Ellen Sears

I would like to say I found career coaching and resume writing, but it found me. After graduating with my MBA, I pursued a career in Human Resources for several years. I loved being on the front lines of helping with job offers and onboarding employees as new hires. Within a few short months of accepting a new role at a manufacturing company, I was involved in a large reduction-in-force. During this transition, I evaluated my career interests and goals and was fortunate to accept a position as an Assistant Director of Career Services with the School of Business at East Carolina University. 

This career change became one of the best decisions I have ever made. As a certified resume writer and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE), I have coached thousands of clients in developing their professional brand through resumes, LinkedIn, networking, interviews, and more. 

What you can expect

Being a career coach and resume writer for the last 14+ years, I have learned one thing is true – everyone has a story. My goal is to help job seekers build a targeted career marketing campaign and develop their own personal brand to sell them as the best candidate for the role. 

Many job seekers tend to undervalue their skills and find it challenging to identify what they can offer an employer. By asking the right questions and diving deeper into your key strengths, achievements, and experiences, I can draw out all you have accomplished within your career. 

Together, we clarify your skills and talents, build your confidence, create a plan for the next steps you want to take, and identify the best ways for you to sell your top accomplishments.

Everyone has something valuable to offer and I look forward to helping you tell your story.

Connect with Ellen

Contact Ellen!  
ellen@holianassociates.com