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Michael Sherman is worth his weight in gold! He made my son and I very comfortable from day one of meeting him and throughout the process of transitioning from college to employment. He provided keen insights and experience in reviewing collateral materials like resumes, cover letters, follow up communications as well as prepping for First, second and final interviews. He was always available for pre and post interview critiques and feedback. He counseled me when I needed it and provided objective feedback on how things were progressing. As the parent of a creative/arts career seeker his transferable advice brought a professional approach that resulted in an offer from a top creative company with an international reputation. My son will have a job at graduation. The investment in college becomes realizable through the consultancy of Michael Sherman. I see this as insurance for a positive outcome even if your kid is brilliant.
C.S. New York, NY
Michael Sherman's skills changed my daughter’s life. How to really interview for a job is not taught in colleges. Sure, schools have counselors, but they don’t have the practical wisdom of MS. My daughter, a senior in a prestigious college, first interviewed for position with only the preparation from her school. She didn’t get the job. We then enrolled her with Michael. A year later she interviewed at the same company and they offered her a position. She interviewed with another company in a similar industry and they also offered her a position. My daughter said MS taught her how to interview, helped her with a resume, and even suggested thoughtful questions she could ask the interviewer. Today, seniors graduating from college have a daunting task to find employment in a down market. Michael Sherman arms them with skills and knowledge they can’t get anywhere else. I highly recommend him for anyone who values success.
H.K. Ann Arbor, MI
The service Michael Sherman provides is as unique as it is invaluable. We are so grateful that our son has had the opportunity to work with Michael. He has been to soak up as much as he can from Michael and his expertise. We are thrilled. Michael generated a huge amount of development & learning in our son. I am so grateful, Yesterday, during the pandemic, our son, a first semester senior, received a very competitive offer from an excellent company. While the achievement of this goal is very impressive, the impact of Michael’s tutelage will likely reach far beyond this important stage. With Michael’s support, he was able to persevere and continue to create opportunities despite the potentially debilitating effects of COVID on the economy and morale. With Michael’s training, my son has developed an appreciation for process as well as the communication skills and a professionalism that will likely guide him throughout his life.
K.S. Waltham, MA
We cannot say enough nice things about Michael. He provides a service that is very much needed, but very hard to find. There are tutors, SAT coaches, and college counselors, but very few people who help our kids figure out how to move from college to the outside world. Even at the schools with the best on-campus placement offices, there is often too little personal attention available. For some kids, the job hunt is very intuitive, but for many others, it is an extremely tedious, complicated and anxiety-producing. Michael provides that missing piece of one on one coaching. He helps the kids break down the process step by step so that is manageable. He walked our son through his resume, setting up his linked in, sorting out how to network, and practicing interviewing. He helped our son with every letter, email and interview. Michael is as much life coach as he is job consultant. He was our son’s best cheerleader and kept him focused, motivated and enthusiastic throughout the process. In the end, our son has a summer internship that he is very excited about and is looking forward to an amazing experience. Thank you Michael!.
R. B. Miami, FL
Michael Sherman not only helped our daughter to secure her first post college job, he taught her skills that will serve her well for the rest of her professional life. From networking skills, to developing effective resumes and cover letters, to thorough preparation for interviews and subsequent follow-up, he made sure she was well prepared to present herself and her qualifications in the best light possible. His goal was not simply for her to get a job. His goal was for her to secure the position she really wanted. Michael offers what college career offices should offer their students, which is experience based pragmatic advice and guidance as to how to pursue and obtain employment. Our daughter worked very hard to find the right position, but the whole process was made much easier and avoided so many potential missteps as a result of Michael’s assistance and counseling.
N.R. Pittsburgh, PA
I can’t recommend Michael Sherman enough – he is a phenomenal coach in every sense of the word! He is supportive, experienced, fun to work with, and gets the job done. Michael worked with our son on all aspects of the job search including the basics like the resume, cover letter, and emails, and also the more difficult networking skills. He helped him develop his LinkedIn profile, create networking groups, and have productive informational interviews. He practiced interviewing with him including once at 6:30 in the morning because my son’s interview was at 7:00 and Michael wanted to make sure he was awake and ready. Michael met with our son weekly over Zoom and developed a great rapport with him. Michael kept him focused, organized, and most of all, gave him the confidence he needed to succeed. And in this very challenging COVID job market, our son just got a great job that he is very excited about! Thank you, Michael – we are so grateful for all your help!
L.G. Chicago, IL
As parents we do so much for our kids to prepare them for the real world including tutors, SAT preparation, expensive colleges as we try and guide them as best we can. Few of us , however, have the skills to provide them with Michael Sherman at Graduate to employment can provide. Having run hiring for a prestigious company, Michael knows and can teach your child the skills to thrive in making a career choice and in making that first job happen. Few of us know the details of how to really do an effective job search and having been on the other side for so long, Michael knows and can teach life long effective career management and job seeking skills your child will need in this competitive world to separate themselves from others. Additionally, even if we are knowledgeable in this area, how better it is to have a professional teach them than have a parent child tug of war. This is such a better way to go. Frankly, I think its silly to spend so much on college tuition and not provide your child with the skills Michael so effectively teaches!
H.F. New Orleans, LA
My son is one of those kids who equates his brilliant mind with success...and rightly so. Michael helped him to realize he wasn't going to change the world on day one of his new job. Michael’s exceptional skill is to understand who he is working with. His approach with my son targeted his particular combination of intellect, fierce desire to succeed, and complete inexperience. He found a way to motivate this young man to harness this combination. Michael provides concrete advice and specific next steps. He finds leads. He invites his clients to call him as often as needed. But most importantly, my son felt that someone who has wisdom and experience had his back during a stressful and uncertain time!
