I am an accomplished, elite-level Career Coach and Professional Resume Writer. My difference is results! I love what I do and take great pride in providing the best outcome for each of my clients. Let me help you! In the past year alone, my clients have secured jobs at:
Tesla, TikTok, Lytx, the VA, Masimo, Toro, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Eaton, L3Harris, TuSimple, Frequency Electronics, Computer Aided Technology (CATI), Quantum, Magnum Venus, Jabil Precision Automation Solutions and Panoramic Software, among many others. Need help? My difference is results! Let's get you hired!
"Hi Joe, I want to say, thank you, Joe, for your service that offered me immense help in landing this new job. I want to thank you in person when I travel to San Diego again." – CW (landed at TikTok)
"Hi Joe, I hope all is well with you, just wanted to give you an update. I’m in the process of being hired! I just wanted to Thank you for all your help, with my resume and the mock interviews helped tremendously! I felt much more confident with my responses and you making my answers flow naturally. :)." – LL (landed at the VA)
“The documents he wrote helped me get better interviews and land an amazing job. I referred him to colleagues and they too landed amazing jobs within weeks of putting their resume on the market.” – Nobia
“Joe really helped me sell my value during the interviewing and salary process. He assisted me with validating my best qualities, skills and abilities versus the competition. We role played scenarios and determined my worth depending on each position. I landed a great job.” – Brad
“Joe, your tips on salary negotiations helped. I was able to have them agree to $15,000 more. Thank you again!" – Lorna
“Being 50+, last time I worked was over 10 years ago. He explained how I could overcome obstacles and provided potential entry points to secure employment in different industries. His advice to pursue an LVN Certificate was the right path. Joe, my greatest appreciation!” – Cheryl
“Taught me how to use LinkedIn to connect with decision makers. Thank you Joe! It was priceless.” – Steve
“Hired Joe multiple times. He focuses on a strategy and plan to achieve results. I have learned a lot from him.” – Erica
As an experienced Career Counselor and Consultant based in San Diego, I'm hired to deliver career advice that gets results. For example, during my career, I've helped clients land jobs at some of the world's leading companies such as:
Innovators/IT/Cloud Computing: Amazon; Apple; Google; Tesla; Microsoft; TikTok; GE Digital; Salesforce; eBay; SAP; VMware; Symantec; Samsung; Neustar; Ring Central; McAfee; Looker; Alteryx; Computacenter; Macnica Americas
Education: University of Southern California (USC); San Diego State University; San Diego Mesa College; Palomar College
Healthcare and Pharma: Kaiser Permanente; National Institutes of Health (NIH); MD Anderson Cancer Center; Aetna; Blue Shield of California; Thermo Fisher Scientific; Abbott; Sharp Healthcare; Cambia Health Solutions; Lumeris
Government and Non-Profit: U.S. Navy; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); Orange County Transportation Authority; San Diego County; Monterey County (California); California Community Foundation
Manufacturing: Intel; AMD; General Motors; Cargill; Northrop Grumman; Eaton; Caterpillar; Raytheon; CNH Industrial; Solar Turbines; APS Technology; Polaris; Lam Research; Wacker Neuson; Milwaukee Tool
Insurance: New York Life; Northwestern Mutual; CorVel; Marsh; Ameritrust; Chubb.
Finance: UBS; Cantor Fitzgerald; Alliantgroup; October Three; Stearns Lending; Visa
Apparel/Retail (Corporate Office, not in store): Costco; Ralph Lauren; Nautica; IKEA; Big Lots; Haggar
Entertainment: Disney; Warner Bros.; Viacom; FOX; Paramount; Carnival Cruise Lines
Telecommunications: Blackberry; Cable One
WRITING AND EDITING: Need help with your resume? I review, build and write resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles that result in interviews. I also offer a money back guarantee and a free resume review service. I am more than a writer, I am a great storyteller. I capture the readers attention within the first 10 to 30 seconds so the reader feels too guilty not to call you for an interview! Additionally, I write resumes for C-level executives.
INTERVIEW AND SALARY NEGOTIATION PREP AND COACHING: I work with you one-on-one and teach how to answer motivational and behavioral questions confidently to excel during a phone, in-person, group, technical, video or oral presentation interview. I also help with negotiating and securing more compensation and benefits (and, if applicable, bonus/stock/equity).
TEACHING YOU ESSENTIAL NETWORKING SKILLS TO LAND A GREAT JOB: I create a proactive job search strategy that differentiates you from your competing job seekers. In this capacity, I teach how to network effectively to identify jobs using online and offline forums.
HELPING CLIENTS START A SMALL BUSINESS OR CONSULTING PRACTICE: As a Career Counselor and a small business owner myself, I counsel individuals debating starting a business and those ready to get started.
WHO I HELP: Entry-level to middle management to executives, including candidates over age 50; the long-term unemployed; and stay-at-home mom’s ready to re-enter the workforce, plus international students, immigrants and newcomers to the U.S. I have helped everyone from an entry-level candidate to a Project Management Professional (PMP) to a director to a senior executive. I have worked closely with clients that have relocated to the U.S. from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America, including in the IT field. Additionally, I support those transitioning out of the military as well as retiring professional athletes.
GENERALIST BACKGROUND ACROSS MANY INDUSTRIES: Healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, finance, education, IT/tech (cloud computing, software, hardware, cyber security, artificial intelligence, machine learning), aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, environmental, legal, non-profit, publishing, automotive, real estate, transportation, retail, and sports and entertainment fields, plus consumer packaged goods, food and beverage and the public/government sector.
My career coaching services are driven by one purpose for my client: results!
"Joe Connor is an elite level Career Coach! I have worked with Joe a number of years and have landed new jobs and enhanced my career after learning a huge amount from him and leveraging his expertise with resume writing, LinkedIn profile updating, networking tips, and interviewing and salary negotiation prep. I always learn something new working with Joe, including helping me measure my job search in real time when I’ve needed to make adjustments. I’m incredibly grateful to have Joe on my team." – MT
“If you have the feeling your resume is going nowhere, you must definitively contact Joe! I have no doubt Joe's effort tipped the balance in my favor. It's the best money I have invested in a long time – and it was excellent work at a very reasonable price.” – AM
“I came to San Diego six months ago from overseas on a work visa and was getting very depressed. I recently got a job and the hiring manager said my resume stood out among the other applicants.” – SR
“Joe, I just wanted to let you know I did get a job, the job I really, really wanted. I’m so excited! Thanks for all your help and advice and support.” – EJ
“(Joe’s) deep and detailed knowledge of professional resume writing put me way ahead of others in the job environment. I highly recommend Joe for your resume needs.” – PR
“Hi Joe, I just want to thank you for helping me create a new resume and cover letter. I really obtained better interviews, and interviews were with more serious and important companies. I landed a job last week.” – OG
“Joe revamped my resume and, in doing so, helped me get the perfect job. (The resume) played huge role getting me my current job.” – JY
“The first thing (the hiring manager) said in the interview was that he was impressed with both the appearance of my resume and my qualifications. I appreciate your help.” – LC
Want to talk to any of these clients? Contact me at 858-531-7128 or via email and I am happy to put you in touch.