Career Change Testimonials

Craig Richards, Lead Investigative Security Agent Global Security Organization at ADP

Coming from law enforcement and the corporate security world where I had spent the last 28 years, I was in need of re-learning how to find a new career challenge. I knew my resume and job seeking skills were out of date, so I did a lot of research on where to find help.

My research (after careful analysis) led me to The Barrett Group. The Barrett group took the time to learn about me, my area of expertise and helped me rewrite my resume, worked on my LinkedIn page, assisted me in mock interviews and was basically there for me whenever I had a question or concern.

After receiving some decent job offers, The Barrett Group helped me to become more skilled in negotiating salary and benefits packages. Due to this assistance I was able to turn down jobs that did not meet my expectations, and eventually succeeded in landing a great job with a very fair compensation package.

The Barrett Group remained flexible, patient and followed up with me throughout my entire job search and even still continues to stay in touch and update my resume etc. I would recommend them to anyone looking to improve their opportunities to land the best career for them.

Ken Rice, Regional Director of Operations at Capstone Restaurant Group

For a businessman who had not had interview for a new position in over a decade, the dedicated team at The Barrett Group (TBG) provided me the insight into where my strengths and opportunities are, a good update to my resume as well as my LinkedIn profile, and professional career coaching throughout my almost year long job search.

I was hesitant at first due to the cost and some bad reviews on Yelp, but after speaking with their Vice President, and reading many successful reviews posted on their website, I decided this is what I needed to help me put my best foot forward.

I did an initial consultation and took a DISC assessment and I made a life plan based on my values, strengths and opportunities. This helped me to truly focus on what I wanted most in my career and personal life.

After that I was paired up with Paula, a professional career coach who helped me along with her team at TBG create a very professional resume, a LinkedIn profile that “works,” and provided weekly hour long counseling sessions. We worked to focus on companies that would provide my with my position requirements and salary in the area of the country I wanted to relocate to.

Paula and I discussed and practiced how to best answer difficult interview questions as well as how to handle rejection and move on. While we had scheduled weekly sessions, she was ALWAYS available to take my call any time I might need additional help even on weekends or evenings.

We discussed how to best utilize search engines, recruiters and finally direct mail as resources to get in front of decision makers. I was able to generate much more interest and land many more interviews with much more going into the final selection due to my relationship with Paula and The Barrett Group team.

Once I finally decided and accepted a position with my current company, they again updated my resume and LinkedIn profile and offer lifetime updates as my position changes throughout the rest of my career.

One thought before going in, though TBG provides many resources, it is still up to you to do the daily legwork and networking necessary to land the job. They can show you the way, but only you can do it.

If you are a long term executive that is currently looking for professional help and coaching during transition in your career, The Barrett Group is a great company to reach out to.

I’m glad I did.

Indira G., Sunnyvale, CA

I had a very positive experience with The Barrett Group. I engaged TBG to help me find my current job. Sue Mitchell was my consultant and she is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough in her work. We had weekly calls in which Sue taught me the TBG methodology of executing a job search. She also helped me update my resume and rewrite my LinkedIn profile. I am incredibly grateful for some of the powerful networking techniques she taught me which not only helped me get the job offers I got, but is also something I continue to use now to increase my social capital. Within 3 months of engaging TBG,  I landed my first job offer which paid a significantly higher compensation than what I had. I decided to pass on that offer since it was very similar to the job I was doing and I was really looking for a change. Also by now I had a few other interviews in progress. I received my second job offer a month after the first one. However by now my employer had offered me a retention bonus to stay for another 9 months. So I passed on the second offer as well and took my time looking for the perfect job. Finally,  a month before I got my retention bonus, I landed my current job.  Sue also taught me some salary negotiation techniques that proved to be very useful with all the 3 offers. The timing was so perfect,  I left my prior employer right after receiving my retention bonus. In summary not only did I get the job of my choice at the right time,  I also learned some life long skills in networking, negotiations and had an overall positive experience. I will highly recommend TBG to anyone looking for a career change.

Anita Bowers, Business Analyst, Visions in Education

Anita Bowers landed her new job after only six weeks in our program – and that while changing industries! Anita comments: “I believe the interview question guide was a contributing factor in securing the job.  When I asked questions of the interviewers from your list, they almost always commented ‘Great question’.”

