LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new entrant in the field of career and resume consulting. Collegian Career Coaching (CCC), headed by Melissa Teller, assists college students and those already in the workplace with resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and job-search strategies.
Teller brings with her a wealth of experience. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, she worked for a premier Los Angeles law firm. While there, she co-chaired the firm's hiring committee, sifting through resumes and conducting interviews to help determine which law students would receive job offers. Teller then parlayed her expertise with the hiring process to the financial services industry, where she headed up campus hiring programs at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse in New York City.
CCC's clients thus far have raved about Teller's services, and the results she has helped them to achieve. "Melissa made the daunting process of creating a resume very straightforward," reports Blair Shankle, a Baylor University student in the Class of 2017. After working with Teller, Shankle received offers from every accounting firm with which she interviewed.
Kaitlin Ray, a 2015 graduate of UCLA, relates a similar story. "Melissa not only understands what employers are looking for, she also gets to know you as a person," explains Ray. "Thus she will help you best represent who you are and what you have achieved. I'm very grateful to have had Melissa's perceptive eye on my resume and her guiding hand in my career preparation." Like Shankle, Ray too received a job offer in her field of choice (sports broadcasting) shortly after working with Teller.
Anyone in the job market will benefit from Teller's expertise (and she works with clients at all stages of their professional development), but what distinguishes CCC from other career coaching services is that it specializes in college students and recent graduates. During her time at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse, Teller recognized a need among collegians for practical, tailored career guidance. Even students earning high grades at prestigious schools often knew little about how to best position themselves in the job market.
Teller notes that many parents invest substantial resources in courses that prepare their high-school students for college entrance exams, and also hire college admissions coaches to assist them in preparing their applications. But investing in their career preparation is just as important, says Teller, and on-campus career centers may not have sufficient resources to give students the one-on-one attention they need.
Teller urges parents to treat the "college-to-career" transition in the same manner as the college admissions process, and insists that preparation for life after college should begin long before graduation. Ideally she would like to start working with clients during their freshman or sophomore year in school so that she can help them make wise choices regarding the courses and extra-curricular activities that will become the material for their resumes.
Teller stresses that this investment in career preparation will pay off for many years to come, because the resume-writing, interviewing, and other skills that she teaches her clients will serve them throughout their professional lives. She's already proving that through her services with CCC.
Based in Los Angeles, CCC can work with clients worldwide via phone, email and video chat. A detailed description of CCC's services and pricing can be found at www.collegiancareercoaching.com.
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