Matthew V., VP of Human Resources, Alaska

“Mary Elizabeth’s system for assisting her clients is unique and addresses more than just finding a new job. I found her questions helped me to identify what was truly important to me and my family. Not only did she help me with seeking new employment, I found the weekly journal helped me to better define me as a professional. Where I started and ended with my career search is different. With the assistance of Mary Elizabeth, I was able to secure a position that fit me professionally and was what I truly desired from a new position. Mary Elizabeth is warm, caring, and takes the time to tailor a job search that has a positive and rewarding outcome.”

Mark H., VP Technology, CA

“I was able to use portions of your tips and strategies outlined in your Interviewing/Negotiations Course in my recent interviews and compensation negotiations and just signed the offer letter for a position that is about 35% higher than the total compensation from my last position, and it’s with a consistently top rated company for employee satisfaction. I was able to tactfully affect the initial anchor offer upwards before it was made, and then still pushed it up another $31,700 after that with an additional week vacation and early performance appraisal thrown in to boot. Thank you!

Julie K., Advertising, TX

“I participated in your Job Search Success System. Two weeks ago, I accepted a job offer as an xxxxx for a xxxxxx company here in xxx Texas. The CEO offered me the job on the first interview; I had faxed him a one-page value proposition letter. The things I learned in The Job Search Success System were priceless, especially the information about the hidden job market. I focused solely on the hidden job market. My job search resulted in a pay increase of 5k per year. I had a total of five interviews; which resulted in 2 job offers, and 4 second interviews. I didn’t post my resume on any job board, never contacted anyone in HR or submitted my resume via email. I am now in a new industry. My search could have been shorter, if I hadn’t let my fears and doubts slow me down from time to time. I think the key thing was focusing on the hidden job market, following up, and focusing on how I could help companies solve their problem or add value. Thank you!!!”

Operations Director, US Military, TX

“I accepted an offer as an executive for (premier retailer). Many Many Many THANKS to your outstanding work and all the information I gained and used from your Career Artisan Series. I can say without hesitation the small investment paid big dividends in both obtaining a job I am really excited about, the interview and negotiation process. I was well prepared far more than I understood in the beginning along with realizing how much of an advantage I had obtained over my peers struggling with transition. My new salary is a comparable 6 figures $ to my current military pay. Not bad for starting in a new career with no retail experience (thy hired me for the ability to lead sm, med and large organizations). Also, I negotiated 10K more per year plus and 5K signing bonus and ________ has a very generous benefits program.”

Sales Executive, ENG

“I just got an offer that with salary plus bonus, the annual target income is near 6-figures and since the bonus is variable, it could top 6-figures. Thanks for being a great coach! HR informed that my requested salary was beyond the range for my position, but they offered it to me anyway… wow! Happy Mom’s Day to you!”

Nicholas S., IL

“You and your system helped me transition from 27 years in video production to retail management with the leading grocery company in the world. AND I did it without having to take a pay cut! What’s more, I was brought in at a level two Manager level. It seemed like quite a leap but you helped me craft a resume that showed them that I could do it, and now I am! In fact, much of my success I credit to your program including learning the priceless information you provide in your interview coaching module on repositioning into new industries gave me the answers to tough questions – this was key for me. Thank you!”

Adam M., Construction Executive, PA

“By applying Mary Elizabeth’s coaching strategies, I found a job in the hidden job market in under 30 days and the company called ME! What’s more, through using Mary Elizabeth’s interview and negotiation techniques, I secured an agreement with my new employer to share in 30% of the net profits of both new and existing clients. I never dreamed an opportunity like this would have come along in this market. I refer everyone I know that is currently in a job search to Mary Elizabeth, The Career Artisan . . . she can help you meet and even exceed your career goals. Thank you!!”

Bob G., Operations Executive, FL

“After using your system I received three interviews in a single week in the hidden job market! I was offered an ideal position with a 10% compensation increase over my previous job. On top of that, I used your “monthly email day” to ask you about negotiation techniques and, with the coaching and feedback you gave me, I was able to negotiate a $23,000 signing bonus and full relocation package into the offer I received! It is a great job opportunity that is in line with my objectives, and one that I never went out to the job boards to try to find. I also have a new set of tools to help my personal networking and business marketing activities moving forward. Thanks again, Mary Elizabeth, for your efforts in developing a well-thought-out, easy-to-follow program . . . it works!”

