Arleen Bradley Career Coaching

Lawrence, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I put the care in your CAREer. I treat your job search as if were my own. I provide you with the state-of-the-art strategies to get you hired quickly.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Hearing from people saying they got the job they wanted at the pay rate they deserve. It makes me feel happy for them to know they are going to enjoy going to work each day.

Location

Lawrence, MA 01843

Years in business

7

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

76

Reviews

33 Reviews
  • Katie M. Mar 16, 2017
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Resume
    Became Non-responsive after 3 weeks of connecting regarding resume update
  • Jean H. Jan 24, 2017
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    unresponsive
    Didn't get back to me. Two attempts for assistance with resume. Wasted my time.
    Arleen B. Jan 26, 2017

    I never received the email with the information I requested. I received two emails, one saying I was hired, then one saying I was fired.

  • John S. Dec 20, 2016
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Very satisfied
    Extremely knowledgeable and offers great advice. Tailors a resume around one's accomplishments and strengths.
  • Deb C. Dec 16, 2016
    Resume Writing
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    Very disappointed
    I am disappointed that the service was never fulfilled. Arleen seemed so professional, but kept promising results in the near future which never came to pass. No communication unless I contacted her and then, more empty promises. People have lives and things happen, but a 10 second text or email could've let me know that she was unable to deliver the service and all would've been fine.
    Arleen B. Jan 26, 2017

