By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

-Benjamin Franklin

Ever wonder why you can get the interview, but not the job? Studies show that about a third of all managers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether or not they will hire someone. Learning interviewing skills and being fully prepared will help you make a winning impression and land the job you want.

Packages are custom-tailored to your individual needs. Our professional development team will work one-on-one with you on a journey of self discovery and career exploration, job search tips, the nuances of successful interviews, and how to connect with the interviewer. From mock interviews to keyword-optimized resumes,  you will be able to make mistakes in a safe environment and receive instant, constructive feedback. This allows you to to be confident in your answers and be more relaxed and prepared during interviews.  You have one goal during your interview, and that’s to get the offer!

NEW PRO PACKAGES

For High School and College Students

The New Pro Packages are specifically tailored for high school students and college students who would benefit from a deeper understanding of their strengths, personal motivations, and evaluate how this can help them select career paths.  You will work with a career counselor who will help you dive deeper through assessments and one-on-one career counseling to learn more about who you are at your core. Your counselor will help you to translate this information into identifying career and educational paths for which your unique skills and strengths will be best utilized.

New Pro Silver

$850
  • 2 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Resume

New Pro Gold

$1350
  • 3 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 1 Skills Assessment
  • Resume & Cover Letter

New Pro Platinum

$1850
  • 4 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 4 In-Depth Assessments
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile

MID-LEVEL PACKAGES

For Job Seekers with 9 or less years of experience.

The New Pro Packages are specifically tailored for high school students and college students who would benefit from a deeper understanding of their strengths, personal motivations, and evaluate how this can help them select career paths.  You will work with a career counselor who will help you dive deeper through assessments and one-on-one career counseling to learn more about who you are at your core. Your counselor will help you to translate this information into identifying career and educational paths for which your unique skills and strengths will be best utilized.

Mid Level Silver

$1150
  • 3 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Resume

Mid Level Gold

$1650
  • 4 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 1 Skills Assessment
  • Resume & Cover Letter

Mid Level Platinum

$2250
  • 5 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 4 In-Depth Assessments
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile

TOP PRO PACKAGES

For Job Seekers with 10+ years of experience.

The New Pro Packages are specifically tailored for high school students and college students who would benefit from a deeper understanding of their strengths, personal motivations, and evaluate how this can help them select career paths.  You will work with a career counselor who will help you dive deeper through assessments and one-on-one career counseling to learn more about who you are at your core. Your counselor will help you to translate this information into identifying career and educational paths for which your unique skills and strengths will be best utilized.

Top Pro Silver

$1800
  • 4 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Resume

Top Pro Gold

$2500
  • 5 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 1 Skills Assessment
  • Resume & Cover Letter

Top Pro Platinum

$3000
  • 6 Hours Career Counseling
  • Career Strategy / Planning
  • Mock Interview
  • 4 In-Depth Assessments
  • Resume & Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile

MEET THE COUNSELORS

JENNIFER E. FREE

Jennifer is the President and Founder of Jennifer E. Free Creative Services. She obtained her BA in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, focusing her studies on World Literature, British Literature, and Marketing and has completed graduate coursework in Communication Technology and Social Media at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. Before she was a full-time entrepreneur and writer, Jennifer was the Assistant Director in the Bursar’s office at a local University where she worked with both traditional and non-traditional students to help them achieve their goal of pursuing various levels of degrees. Her business expertise includes Communications, Operations Management, Finance, Program Development, Project Management, and Team Leadership. She has found her niche as a professional resume writer and counselor, allowing her to combine her passion for connecting with people with her love of business and writing. She is a hockey mom to two young sons and the Director of the Women’s Hockey League at the Murrysville SportZone where she is also a player and a youth hockey coach.

LAURA F. DULANEY

Laura is a Career and Educational Consultant with over fifteen years’ experience working with thousands of students in higher education. Laura is an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University and has taught at both Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to working in higher education, Laura enjoyed a successful career in sales and management and with several Fortune 500 companies. She received her undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University where she studied Marketing. Laura is a natural teacher, trainer, and motivator with an innate ability to understand people with her strong intuition and keen insight. Laura graduated from Duquesne University with a Masters Degree in Counselor Education. Laura’s philosophy as a counselor is rooted in helping people grow professionally amidst changing circumstances, personal crisis, or limited resources, transitioning from one stage of their life to the next, helping them to discover themselves, their abilities, and their potential, and helping them set goals, overcome barriers, and plan fulfilling and productive professional lives.

FAQs

Submit your online request here with your selected package. We will be in contact with you via email to discuss your project within 48 business hours. All information requested to begin work on as well as a partial payment (amount will be determined by selected package) is due before work begins. You will be given a link where you can submit all of your documentation. Once all documentation is received, we will work with you to schedule your coaching sessions.

For the Career Transformation Package: Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn services generally run a 4-6 week turnaround. You will be emailed a rough draft of your resume/cover letter. Revisions are due within 48 hours. Upon receipt of your revisions, a final draft will be emailed to you within 48 hours for your final approval. Once you have approved the documents, your final invoice with remaining balance will be sent and your final documents will be emailed to you upon receipt of final payment.

  • The most recent copy of your resume in a .docx format
  • Previous versions of your resume (not required but appreciated)
  • A copy of your current job description
  • Any updates that need added to new resume, including
    • Education
    • Additional jobs
    • Trainings
    • Volunteer Work
    • Professional Affiliations
  • At least 5 online job postings of jobs that interest you
  • Salary range desired
  • An idea of your stylistic preferences. Visit our Pinterest boards for inspiration.
  • URL for your LinkedIn profile and all applicable social media profiles. Please provide login for LinkedIn if you have selected The Big Three package.
  • 3-4 references in the following format
    • Name
    • Title
    • Company
    • Email
    • Phone Number

The style sample you provide will serve as our guide. We can’t guarantee that it will look exactly like the sample, but it will be stylistically similar.

Once you approve a template or style, a change fee of $50 will be charged for all requests for template changes for resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

We do not offer printing services for resumes or any other projects. Your resume documents will be provided to you in .pdf and .docx file formats. A high quality printer is recommended for optimal print quality. A higher weight paper is generally not necessary but is certainly acceptable if you wish to bring copies of your resume to interviews or job fairs.

No, and anyone that tells you that they can is selling you a bowl full of lies. (yuck!)

The purpose of a professional resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn page is to increase your likelihood of being invited to interviews. It is a pivotal part of your entire professional package; however, it is only one piece of what is necessary to present during the job search process.

Your qualifications, experience, job history, education, geographic location, volunteer work, past job performance, how well you prepare for and perform during your interview, etc. are all things that are considered by employers when deciding which candidates to interview/select for positions.

Even if you are the best candidate for a position, you still may not get the job for reasons beyond your control. (internal candidate, nepotism, etc.)

No matter what happens, we guarantee that you will be more prepared than you were before we sat down together.

Dress appropriate to the industry and the climate of the workplace for which you are applying. Tired of your boring old interview suit? Worry not, guys and gals! Check out our Pinterest style boards for some fresh spins on traditional attire.

Resources

Looking to boost your marketability or advance in your career? Learn something new! Learn online at your own pace and gain the knowledge you need to advance to the career of your dreams. The sky is the limit; it’s up to you to decide how high you want to soar.

Dale Carnegie Training Institute

LinkedIn Learning Courses and Certifications

Microsoft Office Trainings – Free!

Google Workspace Learning Center

Digital Media and Tech Jargon Cheat Sheet