Daniel T., OR

“I wanted to let you know that I finally got a job after 5 interviews!!! It was not a posted job. They actually created a job for me. Hummmm. Where have I heard this before now? So, I owe you a success story using your system.”

Julie H., Vice President Member Relations, TX

“Mary Elizabeth Bradford helped me understand what I could be doing better to create a rewarding job opportunity. My only regret is not having found her sooner during my job search journey. Initially, I was reluctant to purchase the Job Search Success (JSS) System but after finally doing so, I was glad to have made the investment in my career. Each session is filled with so much valuable information – solid proven techniques resulting from her years’ experience as a successful executive recruiter. Besides she entertaining to listen to and keeps you connected to the topic. The JSS system is something I can refer back at any time. In fact, I’ve listened to some of my favorite episodes multiple times still learning new things. Mary Elizabeth is genuine and thoughtful.”

Julie B., TX

“I just had to send you a note to give you an update of what’s been happening for me. Since December 24, 2011, I have conducted a small direct mail campaign to about 30 companies per your instructions. Last week I got two calls from hiring managers and one of them resulted in an interview on this past Friday. The interview on Friday went well and the hiring manager let me know about another hidden position they had coming up and asked if I was interested in that one as well. By the time Friday afternoon rolled around, I had two more interviews with two different companies scheduled for this week. Today I got another call for an interview with a different company for this week. One of the hiring managers I have an interview with on Thursday of this week e-mailed me as soon as he got my letter and told me they had a position open but I had to apply online first. I had applied online for the position on December 24. I let him know this and he promptly contacted HR wanting to know why they had not let them know I had applied. If it hadn’t been for my letter he still would not know that I exist because HR was in the way.”

Mark N., IL

I landed a position as a technical trainer with a software company — just what I wanted to find. I also negotiated a 6% salary increase — your training in resume and interview preparation were key to my success during the interview process. In fact, my morning phone interview led to an in-person interview the same afternoon and a job offer as I was driving home! The JSS helped me organize an ineffective job search into one where I had much more confidence in my actions . . . I think it did shorten my time to landing a new job. Thank you very much for your JSS service!”

Tony Y., FL

“After a yearlong job search (with no results) I signed up for your JSS as a last resort. 40 days later here I am with a great job offer in hand. Thank you!”

Betsy D., TX

“My job search resulted in a pay increase. The job offer I accepted resulted in a salary increase of 5k per year. The job offer I turned down, because it wasn’t a good fit, offered me a salary increase of $13,500 per year. I’m now in a new industry and state, thank you!”

Ron R., Senior Engineer, CA

“Though I have only been a member of your coaching group for a few weeks, I am already seeing amazing benefits from your services. The instruction is easy to apply and makes my job search turnkey, just like you promised. I have already recommended your services to three other people. You give a ton of value for a very modest investment. I like your comprehensive, no-nonsense approach.”

Gina C., Marketing Professional, MN

“It’s easy to tell Mary Elizabeth loves to help people find their dream career. I love her sincerity and honesty, and her ability to provide such in-depth and profound information and contacts. If you are a job seeker and you want to find the exceptional opportunities today—then you have to have the best mentors, research, and strategies. That is what I see in Mary Elizabeth—the best mentor for finding the best career opportunities. Thank you and thank God for you!”

Robert K., Aerospace Executive, WI

“Life presents hidden blessings with a job change. Nobody really wants to go through it, but a job search and change can yield wonderful results and life changing benefits. One of the best ways to go through this change is with Mary Elizabeth. I was displaced out of my dream job and had to not only find a new job, but change careers within my industry. Mary Elizabeth helped me find hidden qualities to search for a new dream job and transfer skills from my previous experience to make me competitive for a position I had never done before!
In the end, her networking ideas and excellent career transition experience got me connected and I found a new job. Mary Elizabeth stayed by my side throughout the whole process. When I found a new job, she helped me to negotiate the best package. I am now getting a paid move to a new state where I wanted to live, in a new job I have never done before, making more money than I did in my old job! Rough economy, complete job change, new state, more money, networking! My success is Mary Elizabeth’s goal and program. I enthusiastically recommend Mary Elizabeth to anyone who needs even the most challenging help! She’s different than the corporate programs because she makes your case personal. Your business becomes her business!”