"After working with Jess I received an amazing offer at a company I'm excited about!! Jess helped me to gain the clarity that I needed to solidify my wants and needs in a job.
I will keep the clarity sessions that we had with me for the rest of my life.
Jess also helped keep my spirits up when I was in the dumps and her salary negotiation support helped me get to where I want to be from a financial standpoint.
Her help has been invaluable and I am so glad that I found her."
- Lynne McCarley, Inside Channel Account Manager
"Jess is a superstar, to put it mildly. Even though I know for a fact Jess is busy, she has always made me feel like I am the ONLY client she is working with.
Career consulting is pricey; however, the value of Jess Smith Coaching is unparalleled.
I recently accepted a dream job with a top company and Jess Smith Coaching was a big part of that success. Aside from keeping me on track, Jess helped me unlock the belief in myself necessary to present my best self during the interview.
I would recommend Jess Smith Coaching to anyone looking to make a career transition or work toward a dream job. Jess is a gem and it will be an investment worth spending."
- Sean O'Connor, Corporate Recruiter
"Jess is awesome. She took a deep interest in getting to know me and, through her process, helped me better understand myself.
Her approach for finding career clarity is very well designed, but it is her kind and authentic delivery that really got me to open up and discover my personal themes. These themes now serve as the North Star for my career search. They guide my decisions and find their way into nearly all of my career-related conversations.
The biggest thing I’ve learned from Jess’s example is confident vulnerability (she’s a rockstar). Through her sessions and content, she helped me discover what I am, what I’m not, and to be comfortable with both. There is so much power and value in this self-realization.
Having invested in a mid-career sabbatical, it is incredibly important that the next step in my professional journey is thoughtful and intentional. Thanks to Jess’s coaching, it will be."
- Rick Boccard, Customer Success Business Development
Working with Jess was an absolute delight. Her accuracy and professional knowledge is amazing. She understood exactly what I was trying to accomplish and quickly created sessions tailored to my goals. Her approach was clear and thorough, making it pleasant to work together. From the few sessions we worked together on, I was able to develop a clear and strong sense of how to approach interview questions using past experiences.
Jess’s Career Calling Course was great, and working with Jess was fun!
Jess provides insightful career advice that we can apply to our job search - I especially appreciated the module on mindset. I’m excited to share I found a new job, with even more opportunities to come!
Thank you, Jess, for all you do.
Working with Jess on my resume was right to the point. She was able to translate my experience to my resume in a way that would make sense to my target company. We worked closely together, reviewing every bullet point and word to make sure that they would grab attention and stand out from the crowd!
"Jess is the best! After working with Jess for just a couple of months (during a pandemic by the way), I was offered my dream job.
She helped me during the whole process — from resume building, interview prep, to reaching out and networking — it was an absolute pleasure.
Additionally, she provides support whenever needed. I specifically needed help with my follow-up messages, and her help was incredibly valuable during my job search."
- Mary Mehrkens, Communications Design
"From working with Jess, I achieved a focus and positivity that I previously didn't think possible. My job search went from being an emotional drain to being something exciting - the sky was the limit.
I'm now in a role that is perfect for me and has all of the components that I was looking for in a position, including almost doubling my annual compensation package.
I can't recommend Jess highly enough. I had my doubts about working with a coach - was it the right thing to do, did I really have the financial resources to do this - but they were all immediately put to ease. The skills and confidence that I gained through my coaching experience, not to mention my amazing new job, are the ultimate proof that Jess is the best!"
- Megan Sterling, Executive Director of Community Relations
Jess is wonderful to work with, and has exceptional expertise in career coaching! She is knowledgeable in resume writing, networking tips and overall job search techniques. I would highly recommend anyone to Jess and her expertise!
During our first call, Jess actively listened to what I wanted to work on at this stage in my career. She suggested a session on vision clarity, exactly what I needed. No pressure of any other services. After our session, I walked away feeling lighter and most importantly, excited for the future.
I would highly recommend working with Jess.
Working with Jess was great! I was struggling with a particular issue related to my job search. We talked and she really help me work through the tactical steps and shift my mindset around it! She was very easy to talk with and helped me to overcome where I was hitting a wall.
"I worked with Jess in preparation for my upcoming interviews. She helped build my confidence and knowledge of how to handle questions.
I'm happy to report that I got a job offer in the middle of a pandemic and the company was so impressed that they created an entirely new role for me and will be paying me more than was originally discussed."
- Shana Fig, Product Manager
"Jess was absolutely amazing. As I was applying for positions at technology companies for sales roles, I needed help with my resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Jess managed all of those with extreme professionalism.
