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Self Marketing Advantage (SMA) has helped a wide range of clients ranging in age from high school to senior citizens and include people changing functions and/or industries.

Here are some SMA client testimonials:

"I submitted my resume for an internship before my junior year and didn´t get a response. I’d like to get an internship before I graduate in order to improve my chances to get a full–time job after graduation. SMA helped me re–write my resume, suggested some activities to get involved in before I graduate, and I learned how to network and conduct informational interviews. The personalized coaching was really helpful and useful to receive while still in school."

- David K., Student

"I’ve been with the same non–profit organization for nine years and wanted to make a move into a for–profit company. I sent my resume to a few positions that I felt qualified for, but I didn’t receive any responses. After working with Cathy Perez at SMA and incorporating her expert suggestions into my resume, I applied to another job and received an invitation to interview that same week!"

- S. B., Program and Events Manager
  Southern California

"Before starting my job search, I narrowed my interests down to two primary roles I might be interested in as my next step. One was an executive leadership position in my current industry and the other was an operations optimization position in a workout or private equity firm. SMA helped me present my experience in a way that was appropriate for the new position in a different industry."

- Michael L, VP of IT
  Washington D.C. Area

"I’ve spent most of my career in marketing and media relations in the aviation industry, but moved to the health–care sector after 9/11. Now I am hoping to return to the international aerospace industry in order to advance my career. SMA helped me frame and focus my resume to clearly state why I wanted to return to an industry I already know and how my experience outside the industry would benefit the company and my performance. SMA helped me sift through all of my information and present it in way that made sense and whetted the appetite of recruiters."

- Kenneth S., Marketing Professional

"I’m changing roles as well as moving into a new industry. I was getting interviews, but none of them resulted in job offers. My confidence was waning and it was showing in my interviews. SMA helped me with my resume and interview skills so I would appear more focused. This experience boosted my confidence and helped me clearly articulate what value I would bring to the company. A friend referred me to SMA and I would highly recommend their services."

- L. A., Marketer & Job Seeker
  Chicago, Illinois

"I was starting to feel discouraged about my job search since I was getting very few interviews. I thought I had a really well–written resume and I didn't understand why I was getting such a low response. SMA helped me determine the type of positions and companies to focus on, then we re-wrote my resume to showcase my accomplishments. Through this exercise of clarity, SMA helped build my confidence. Then I sent out my new and improved  resume and got a positive response right away! SMA coached me on how to interview for those types of positions in that particular industry. I feel much more confident and it was invaluable help that I've never received before."

- Theresa, Job Seeker
   New York, NY

"After working for years in a professional services firm I went to graduate school then interviewed for positions in different industries. I had an idea of what type of outfit I should wear to my interviews, but I didn’t know if any of the items I currently owned would work for this purpose. I wanted a look that was updated, appropriate for the industry and my level, but not appear to be over–dressed. SMA assessed my wardrobe, we made a list of items to buy and put together outfits for particular situations. I have appropriate outfits for a variety of job–related events and in different industries. SMA helped make me feel confident while looking for a job."

- Gabriela, MBA
   Northern California