K.M. Albany, NY
Michael Sherman was a remarkable help to our college junior who was searching for his first summer internship in financial services. It’s difficult for students to stand out when they have similar coursework and activities to their peers and receive the same generic advice from their college career center. Michael offers a level of personalized coaching and inside experience with the recruiting process that colleges simply cannot provide. He helped our son identify his own strengths, focus his interests and differentiate himself in a crowded field. He expertly guided him through every step of the job search; from resume and LinkedIn profile development, to networking and identifying opportunities, to interview prep and follow-up. Our son developed valuable networking and interview skills that he will be able to rely on later in his career. Michael was available to patiently answer questions big and small and keep our son focused on the many tasks needed to succeed. The most important thing that Michael did for our son was to inspire confidence throughout the job search process. That confidence helped our son tackle tough interviews and secure offers from five top tier firms. Michael has an enthusiasm for his work with young people that is infectious and energizing. Our son hit it out of the ballpark and Michael was the coach guiding him and cheering for him every step of the way.
K.R. Bethlehem, PA
I have heard of and spoken to other career counselors, but none hold a candle to Michael Sherman. He has a way of connecting with my children and bringing out the best in them. He provides meaningful guidance as well as builds up their confidence to seek suitable internships and careers. He doesn't let them give up and he gives them the tools they need to succeed. I feel like I have given my children a gift by having them work with Michael. I highly recommend you do the same for your family!
M.M. Madison, WI
Our son has learned valuable life skills working with Michael and at the same time has developed a connection with Michael that will continue into the future. Michael spoke honestly and did not sugar coat the process of looking for a job. At the same time he connected with our son and empowered him to do the work necessary for a successful job search. Our son felt very comfortable reaching out to Michael for any sort of clarification along the way and felt Michael was available to answer any question that might arise. Michael was honest from the beginning that the process includes both highs and lows but he was available to coach through it all. Our son did secure a position that he is excited about and also learned skills that will be valuable throughout his lifetime . Thank you Michael for continuing to follow up and be a support as our son begins his new chapter!
K.R. Sharon, MA
We were so fortunate to meet Michael through a mutual friend and the timing could not have been more perfect. Our son had been struggling to find his way after graduating from a very good school near Boston, and then a 2 year stint trying to make it to the Navy SEALS. He did not achieve that goal, but as a sports enthusiast, he knew the next best thing would be to work in the Sports Management sector. Not an easy field to break into! Michael stepped in just as our son was starting to lose hope. Michael listened and guided and helped our son prepare: he helped him streamline his CV,helped him polish up his LinkedIn profile, targeted all manner of networking, and coached him on follow up emails. He was especially helpful in coaching for interviews. Our son’s confidence grew before our eyes. It was an amazing thing to witness from afar because we, his parents, took a step back and let them do their thing. The work paid off when he got an offer, after a stressful round of interviews, from the #1 target on his list! Amazing! The winds shifted for our son once Michael got on board, and it has been smooth sailing ever since. We were so pleased with the whole process that Michael is now coaching our daughter. She is a college grad and is currently working in PR for a major fashion house. She is exploring different paths and we are excited to see where Michael’s coaching takes her.
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E.B. Westchester, NY
Because of changing his job focus from the industry in which he interned with for two college summers, my son struggled to find the right position after his graduation. He spent months chasing positions mostly on his own with not much luck and not collaborating or sharing with us, his parents. Our son wanted the right job, with a great company, that would set him on a clear path towards a top graduate program. Approaching a lengthy 9 months of not working he was losing confidence in himself and was not projecting a level of excitement and commitment that potential employers were looking for. We heard about Michael Sherman from a friend of ours and discussed our situation with him. Michael met with our son and gained his confidence quickly. He set about a series of meetings in which he organized and focused my son's approach to his job search. He worked on establishing his story, modified his resume, and practiced his interviewing skills generally and specifically for approaching interviews. I'm happy to say that two months after beginning with Michael our son landed a great position with a top national company that checked all the boxes!
T.O. Boston, MA
Michael, there isn’t a doubt in my mind that we would be celebrating my daughters new position if you had not educated and guided her over the past months. Your knowledge of how to source employment opportunities and make connections was invaluable but additionally, you were able to coach her on how to prepare for interviews and the post interview process. It’s really the full package and I couldn’t be more thankful. Michael you’re the best!! With thanks and gratitude!!!!
N.D. New Rochelle, NY
From our first conversation I could tell that Michael would be invaluable in helping my my son through the job hunting process. His straight forward manner immediately put us at ease. The advice he gave us in terms of what jobs to look for was spot on. His connections in the corporate world opened many doors that would not have been available otherwise. And perhaps most importantly, he coached my son through the layered job hunting process: writing an effective resume, establishing an appropriate social media presence, and providing hands on coaching through every step of the interview process. He was always available and easy for my son to work with. Michael Sherman was made all the difference in the world in helping my son land an amazing first job out of college!
R.S. Boulder, CO
Our son had graduated from college a few years earlier and worked a few jobs that were not only low paying but not satisfying. He has a great work ethic, but did not have the skills to sell himself and land a meaningful position. He used recruiters, friends, internet, etc. and got very close, but they always passed at the end. Then along came Michael Sherman. If you’ve ever hired someone to help with the college application process, Michael is the coach at the backend of that process. He raises the bar… and then some. He helped our son gain confidence, focus, and lifetime skills… it was an education on it’s own! Michael was there to coach our son on each job opportunity, do mock interviews, and close the deal. Michael kept us in the loop throughout the process and in short order, our son found his job! We’d recommend him, hands down, with A++++ marks. Michael- we cannot thank you enough for all your guidance and advise along the way. Our son has grown up enormously over the past year and learned some valuable life lessons he will carry with him forever. We are so glad you are now working with our daughter.
