CultivateCultiVitae

Cultivate [kuhl-tuh-veyt] verb to develop or improve by education or training; train; refine
Vitae [vee-tahy] noun a brief biographical summary of one’s career and training
CultiVitae [kuhl-tuh-vee-tahy] noun cultivate your life.


Mission Statement

CultiVitae strives to help professionals in transition reach their career goals by providing trusted advice and high-quality resources.

Vision Statement

CultiVitae fosters a community where professionals feel safe, comfortable, and respected in sharing details of their current situation and their future aspirations.

Values

At CultiVitae, our vision is to be an ultimate resource for transitioning professionals. We want our clients to feel confident in their careers so they can look forward to Mondays again.

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How to find a career coach that is right for you!

I started CultiVitae because I’ve been in your shoes before. Excited about the new job, we start to ease into it – and whether it’s months or years – we find ourselves dreading Mondays and counting down to Fridays. It’s so unfortunate as we spend 40+ hours a week there!

Well, grunt no more! Whether you are unemployed, underemployed, or just flat out seeking new opportunities that ignite your inner genius, my mission is to land you a job that make you look forward to Mondays again!

So, why should you work with me? In 2010, I naturally fell into the world of recruiting and I haven’t looked back since. As a full-cycle recruiter, I have helped many top companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., find talent.

As subjective as recruiting can be, there is a science to it.

There are many career coaches out there, but not many have had a background in recruiting and HR. Having been in the hiring seat before, I aim to educate and consult my clients on how the recruitment process works and what we are looking for. With this knowledge and understanding, I believe candidates can better position themselves in a competitive market.

If you are seeking to find a career coach, I would like to invite you to a free 30-minute consultation to determine if I am the right coach for you. Every coach is different. I strive to be more than a career coach to my clients, I also serve as a job search consultant, a cheerleader, and a challenger. I believe with all four roles active in your life, any goal can be set and achieved.

Navigate + Expert Advice

As your Career Coach, I will help you navigate your job search process from A to Z. We will define clear action steps and see progress together as you obtain support and structured guidance through this transition period.

Tactical + Strategic

With my insider knowledge as a former HR, hiring manager, and recruiting professional, I will position you with all of the strategic techniques to put your best foot forward on the career ladder. Start turning interviews into offers!

Positivity + Encouragement

Let’s face it: any life transition is tough. I will be your biggest cheerleader and share with you all of the positives I see. Attitude is half the battle in the workplace and in the interview room. We will attract positive results.

Accountability + Stretch Limits

The only way to grow is through constructive criticism. You can count on me to deliver candid feedback with solutions and recommendations. Grow professionally and personally by stretching your limiting beliefs.


I hold the following certificates: Professional in Human Resources.
I am also a Trusted Career Coach @ The Muse.

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Praises from my Clients

Let’s hear it from my amazing clients whom I have had the privilege of working with!


I am changing my career from academia to HR and my experience with Emily is absolutely fantastic! Emily’s detailed knowledge of the industry is undisputed. This combined with Emily’s ability to ask all the right, and in-depth, questions to bring out key information from your work experience mean that she is able to produce a perfectly crafted resume that brings results swiftly (within two days of my new CV and LinkedIn going live I have landed three job interviews with Fortune 100 companies). Importantly, Emily’s attention to detail and precision meant that there was no need for a second draft of my CV and LinkedIn profile. Throughout the entire time working with Emily, I felt listened to and, crucially, understood. Moreover, Emily responds to emails and questions promptly, without a fuss and is such joy to talk to. I absolutely recommend Emily!Patrycja, 34, HR Professional
I have been looking for a job in a different state for a year, with no luck in landing interviews. I spoke with Emily as I saw she specialized in relocating and she gave me 3 tips I implemented right away. The results were amazing. I’m happy to report after weeks of working with her, revising my resume and giving me job search strategy tips, I have accepted a job in the state I’ve been eyeballing for a year. Thanks, Emily!!
Anita, 28, Marketing Professional
I have been job searching for the past 6 months with no luck landing an interview. I decided to hire Emily based on the reviews and her HR background. I am so glad I did.

Upon working with her (which was comfortable, fun, and informative), she crafted a modern resume that made me even want to hire myself. After sending out resumes, I was able to land 3 interviews within 1 week and secured a job that I had applied to with my previous resume.

She also guided me through interview prepping and negotiating – despite being unemployed for 6 months – I was able to make it back to my original salary, plus some! Emily is amazing.

Darrin, 38, Sales Professional
When it was time to refresh my resume and LinkedIn profile, the only call I made was to Emily. Having become yet another satisfied client of hers, I am pretty thrilled to recommend her. Emily demonstrated from the start of our project an ability to blend several unique and vital skillsets – part therapist, part recruiter, skilled wordsmith, experienced social networker, and career coach with a keen eye for absorbing the relevant jargon of her clientele. She produced for me a one page sales sheet, two-page resume and comprehensive updated LinkedIn profile that would insure a high rate of visibility within my professional industry. Don’t wait – contact Emily and let her help you succeed!

