What Parents Are Saying…
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. Boston, MA
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
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
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. Micheal 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
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
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
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
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
What Clients Are Saying…
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
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
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 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 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 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 Washington, D.C.
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
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