Richard Bellas, CCO DFI Corporation

I was very skeptical at first but decided to call the Barrett folks anyway. After working 22 years at PepsiCo in various senior management positions I was looking at new opportunities and/or senior executive/corporate roles. Another Ex-PEP executive spoke very highly about the group and their capabilities.  That was almost two years ago and it ended up being a great decision to call and they helped me with my professional choices and offered some helpful personal counsel, too.
~ Richard Bellas, CCO DFI Corporation  

Kevin Baker, Regional Director, Metamark Genetics

My team at the Barrett Group was an outstanding consulting force in assisting me with securing a career position that exceeded my expectations. Always highly professional and responsive, they delivered on their promises. I was particularly impressed with the quality of my consultant’s personal advice, guidance and coaching and the group’s career document preparation. Partnering with the Barrett Group was the most important investment that I have made in my career. I strongly recommend their services to anyone interested in advancing their career.
~ Kevin Baker, Regional Director, Metamark Genetics

Carol Knouse, IT Consultant

Working with the Barrett Group was a game changer for me. It had been years since I looked for a new position and my consultant really educated me with regard to changes in the recruiting industry along with the use of social media like LinkedIn. She kept me on track and I really learned how to market myself. Anyone looking for a job or career change owes it to themselves to work with TBG!
~ Carol Knouse, IT Consultant

Lee Price, Arkansas State Director, US Department of Labor

TBG delivers exactly what they promise! I would NEVER have been able to do this or to get the same results on my own. Without TBG, I would still be searching!
~ Lee Price, Arkansas State Director, US Department of Labor

James Henderson, District Manager, Thomas Pink

My TBG team provided excellent support, preparation, guidance and assuredness as and when required, with an outstanding humanistic approach. Your services were invaluable to me and helped me to land my ideal position! The investment to work with you was worth every penny!
~ James Henderson, District Manager, Thomas Pink

Lori Scozzafava, VP Operations Officer, GBB,Inc.

Every executive selects talented people with the right skills to meet their objectives. To achieve my goal of finding a new job, I’m glad I had the Barrett Group as part of my team.
~ Lori Scozzafava, VP Operations Officer, GBB,Inc.

Miriam Balsamo, AVP

If I had to do this job search on my own, I would never have gotten the job that I got! My consultant provided a perspective in that she always kept me grounded, especially when I was feeling anxious. She was always readily accessible to me, and I had the utmost of confidence in her advice. It was always spot on. I ended up with 3 offers to juggle, and she rehearsed the negotiation with me so I got the highest offer possible from the company that was my first choice. I would not have been successful without her guidance on this.
~ Miriam Balsamo, AVP

J. Martocchio, Company Confidential

TBG was very good at helping me take a fresh look at my personal situation i.e. background, qualifications, brand, etc. and they ultimately helped me to achieve my professional career goals faster. I was able to see my skill set and accomplishments from a different prospective, which resulted in my being able to pursue a new and different career path, without taking a salary cut.
~ J. Martocchio, Company Confidential

C. Crocker, Confidential Company

The Barrett Group helped me capitalize on my strengths and recognize my potential. Their knowledge of LinkedIn analytics and help with the revamp of my LinkedIn profile and resume was a huge boon to my job search. My consultant in particular, was a fabulous resource and source of encouragement!
~ C. Crocker, Confidential Company

Andrew MacLeod, Partner, Roxford One Family Office, Columbia Capital

My consultant was instrumental in helping me prepare for my career change from public accounting to private wealth management. I landed the position of President at a family office with only a short track-record in the business. My consultant made sure that I was presented in the best light and had all the right tools to ace the interview selection process. I was offered a job on the spot and got the salary I demanded. TBG are true professionals who know the recruiting game and how to navigate the job markets like nobody else I have worked with in their business.
~ Andrew MacLeod, Partner, Roxford One Family Office, Columbia Capital

J. Smith, Project Manager, telecom

My consultants’ vast knowledge of all hiring processes and the excellent coaching that I received in all aspects of my search went way beyond my expectations!!! I ended up landing a better, higher paying position, more quickly which is why I hired TBG in the first place!!!
~ J. Smith, Project Manager, telecom

Tracy Morehouse, VP Legal, E3 International Corporation

TBG felt like extended family to me – they were there when I needed them for professional career support and just general moral support. I never felt alone throughout the painstaking process of landing my dream job. And, like a good family member, they knew when I needed a push in the right direction, and they gave it! Their knowledge and support were invaluable to me. I would recommend them to any professional looking for that extra edge in their job search.
~ Tracy Morehouse, VP Legal, E3 International Corporation

Steve Jones, President, Antioch University

Working with my consultant helped me discover who I really am both professionally and personally, enabling me to land where I am meant to be in — my ultimate best fit destination. I can’t imagine being in a better place than I am right now!
~ Steve Jones, President, Antioch University

Angela Walters, Director, Goldin Peiser & Peiser, L.L.P.

The Barrett Group provided structure and short-term goals that were invaluable to me during my search. I had no experience in the executive search process, but having the guidance and support of TBG gave me confidence to understand what I wanted from my career and direct my search accordingly.
~ Angela Walters, Director, Goldin Peiser & Peiser, L.L.P.

