HiConsulting Services is focused on supporting individuals at all career levels.
Whether you are a college student seeking an internship or an experienced professional looking to make a move to the executive team, I am here to provide you with what you need to succeed.
Have you heard of LinkedIn?
Most people have heard of the platform LinkedIn, but many of the people I speak with are unsure of how to use LinkedIn on a daily basis, much less use it to support their goal of finding a new position, or “branding” themselves.
Are you feeling stuck in your career and not sure how to move forward? How is it that some professionals get the best jobs and have loads of opportunities, while others struggle in their career? Working with a career coach allows you to implement a job search strategy, practice interviewing skills and build the right tools to help you land the next role sooner, and with higher job satisfaction.
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We believe in your health and safety. In an effort to practice social distancing and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, most appointments will be scheduled as virtual meetups. Appointments are required for in-person meetings, masks and hand sanitizer are available upon entry to the office. Only one in-person meeting will be scheduled each day to allow proper cleaning between clients.
Please use the links below to schedule your appointment type. By selecting “book” you will be taken to the virtual appointment calendar. On the left-hand side of the calendar, you will see a separate link to access the in-person appointment page.
About HiConsulting Services
We work with our clients on developing the key business communication skills to help advance their careers. With the advancement of technology, the recruiting process has dramatically changed over the years. We are presented with great opportunities for career advancement on a daily basis, but you will only succeed by following proven techniques for resume writing, cover letters and interviewing.
Hillary Kuenn, President & Founder
I am a career and entrepreneurial consultant, skilled in Operations Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Human Resources.
As a speaker, trainer and career transition expert – I have a strong background in organizational development techniques, career coaching, and corporate training and development.
After earning my Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 2015, I opened HiConsulting Services, a company dedicated to helping others reach their greatest potential in life and work.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HiConsulting Services works with individuals to provide career coaching, improve resumes and cover letters, optimize LinkedIn profiles and develop your personal brand.
Current hiring automation requires a resume that is written to get found. Using old resume writing techniques will cause the hiring manager to totally miss your resume, even if you’re perfect for the job. Let us show you how to update your resume and get that interview.
A typical engagement will last 7-10 business days. A resume analysis is completed within the first 48 hours and an initial resume draft is delivered within the next 5-7 business days.
However, the length of a resume writing project varies depending on your career stage and services selected.
Expedited resume writing services are available upon request.
We don’t always get things right the first time around. So, we allow for up to 2 resume revisions within 30 days.
Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a tool used in the recruitment process. ATS searches your resume for key items such as dates, skills and keywords that relate to the position you are applying for.
- Adding a “Skills” section at the beginning of your resume and list the top keywords from the job advertisement.
- Only use black font. Some ATS convert resumes into plain text and will only see words in black font
- Include education and certifications, even if they are in progress. If you have not yet completed your degree or program, use the phrase “Pursuing XYZ Certification”
- Upload your resume in word (.doc, .docx) file formats instead of PDFs. Some ATS such as Jobvite cannot read PDF files correctly.
- Completely spell out terms in addition to abbreviations and acronyms. For example, Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
- Less is More. Some ATS calculate your match rate based on signal-to-noise ratio. Meaning, the more irrelevant text you have, the lower you’ll rank in the ATS.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) help recruiters save time (and paper!) when reviewing thousands of resumes. ATS is also searchable, so your resume can easily be reviewed at a later date if needed. Lastly, ATS helps companies ensure they are in compliance with recruiting standards.
Not all companies have made the switch to ATS. However, there are some free online tools that are very similar to ATS. It’s important to note that even if you have a personal connection through your network, your resume will typically need to be submitted to the company’s applicant tracking system for compliance reasons.
Our 6-week Career Change program includes six individual coaching sessions, with a different focus each week. We will work together to outline a strategy, prepare the necessary tools such as a resume and online profile, and master necessary skills such as interviewing and salary negotiation.
As work-from-home becomes the new normal, so do virtual interviews. Despite their now-personal settings, it’s still important to keep interviews you do from home professional. When you’re using video chat to interview for a new position, you’ll want to make a great impression and wow the person who’s interviewing you. Use this checklist to make sure every video meeting you have goes off without a hitch.
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