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
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
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 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.
L.G. San Francisco, CA
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 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. We would highly recommend Michael to any parents looking to help their child in their job search process.
S.J. Boston, MA
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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. 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