Kevin R., Regional Director of Operations
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, but after speaking with their Clilent Concierge, 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, along with her team at TBG, helped me 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 me 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 email 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, a large operator of several restaurant chains, 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.