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  • John Z. Dec 10, 2016
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Extremely Helpful
    Arleen greatly improved my resume and gave me career advice.
  • David G. Oct 6, 2016
    Resume Writing
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    Resume Help
    Arleen helped me reorganize my resume and did a great job.
  • Brian L. Jul 26, 2016
    Resume Writing
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  • Mike C. May 10, 2016
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Arleen responded quickly to my inquiry and I had an appointment within a few days. She took plenty of time to review my work history, discuss my goals, and create a new resume. She created a draft for me to review and had the final copies ready a few days after our meeting.
  • Maria A. Mar 23, 2016
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Arleen was very professional and prompted with processing my resume and cover letter. She also provided good tips on interviewing and what to look for in my search for the right position.
  • Ribhi A. Mar 19, 2016
    Resume Writing
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  • Nancy D. Mar 11, 2016
    Resume Writing
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    Arlene is a savvy professional who understands the job market and how to effectively succeed in it. She provided valuable guidance and assistance to me when I began my job search for a new opportunity last year! From how to effectively update the resume to articulating your accomplishments and background in a way that will get you results, including use of the right industry buzz words. Mainly, she took a true consultative approach on how to review a job requirement post and properly customize your resume accordingly. She helped me begin the process on how to master the art of making the job application process work to my benefit. Mainly she was always responsive to my needs. I would recommend those who are seeking new professional opportunities,to turn to Arleen for sound advice. She will help take you to the next level of the process.
  • Joseph G. Mar 1, 2016
    Resume Writing
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  • JOHN M. Jan 22, 2016
    Resume Writing
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  • Stephen H. Dec 16, 2015
    Resume Writing
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    My interaction with Arleen was terrific. She was extremely helpful in getting my CV and cover letter template updated and composed in a contemporary style. The work was proficient and timely. I have been out of job searching for ~15 yrs and it was good to get some professional advice. I would recommend her service
  • Christina P. Oct 4, 2015
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Arleen was great to work with. My resume and cover letter came out great!
  • Suzanne M. Sep 19, 2015
    Resume Writing
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    Arleen helped reframe my resume and cover letter providing great feedback on how to adjust and position each letter based on the needs of the company. She was terrific for helping me start my job search on the right foot and with the proper tools.
  • Charles R. Sep 12, 2015
    Career Coaching
    Verified Review
    Arleen helped give me some additional tips on how to pursue employment opportunities during and after the interview.
  • Deborah R. Jul 5, 2015
    Resume Writing
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  • Brian C. May 31, 2015
    Resume Writing
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    I met with Arlene for an hour before she worked on my resume. That hour was quite helpful in planning strategies for looking for a job. She did an excellent job in creating a resume that was flexible enough to use for different kinds of jobs with just small alterations.
  • Nina C. May 6, 2015
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Very Professional and detailed oriented. Arleen did a fabulous job with my resume. I highly recommend her.
  • Lisa J. Apr 19, 2015
    Resume Writing
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    She was fantastic and outstanding, helpful, professional i am keeping her on board
  • Lisa .. Apr 17, 2015
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Arleen is an absolute pleasure to work with and has been very helpful, timely, and most efficient. I am very pleased with how this going so far and doubt that my opinion will change as we proceed. Thanks for all your help Arleen much appreciation! Lisa
  • Manuel H. Mar 24, 2015
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    I fully recommended working with Arleen. She provided me with the tools and coaching i needed to prepare the documents i needed. She explained to me the whole process and what to expect from it. She was on time and always respectful. The final finished products were perfect.
  • Adolfo A. Mar 1, 2015
    Resume Writing
    Verified Review
    Thoughtful, insightful, experienced, and very knowledgeable. She knows what she's talking about. If you're on the fence, I was too, go with Arleen she's great! I'll definitely seek out more of her wisdom again in the near future.
  • Corinne B. Feb 27, 2015
    Resume Writing
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  • Michelle A. Feb 14, 2015
    Resume Writing
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    Arleen takes the time to get to know her clients and their needs before giving sound advice and workable solutions. With one-on-one, face-to-face meetings, Arleen gave me the tools I needed to improve my resume, networking cards and cover letter. I am looking forward to an interview review at our next meeting to take my career to a higher level. With all she has given me, her services are well-worth the investment! I highly recommend Arleen as a positive career coach and mentor.
  • Alice G. Feb 5, 2015
    Arleen is very knowledgeable about career coaching. She covers networking, skills set building, education, job searching and all the usual things. But what impresses me most is the peripheral things that she includes which makes her coaching more well rounded. Topics you wouldn't ordinarily think of like taking care of your health and psychological well being, for example, how to deal with family and friends' inquiries on your job search during parties and holidays. Arleen is very well read and has built herself a foundation of information and resources under her to draw from. She shares this with her clients. All around, Arleen is very pleasant and easy to talk to. She listens to what you have to say and what your needs are and applies what she gathers from her sessions to what she herself has learned to help you put into practice a comprehensive and effective job search. She helped instill in me the confidence to strive for the job I would find the most fulfilling. I would highly recommend Arleen's services.
  • Ann R. Feb 4, 2015
    For someone who did not do a job search for almost 30 years (recruited twice and stayed in one job), the broad wealth of current information available through Arleen Bradley's services was excellent, diverse and thorough. Her positive enthusiasm motivates, and her caring approach includes an understanding of life challenges beyond finding a job. If I transition out of my current job, I will not hesitate to contact Arleen for advice and guidance.
  • Robert R. Jan 30, 2015
    Arleen and I worked together briefly and I found her to be very knowledgeable in coaching and aassisting clients with career issues. She has a very down to earth, practical approach to giving clients the inspiration, the skills and the motivation to move forward with what career issues thay may have including finding a job, surviving a layoff, transitioning in their careers or what ever the issue may be. She teaches clients to be proactive and resourceful in achieveing whatever career goals they may have, if not she will help them establish career goals.
  • Ellen J. Jan 30, 2015
    My work with Arleen Bradley Career Coaching is exceptional. Arleen knows exactly what she is talking about. What impressed me is she is current with the market, what employers want to see in a resume and what a candidate needs to present themselves as a viable candidate. Even more impressive is her ability to work with a person to land an interview leading to an offer. This is not easy in this market with over 50,000 layoffs reported. I recommend Arleen for anyone seeking to change their career or improve the career they already have.
  • Cynthia L. Jan 26, 2015
    When I met Arleen, I had been out of work for an extended length of time. Despite graduating at the top of my nursing class, I was still seeking a position and desired full time work. Arleen asked me a few questions, suggested a few avenues and handed me her business card, inviting me to contact her for some career coaching. At that point in time, I felt so discouraged as all of my hard work to get a job was of no avail. I was beginning to lose hope about obtaining a nursing job. I felt hesitant to contact Arleen as I was unable to envision how she could possibly help my situation. When Arleen started coaching me, I came to realize how I developed a negative attitude about gaining employment and how this adversely impacted my efforts. Arleen helped me to re-set my internal compass, assisted me in streamlining and redesigning my resume, encouraged me to broaden my network base and provided support before and after any interviews. Arleen's professional coaching enabled me to reach out and to present my skills in a confident way. During my employment search, there was a major break-in in my home. My computer which stored everything connected to my nursing career was stolen. I felt I hit a brick wall. Arleen empowered me with the tools necessary to get beyond the setback. I searched and reached out, which included attending job fairs, one that lead to an interview and an offer for a full time position, of which I accepted. As a result of working together with Arleen, I gained employment not far from my home as a full time RN, earning good wages with great benefits. Despite this current employment crisis, I was able to obtain work as a result of Arleen’s coaching. I would recommend Arleen’s services to anyone seeking employment or desiring a career change.
  • Barry G. Jan 24, 2015
    Arleen is helpful, friendly, competent, energetic and thorough. When I asked for help with a resume she responded quickly, used a great vocabulary and added punch to the resume. It got the job.
  • Robert C. Jan 23, 2015
    I worked with Arleen when she was coach/ counselor for unemployed professionals. Arleen was very diligent in developing tailored job search strategies for each individual. Her work was always extremely punctual and done very professionally. in my view,Arleen does not have any ostensible weaknesses. She would be a great addition to any organization.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a member of the Career Thought Leaders. This is a think tank for what is the latest and greatest in the job search. I attend webinars and read extensively about the job search process.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Nothing complicated about my pricing system. I have a price for coaching on just one item and I have prices for ongoing coaching the choices for 1 pay or several payments.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was unemployed and was very frustrated. I started a job search networking group and found that it matched my organizational skills and I loved helping others find jobs to end their job search.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I teach people how to create a resume that can be easily tweaked to become a targeted resume for each job they apply for. I help people how to interview at their best. I help people discover a new career when they decide they want to do something different.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently worked a client who obtained the ideal job for him. He had worked at his prior company for over 24 years and had no idea how to start looking for a job. We worked on his resume, networking, interviewing, and how to step out of his comfort zone to achieve these results. It was amazing to see him blossoming as he released his anger and learned the steps to obtain a job. He now has a great job that he loves. He never would have gotten it if he did what he thought was the way he was supposed to job search. He is my star client because he came a long way from where he was when we started working together to his hiring. It was amazing to see.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Your job search is stressful and frustrating. Hire a coach that is also interested in your frame of mind as well as your job search strategies. If you are confident and can handle your stress, you will be a success. I show you how.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
You can hire someone to write a resume. But you need a resume targeted for each position you apply for. Targeting your resume and cover letter are the keys to getting an interview. I show people how to take a basic resume and make simple changes so that it can be adapted for each position you apply for. Think of the quote, "give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for his life." That is what I do with resumes. I teach you how to target each resume you send out.