L.G. San Francisco, CA
Very simply…Michael Sherman is the real deal. His advice from resume writing to interview prep, to knowing how to ask for the job and “closing the deal” were invaluable life lessons for my son. Michael has a wonderful way of taking the stress out of the job search and he truly cares about his clients. With his guidance, my son felt well prepared for his interviews and actually really enjoyed the experience. The proof is in the results - my son had two great job offers in short order. I am so grateful we retained Michael. He exceeded our expectations in every way.
E.C. Stamford, CT
Michael is a gem. He taught my son to honor the job search process in a way that instilled confidence in his ability to be successful. My son learned how to present himself in the best possible light - inspired, informed and polished. In a few weeks he was able to procure a job that has every promise to be a perfect fit. We are grateful to have had access to Michael and his passion and expertise.
D.P. Cleveland, OH
As a parent, we have tried to empower our children with the best education, social skills, and experiential learning opportunities to prepare them for their journey into adulthood. After they get their first job, it is generally thought to be their responsibility to find happiness and a career path. Sometimes kids need more than what a parent can give. What Michael has provided for my son after a rough first work experience- was focus, confidence, and dependable interview techniques to secure a position that will allow his continued growth and maturation in his life, in and out of work. I can’t recommend anyone’s services more emphatically. Thank you Michael.
J.B. Knoxville, TN
This time in a young adult's life is so nerve racking and anxiety ridden. As a parent, it is difficult to stand by and watch and wait, giving encouragement and prodding without being overbearing . We want our kids to take responsibility for their lives. Michael took all of that burden away and at the same time empowered my son to take the steps necessary to not only find a job but internalize the skills he needs to be successful in his life. Michael, you are a blessing. Thank you for your persistence, your knowledge and insight, but most of all the relationship you have had with my son and the results that have transpired. I know that he can call on you at anytime.
V.H. Pittsburgh, PA
Michael: We really do appreciate all your help and guidance in getting our daughter prepared and confident to tackle what was a daunting experience for her. We are super thrilled and so happy she found a role she can grow into! She’s very excited!! Thank you again. You gave her the confidence she needed and helped her think through how best to present herself.
K.C. Miami, FL
Like many young men or women finishing up their undergraduate education, my son just didn’t know where or how to start his job search. Michael helped him gain focus, get organized, and develop a dynamic job search strategy with an actionable plan to develop and leverage a network of influencers. Michael covered all the bases – from resume development to leveraging social media channels, and from identifying opportunities to expand his network to helping craft an impactful elevator story. The thing that is most compelling about Michael’s approach is how he coached our son, but left it up to him to execute on what he learned - the proverbial teach a man to fish, rather than give a man a fish. As a result, our son has learned some valuable skills that he will be able to apply throughout business career. At the risk of using another well used saying, the proof of the pudding is that in a couple of weeks he will be starting out his business career as an Associate Engineer for a leading medical device company – his dream job .
W.M.. Boston, MA
Michael was absolutely amazing with our son, who was reluctant to seek out help in the internship and job hunting process. Michael is patient and thoughtful, but he also held our son responsible. Having Michael manage the process helped our son put in the appropriate effort. Michael provided a framework for our son to follow, encouraged him along the way, kept him on schedule, and ensured he followed up on every potential job possibility. Michael knows young adults and speaks their language. He developed a camaraderie with our son that was remarkable. Our son listened to Michael and trusted him, as did we, as he really is an expert in the competitive career entry job market . Michael's experience in recruiting made the difference for our son. Teaching our son to follow up, be persistent, not give up and to focus his energies on building a network of opportunities made all the difference. Michael has done more than is humanly possible to help our son and we don’t know how to even begin to thank him. We would highly recommend Michael to any parents looking to help their child in their job search process.
S.J. Boston, MA
Michael consistently communicated with me during my son's job search process. He helped my son with reviewing job postings, improving his resume, start a linked in profile, doing mock/practice interviews, helping with email responses to employers, and overall was very supportive. Michael was an objective coach helping every step of the way before, during, and after my son got a great job.
T.R. Sudbury, MA
Michael met our daughter after we had already invested in various coaches who had looked at her resume and practiced interviewing with her. Despite their help and her stellar resume, she had not received an offer. We knew there must be something missing. Michael turned out to be the missing piece. He was able to instill confidence in our daughter and determine what she needed to do to “close the deal”. He practiced interviewing with her until she felt empowered. She knew exactly how to answer the hard questions and how to make sure the interviewer knew she wanted the job. Michael kept in close contact with her throughout the interview process at a number of companies. And it wasn’t long before she received an offer from a top company in the city she had targeted. Do yourself a favor and hire Michael right away for your college senior. His knowledge, care and coaching ability are first rate. We are very happy with the outcome for our daughter and recommend Michael without reservation.
D.T. Greenwich, CT
Michael not only consulted my son as he searched for employment after college, he coached him on how to effectively plan and position himself in pursuit of a career versus ‘landing a job.’ As an anxious parent hoping to see my son enter the workforce sooner than later, Michael was able to provide great perspective on the labor market, how to reach the right people in the right way, and to do it a pace that was suitable for my son. He was invaluable in mentoring my son through a critical personal transition, from the structure and routines of college life to making it happen on your own in an increasingly tough labor market.
R.H. New York, NY
I very much appreciated the guidance Michael gave my son. As an executive recruiter who has assisted 1000's of people, I could not have done what Michael achieved. As parents well know, sons and daughters seem to have better hearing when the voice is from a non family member. Michael helped my son think about his career path to date, his ambitions/skills and helped him communicate his talents in a commercial setting… i.e. a job interview. Michael would debrief with him and prepare for his next set of interviews. Through Michael's coaching, my son grew more confident as he got 'call backs' until he was offered his dream job. My wife and I are so grateful and so is our son!