Gary, 49, HR Professional
Emily is AMAZING! Not only is she brilliant and kind, but has the kind of experience I needed to make sure my resume and LinkedIn profile were top notch. She went above and beyond to make sure I was happy and I came away MUCH more knowledgable and confident. I am so excited to continue my job search due to her enthusiasm and encouragement. I feel like I now have another friend. I would recommend Emily to anyone. Just fantastic.
Brooke, 44, HR Professional
Wow, Emily! This looks amazing. I started floating my resume to some recruiters I’ve worked with in the past and they said this looks 200x more marketable! They are excited to start sending my resume out and I feel more confident in my job search. Thank you – you’re a miracle worker!Irene, 42, Operations Professional
Emily was great to work with. She worked quickly and with my schedule. She listened closely and that was reflected in the product she produced. She was also really connected to industry and able to share some of that perspective. I would work with Emily again!Alana, 33, Training & Development Professional
Not only have I landed a job, but I’ve learned valuable professional development skills I’m carrying with me everyday in my career. It’s quite astonishing how applicable your steps, advice, and lessons are to all aspects of life and beyond the job search. I’m so grateful for working with you and I appreciate all of your help in this stressful process! Oh, my wife thanks you, too! 😉Mike, 29, Entertainment & Media Professional
Thank you thank you thank you! Since working with you, I went from lost, confused, and depressed to clear, confident, and happy! I really looked forward to our weekly sessions and I appreciate all of your positive energy and words while I went through a rough patch. I am so amazed at how easy it was to land my dream job thanks to your networking guidance and your wisdom throughout the job search process. My refined elevator pitch has resulted in people leaning in and inviting ME to interview!Rebecca, 37, Project Manager
I’m so glad I invested a nominal fee to get negotiating advice from Emily. By following her step-by-step instructions, I was able to successfully negotiate $7K and one telecommute day each week! I can’t recommend her enough. Madelyn, 28, Graphic Designer
I hired Emily to help me with interview prepping as I have landed interviews in the past, but have not gotten past the initial phone interview. She conducted a mock interview with me, and gave some really powerful constructive criticism which she sent to me in a nice package I could reference to. Since incorporating her phrasing to certain questions, I’ve been asked to come on-site several times, and have learned to close interviews! I have 2 competing offers currently and you bet I am going to ask hire her for negotiation advice!Mark, 27, Engineering Professional
I needed help rebranding myself as I know I need a career change, but I am not sure what exactly the right path for me is. As a millennial, I’m overwhelmed with the prospect of finding a job and being stuck in it forever. After talking with Emily, she shared a lot of relatable stories and provided insights and advice to give me clarity as I identify what I’m truly interested in and excel at. Thanks to her I have a targeted job search strategy and am excited to put everything into motion.Matthew, 23, Graduate Student
I was suffering from extreme writer’s block, and reached out to Emily for assistance writing a cover letter. She was very easy to talk to and was an attentive listener. After our initial conversation, she was able to turn around a cover letter very quickly that highlighted my strengths.Courtney, 34, HR professional
I am relocating and Emily has played an integral role in helping me prepare my resume for my job search. Her ability to ask the right questions and her excellent listening skills, paired with her experience as a Recruiter, allow her to perfectly craft a resume that succinctly highlights your skill set and accomplishments. She is flexible in scheduling, responds promptly, adds value by sharing her knowledge, and produces top-notch work in a short timeframe. In addition, she is so kind and wonderful to speak with. I highly recommend Emily. She is fantastic!

Jennifer, 30, HR Professional
Working with Emily was great! She is very understanding of your situation and gives you valuable insights and tips into the hiring process. I’ll definitely contact her in the future if I have any questions! Ashwin, 24, Consultant professional
Emily is awesome! Not only did she create an amazing new resume for me, she also gave me some great insight into how recruiters think (because she is one), and how to best to leverage my skills on LinkedIn. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to improve their online profile and get their resume to the top of a recruiters “yes” pile.
Dominique, 35, Marketing Professional
Emily was so great! In the interview, she really took the time to understand me, my experience/skills, and what makes me unique as a worker. Her writing skills are thorough and on-point, and she even gave me more than I wanted so I can customize my cover letter for future jobs. A+!!!Andy, 33, Creative Designer
I sent this updated resume to my former boss and he was very impressed. Thank you for being so easy to communicate with and getting this over to me so quickly!Zack, 39, Consulting Professional
Emily, how do I spread the word of how amazing you were to work with? You’ve provided so many valuable insights I can bring with me beyond just my career search. I appreciate your help in all of your networking strategies and bestowing your knowledge in the entire recruitment process. I feel confident that I now have a better brand for myself — I look amazing on paper! If I have any friends looking for a job, I’ll be sure to send them your way first. Thank you thank you thank you!Jennifer, 29, Sales Professional
Since sending out the BEAUTIFUL resume Emily crafted, I’ve landed interviews with my top choice companies and have 2 offers on the table! Hire her. She’s a dream to work with and a good luck charm!Christine, 28, Legal Professional
Coming from Europe to the states, I was completely lost on how to conduct a job search. After six months of terrible results, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and hire Emily. Within the 6-week program, I was able to land not one, but TWO interviews. Never will I apply through a black hole again and thank you so much for sharing with me golden nuggets I can learn from forever. I’m happy to announce I was able to receive offers from both interviews (thanks to mock interview!) and Emily helped me negotiate both and steered me to ensure both companies presented something in the same week so I could make the best decision for me. I’m EMPLOYED and I am so excited to start Monday making more money than I have ever made before. Thank you thank you!!Greta, 31, Digital Marketing Associate
Thanks to you, Emily, I just accepted an offer where I am targeted to make $100K more than last year’s income. My family and I cannot thank you enough for all of your wisdom and guidance.Greg, 39, Sales Professional

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