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From the beginning, I knew I was talking to someone who was very knowledgeable about so many industries. Susanna not only provided me excellent career guidance and opened me to explore possibilities, but also positioned my resume and profile which immediately got me before the right decision makers for interview. She was very helpful in preparing me for the interview which is what landed me my current position.

– Reuben A., Director of Development, Rand Institute

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I retained Susanna Shamim’s Executive Career services because she immediately pinpointed in our first call, the drawbacks in my efforts to explore executive positions. She completely redeveloped my resume and profile which greatly assisted me to be invited to multiple opportunities. She was also very helpful in coaching me through the interviews which were successful in landing me a position that I finally accepted.  Susanna further guided me to negotiate a desirable compensation package and have I have relocated to a new position. I’m very pleased with the overall services and recommend Susanna to any executive who is considering a career change or advancement.
– Zeki B., Ph.D., H.C.L.D. – Clinical Laboratory Director  (Relocated from Las Vegas, NV to Miami, FL)

I was very fortunate to have Susanna as my personal coach. She was very helpful and really guided me through my transition in terms of the coaching that she gave me and most of all, for truly understanding my older employee situation. The resume and profile she created caught the eye of recruiters immediately which led to interviews. Susanna was also good in keeping up my confidence and checking in with me to ensure I had what I needed. I recommend her highly if you are in need of making a career transition.
– Robert G., Medical Sales Executive, McKesson, CA

Susanna was referred to me by a colleague and I was so grateful for her support and assistance in rebranding my resume and profile which had been neglected for years. Working with her was delightful because she was able to understand my medical background and positioned me for advancement in my field.
Marci P., RN, BSN, MBA, Field Operations Senior Director at Genentech, Bay Area, CA

I found Susanna at a very pivotal point in my career when I had taken a leave of absence from work due to some issues I was dealing with on my job. When I was ready to return, Susanna was there to help me capture my accomplishments on my resume and profile. She was always available to coach me and answer my questions as I was considering positions. She prepared me for interviews and also on how to negotiate more salary. I have found working with her most valuable and have gained her friendship for life.
– S.Uma Y., Senior Scientist, Edward Life Sciences (Formerly at Amgen)

I was able to land an advanced position only with Susanna Shamim’s career transition services, I saw some immediate results. My resume and profile began to get traction. Susanna also gave me valuable feedback on how I needed to present my accomplishments in an interview. Her prep was very insightful. Susanna is very knowledgeable and insightful about people and she is a great leadership coach. I can truly recommend her approach is what helped me get into the director level position.

Prabhu A., Director – Medical Management Systems at Becton Dickinson (formerly at Abbott)

Susanna is LinkedIn’s Best Career Coach! She was committed to helping me every step of the way from rewriting my resume and LinkedIn profile, to interview prep, and even offered strategic advice for the final hiring negotiations. She is a branding expert and incredibly knowledgeable about the latest hiring process and HR standards. She took the time to really understand my goals and she also understands the unique aspects of industry trends for employment. I highly recommend Susanna. She will help you land the job of your choice. 
– Christian M. – Digital Marketing – Marketing Researcher, USC  (Relocated from Vermont to Los Angeles)

Susanna’s sound advice and informed perspective helped me through the uncertainty of my job search. From the early tasks of updating my resume and LinkedIn profile to the final stages of interviewing and negotiating, Susanna encouraged me with level-headed feedback and insight. She was responsive and available whenever I had news to discuss or decisions to make. Throughout the process, she emphasized courtesy, outreach, and gratitude, which turned what could have been an anxious experience into a positive one. With her guidance, I was able to land a new position that exceeded my expectations and advanced my career. I think anyone looking for their next professional adventure would benefit by having Susanna on their team!
–  Janet H., Artistic Director, NBCU Studios, Japan – now at Shield AI

I highly recommend Susanna to professionals who are looking to re-brand themselves or to work on the presentation of their professional experiences. Her work and input had noticeable and immediate impact on my LinkedIn profile. Susanna provides a great service experience where her approach is very personal. She is also a great career mentor. She provides great tips on where, how and what approach to take when looking for a career change. I definitely recommend individuals to take the full package.
– Trung T., CIMA, CMA, CPA, Senior Finance, Accounting and Internal Audit Leader, Exxon, Ontario, Canada

I was referred by a colleague to Hi-Point Coaching. I was applying for a new position and had not updated my resume in quite some time and was very rusty in interviewing. I had a questionnaire to respond to as part of the application process with a very fast turnaround. Susanna updated my resume and customized it to the position. She also helped to edit my responses to the questionnaire. Later on she coached me on the interview and helped me prepare for the kinds of questions I would be asked. I found Susanna’s feedback very refreshing; she felt that my experience and skills were not a match for what was required and how to address the deficiencies. She was very encouraging and prepared me to be my best at the interview. I was most appreciative for her coaching and guidance and would highly recommend her if you are considering a career or job change.
– Wil G, Director, Financial Services, AZ

 I was very pleased working with Susanna who helped me clarify my brand and position me for higher level opportunities. She was able to grasp the complex nature of my work and the relationship nature of how I conduct business to develop marketing campaigns. She asks the right questions which causes one to dig deeper. She was able to refine, polish and pivot my experience for leadership roles. I learned about myself through this process and felt more prepared to discuss my experience.