D.H. New York, NY
Like many things in life, people don’t know what they don’t know. I found this to be particularly true with my son in the middle of his senior year at a top Midwest college in the relatively early stages of his job search for his first post-college gig. He did not have top of his class grades or large company spot-on internships prior to his senior year. He also didn’t want to engage his mom and dad much in the details surrounding his activates related to his search. Michael and his coaching provided the foundation for my son to systematically approach each step with purpose and increasing expertise. From establishing a more professional on-line presence to role-playing as prep for interviews, Michael was there supporting and guiding every step of the way. Today, I am happy to report that one week after graduation, my son is starting his first day of work at one of the largest financial institutions in America. My family and I are grateful to Michael and his expertise and I would strongly encourage anyone who can relate to any of the above-to reach out to Michael.
H.B. Boston, MA
Our son was an undecided college senior with a liberal arts degree, but lacked a defined career goal and confidence in how to go about securing a job and beginning his career. He was sending his resume to sites but had no real sense of how to focus his efforts, follow-up or use his network to help him get started. Michael worked with and coached him to become more focused in his efforts and to understand how to approach and follow-up with potential employers. With Michael's guidance, our son landed a paid internship after graduation with a start-up digital marketing firm. It turned out to be a frustrating start but Michael continued to work with our son to encourage him to make the most of this experience and build his way toward a full-time offer. When the company was unable to bring our son on full-time due to limited finances, Michael continued to coach him on networking, preparation, mock interviews and follow-up. Today, our son accepted a full-time offer from a growing, digital marketing firm with a great salary, benefits and most importantly, a greater send of self-confidence and an optimistic view of his future. My wife and I could not be happier with the support and coaching Michael provided to our son, who is now officially 'launched.' We could not be happier for, or prouder of our son. We highly recommend Michael and are happy to speak with you if you are considering his services.
B.S. New Rochelle, NY
My son was very comfortable working with Michael and spoke very highly of his efforts with him. Michael provided the confidence, direction and guidance he needed and it payed off in a short time with a great job offer. I am sure the time Michael worked with him and the skills he garnered will serve my son throughout his career journey.
J.K. Chicago, IL
Michael is the ultimate insider on what companies want in a new hire as he guided our students to great opportunities! He is the best resource for parents who want to help their children to align their purpose and passion with a fulfilling career. I highly recommend Michael!
C.G. Miami, FL
Michael… My niece loved working with you and you were indispensable. The lessons you taught her will remain with her for life. Many thanks again for everything!
D.H. New York, NY
Michael Sherman really knows his stuff! He handled it all — he prepped our son for interviews and helped him with a resume and cover letters. He followed up with our son regularly and formed a strong rapport — our son trusted him and so do we. Graduate to Employment showed genuine concern and interest in our son's success. We recommend Michael Sherman and his business without reservation!
A.H. Potomac, MD
Thank you for all your help through the job search process. Graduating into a global pandemic as an international student was very intimidating but you were reassuring (yet realistic) every step of the way. You kept me accountable and provided me with the right tools to reach out and network with professionals, which ultimately led to my resume being seen and more interviews. Our interview prep sessions helped tremendously and allowed me to go into each interview feeling confident. You truly helped every step of the way, even helping me draft and edit thank you/follow-up emails to my interviewers after. All of this ultimately helped me land my ideal role in the right industry and city. I cannot thank you enough and I hope we stay in touch!
V.S. Boston, MA
Michael was a fantastic partner in the hardest job market anyone has seen. I started working with Michael just before COVID and to no one's surprise, opportunities at senior levels where I was looking ground to a halt. Michael was instrumental in keeping my spirits up, coming up with new ways to connect with potential leads, and keeping me prepared for when the market did recover. When jobs did start to pick up, Michael was always there to strategize with me on each lead. I would highly recommend working with Michael to anyone in the job market, whether you are just starting your career or far along that path. Thank you Michael!
P.T. Wellesley, MA
Michael’s knowledge of the hiring process is unparalleled. From helping me work on my resume to guiding me through the interview process he was there with wisdom and optimism every step of the way. He always seemed to know the right thing to say when the pandemic altered my search, and he was instrumental in helping me secure my current job. He taught me always to be aggressive in following up and always to close every interview with passion. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with the process!!
J.T. Providence, RI
Graduating during a pandemic wasn’t ideal but having Michael as a resource was incredibly influential during my job search process. He was flexible, encouraging, and to the point about our strategy. Through working together, I've learned so many valuable skills and lessons about networking and interviewing. These skills helped me land a job and will continue to help me as a I progress through my career. If you are graduate who is struggling to land a job during this difficult time - I highly recommend working with Michael!
H.J. Tulsa, OK
Michael: I am immensely grateful for your guidance and support over the past several months. You have taught me skills that I will be able to use throughout the rest of my life, both in my professional career and personal life. Thank you for being there for me when I wasn't feeling confident about my abilities, as well as pushing me to go beyond my comfort zone when I needed the support. You have been an incredible resource for me and my family and I very much appreciate the time and effort you put into working with me! I will always value your insights and advice and I look forward to speaking with you again soon regarding my work at Fourwinds. I am so excited about my future and I can't wait to share my experiences with you!!
S.D. New Rochelle, NY
Michael was extremely helpful throughout the whole process by ensuring my resume and LinkedIn pages were high quality while also keeping me on top of my weekly tasks. I also appreciated his commitment to keeping me in high spirits during COVID which helped me feel confident enough to continue putting in the effort necessary. I would highly recommend working with Michael to anyone about to graduate college as his expertise proved invaluable many times throughout the time we worked together.
