal level to understand your life, what you want from your career, and how you want to work with others and impact the world. My goal is to position you in the market and help you land the role that matches your values and talent to help companies, organizations, and brands bring value to their business.
A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE TALENT THAT I HAVE HELPED LAND NEW ROLES
Director of Communications and Public Relations - Hospitality/Tourism
Sr. Director - Marketing and Tourism
Director, Brand Marketing
Art Director, Magazine Publishing
Design Director, Digital/E-Commerce Retail
Ecommerce / Digital Shopping Director
Creative Director - Beauty
Digital Creative Director & Stylist
VP, Digital Marketing
Sr. Director International Merchandising
Luxury Brand Consulting/Residential Experience Manager - One Madison
Senior Operations and Account Manager - Design Firm
"Stop chasing the job and start targeting the company"
When you’re in executive job search mode, landing a sought-after interview is like hitting the jackpot. Sometimes you’re lucky, and job interviews come easily, despite your lack of focused and concerted effort.
Most of the time, it takes planning, preparation and a lot of work to position yourself for the interviews you want. Before describing the must do's, here is one thing you should NOT do . . .
Don't assume that you are going to land that job you see advertised online, or even get a response or let alone an interview. Only a very small percent of professional job seekers land jobs through job boards and online postings, especially at the senior and executive level. ** Note: Your time is much better spent working on proven methods that yield better ROI (hint: networking). Job boards are great places for company, market and industry research.
Must-do's if You Want to Land More Interviews
Target specific companies and research their current pressing needs that you’re uniquely qualified to help them meet. You are a seasoned and experienced professional and can work across many roles and departments. Determine what qualities and qualifications will make you a good fit for specific employers. Narrowing your job search works better than having a vague job search goal.
Network your way into hidden jobs at your target companies. Hidden jobs are those that are never advertised, so you will never find them on job boards. Connect with people who work there (through LinkedIn), reach out to them and ask for more information about the company or informational interviews. Find out more about their companies.
Be visible and stay top-of-mind with your network. Leverage the tools on LinkedIn. Your network will be more likely to remember you when good-fit opportunities for you come their way: Share relevant updates from your profile Home Page, participate regularly in LinkedIn Groups, and comment, share and "like" other people’s postings. Surprise a colleague, vendor or others in your network with a LinkedIn recommendation.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"I connected with Belinda through a former colleague and within the first five minutes of our conversation, I knew it was one of the best career decisions I've ever made ... She has been a steady sounding board throughout my career and I am proud to call her my executive career coach and friend."
Product Development + Merchandising Expert
"Belinda is an excellent communicator who is interested in the total success of her clients. Belinda used her expertise in LinkedIn to boost my online visibility, catapulting my profile into the top Merchandisers on the LinkedIn! ... she is extremely encouraging and gave me the confidence I needed to apply to positions in line with my career goals. Her personalized strategy allowed us to formulate the positioning I needed to land a new role ... this is the first time I believe I am receiving the career boost I need and have worked so hard for all these years"
Fashion Event Producer, Advisor and Consultant
"If you are looking to jump start or re-brand your career, Belinda is the person to consult with to make this happen. I worked with Belinda on revamping my Linkedln profile and the moment that happened I started securing more clients. As I notice the flux of opportunities that started to pour in, I started sharing my experience in my classes with other industry professionals and students. Working with Belinda is first-class!"
Executive-Level Design Professional
"There aren't enough good things to say about Belinda... You can read her press and think you understand what you are going to receive. And then, she surprises you by providing the very thing you didn't know you needed. That's the mark of a true professional... the one who knows to ask and offer that which was beyond your horizon.
Belinda's genuine interpersonal skills mark her as the rare coach and champion that will make all the difference in one's career path... She certainly did for mine!"
digital nomad.lover of furry friends.traveler.minimalist.
I rewrote the narrative of my career, let me help you write yours!
I work with an amazing clientele of A-listers, helping them land their dream job while I am living mine. I am a Digital Nomad with an incurable case of wanderlust who created my own location-independent business and authentic lifestyle. Over the past three years, I have helped hundreds of people rewrite their career stories, helping them land fabulous jobs and to take their careers in new directions. My expertise is in one-on-one coaching, professional messaging, writing for LinkedIn profiles, developing powerful networking strategy in person and online, and helping navigate difficult career transitions.
With over 15 years of professional experience in the field of Human Resources, from both sides of the hiring desk, I bring a rich blend of expertise in Hiring Trends & Practices, Talent Development, Executive Recruiting, and Personal Career Counseling.
My impressive outcomes, distinctive approach, and winning designs of career communication documents and savvy social media profiles has earned me the distinction of being rated as "One of the World’s Top-performing Career Consultants on Upwork" and a proud member of the Talent Cloud/Writer Team Builder Group and member of the new LinkedIn ProFinders Talent Group. * I hold my PHR - National Certification in Professional Human Resources from HCRI and Marketing Certification from HubSpot.
Winner of the 2017 LinkedIn ProFinders Small Business Contest https://www.linkedin.com/profinder/blog/small-business-contest-winners-announced
Let's Start a Conversation!
I work with clients via Phone, Skype or Zoom
We'll schedule an introductory chat to introduce ourselves and to review your current career plans and goals, clarify any questions you may have and evaluate project and cost options.
Let me know I can help you move the needle for your career!