– Robert R. -Executive Creative Officer- Warner Bros

Susanna was most helpful in my transition from working with smaller independent companies to a larger company in entertainment. I was most impressed with how she redeveloped my resume and profile; her writing is superior to any that I have seen. I had not been getting any results trying for several months on my own but her versions immediately started getting me noticed by recruiters. I found the interview coaching and compensation negotiation process very nerve wracking and Susanna was there to guide me through this part and I felt I really was able to get the best deal possible. I continue to recommend her to all my colleagues who are looking to make a career change and will back when I need her services again.
– Jim F. Creative + Art Director Specializing in TV | Digital – United Talent Agency 

I cannot thank Susanna enough for helping me realize that I was underselling myself. She made me take stock of my career and then also showcased it on my resume and profile. I understand why she was recognized as Best Career Coach because she is truly very good at what she does. She gave me the boost of confidence that I was lacking to aspire for something better than what I had settled for.
– Mel L., Producer – Manager Animation – VFX – Motion Graphics

I am an architect who had decided to go back to a full-time job after 15 years of self-employment so I knew I needed help with my professional presentation to employers and recruiters. With so many resume writers’ services available, I am grateful that I decided to work with Coach Susanna, principal at High-Point Coaching. Firstly, she was available for a face to face meeting, which was very important for me, as I believe it is the best way for someone to get to know what you are about. She asked the right questions and helped me focus on how to brand myself for my job search. Her resume writing skills are excellent and she was open to my ideas and revisions. Her collaborative, open and patient approach led us to a great result. Susanna is also a great career coach and I will definitely consider her expertise for consultations as I navigate this career transition.
– Carolina T. R.., AIA -Architect 

Susanna you were wonderful in helping me ease back into the job market after being with the same company for a long time. I found your coaching inspiring and uplifting. You understood my complex technical experience and were able to draw them out and position me for career advancement.  Your resume and profile immediately got attention of recruiters and I found myself in interviews in a matter of days. Also the interview prep coaching session gave me techniques on how to answer difficult questions and I really learned how to sell myself. I will definitely be referring other clients to you.
– Joseph R. – Project Management Leader-Top Security Clearance-Specializing in design/build to flight test- BAE, Arizona

Susanna worked tirelessly on getting me the LinkedIn profile and resume I needed to receive a truly great job. Susanna made it very easy to get through the real meat of my career information and apply it into a transferable summation. Susanna also helped me understand how my Program Management skills doesn’t just apply to the Department of Defense but can be used in many other industries I wouldn’t have considered on my own.
– Kevin J., Project / Program Manager – Medical Device Company – Top Security Clearance (formerly at Northrop Grumman)

After months of frustrations and a few unsuccessful interviews, I decided to go a step further. That’s when I found Susanna. From the start, she was very clear on her approach and was able to quickly identify my weaknesses, sharpen my strengths, and point me in the right direction. In a matter of days, she redesigned my resume and LinkedIn profile, making them much more attractive to recruiters. She and I had several interview prep/coaching sessions also, which were of great help to say the least. She was able to point out my shortcomings during practice interviews and provided me with the most appropriate answers to both easy and convoluted questions. Within a few weeks, I started getting contacted by a number of interested parties and finally, I landed a job in which I was very interested. Susanna’s overall process is not only pragmatic and to the point, but also easy to follow and very educational. Her professionalism and expertise are immaculate and her understanding persona is very easy to work with. Thanks to her, today I have a much better understanding on how to approach potential career opportunities. I would like to strongly recommend Susanna and her services to anyone who’s looking for new opportunities.

– Orville M. – Sr Quality Manager, Hunter Douglas, Arizona

Susanna is an amazing coach. She helped me transition into a managerial role after being in a technical role for about 20 years. As a coach, she patiently listened to my stories, strengths and challenges, encouraged me when I felt down and hopeless. Using her various workbooks and techniques, she helped me establish my personal brand highlighting my strengths while coaching me to overcome those challenges. In addition to the personal branding exercise, I found her interview techniques and practices to be extremely effective and valuable. In a way, working with her helped me discover and understand myself better. I couldn’t have made my career jump without Susanna! I would wholeheartedly (and did) refer Susanna to anyone who’s looking to transform and elevate their career.

–  Petricia W., MBA, Application Development Manager at Cetera Financial Group

 

I have served in public education and technology fields for nearly 30 years and I needed to find an expert to help me craft a professional resume. Susanna made the process of re-branding myself from an educator to a “Multi-faceted Professional Leader” Her approach and efficient and work was exemplary in distilling my extensive experience that spanned varied administrative roles whether it was school site or county office, research grants, or county wide program initiatives. I am pleased with her attention to creating for me a personalized CV that captured the big themes I hold important like innovation and creativity. Her services landed me a number of interviews, even a face to face interview with a prestigious university. I highly recommend Susanna to launch your career to the next level.

David E., M.Ed, Director of Education Technology & Innovations (STEM Education) – S. CA School District

I am so pleased to recommend Susanna to all my academic associates. She completely developed a new CV and cover letter for me to apply for a full-time tenure track position, capturing my academic experience and transferring my former experience in industry. It opened the doors for me to get the position that I wanted after being an adjunct professor for almost 10 years. Susanna is able to capture your essence in writing and reflect it back in your resume or CV. She is very knowledgeable about careers and understands how to brand or re-brand professional experiences. I also found her coaching me on the panel interview style most beneficial in being better prepared for my interview. I have landed my ideal position and am so appreciative of Susanna’s help and support during this transition.
– Richard C., Faculty, Los Angeles Community College

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