K. B. Los Angeles, CA
Over the past few months with Michael, I have gone from someone who found the prospect of writing an email to someone I didn’t know to be daunting, to someone who feels comfortable searching LinkedIn for professionals in my chosen industry and cold emailing them on my own. I used to be so intimidated by the prospect of talking with someone I didn’t know, that I’d have to use a pre-written script during networking calls. Now, I feel comfortable engaging with professionals in dynamic conversations that flow naturally, as well as assertively asking if they can connect me with anyone else they think it would be good for me to talk to. I far exceeded my own (low) expectations for my job search, ultimately landing a junior year summer internship in my chosen industry that is likely to turn into a full-time job post graduation. Setting aside all of the help with networking, interview prep, and applications, the most important thing Michael gave me is confidence in my own abilities to navigate the job market and build a successful career. I will take the skills I’ve learned in the past few months with Michael with me throughout my entire life, and I can’t recommend him more highly. I couldn’t have done it without all of your help! Wishing you the best in the future, and please stay in touch! Thank you Michael!!
I.T. Wellesley, MA
I was really unsure of what career path I wanted to pursue after completing college especially since I had been questioning my own enjoyment with my major at the time of graduation. Michael really gave me confidence in finding a job that I was comfortable with. He emphasized looking for a company that would provide me with room to grow, as well as one that contributed to my personal interests. It was extremely helpful to have someone I could ask any random question, no matter how seemingly inconsequential, about the job-finding process. His experience with how the system works truly made the entire process way less confusing and stressful. I sincerely appreciate everything that Michael did to help me find a job that I find interesting and a company that I am excited to be working for!
C.B. Atlanta, GA
Michael was invaluable during my final year of college as my focus shifted to my future career. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do but no solid path to get there. “Networking” is a pretty intimidating word to an undergraduate with little to no job search experience, but Michael made the whole process feel so much easier. The advice and guidance that Michael provided kept me motivated and confident that I was on the right track. He was available every time I needed him, even before or after traditional business hours. He helped me expand my network, prepare for informational interviews to get the most out of them, practice for traditional interviews to make sure I was selling myself to the best of my ability, and so much more. As a senior hiring manager for much of his career, he knows exactly what people are looking for and thus can provide genuine helpful insight. I can’t recommend his service enough!
D.G Chicago, IL
Michael: Thank you so much! This has certainly been a challenging process and I have really appreciated all your help throughout. You definitely helped me learn skills that were not only crucial to this job search, but will also help me throughout my career. I would love to stay in touch!!
A.S. San Francisco, CA
As a college student transitioning into business world, the challenges are unrelenting: Identifying networking opportunities and employment options, all while managing school work is no simple task. Juxtaposed alongside the current economic climate, it can seem impossible. Still, this is where Michael Sherman thrives. Through his easy-going nature, honest candor, and years of experience, Michael was able to instantly foster a connection and understand the perspective of me, a stressed student. These abilities enabled him to guide me through the recruiting process – assisting in writing emails, building resumes, and designing cover letters – that otherwise seemed so complicated. I couldn’t be more grateful to Michael for both his assistance throughout the employment process and the countless lessons he thought along the way: Working with him drastically improved my confidence and presentation, skills that should prove beneficial far beyond the application process.
D. S. Williamsburg, VA
Michael was really, really great. I was introduced to him via a family friend who had worked with him previously, and they could not speak highly enough. I even referred him to a few friends of mine before I even had an internship for the summer, just because I could tell that he was someone who knew what he was doing. As a current junior in college, finding a great summer internship is key, because the summer after, you’re hoping for a return offer after graduating. Michael not only helped me find the right internship, but he made the process, which can be extremely painstaking, very easy. We started working early on in the year, so by February (which is early for the industry that I liked), I had something locked in, and did not have to stress about finding something right before summer. He was extremely beneficial in helping me word e-mails correctly, interview well and ask the right questions, as well as narrowing down my options and eventually picking the right one. Admittedly, I could get distracted at times, whether I was caught up watching TV, surfing the web and procrastinating, or just hanging out with friends, but Michael was always there to keep me in check and make sure that I was getting done what I needed to. Michael was available whenever I needed him, so at any time if I had a question or wanted him to look over something, he was there to do so. He was also very helpful with building my LinkedIn, something that I had never really used before. I look forward to working with Michael in the future, and would definitely recommend him to anyone who is serious about looking for an internship, a job, or just as a good person to speak to on how to succeed.
J.E. Miami, FL
I don’t know how I would have fared in my job search without Michael’s support. My mother had heard of him through a mutual contact and decided that the additional counseling would do me well in my post-college job search. While I had thought that hiring a private consultant would be a tad excessive, I know now that I would have been lost in my Spring 2020 job hunt without his expertise. From professional insights to interview role-playing, Michael immediately established his credibility and reliability by responding to my particular interests with candid feedback, invaluable advice and regular check-ins to address my challenges and strategize solutions (plus, he was happily available for any spur-of-the-moment questions and concerns). From enhancing a job board profile to workshopping cover letters, online networking and closing an interview, Michael has taught me the skills and practices to distinguish my candidacy and make a professional impression. I’ve learned so much from him and managed to secure a wonderful career that accommodates my skills, passions, goals and location preferences. Despite the rather unstable COVID-19 hiring landscape, Michael has kept me motivated and accountable, helping me navigate the roller-coaster of job candidacy with polish and confidence. I consider the resulting offers due in no small part to his guidance. Michael is a wonderful coach and a delight to work with. I highly recommend his services!
K.H. Chicago, IL
As someone who was 10 years into an investment banking career, Michael Sherman helped me pivot to a different role within financial services. Without his help, guidance and advice, I would not have been able to have achieved this goal. Michael was instrumental in CV writing, interview preparation, highlighting accomplishments, articulating relevant professional experience, narrating my elevator pitch as well as managing the overall recruiting, interviewing and networking processes. I unequivocally recommend Michael to anyone at any stage of his or her career who is looking for career guidance, executive coaching, human resource expertise and advice on marketing of professional skills and accomplishments.
