Welcome to MyCareerHacker. Let’s hack YOUR career.
Are you unemployed? Stuck in a part-time position or menial job outside of your desired profession? Unable to secure interviews when applying for positions? Do you feel clueless about the whole job application process? We’re here to help! Let’s hack YOUR career!
At MyCareerHacker, we’re specialists in career opportunity optimization, including résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile writing.
Regardless of your profession or level of experience, we will eloquently craft and market your job application materials. It’s our mission to ensure that 100% of our clients land their dream jobs after choosing to partner with us.
Isn’t it time for you to move forward? Let’s take the first step together…
The MyCareerHacker Story
Founded by co-CEO’s Lauren Rubin and Alfonso Colasuonno, MyCareerHacker was established to help job applicants navigate an increasingly competitive job market. We’ve seen our generation (Alfonso’s 33; Lauren’s 28) struggle with unemployment, underemployment, and working in positions not suited to their talents. We’ve seen amazing people give up hope of landing the jobs they want, ones that will provide financial and personal fulfillment, and wanted to change that, one person at a time.
Lauren, Alfonso, Doreen, and Joanne – our team combines a background in business, human resources, and writing with a personal dedication to improving our world. It starts with one person. Let it start with you!
Alfonso Colasuonno is a writer by trade, having published 43 works of short fiction and poetry in 26 literary magazines since graduating from Beloit College with a BA in Creative Writing in 2007. He couples his mastery in communications with extensive experience in human resources, maintaining responsibility for vetting, hiring, and sourcing candidates for Old Forgotten Art Found (OFAF, LLC), a startup set to launch in late 2016, and previously having assisted staffing efforts for academic institutions and hedge funds. In addition to co-founding MyCareerHacker, Alfonso is currently pursuing various writing projects. Alfonso lives in the New York metropolitan area.
Alfonso’s Career Hacking Specialties: Education; Social Work; Communications; Marketing; Public Relations; Social Media Management; Sales; Entrepreneurship; Freelancers; Criminal Justice
Lauren Rubin is a Vassar College and Columbia University-educated multifaceted professional with a demonstrated record of making people her priority. A humanitarian at heart, Lauren has worked with organizations to eradicate poverty and hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa, empower women in Morocco, and return looted art to Holocaust survivors and their descendants. Lauren couples her altruism with excellent skill in communication, winning the Agnes Reynolds Jackson Prize for written work in economics and partaking in the exclusive Ford Foundation research program while at Vassar. Aside from co-founding MyCareerHacker, Lauren is currently pursuing her painting career. She lives in the New York metropolitan area.
Lauren’s Career Hacking Specialties: Nonprofits; Academia; Finance; Medical; Law; Information Technology; Data Analysis; Project Management; Government Jobs; The Arts
Doreen is an experienced professional, studying Human Rights at Columbia University in the City of New York, that knows what it takes to get the job done and to help you best sell yourself in the job market. After navigating and engaging in various job markets and industries – both domestically and internationally – for over half a decade now, she has the multi-faceted, informed, and nuanced perspective needed that can help you best brand and market yourself accordingly for your dream job and career. Doreen is dedicated to helping anyone, regardless of their profession, their interests, or their level of experience up to now, to best navigate the highly complex and competitive job market out there to the best of their abilities, under my supervision and job/career consulting advice. She has done accordingly, both informally and formally, for many years now, and strongly believes in MyCareerHacker’s mission, vision, and approach to career opportunity optimization. Doreen looks forward to helping you get your next job or career move through résumé, cover letter, LinkedIn, and/or other social media career opportunity optimization processes through MyCareerHacker!
Joanne Larson is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur and strategic business development advisor. Joanne draws from over 26 years of experience serving as founder and CEO of companies, growing and managing start-ups, B2B, B2C and Non-Profit Organizations. Joanne is committed to honest & effective interactions with every client. She is passionate about developing breakthrough strategic plans and driving flawless execution for each and every client. Ms. Larson draws upon an extensive network of corporate leaders and experts to help individuals reach their goals.
Resume and Cover Letters
A strong résumé can land you an interview with top employers and an outstanding cover letter can lead to your dream job.
