P.H.I. Consulting

P.H.I. Consulting

Who We Are & What We Do

Hello and welcome!

Celebrating 15 years in business, I lead P.H.I. Consulting, an award-winning career advisory firm that provides personal Career & Job Search Coaching and Resume Writing Services for mid- to senior-level executives and emerging executives in the Asia-Pacific and globally.

In working with a select number of private clients each year, we find that our typical customers are top-tier, high-performance business leaders who are self-driven, who have clear objectives, and who are committed to improving the way they market their Executive Value Proposition.

With a highly personalized approach we empower job seekers to distinguish quality information, strategies, and tactics from the confusing sea of career management folklore. You will find that you are a good fit for our services if you are ready to invest the requisite time, effort, and resources in your career. 


Our career coaching solutions leverage the powerful Five O'Clock Club methodology—a system of highly-refined and proven strategies to help people find new jobs or reconfigure their career paths in the shortest time possible—as well as our decades of experience supporting hundreds of job seekers.

This is not the "vanilla approach" that most organizations use; there is absolutely nothing like these research-based concepts and tools anywhere else in the market. Coaching engagements could include any of the following topics:

  • Self-Assessment & Career Planning
  • Employment Target Mapping
  • Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Generating Interviews & Networking Meetings
  • Measuring the Impact of Job Search Efforts
  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Turning Interviews into Offers
  • Negotiating Salary
  • Onboarding & Getting Ahead in your New Job



When you retain us—and commit to our process—we become your dedicated, confidential resume consultant and put our 10+ years of resume specialist experience to work for you.

Executive Resume Writing: Our most in-depth writing service for high-potential/emerging executives; mid-level managers and executives; VP-, Director-, C-, and Board-level leaders.
Resume "Polishing": If you are satisfied with the content of your existing self-written résumé, we will give it a face lift it to ensure it is well positioned for your stated target. We will also update the appearance (formatting, grammar, and spelling) to appropriately reflect your professional level.
Resume Coaching: One-on-one consulting sessions to help turn your self-written resume into a high-impact, interview-generating personal marketing tool.
Cover Letter Writing
Online Profile Writing: for LinkedIn, VisualCV, Google Profiles, etc.


Practical organizational development solutions for companies who place an emphasis on the career development of their people. Our solutions--which can be included as an element of employee benefit packages--can help refine and drive:

  • Productivity and sustainable performance in place
  • Job/role fit
  • Morale increases
  • Change management efforts
  • Talent retention

We also offer 100% coaching-based outplacement support. A selected list of our corporate work includes: Microsoft, Bayer, L'Oreal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, OCBC Bank, and Citibank.



  • Not Another Boring Job Please: How to Figure Out What to Do with Your Life
  • Building Career insurance: How to Survive in a Downsizing Market
  • Will You Be Ready for Your Next Job Search?
  • Career Change: Going from Getting a Paycheck to Getting a Life
  • When Your Job Search Has Stalled: How to Get It Into High Gear Again
  • How to Get the Interviews that Others Aren’t
  • Turning Job Interviews Into Offers
  • How To Make Your Resume Stand Out
  • The 3 Most Common Resume Mistakes...and How To Correct Them
  • Personal Branding: How to Market Yourself in the 21st Century


"The geniune 'Career Doctor'. I felt inspired by Peter's energy and his passion for coaching me to success. He is a source for positive change...I would highly recommend his service."

-- Stephan Deutsch, Retail CEO, Asia

"Peter has an unassuming way and before you know it you have discovered a little more and the road ahead seems clearer."

-- A. Wright, Senior Communications Executive

"Career Directors International advocates the highest levels of integrity and professional scrutiny in evaluating talents. We are proud to endorse Peter Hill as one of our association's elite."