She consulted with me on my past, and then point-by-point helped me with not just perfecting my resume, LinkedIn, and cover letter, but also how best to network with potential employers and articulate my relevant experience for the positions I was applying for.
Thank you Jess - I would recommend her to anyone looking to update their profile to perfection."
- Arjun Malhotra, Strategic Account Manager
I participated in Jess's Career Calling Course and found it valuable in ways I didn't even expect. Not only did Jess provide lots of advice and actionable steps to take on all stages of the job search from resume building to the offer process, she also covered how to get in a positive mindset and handle the inherent frustration and doubt that comes with a job search.
No other career resource I've used has addressed this piece of the process and it is so important! Learning how to ward off negativity has helped keep me motivated to stick with it.
I attended The Career Calling Summit organized by Jess where she interviewed many different career coaches. I have really enjoyed listening to the interviews not only because of useful tips given by the coaches but most importantly because of Jess. She has a gift of asking questions and going deep with helping people.
Jess is extremely knowledgeable and can answer all of the questions that any job seeker would have - answering all the doubts ranging from trivial questions to complex networking dilemmas.
Jess is incredibly perceptive and insightful. Her gentle, compassionate approach makes it safe and so much more possible for me to dive into the stuff that isn't working for me and shift it. I have felt so supported and held in our work together. She's helped me lift myself back up in low moments and spur me on to greater heights when things were going well. She is a gem! I highly recommend her!
"Jess is a phenomenal human, and I’m incredibly grateful our paths crossed when they did. Not only was I navigating a job search process during a global pandemic, but I was also exploring a career pivot and felt alone.
Pivoting into a new industry is overwhelming and can often feel isolating. I knew I needed someone by my side, but I remained hesitant on working with a career coach -- it was a significant investment, and I needed to find a coach who’d best fit my needs.
When I discovered Jess, I had a feeling that she was THE ONE. I clearly recall reviewing Jess’ LinkedIn page and feeling validated as I read her ‘About Me’ section. She seemed so authentic, and I knew I couldn’t miss an opportunity to schedule a brief introduction call with her.
During our conversation, Jess focused on what I shared and carefully read in between the lines. She wasn’t distracted or condescending (qualities I had previously navigated with a different coach). It is safe to say that active listening is one of her greatest strengths. Her ability to make one feel heard, seen, and validated is unparalleled.
Jess was a positive light during my job search process. She provided support and encouragement when I needed it the most. I successfully pivoted into tech, accepting a position at Microsoft as a Business Operations Program Manager. Jess was an invaluable resource, and I cannot recommend her more highly."
- Sydney Magana, Business Operations Program Manager
"Working with Jess changed the way I looked for jobs and helped boost my confidence. I started to get excited about looking for a job along with putting in the time and effort to prepare for my interviews.
Her work also helped me change my daily view on life. I became more positive and instead of getting overwhelmed and frustrated I took things one step at a time.
Jess showed me if I open myself up to opportunities they will find me. And that's exactly what happened. I now have an awesome new job that I hand-picked to be aligned with what I want in my career."
- Jenny Romano, Learning Coordinator
What a blessing to meet and connect with such a delightful being. Jess carries so many qualities of leadership that she provides professional guidance and feedback that keeps me growing out of my comfort zone (to new heights!). Every time I connect with Jess, I feel heard and understood, and that she really cares.
Jess has such a delightful way in supporting me in my growth to the next level in life that I feel that she has really been there for me. She opened my heart to new possibilities I never knew existed for me. As the career coach that showed me to be the best version of myself that I get to be, there is no one better. Jess is the best.
The brink of a new livelihood and the pursuit of something more is a delicate place to be, and Jess is THE person to have there with you. She is committed to the success of her clients in the most important ways.
In working with Jess, her honesty, devotion, and passion is clear. She delivers hard truths and honest advice in a way that lands softly and effectively. Her method is comprehensive and thorough, a format that makes me feel I am supported in every step.
Her earnest desire for my success is paired with expertise and practicality that both assures me, and ensures I am making the right moves to secure a new career. Put simply, working with Jess is the best investment you can make for your future.
"Jess's expertise and ability to provide practical, substantive insights and strategies for all aspects of the search process was a tremendous asset. Her experience as a seasoned recruiter enhanced my resume by providing it with clarity and cleaner formatting.
One of her greatest contributions was doing a recorded practice interview with me. The sample questions she asked closely mirrored some of the actual interview questions I received. I was well prepared and confident in my responses as a result.
The investment I made with Jess was time and money extremely well spent. I would strongly suggest working with Jess to anyone considering a change or who has already the started the process."
- Chris Barry, Industry Advisor