We will alter your resume and cover letter to:
✓ Magnify your accomplishments with metric-based evidence ✓ Minimize your weaknesses ✓ Present your qualifications in an aesthetically pleasing format ✓ Be absent of any errors in grammar, spelling, or conventions ✓ Utilize appropriate keywords to get your job application past filtering software
[We recommend that you provide us a job listing to which you’re applying for most impressive and quickest results.]
LinkedIn is an often underutilized vehicle for job seekers. Appropriate use of LinkedIn can quickly advance your career through the leveraging of your existing network and new contacts.
We will optimize your LinkedIn to:
✓ Present you as an elite, distinctive professional ✓ Market your experience, background, and accomplishments to the appropriate demographic/s ✓ Magnify your accomplishments with metric-based evidence to attract recruiters ✓ Minimize your weaknesses ✓ Be absent of any errors in grammar, spelling, or conventions ✓ Generate increased search engine traffic
The job application process can be overwhelming. It is imperative for successful job applicants to learn how to most effectively strategize on their job search.
We will consult with you directly via phone (Skype for our non-U.S. based clients) to:
✓ Discuss how to network with your existing contacts ✓ Teach you how to approach new contacts ✓ Explain the most time-efficient, high-yield approaches to landing a job in your field ✓ Suggest strategies for increasing your salary and/or benefits ✓ Instruct you on how to convey yourself in the most professional fashion ✓ Any other concern you may have related to your job search
Many times it isn’t what you know, but who you know. The job search process is quite a bit easier when you’re able to network with leaders and influencers in your field.
We will leverage our own professional networks to:
✓ Set you up with personalized introductions to employers, human resources professionals, and other leaders in your field ✓ Open up the four members of our team’s professional networks to you ✓ Highlight your strengths and suitability to exceptional professionals who can or know people who can get you hired ✓ Reach out to no less than three individuals who can potentially open doors for your career
Social Media Examination
Your digital footprint is hardly private. Employers scrutinize potential employees’ social media platforms. Unprofessional behavior on social media platforms can cost you a job.
We will analyze your social media to:
✓ Ensure that there is no unethical or juvenile comments or posts that are publicly visible to employers ✓ Confirm that your profile photos present you in a positive light ✓ Advise you on what to delete or make private
Thank You Letter
After an interview, it is critical to follow up. Sending a thank you letter after an interview signifies that a job candidate is appreciative of the interview and is interested in the company.
We will write a thank you letter that:
✓ Presents a positive image of your character to your potential employer ✓ Advocates for next steps in the process ✓ Reminds employers of your candidacy
Many top employers ask for references to validate their impressions of a potential candidate for employment.
We will create a reference sheet that:
✓ Lists the names and contact information of your top references ✓ Conforms to all professional conventions
A friendly conversation to allow us to better understand your career goals and learn more about your professional background
Exceptional job application materials designed to present you as a distinctive, highly-qualified professional
Completed work, in most cases within 72 hours of purchase
I contacted MyCareerHacker to get my resume updated and cover letter written. Alfonso is a man of character and offered me his old pricing even though his new prices took effect the day of our initial communication. He asked the pertinent questions and worked diligently to get my resume and cover letter back to me in the promised time frame. The quality of his work is impeccable. I highly recommend their services.
They are very courteous, educated human beings, I really feel good while talking to them. They created the perfect resume for me and now I am very confident to visit any company and interview.
They were extremely professional and made the whole experience very comforting. They paid attention to every detail and communication with them was easy and insightful. The end product exceeded my expectations and I will definitely recommend them to my peers and look to their services in the future.
Everything sounds a lot better. Thanks a lot! I will definitely recommend them if I have the chance.
I will definitely keep MyCareerHacker as a contact for future writing-related projects and will also pass along their contact info to my friends who are also in the process of applying to places.
They are excellent writers and they put their heart into their work. As promised, they delivered me a strong resume, which is the key to opening job opportunities. Easy communication and they meet deadlines as promised. They will take the time to make sure that your resume is perfect. Highly recommended and do not hesitate to work with them.
MyCareerHacker views clients as partners. We believe in the human component. We believe in forging relationships. We believe in putting forth an honest effort. We believe in using our skills to help others. We never treat clients as just mere business transactions.
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