-- Laura DeCarlo, Executive Director, Career Directors International

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May 27: Informational Interviewing: Who to Approach

April 29: Insights from 2013 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Part 4

April 8: Insights from 2013 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Part 3

March 25: Insights from 2013 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Part 2

March 11: Insights from 2013 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Part 1

February 25: Job Offer Q&A, Part 3

February 11: Job Offer Q&A, Part 2

January 28: Job Offer Q&A, Part 1


December 3: 2013 Year-End Career Appraisal

November 19: Job Search Basics: Part 4

November 5: Job Search Basics: Part 3

October 22: Job Search Basics: Part 2

October 8: Job Search Basics: Part 1

September 24: SMART Achievements

September 10: Some Thoughts About Career Change

August 27: Resume and Cover Letter Tips

August 13: Networking Reminders

July 30: Brag Book: What It Is and Why You Should Have One

July16: Seven Reasons Why You Should Be On Linkedin

June 18: Interview-Hunting, Not Job-Hunting

June 4: Finding Your Dream Job in China

May 21: Pop Quiz on Search Firms and Job Advertisements

May 7: Get Out From Behind Your Computer!

March - April: Publishing Break

February 12: Hidden vs. Published Job Market

January 8: Never Assume You've Landed The Job Until...

2009 - May 2012

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Speaking & Teaching Contributions

Contracted Lecturing, MBA and graduate programs

  • HULT International Business School, Full-time Lecturer, Professional Career Development
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, International Continuing Education Center, Adjunct Lecturer, Career Management

Invited Guest Lecturer

  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS MBA)
  • Rutgers University eMBA China
  • Fudan University, School of Management
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Concordia University
  • International Fashion Academy Paris
  • California State University, East Bay
  • Toyo University (Tokyo, Japan)
  • University of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Pacific University

Guest Speaker

  • Harvard Business Review China
  • CFA China
  • Net Impact China
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • German Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • Chilean Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • British Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
  • Shanghai International Chamber of Commerce Project
  • Expatriate Professional Women's Society
  • Nova Networks Asia
  • EF Education First
  • Web International English
  • Rotaract Shanghai Club
  • iTV-Asia Internet Television for Business
  • Shanghai Leadership Toastmasters Club
  • Microsoft Shanghai No. 1 Toastmasters Club
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ONLY Education Group
  • Managing Your Career Like a Champion Shanghai public seminar


  • Weekly Fortune Connection Club Shanghaiprofessional networking and career development evenings across Shanghai (100+ events to date).
  • China Consumer Insights Round Table, iTV-Asia, June 2011
  • Cool/Digital/Mobile Round Table, iTV-Asia, May 2011
  • Asia HR Summit, October 2010
  • International Secretaries' 1-Day Conference: Towards Passion, Success and Professional Excellence, April 2010 


  • Challenges and Opportunities in China's Job Market Panel, Hult International Business School, January 2012
  • How To Find Your Dream Job in China Panel, iTV-Asia, June 2011
  • HR and Career Round Table: Talent Retention in China, iTV-Asia, March 2011
  • Employee Engagement: The Implications of Research for China and Best Practice Examples to Learn From, Asia HR Summit, October 2010
  • How to Surmount the Unprecedented Crisis in HR Management 1-Day Conference, August 2009
  • Effective HR Leadership 1-Day Conference, April 2009

Speaking Endorsements

"I first met Peter at an AmCham Public Speaking event he was hosting a couple of years ago, and have had the opportunity to attend several other of his events since. My first impressionof him as a natural communicator and an excellent emcee has only grown stronger over the years. His ability to engage the audience and keep them on the edge of their seats sets the tone and makes any event enjoyable."

-- Andrea Cristancho, Business Development Manager, The JLJ Group

“Peter's presentation on resume writing was very well received by our studentsand was both fascinating and timely. Our only regret is that we didn't have more time to discuss this topic with him.”

-- Grant Kien, Assistant Professor of Communication, California State University Eastbay, Dept of Communications

"I had the pleasure of having Peter speak to our student body as part of anExecutive Speaker session. His session was on resume writing and how to ensure that it stands out. What stood out clearly though was his deep expertise on the subject and his impeccable presentation skills which kept the audience completely engaged throughout. He shared some very valuable insights and deftly handled all the queries and inquiries that were thrown up. In short, a great speaker with deep expertise in the field of resume writing and a wonderful and professional human being. I highly recommend him to you and/or to your organization."