A.C. New York, NY
Michael Sherman changed my life. I cannot express how eternally grateful I am for his support and guidance throughout my job search. Michael was crucial in my job search process. From tightening up my resume to reviewing emails, Michael was there to guide and help me in every aspect possible. Prior to every single phone call or interview I had, Michael would speak to me on the phone (often given little warning on my end that I would be calling him!) and walk me through some key talking points. Michael ensured that I knew how to market myself according to each specific role I was applying for. After working with Michael for just two months, I went from applying to random jobs on LinkedIn to focusing on three target companies. Thanks to all of Michael's help, I was able to land an offer at one of my highly selected companies after graduation. Michael Sherman made the highly intense job search process seemingly smooth and stress-free. I cannot express how thankful I am for all of Michael's guidance. Thank you, Michael Sherman.
I.R. St. Louis, MO
Michael’s expertise and insight has provided direction and clarity to my career search. His industry knowledge has been a powerful tool, from providing feedback on how to improve my resume, advice on how to get my resume noticed, and helpful tips on preparing for interviews. Working with Michael helped me focus my energy in the right direction.
J.C. Boston, MA
Michael has been nothing short of amazing during my job search process. After I graduated, he was able to get me on track with regards to where I should be looking, whom I should be contacting, and how I should be organizing my search. Whether he was helping me write cover letters, draft emails, or prep for an interview, Michael always gave me his full attention and guidance for my specific needs. His patience, expert advice and overall belief in my success made my job search that much more manageable and enjoyable, and I could not be more grateful for his help. Beyond his extensive knowledge on how the professional world operates, however, Michael also set himself apart by truly caring about my well-being and success. His constant encouragement and willingness to help with whatever I needed really pushed me to where I am today. Although the job search process could be tough at times, Michael always knew how to lift my spirits and give me the confidence to continue moving forward. I’m so beyond thankful for his time and effort throughout this process, and know I would not be where I am today without his help. Thank you so much Michael.
J.L. Montreal, Canada
When I first started looking for a post-graduation job, I was not exactly sure what path I wanted to go down. I had a few fields in mind, but was not sure how to go about pursuing them. Michael was able to help me focus my ideas and come up with a strategy. He helped me figure out whom I already had in my network and how I should go about reaching out to each individual. He helped me prepare for all of communications including my resume, introductory emails, and thank you notes. Michael also helped me prepare for each of my conversations and interviews; the case study prep was invaluable. This made my process go much smoother and quicker than I expected. I am so excited to be working in a rotational program at a financial firm after graduation.
I.R. Rye, NY
When I met Michael, I was in a tricky position: I had a prestigious job but my direct boss was deliberately turning my life into a living hell for his own satisfaction. I needed to leave but I had been there for less than one year and couldn’t risk letting down those who had recommended me for the role. I needed a delicate exit plan and a new opportunity to thrive in a healthy workplace. Michael rose to the challenge and surpassed all of my expectations. I could not be more grateful for his expert advice and 24/7 counsel (except during Patriots games). In the two months that I’ve worked with him, I’ve left my miserable former position in good-standing and I’ve accepted my dream job in NYC! Michael, like Tom Brady… You are the GOAT! Thank you so much for your invaluable help!
J.P. Washington, DC
Michael was not only an invaluable resource in my search for a job, but his advise and guidance on career plans were second to none. With his help I was able to land the job of my dreams and establish connections within a fortune 100 company that will greatly further my career. Michael's interview advise is second to none and his tips made all the difference in securing my first job out of college. Through working with Michael, I have a newfound professional confidence and I am excited to continue my professional relationship with him!
M.G. Burlington, VT
From initially working with Michael Sherman, my anxiety towards the next phase of my life was automatically lessened as I was reassured time and time again that everything would work out. As a senior in college, there is a great amount of excitement, but that also comes along with a great amount of stress. Michael was there every step of the way to keep be calm and guide me in the right direction to employment. Through working with Michael I also was able to gain interpersonal strengths that I have found are extremely important within the corporate world. Michael exceeded my expectations and was such an important factor in my transition from college to postgraduate life.
S.S. Purchase, NY
Through my meetings with Michael I gained clarity on what I was offering to a company and how that intersected with what employers were looking for so I could present my strengths as assets and discuss my weaknesses as strengths in the making. Michael’s knowledge was essential and ever growing as he was there every step of the way to answer any concern, no matter how small. Most importantly, Michael was encouraging but honest and provided me with coaching that I’m certain will impact how I make decisions in my career, even now that I’ve secured an exciting job in my field of choice!
S.C. Los Angeles, CA
Michael was able to provide me with the best possible support I could have asked for in finding employment. I had been looking for a while unsuccessfully and my approach became much more dynamic with Michael on board. We were able to grow a network I did not think I had and that was ultimately the key to success. Thank you for all your help Michael!!!!
O.B. New Rochelle, NY
Michael is a priceless commodity in the employment search process. His ability to help leverage connections and make the most of any potential conversation creates opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist. After working with Michael over the last several months, I’ve started to communicate in a similar professional manner to him, which is an invaluable characteristic to build. Thanks to Michael, I landed a great job at a top tier company and will continue to conduct myself the same way he taught me for the rest of my professional life
R.S. Charleston, SC
Michael Sherman knows what he is doing! He not only helped me find my first job post college but also taught me skills that I will use for the rest of my life. He was always available if I had a question or needed help. Michael helps you prepare and feel confident while going through the interview process. I am so happy I was able to work with Michael and I am so grateful for all of his help!
A.C. Madison, WI
Michael was an enormous help throughout my job search. From helping build my resume to teaching me how to leverage connections and nailing interviews, Michael was integral part of securing my job. His knowledge and experience helped me feel confident and prepared throughout each step of the process. Beyond his expertise, Michael is also personable and easy to talk with. I was incredibly grateful to be able to work with him! !!
