Work History

Work History
1987 - Present


Career Directions, LLC

Established a career coaching and resume writing firm providing executives with competitive-edge career documents and innovative, time-tested search strategies that help them achieve their next career move -- efficiently and quickly. Partner with executives worldwide to understand their unique talents, articulate their business value, and skillfully position themselves as the #1 choice.

1987 - Present

Outplacement Consultant

Career Directions, LLC

Collaborate with employers in diverse industries to provide the highest quality, results-focused, and cost-effective services on an individual or group basis. Assist valued employees to increase their confidence, take charge of their job search and achieve successful career transitions to new employment. Services offered: Career Assessment and Planning, Career Documents (Resumes, Letters, Leadership Achievement Summaries, Reference Dossiers, etc.), Job Search Strategies and Action Plan, Interview and Salary Negotiation Coaching, Online and Offline Strategies for Search Results. Experienced in designing onsite career transition centers and train-the-trainer programs to facilitate the re-employment of employees impacted in downsizing initiatives.

1993 - 2000

Career Relocation Consultant

Career Relocation of America

Selected as Career Relocation Consultant for the organization's Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area. Provided career and job search coaching that quickly facilitated reemployment for trailing spouses of corporate personnel relocating to the area.



Master's Level Certificate

California State University-Long Beach

Master of Arts


Bachelor of Science

Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Organizations

  • Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches
  • National Resume Writers Association
  • Association of Career Professionals International
  • National Career Development Association
  • American Counseling Association
  • Career Thought Leaders
  • REACH Branding Club
  • Career Directors International
  • International Coach Federation
  • Institute of Career Certification International


Sample resumes and cover letters published in the following:

  • Resume Magic, 4th ed
  • The Twitter Job Search Guide
  • Cover Letters That Knock ‘Em Dead
  • Resumes That Knock ‘Em Dead 
  • Resume Winners From the Pros 
  • Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives 
  • Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers 
  • Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work 
  • Expert Resumes for Engineers 
  • Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions 
  • Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators 
  • Expert Resumes for Health Care Careers 
  • Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers 
  • Expert Resumes for Career Changers 
  • Expert Resumes for College Students and New Graduates 
  • Best Cover Letters for $100,000+ Jobs 
  • Best Career Transition Resumes for $100,000+ Jobs 
  • Executive Job Search for $100,000 to $1 Million-Plus Jobs 
  • Gallery of Best Resumes For Tax and Accounting Occupations 
  • Gallery of Best Cover Letters 
  • Cover Letter Magic 
  • Cover Letters for Dummies 
  • Job Search Magic 
  • Interview Magic 
  • The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book 
  • High-Level Resumes: High-Powered Tactics for High-Level Professionals 
  • The Ferguson Guide to Resumes and Job Hunting Skills 
  • Designing the Perfect Resume 
  • PARWCC Training Handbook For Professional Resume Writers 
  • America’s Top Resumes for America’s Top Jobs 
  • America’s Top Jobs for People Without a Four-Year Degree 
  • America’s Top Jobs for College Graduates 
  • America’s Fastest Growing Jobs 
  • Best Resumes and CVs for International Jobs 
  • 101 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Career 
  • No-Nonsense Cover Letters 
  • No-Nonsense Resumes 
  • No-Nonsense Resumes for the Rest of Us 
  • Directory of Professional Resume Writers 
  • Excellence in Outplacement Practice (Case study representing best practices in career transition and management)


My clients include a wide range of executives employed in all industries in Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size companies and small businesses to state/local/federal government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Organizations that have hired my clients include: CitiGroup, Aetna, UPS, Department of Defense, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, Internal Revenue Service, FBI, CIA, Target, Sony, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus, LEGO, Baystate Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center, AOL, Lockheed Martin, McKesson Corporation, Merck, Pfizer Inc., Raytheon, Fed Ex, AT&T, Prudential, The Hartford, Unisys, Hersheys, Motorola, Earthlink, Accenture, American Express, Microsoft, IBM, Eastman Kodak, Home Depot, General Dynamics and many others in the US and globally.

My expertise includes providing clients with the following career services:

Resume Writing & Related Marketing Documents

  • Executive Resumes & Letters
  • Executive Career Biographies
  • One-Page Networking Resumes
  • Leadership Initiatives
  • LinkedIn & Other E-Networking Profiles

Career Coaching

  • Career Review and Action Plan
  • Job-Search Strategies
  • Interviewing
  • Salary Negotiations

Executive Job Search Support

  • Executive Job Search Guide
  • Targeted Resume Distribution
  • Personal Branding

Careers-Industry Expert

Award-winning resume writer, career coach, personal branding and job search strategist with over 20 years of success in partnering with executives and other professionals to find and advance in careers they love.


Coaching people to find their passion -- what they truly love to do and feel inspired to get up in the morning to do -- is my passion. I've been fascinated by the world of work nearly my entire life. My clients tell me that my enthusiasm about finding your purpose and loving what you do inspires them to find their next great career move.

When I am not working, my husband and I love to travel, meet people of various cultures and become immersed in the new sites, sounds and activities -- not to mention foods. I'm a foodie at heart and enjoy experimenting with new recipes.

There's another side of me that enjoys simple pleasures such as reading great books under the afternoon sun, strolling through beautiful parks or taking in the ocean breezes. I find nature uplifting and relaxing.

Contributing to my community is equally important to me -- by volunteering for personally meaningful causes such as helping abandoned animals find caring homes.

Everything that I do is based on a deep seated quality -- to make a difference in the world around me. That's why I find the world of work and helping clients find their own meaningful work experiences so fulfilling.



Online Professional Networking Strategist

The Academies

Certified G3 Coach

The Academies

Certified Career Management Coach

Career Coach Academy

Certified Employment Interview Professional

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches

Certified Retirement Facilitator


Certified Life Blueprint Facilitator

LBF Intercoach Inc.

Certified Job Search Strategist

Job Search Academy

Certified Online Identity Strategist

REACH Branding

Certified Personal Brand Strategist

REACH Branding

Master Career Development Professional

National Career Development Association

Certification as a Career Management Professional

Institute for Career Management Certification

Internationally Certified Job and Career Transition Coach


Certified Professional Resume Writer

Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches