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Testimonials â€¹ First Place Career Solutions
Marci proved to be a wonderful asset to our daughter in her job search.
Throughout the process, Marci helped her to feel confident and to focus on ways to present herself in the most positive light.
Our daughter consulted with Marci before and after each interview and she was extremely helpful in suggesting interview strategies, identifying her strengths and addressing challenges.
Whenever she was unsure during the process, the simple solution was always " "just ask Marci" what to do!
Indeed, Marci was always able to give good advice and with her help, our daughter is now looking forward to her first job upon college graduation!
has been an incredible help throughout a very difficult job search.
worked with me on everything from my resume to networking with professionals at the institutions to which I had submitted applications.
Despite various time conflicts, including training for a part-time job, Marci
always worked with my schedule.
After a couple of months applying to jobs with literally no response, the marketing materials that Marci
helped me create got me a call back within the first week!
I'm looking within a very specific area of the United States, but Marci
was able to constantly find new postings and teach me new strategies that have helped me get interviews, explore new job areas, and learn how to market myself successfully to potential employers.
- 2013 graduate BA Psychology
As I started my job search, I had trouble pinpointing the kinds of jobs that interested me.
was able to teach me how to use different keywords to discover career paths that were new and exciting to me.
also calmed my nerves before interviews and networking meetings.
With Marci's help, my confidence improved, my networking and interview skills were strengthened, and my cover letter was turned into something that shows my personality.
is very accessible, whether it's for a resume writing session or a quick question on the way to an interview.
It is evident that Marci
truly wants her
clients to succeed.
Thank you Marci
for helping me secure my first full-time position out of college!
The Pennsylvania State University
- 2013 graduate B.S. Human Development and Sociology
and First Place Career Solutions
provide invaluable advice and training for young adults entering the workforce.
I can tell you that Marci is a diligent advocate who knows her stuff.
did a wonderful job helping my son rework his
resume as a first task.
It was so much better after they worked on it.
If I had tried to work on it with him it would not have been as successful.
As it usually is, kids (even young adults) don't want to be told what to do by a parent.
They take the advice of a knowledgeable and objective 3rd party much better.
In addition, Marci
follows through and that is critical.
is detailed and enthusiastic and her
clients (young adults and parents) get what they need be it interviewing skills or networking paths to follow.
Solid, timely and important advice and support as well as a caring coach who helps build confidence.
You won't be sorry if you engage Marci
and First Place Career Solutions!
Parent - 2013 college graduate
When I graduated college, I didn't think finding a job would be a problem.
I always did the right things from getting good grades to landing great internships.
However, a job didn't come as easily as I had anticipated.
Working with Marci
has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences.
From cleaning up my resume and crafting a unique cover letter, to researching jobs and prepping for interviews, Marci
(gently) pushed me out of my comfort zone and believed in my dreams.
She never held my hand, but she steered me in the right direction and was my biggest advocate along the way.
became my go to person who I felt comfortable asking for advice.
Now that I am happily employed, I can honestly say I would not be where I am without Marci's invaluable guidance and support.
, I can't thank you enough!
- 2013 graduate BA Public Communications
was a tremendous help throughout my job search process.
I had already been through the internship search process when I met Marci
at the beginning of my senior year and was starting to apply for a permanent position with a Big 4 accounting firm after graduation.
Though I had gotten interviews, I never made it past the first round.
sat down with me and helped me "craft my story" so that I could appear more confident in interviews.
I knew that I had good substance to speak about, but Marci
helped me to present myself well.
We spoke before and after each interview, giving me a boost right before and helping me to effectively follow up with my interviewers afterwards.
was extremely helpful and encouraged me to be much more aggressive in my search than I had been previously.
Where I was unsure, Marci
positive attitude was exactly what I needed to ultimately secure a job offer I was excited to accept!
University of Maryland
- 2014 graduate BS Accounting and Supply Chain
As I entered my third year post graduation, I found myself at a definite crossroad.
I was working in my second job out of college, however I didn't see a long-term future with that position.
I wasn't sure whether I should look into going back to school or begin searching for a job that would prove to be more long-term.
stepped in and helped me to organize and prioritize my goals.
Even after a brief consultation, Marci
was able to understand my goals as well strengths and experience I had to offer.
time into perfecting and strengthening my resume while keeping an ear to the ground for job openings within my industry.