C.A. Iowa City, IA
Michael helped me show myself who I am and helped me show others who I am in the business world. The language of business becomes a simple equation under this job search guru’s advice and guidance. I have had a blast working with someone truly invested in making me my best self and who simply understands the roadmap to success. It really is simple. Michael will help you. You just have to let him. Thank you Michael. I just wanted to say thanks & hope this is not too short. There are only so many ways to say you’re the best!!
N.P. Cleveland, OH
I am incredibly grateful for all the assistance and support Michael has provided me over the past 2 years. I first began working with Michael during my senior year of college. With graduation on the horizon, I wasn’t quite sure of what my long-term career goals were; Michael not only gave me the tools and guidance to begin down the right path, he helped every step of the way. Graduating into a post-college world gripped by a global pandemic provided its own set of challenges- Michael was a constant source of crucial support and direction during these difficult times, helping me to adapt my skillsets and employment-search strategies in the face of a changing job market. Michael’s ability to nurture highly individualized professional development cannot be understated.
E.M. Hartford, CT
Working with Michael has been an incredible part of my job search, and absolutely fundamental to its ultimate success. Michael's experience leading staffing for global company's makes him uniquely qualified to advise clients on how to position themselves as a job applicant, and how to handle every form of communication with recruiters and employees. His confident, thoughtful, and decisive answers to my questions lessened my anxiety during a stressful time, as did his accessibility over email and text whenever a question arose. Moreover, his connections at established, global companies provides for incredible opportunities that would not be realized without his support. Thank you for everything, Michael!
A.T. New York, NY
Michael has helped me this last year in more ways than I can put into words. He has taught me lifelong skills that I will carry out with me as I move into my first job post-graduation and well beyond that. He has taught me skills in areas such as networking, communication, confidence, interviewing, and much more. He helped me realize that I had all of the tools I needed to succeed in front of me, and that his job was to teach me how to leverage them, which is exactly what he did. We are so grateful for you Michael and can’t thank you enough! Thank you so much again for everything, Michael! Really couldn’t have done this without you!
M.F. New Orleans, LA
Michael was an extremely important part of my job search from start to finish. I started working with Michael during my senior year, and he was able to provide constant support and encouragement up until I landed a position I was really happy about. When I was just getting started, Michael provided guidance to lead me in the right direction. He was extremely helpful in reorganizing my resume and making it stand out to any recruiter. After I landed a temporary job after school, Michael continued to work closely with me until I found a great full time opportunity. He made himself available whenever I needed advice or practice before an interview and I’m very thankful for all of his help. I highly recommend working with Michael to any college student or recent graduate who needs guidance to find the right opportunities.
L.S. New Orleans, LA
Michael: My sincere thanks for your help during the recruiting process. The resume you helped me craft was unrecognizable from my initial draft and made me stand out at every career fair. Your interview advice was fantastic and after our work together I felt confident entering every interview. The skills you've taught me have been a boon during this recruiting season and will stay with me throughout the rest of my career. Thank you for your guidance!!
C.H. South Bend, IN
Michael did an extraordinary job with helping me put together a standout resume, preparing me with the right questions to ask interviewers and really giving me an insider's perspective on what companies are looking for in an employee. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new or even a first job. Michael's support made a massive difference in my job search!
C.M. Denver, CO
It cannot be overstated how much Michael helped me in my job search process. Whether it was prepping me for interviews, revising cover letters, or a mid-week meeting to keep me focused and on track, Michael was there every step of the way. Having someone in my corner that has the knowledge and expertise of Michael gave me absolute confidence throughout the entire process.
A.H. New York, NY
Michael really helped me out just after school. I had done some networking and had a couple opportunities, but nothing I was too crazy about. Just when I thought I had exhausted my resources, Michael steered me in the right direction. Between opening lines, keeping up with follow ups, finding the right person, and asking the closing question Michael knows it all. At the end of the day I ended up with multiple employment options all because of Michael's help. Couldn't be happier at my new job! I still keep in touch with Michael, great guy all around and huge help with post grad employment.
J.B. Epping, N.H.
I cannot thank you enough for all your help! I can honestly say you have helped me improve by leaps and bounds. I could not be more excited about my new opportunity! Working together has been a wonderful experience! Again, thank you for all your help!!!
S.H. San Francisco, CA
I was thinking of you and Graduate to Employment as I recently hit my one year mark here at my new job. I wanted to thank you again for everything you've done. The experience I'm getting here is excellent and the process we went through really helped me get to where I am today.
S.H. Morristown, NJ
Michael was integral to my job search process. I left my job of four years in search of an opportunity in a completely different professional field, and I wouldn’t have had the success that I did without Michael’s help. He impressed upon me the importance of my professional network and the taught me the necessary tools to leverage those relationships. His insight in the hiring process prepared me for every job interview I secured. I went into each meeting knowing what to expect and was confident in my ability to prove my worth as a potential employee in every situation. Words cannot express my heartfelt gratitude for everything I’ve learned during my time with Michael. I cannot imagine going through the job search without his guidance!
L.S. Washington, DC
Michael is an incredible coach because he defines his success by his clients’ success. After working for several small companies and freelancing, I was ready to transition into a more traditional work environment. Michael’s experience as a corporate executive, as well as his natural coaching abilities and candor, helped guide me to be successful in every step of my career search process. He helped me build confidence in speaking about my skillset while networking and interviewing, which ultimately helped me succeed in being offered a great job with a very competitive salary. Michael always willingly made himself available to talk and prep with me at short notice. He sees his commitments through and if you are considering working with him, I urge you to contact him. Not only will he help you reach your short-term goal of landing a great job, he will help instill you with skillsets and confidence that you’ll carry with you throughout your career and the rest of your life!