-- Divyan Gupta, Executive Facilitator of the Entrepreneur's Club, HULT International Business School

"Fortunately my husband and I met Peter and both attended his workshop“Managing Your Career Like a Champion.” We have to say it was one of the wisest decisions and investments we have ever made. What we’ve learned from those few hours is an invaluable asset for our whole career life!"

--  A.Yu, Executive Assistant to Vice President of a Fortune 100 enterprise

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Additional Endorsements

"Peter is more than a highly charismatic leader and public speaker with a fantastic character which makes him not only a leading star in China's career coaching industry but a person you always can trust. Peter posseses such insights in his line of work that he can easily be regarded as one of the top representatives of his industry in China."

-- Alexander Garbu, Global Entrepreneur

“Peter is a great partner for all-things-career-related. Before working together, I found it difficult to articulate my work experience and achievements in a way that I felt represented me well; this blurred my ability to precisely define the direction I wanted to steer my future endeavors. The process he took me through not only drew out my experience and achievements in an engaging way, but also had me gain a deeper appreciation of my own track record and what my capabilities are, some of which I hadn't even considered strengths. The result was not only a great CV, but a boost in confidence and clarity for how to best leverage my talent and experience going forward. For me, this alone was worth its weight in gold."

-- Rich Rothman, Senior Sales & Marketing Executive

It has been 2 weeks since I distributed the resume you created for me. Here are the results: 4 interviews and 2 job offers. Now comes the hard part -- to make a decision!"

-- Dragos Oprescu, Senior Project Manager


“I first hired Peter to revamp my CV, but he did much more than that. He helped me realize what kind of manager I was, and helped me strengthen my confidence and values. The process was quite long because Peter took his time to get to know the 'real me.' That was money well spent. I had the privilege to subsequently meet Peter face to face in Shanghai, and we are still in touch on a regular basis. He's still of a great support to me."

-- Pascal Martin-Daguet, International Project Management Executive, Civil Engineering

"I recently hired Peter as a subcontractor for an outplacement resume writing contract for a Fortune 250 corporation, and boy did I hit the jackpot when I found him. His resume writing work is flawless -- attractive, compelling, well-positioned -- just exceptional. But, it is his lovely personality and patience with clients that completely wowed me. The clients simply loved him! I plan to hire Peter again on future projects, that is, if he is not already booked!" 

-- Laura Labovich

President of Aspire! Empower! & Adjunct Outplacement Consultant at CareerBuilder.com

"...a small investment with the potential of huge returns. I can now present myself with a professional, convincing package to potential employers."

-- C. Hooter, Facilities Operations Executive

"Whether working face to face or across the globe from Peter, he is the best in his profession. He has done more than ever expected and done it well."

-- Robert Marple, Organizational Growth and Renewal Executive

“Peter will put together a great resume based on your input. I still use (with appropriate updates) the one he wrote for me in 2005. His work has never failed to end up on the top of the pile when it came time for the reader to cut to the Top 10. Highly recommended.” 

-- Courtney Harrington, CTO/CIO

"Your service came highly

recommended to me by a colleague and now I understand why. You have been very thorough and ultimately professional. I can say with confidence that your knowledge of contemporary job searching techniques and advice on resume distribution channels helped me generate the interviews I wanted. My transition was made easier by your service and I now strongly recommend you to my family, friends, and colleagues seeking career advancement."

-- James Phelps,

Education Professional

"The resume you wrote made the difference for me in landing the job that I wanted. I have had offers from the best hospitals in the U.S. thanks to you! I want to tell you what another professional resume writer said when she helped me send it out from her laser print store: 'It is the best resume I have ever read, it tells the employer what you can bring to the table. It is a excellent cover letter!' It made the difference for me in getting the chance to choose the position I wanted. Thanks again!"

-- Steve Archer, Nurse Manager/Case Manager

"I got a job thanks to your talents in providing me with a professional resume! I will be working with...one of the the most exclusive retail fashion boutiques in the world. I will be one of their managing supervisors and feel very fortunate to have been selected as one of 14 out of approximately 20 applicants. Your resume was able to capture the attention of their New York HR department to land an initial interview. Without that, it would not have gone any further. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

-- (name withheld by request), Fashion Retail Sales Manager