Best of all, I really felt how personally invested she
was in my success.
We are so appreciative of having Marci
on our side to begin the next chapter of adulthood!
Parent of 2012 college graduate
worked one on one helping me with my resume, interviews and job search.
I really needed counseling and advice on what were the best ways for me to improve my skills in applying for positions.
I had many ideas that I was attracted to, but I needed assistance marketing myself as the best candidate for the job.
Marci's knowledge of job organizations helped me build my confidence and demeanor before I walked into an interview.
put me on the path to get a well-balanced long-term job after a few weeks.
understanding of what businesses are looking for provided me with first-hand knowledge on what to expect in the interview process.
Thank you Marci
for helping me get my first job after graduating from college.
University of Arizona- 2012 graduate BS Government and Public Policy
I have been applying for TV writing and TV production internships since my freshman year of college and in 3 years I hadn't had much success with larger companies and networks, despite being qualified.
worked tirelessly with me to make sure that my resume demonstrated my skills and experience in a way that was easy and enticing to read, and that showed employers why I'd be an asset to their team.
took my typical, generic, and bland cover letter and helped me turn it around and make it personal, unique, entertaining, and impressive.
will make any job applicant stand out leagues ahead of the rest of the crowd because of her
personal, one-on-one approach and because she
is passionately committed to getting you the best internship or job that you can get.
Thanks to Marci
, I will be starting my dream internship-seriously my dream internship-at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" in the writer's department in the Fall.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television Production
- 2014 graduate BFA in Film and Television Production
Working with Marci
is like tapping into a gushing source of positive energy.
has guided my daughter, who just graduated from college, every step of the way in her
job search, and has instilled her
with a sense of self confidence and enthusiasm about the task at hand.
??Marci has carefully edited her
resume and cover letters, keeping in mind my daughter's voice.
has supplied her
with many leads and resources, and has had countless talks with her
about the process, including interviewing skills.
Throughout the experience, Marci
has been very available as well.
The skills that Marci
brings to the table also contribute to making what could be a stressful parent/ child time, a positive life experience for all involved.
In fact, Marci
is just invaluable.
Parent of 2013 college graduate
Working with Marci
throughout college has been a tremendous aid to my professional development.
resume reviews, career counseling, and interview preparation has allowed me to position myself ahead of other students vying for similar internships and jobs.
With Marci's help, I was able to work three internships during college summers and offered a full-time position early in my senior year.
Marci's extreme attention to detail, respect for individual career aspirations, and optim
Marci Hackel, President, ...
Marci Hackel, President, First Place Career Solutions
Who We Are â€¹ First Place Career Solutions
Marci Hackel, founder and director of First Place Career Solutions, brings over 25 years of experience in executive sales and marketing positions at leading global consulting and market research agencies including Nielsen and Information Resources, Inc.
has long been recognized for her
ability to develop high performing professionals as well as effective sales teams.
consistently receives praise for her
ability to effectively coach others to identify opportunities and create actionable strategies and tactics in order to drive results.
has been responsible for and actively engaged in recruiting, training and mentoring numerous young professionals over the years.
has managed and led multi-disciplined teams of professionals in providing marketing solutions and insights to many Fortune 500 companies including Johnson & Johnson
, Campbell Soup
, Pepperidge Farm
, McNeil Consumer Products
, Schering Plough
, Pfizer, Hershey, Church & Dwight
, Rite Aid
, Toys R US
solid communication and interpersonal skills have enabled her
to cultivate and expand long term, productive client relations and consistently meet or exceed multi-million dollar sales goals, year after year.
also has several years of experience training, coaching and facilitating strategic selling programs for sales leaders in the United States and Europe.
years of experience in the work place and passion for helping young adults succeed, Marci
is committed to providing personalized, fresh new ideas to help her
clients accelerate their success by securing the perfect job or internship to launch their career in the right direction.
By proactively engaging with recruiters and HR professionals in various industries, Marci
stays on top of the latest trends and what companies are looking for in up and coming graduates.
conducts seminars to college groups on campuses and offers resume/cover letter review workshops.
is known for her
motivating and engaging style, whether interacting one on one or with a group, her
enthusiasm to make things happen is contagious.
She holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and an MBA from The Pennsylvania State University.
She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers (PARW).
Contact â€¹ First Place Career Solutions
CHPA Executive Newsletter
Information Resources, Inc., representatives Marci Hackel