Jarek Mlodzinski, Director, Sales, Aurora Casket

The transition process can be very stressful and nerve racking, especially for someone who has not experienced it before. Having my consultant, and the Barrett team in my corner allowed me to focus on the right activity and increased my confidence throughout the entire process.
~ Jarek Mlodzinski, Director, Sales, Aurora Casket

Dr. Gary McCarragher

Mr. Natusch and the team rapidly succeeded in realizing my dream for fulfilling career change as a Hospice physician and college professor in the biological sciences. I applaud the Barrett Group’s compassion, work ethic, and above all, their commitment to RESULTS. Kudos to the Barrett Group!!
~ Dr. Gary McCarragher

Dave Vannoy, CFO at H&H Homes

I have enjoyed immensely working with The Barrett Group. My consultant is a very good and effective partner. I greatly appreciate The Barrett Group process as it was very integral to me landing my new position. I am very proud of the rewrite of my resume and LinkedIn Profile, both of which they partnered with me on. I especially benefited from the interview coaching provided by my consultant which I believe was very instrumental in securing my new position.
~Dave Vannoy, CFO at H&H Homes

Craig Foresman, Construction Management Consultant, Landmark Aviation

I hadn’t searched for a job in over 30 years! I hadn’t realized how job search and hiring has changed so much! TBG helped me to better understand the process by which to land a new job. I truly needed and benefitted from their guidance.
~Craig Foresman, Construction Management Consultant, Landmark Aviation

Jeremy Clark, PARC

The Barrett Group’s process and expertise proved very successful for me. TBG was focused, insightful, and had great advice relevant to wherever I was in the process, and their feedback was direct and always constructive. In the first phase TBG gave me valuable insights into the personal marketing process and how recruitment works, and in particular the interview prep and practice proved extremely effective in subsequent interviews. In the second phase I received great support and encouragement. I’m convinced the service helped me present myself effectively, and I found it a very satisfactory experience.
~Jeremy Clark, PARC

Lana Vukovljak, CEO at CRS www.crs.com

I engaged The Barrett Group last year to assist with my career search when I moved from Washington, DC to Chicago. Their professionalism, systematic approach, creativity and support were excellent and well beyond my expectations. Not only do they provide you with right tools, they also coach you and help you make connections. I enjoyed working with experts like Trudy Michaud and Marc Weiner.
~Lana Vukovljak, CEO at CRS www.crs.com

Ed Zelasko, General Manager, Morgan Services

TBG did an outstanding job! They are knowledgeable, helpful, and a pleasure to work with. They opened up my eyes to how I would better present myself and direct my search.
~Ed Zelasko, General Manager, Morgan Services

Lisbeth Moreno

The Barrett Group helped me develop my online image and brand by transforming my LinkedIn profile. They are excellent career consultants and have been a wealth of knowledge. Barrett´s team conducted the work in a professional manner at all times. They are very creative. They always had an answer to my questions. I found in Barrett Group a value-added business partner.
~Lisbeth Moreno

Edward C. Jarvis, Chairman, Entrata, LLC

I am a long term member of the Barrett Group, LLC. I have worked with extensively with Group President Waffles Natusch. The Barrett Group provides the expected extensive marketing research and counseling in the expansion of personal networking. However, the greatest value to me and the group skill that has exceeded my expectation is the demonstrated level of understanding the executive decision making process. The Barrett Group not only understands the corporate decision making process but presented with limited information provides great insight into the personal motivation of corporate executives. These insights may prove to be invaluable in the assessment of presented opportunities.
~Edward C. Jarvis, Chairman, Entrata, LLC

Rick Perrotta

The Barrett Group provided a structured and value added approach to my career search, and was an instrumental partner in ultimately achieving my goals. Thanks!
~Rick Perrotta

Gene Quast

Career Change is a company that actually delivers on the promise to help you find that next career that will change your life. They have a staff that is dedicated to helping you assess your strengths, position yourself in the market, help open doors through their network of client companies and past candidates and help you to determine your value to your next employer. They provide comprehensive resources to help you achieve your dreams. I had a great experience knowing that I had a team of professionals helping me to land my last three positions. Thank you Dan Resendes and The Barrett Group team for helping me to land in three increasingly challenging positions!
~Gene Quast

Cindy Rodoni, Founder & CEO, www.donellalloyd.com

I engaged The Barrett Group a few years ago to assist with a career search when moving from the West Coast to the East Coast. With their guidance, I not only located a position but connected with many people of influence along the way.
~ Cindy Rodoni, Founder & CEO, www.donellalloyd.com