J.C. Miami, FL
Upon landing my ideal job, I was most excited to let Michael know. He is and was an active partner in my job search and career growth. From our initial conversation, he was always pushing for the right job, and not just any job. I cannot thank Michael enough for his guidance in crafting my resume, navigating networking emails and conversations, providing accountability and encouragement, interview preparation, and so much more. I've never worked with someone more willing and available to help in whatever way they can. Thank you, Michael for making me more aware of my strengths, and giving me the tools I needed to move my career forward.
C.B Denver, CO.
Michael helped me build a resume that really set me apart from other grads in my class. I left more confident in my ability to find a great job within my field of choice. He took the time to understand not only what I wanted to do but how best to position me to stand out from others looking for the same opportunities. I would recommend Michael and the Graduate to Employment program to anyone looking for help entering the workforce.
M.S. Harrisonburg, VA
Michael has played a critical role in my job-searching process and has been by my side through every step of the way. He has helped me create a stand-out resume, effectively prepare for interviews, consolidate impressive and unique interview questions, and craft thoughtful and professional emails. Michael has also helped me develop the confidence and skill-sets I needed before walking into an interview. I really couldn't have been where I am now if it weren't for Michael, so thank you for everything!!
T.T. New York, NY
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the invaluable guidance and insight that you provided during my job search. Your ability to keep me focused instilled much needed confidence especially when the light at the end of the tunnel did not seem readily visible. I look forward to starting my new position at the end of the month and per your coaching am so pleased I did not settle for anything less. Thank you for everything.
M.R. New York, NY
Thank you so much for your help and support throughout my entire job search process. I really appreciated your guidance throughout interview preparation, resume/LinkedIn building, and networking. I will take these valuable skills with me for the rest of my life.
J.G. Greenwich, CT
Thanks for all of your help! I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. I'm excited and ready to begin working in the real world and so much of that is due to your guidance. Lets make sure we stay in touch!
C.H. Stamford, CT
Michael: I hope you’re doing well! I just wanted to quickly send you an email during the holiday season/new year to thank you again for helping me earlier last year. So far, the job’s going really well and I’m excited to further improve in the future with the tools and skills you taught me. Thank you again for everything, I definitely hope to keep in contact!
C.B. Atlanta, GA
Before I met Michael, I was stressed and scared that I wouldn’t find a job after college. The first thing Michael did was give me the confidence I needed that if I listened to him and worked hard, I shouldn’t be concerned about finding a job. I was thoroughly impressed with Michael’s availability to coach and his 'hands on' approach. Michael gave me the impression that I wasn’t just another client. His network and knowledge is vast and he gave me every tool to be successful in my search. I am very thankful to have been connected with him because I don’t believe I would’ve found the position I wanted without him.
J.B. Chicago, IL
Michael gave me strategies, advice, and guidance on how to best find a career that I was excited about. I graduated from a liberal arts college without a job prospect and started my search by myself with the help of family and friends. I had not found a job by the January following my graduation. My confidence was down and I felt as if I was fighting a losing battle. That's when I began with Michael. He not only promised he would help me secure a job I was interested in, but also teach me techniques and skills that I could take forward in my life. He fully delivered on his promise. One of the biggest focuses of Michael’s graduate planning is networking. Throughout my time working with Michael, he helped me develop skills, techniques, and the best way to network with people. In addition, Michael was always available if I needed anything. There were countless times that I received a message from a company or a contact and had a question for Michael. It did not matter how late I sent a message to him, Michael would always get back as quickly as possible. There were even times that Michael knew I had an interview and he would email or call me to ask how it had gone before I had a chance to contact him. Regardless of the situation a recent grad is in, Michael provides the individual with skills, confidence, and a great approach to attaining a worthwhile position. I highly recommend working with him!
Z.K. Boston, MA
Michael provided objective advice when I needed it most. His clear, experienced guidance helped me stay level-headed for interviews. Then, he helped me navigate job offers to decide which opportunity was best for me both professionally and personally. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for help during the often overwhelming job search process!
C.L. Pittsburgh, PA
Deciding to work with Michael was the best decision I made during my senior year of college. Not only is Michael an expert in his field with a vast knowledge and network, but he goes above and beyond for his clients. Michael worked with me on every aspect of the job search, from finding appropriate positions and editing my resume to proofreading thank you emails. Michael truly cares about his clients' success, and he made a huge effort to help me land a job at a top company. Without Michael, I would not be going into my second semester employed and excited for the future. I would recommend working with Michael to any job seeker who wants a streamlined, stress free process with an amazing result!
R.T. New Haven, CT
I cannot speak highly enough about how helpful and supportive Michael was in my job search process. He was extremely understanding and flexible regarding my other priorities while making sure I was focused and in the right position to succeed. Perhaps Michael's greatest skill was his ability to adapt his coaching style to what was most effective for me during the process. Without Michael I would not be where I am today. I got a great position and will always be grateful for his help.
Q.J. Chapel Hill, NC
I hope you are doing well. I wanted to give you an update on how things are going with my new role. It has been a month since I started and I am really enjoying it. I have learned an incredible amount in such a short time. I really enjoy the people I work with and could not be happier. It is really funny because if you were to have told me when I graduated school in 2017 computer science would be in my future, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. I remember you saying when I began with you that you end up where you least expect. It is really true. In summary, everything has really been wonderful.Thank you again for all of the help.
Z.K. Boston, MA
Michael has it all - he's knowledgeable, helpful, personable, and professional. What truly sets him apart, however, is how much he cares about helping you in your job search. He remembered every detail of every conversation we had. I felt like I was his only client because he was always available when I needed him. I always felt like he made me his top priority. He not only helped me find the right job for me, but helped me develop skills that I will use in my career as it continues to unfold.
N.H. San Francisco, CA