I Help You Find a Better Job and Boost Your Career

  • claim the opportunity to do your best work
  • Get recognized & appreciated for the value you deliver
  • Build a referral network to attract the best opportunities to  you
  • Create the rewarding & sustainable career You've Worked So Hard to Achieve

Learn the proven Framework to make it happen!

Start With These 3 Steps

Michael G.

C-Level Operations Executive

Your advice to 'own' your age (I'm 54) and not be afraid of it, gave me the confidence to be my authentic self. As it turns out, the CEO of this company was looking for someone with exactly my experience, authenticity, and self confidence.

One week and two interviews later I have what is potentially the best opportunity of my career. Thank you very much for the work you do!

Forget the Two Traditional Methods You've Always Used to Find a Job

THEY DON'T WORK ANYMORE...

You focus on your skills

You list your skills, credentials, and training on your profile and your resume.

Since ATS (applicant tracking systems) are looking for these keywords, you expect to get hits, inquiries, and interviews.

You focus on your experience

Your resume highlights your many experiences and accomplishments from your prior positions.

 Since many of them bear some relationship to the job description described in the posting, you expect that you'll get noticed and that they'll see that you're a good fit for the position.

the reality is...

95% of job applicants don't make it to the interview.

sending out resumes won't get you the job you want.

Recruiters Spend 7 seconds skimming Your resume.

You Need the Career Value framework

DEFINE YOUR UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL VALUE PROPOSITION.

Tell a Great Story: THE PROBLEMS  YOU SOLVE & THE RESULTS YOU DELIVER.

grow & ACTIVATE YOUR CAREER NETWORK TO:

- spread YOUR MESSAGE

 - DRIVE REFERRALS, AND

 - Deliver NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO YOU.

Kimberly D.

Sr. Consumer Brands & Business Development Executive

John is a brilliant and intuitive coach who pushed me in all the right ways to tell my story in a new and more impactful way. John is an authentic thought leader and an amazing listener. He loves his work and that is evident in his high energy, focused and dedicated coaching style. I will definitely work with John again and highly recommend him.

Dr. James H.

Education Leader | Recruitment/Retention Specialist | District Superintendent

John has been nothing short of amazing - both in his technical knowledge and in his compassion for us and our work. [My partner and I] made the decision to work with John for his standard coaching package and were so impressed that we asked if he would work with us for a second coaching package. John's work throughout was realized at a superior level. Our results in working with John have been fabulous. 

Margaret A.

Strategy and Marketing Executive |  Change Management Leader

John is both a cheerleader and a coach who pushes you to do your best thinking. I am seeing the benefits of this approach that has challenged me to think about my career legacy and allows me to create opportunities and have the right opportunities come to me. Most of all, John genuinely cares about career transition and his clients' success.

Better Get Busy!

Start securing your sustainable career today!

Jackie Mathys

Co-Founder, Mathys + Potestio

As a headhunter, I can count on one hand the number of career coaches who actually know what they're talking about.

You're one of the few whose advice is actually useful and accurate.

how to get started

three career stages

You have different needs and different perspectives at different stages of your career. 

Mid-Career

You've established yourself in your field. Now you're looking for opportunities to move up in your current role or company, or if that's not in the cards, to a better position with more upside. 

Use the method to create a clear message around your value proposition. Dig deep in order to understand what your true value actually is and where you can (and should) be applying it.

Tap into and discover the power of your professional network to connect to recruiters and like-minded professionals. Seed the referrals that will bring opportunities to you.

Late-Career

As you enter your peak performance stage, you will be looking for ways to preserve your momentum and distinguish yourself from your competition. Prepare yourself to not only withstand, but shine  under the greater scrutiny and challenge of landing senior and C-level opportunities.

Make sure you're communicating your hard-won value as effectively as possible.

Connect to the "hidden job market" where 80% of hiring takes place.  

Leverage your experience and insight as a thought leader in your field to further your professional brand and reputation.

Second-Act Career

Traditional retirement is no longer an aspirational goal for engaged, achievement-oriented professionals. 

The second-act career stage is a time to remove all of the extraneous aspects of your work and double down on creating a legacy and greater meaning and purpose in your work.

Whether evolving into a more flexible strategic role, or applying your best experience to a targeted consulting or entrepreneurial venture, the goal is to be able to work on your own terms and do what you love and do best.

Stop Being a Chameleon!

Stop twisting yourself into knots trying to fit yourself into one job description after another.

Discover your truly authentic career path by standing up for what you stand for.

Use your network to connect to the people and companies who understand and appreciate what you deliver.

  • Overcome your fear, hesitation, or confusion about who you are , what you've been through, and what you're going to do next. 
  • Discover your 'Zone of Genius" - the intersection of your training, experience, effectiveness, and passion
  • Turn your Linkedin profile (and your resume) into a marketing document that makes people want to connect with you.
  • Learn how to turn your contacts into a well-oiled and productive referral network
  • Become a Thought Leader with an expert reputation as an informed, strategic, and insightful professional.

Think of this method as your Career ATM

It's an ongoing set of best practices that keep yielding lifelong dividends for as long as you want to work.

become a career magnet

Start planning your successful career transition today!

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Networking Magic

You already know that your network is your most important asset in landing your next position. Learn how to optimize your contacts, and build effective relationships that get results.

Trying to land a job without a career network is like trying to win a war without an army. But to field the positions that are right for you and your career path, you need an active network that is organized and prioritized to serve you best. Your Rolodex is Not a Network Most people …KEEP READING

Your Career Network Matters More Than Your Resume

Your Professional Brand

Skills and experience are no longer enough to get you noticed and hired in today's volatile jobs market. Learn how to craft your authentic value proposition and stand out from your competition.

In a more crowded and competitive economy, you need more than a personal brand to get above the noise and stand out. You need a deeper professional brand.

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Check out my book

(even if you're not a boomer...)

Coming out of the 2008-09 Recession, it became clear that if you were over 50, you were having a hard time getting hired.

This pattern persists today, with ageism and outdated corporate culture affecting boomers and gen-x alike (and, sadly, they'll be coming for you next, millennials...)

So if you're interested in learning how to keep your career going, because you want to stay engaged, keep earning, and keep saving for that eventual retirement, this book is for you.

Arianna Huffington

Founder, Huffington Post, Founder/CEO, Thrive Global

The makings of your second act - one filled with meaning and purpose - are already there. And with this inspiring and yet very practical book, John Tarnoff gives us a step by step guide in how to tap into it.

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