Jay

After 22 years in the financial services industry, I found myself desiring a change in employment. The Barrett Group took me on as a client in the fall of 2008 just as the financial services industry collapsed and thousands of professionals began looking for employment. It was a frustrating and frightening time for me: I felt as though my whole world had come crashing down on me. The Barrett Group provided me tools and contacts to consider alternative careers, they researched contacts in companies I was interested in and sent introduction letters, they prepared an excellent resume customized for each job search and coached me before and after each interview. Most importantly, Dan Resendes, my counselor, met with me by phone every week and was always positive and supportive. He gave me the confidence and hope to continue the search until I found the perfect position. The Barrett Group continues to reach out and provide coaching and support as I build my new career. I would not be in the position I am today without their services.
~Jay

Denise Bradley

My experience with The Barrett Group far exceeded my expectations. I had previously hired a similar firm closer to my home in the Bay Area of California, which turned out to be a fiasco. They were extremely expensive and did so little for me. It was incredibly disappointing. So, when I found The Barrett Group, I was cynical and trepidatious at best. Needless to say, I was not the best client. I am a perfectionist by nature, but I was extremely picky and questioned everything. Waffles, the consultant with whom I worked, was more than patient and understanding. The resume and letters he created are not only the best I’ve seen, but they also garnered rave reviews from every prospective employer with whom I met. His response time was incredibly fast, and he always had an answer to all my questions. I was working in less than 5 months.
~Denise Bradley

Donna Wren

I decided to change jobs at the beginning of one of the worst recessions in our country’s history. It was also the first time I had to actually think about how to market myself and my skills. The Barrett Group helped me direct my search, and provided me with a terrific resume. They taught me how to accentuate my accomplishments and sell myself, something I had no idea how to do. The resume was put together so well that I actually got a number of interviews based on my response to online postings. In addition to the resume, my advisors at The Barrett Group provided me with intense interview preparation and training. We went through the interview process, and I learned what questions to expect, how to prepare my responses, what questions I should be prepared to ask myself, and how to make sure that I made a good impression with my interviewers. Their tips were right on. I felt extremely prepared during the interview process. Finally, once I had an offer in hand, my advisors worked with me to understand how my offer compared with other professionals at my same level in similar industries. All in all, it took about 6 months for me to land the job I was hoping for. And I am very thankful for all the help I received to get to this point.
~Donna Wren

Arthur Adams, Director, Domestic Commercial Sales, CSXI

Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Executive or simply looking for a career change, the Barrett Group has a program for you. The Barrett Group created a raving fan and I highly recommend their suite of services.
~ Arthur Adams, Director, Domestic Commercial Sales, CSXI

Brett Johns

After a short time reaching out, my calls started getting through, my letters were being answered, and the opportunities I was reaching out for were becoming tangible. When the day came to get the job offer that I wanted, it played out like a cheesy eharmony.com commercial. The Barrett Group is to thank for helping me negotiate for the kind of challenging career I needed. Sincerely,
~ Brett Johns

Paul Andersen

The Barrett group used all its resources to help research possible companies and contacts and then handled a majority of the administrative duties involved in a job search. I ended up landing an opportunity that met all of my families needs with a past contact. I would highly recommend the Barrett Group if you are serious about looking for a new opportunity. Sincerely,
~ Paul Andersen

Judy Koregen

I will start my position as Vice President of Finance next Monday. The Barrett Group helped me get my résumé to the right company and to the top as I was told. Thank you for your assistance during my recent job search.
~ Judy Koregen

Jason Iacovelli

Yesterday I accepted a position with a company which I feel will enable me to further advance my career options. Your support and creative ideas helped me obtain this position quickly and professionally.
~ Jason Iacovelli

David Hannah

Your coaching and consulting revealed that I had many lucrative options available to me. I am glad that I signed up for your three-year program. I know that should something with my current employment change and require me to again seek executive assistance, Barrett Group will be my partner in finding a solution. I would highly recommend your firm to any executive seeking a loyal partner in their quest for the next big career opportunity. Sincerely, ~David Hannah

Rob Pavese

“To say that your professionalism, guidance and commitment to your client is outstanding is a sheer understatement! You not only helped me find what I was looking for in a career but your recipe for success helped mold me into an even stronger candidate ready to face the challenges of today’s job market. Thank you Dan Resendes, Waffles Pi Natusch and all the dedicated professionals at the Barrett Group. Even to this day your follow up phone calls, just to find out how I am doing, really say a lot. You go above and beyond! Thanks.”

~Rob Pavese

Ray Stevens

“I had already achieved a great deal of success in my career when I originally contacted the Barrett Group: I was looking for a rewarding next step. I knew my current employer would most likely be unable to provide me the entrepreneurial opportunity that I was seeking. The Barrett Group helped me accomplish three things: (1) they enabled me to survey my experience to effectively quantify and communicate my accomplishments to others, (2) valuing networking as a positive activity that benefits all those who participate, and finally, (3) Dan, Paula and the rest of the team partnered with me, creating the leverage and support one needs to go and do something extraordinary.”

~Ray Stevens

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