“I hired Irene to assist me in creating a resume for my job search. She was able to identify qualities that I did not realize I possessed, and craft a clearly written, eloquent resume. I found her personable and very knowledgeable.”

– M.G., Slideshow Presentation Designer


“Irene has been an invaluable resource for me for the past seven years. I first approached her when I needed to revise my decade-old resume and create a LinkedIn profile for the first time. In both projects, Irene helped me build professional documents which represented my experience and my career goals in the most compelling manner.

But she’s done far more than just that. Irene took every opportunity to get to know me as an individual professional. She gained an understanding of my goals and values to offer me intangible services including career coaching, interview preparation, and assistance with various types of business communications. She has been an invaluable resource in guiding me through a difficult job transition.

Irene is unfailingly honest and thorough in the way she sets about each task. Her choice of words is always eloquent and concise. She treats her clients as individuals and never falls back on a “one-size-fits-all” approach to career counseling.

Looking back upon several junctures of my career, I would find it difficult to imagine what I would have done without Irene’s services (tangible and intangible alike). I give her my highest recommendation.”

– T.G., Senior Accountant


“I highly recommend Irene Marshall as a career coach. She is compassionate, listens carefully to your needs, and genuinely wants to know where you are coming from, adapting her responses based on what she has heard. She is very knowledgeable and brings a wealth of experience to each individual she coaches.

Irene helped me at critical moments in two job searches, three years apart. Her coaching was a key factor in enabling me to land jobs shortly after these moments. With her assistance, I was able to step outside of all the subjective issues I was caught up in, and then objectively evaluate those problems and develop a solid plan for moving forward. It has been invaluable for me to have Irene Marshall as a career coach.”

– C.J., Program Manager


“Irene has been very insightful in transitioning my career. When I hear anyone who needs help with career choices, I simply tell them to call Irene!”

– S.D., Landscape Business Development


“I have worked with and known Irene for years. She is at the cutting edge of her profession and is always striving to set new benchmarks for our industry. I am fortunate enough to know most of the top industry leaders and I count Irene at the top that list!”

– J.B., Motivational Career Coach 


“Irene personifies the truly successful executive in a way few others do. Over the years, even as her company continued to grow, she always made time to contribute to our industry, keeping her finger on the pulse of the rapidly-changing career development world.

Irene is always on the alert to identify meaningful questions from colleagues. She does more than just answer their immediate needs. She’ll use their question to craft an answer that best explains the issues and offers strategies and tactics that move people’s careers forward. Irene is one of the few who have elevated that old saying, ‘knowledge is power,’ to its true level. For Irene, shared knowledge is power. She’s quick to share proven insights. In short, when people talk about a ‘force multiplier,’ they are describing Irene.”

– D.O., Career coach and resume writer


“I was really pleased with the final version of my resume and have been happily sending it out to everybody I promised it to. Irene, thanks for your help in better articulating my story!”

– A.S., Solutions Management


“Dedicated. Passionate about relationship and career building. Continuous record of successes. Thoroughly professional. I have worked with Irene for over 30 years; there is no one in her field that I would recommend more highly.”

– C.F., Associate


“Three years ago, Irene Marshall was recommended to me by a friend for resume writing and interview coaching. She was phenomenal in helping me shape my resume to better showcase my strengths, while also explaining common mistakes people make on their resumes. In my interview coaching sessions, Irene not only provided insights on how to impress interviewers through mock interviews, she also gave several general tips that could be applied to many different jobs.

Irene’s most shining qualities are her availability and refreshingly direct way of explaining the strong and weak parts of your professional profile. She teaches you how your resume and interview style reflect who you truly are. She has an engaging and respectful manner of guidance which betters your applications without coming off as condescending.

I would 100% recommend Irene for resume and interview coaching because she not only helps you shine in your application, but also helps you understand the application process from hiring companies’ perspectives. Her guidance and insights have been invaluable for me and I believe they will be for you too.”

– K.C., Manager


“Irene Marshall has been my career coach for 10 years. I am very thankful for her valuable advice and guidance. I highly recommend her for resume writing, interview preparation, and everything related to career coaching. She is very patient, empathetic, professional, organized, and reliable. It has been a great experience to work with her!”

– G.S., Business Consultant


“Irene has been an incredible help over the past five years as I have created and updated my resume, professional bio, and LinkedIn profile. She is responsive and collaborative in her approach to working with clients. I have engaged her on four separate occasions and look forward to her input in the future.”

– N.N., Project Consultant


“Irene is an invaluable resource and expert resume writer. I first worked with her after six years in the teaching field. At that time, I was ready for a change of career. I only had a vague idea of what else I was interested in, plus no idea about my next steps. Irene was great at helping me figure out not only what I wanted to do, but also how to get there. I know I would not be at my current position without her expertise and guidance!”

– J.B., Administrative Assistant


“I am really pleased with the final version of my resume and have been happily sending it out to everybody I promised it to. Thanks for your help in better articulating my story!”

– A.S., Solutions Management


“I have worked with Irene and recommended her to scores of people. What sets her apart, beyond cleaning up my resume, was her ability to probe and ask questions to unlock value around skills and characteristics that I did not see in myself. I think those of us with many years of experience become accustomed to seeing ourselves in a certain way. Irene knows how to find so much more, then translate that into your resume. Irene helped me land my last CEO role which turned into a $640 million exit! I get to do my next CEO role now for fun now and Irene helped make that happen.”

– T.D. Chairman of the Board


“Working with Irene is an awesome experience! Immediately I felt her ownership for my project. She has a very effective process and not only was my resume extremely well done, but her instructions to create a LinkedIn profile were excellent. Irene even reached out to me after our engagement had ended to let me know about some changes LinkedIn had made to their user agreement. “

– M.J., Financial Consultant


“I worked with Irene on a recent career management project. Irene was a pleasure to work with and she willingly shared her knowledge and expertise. I was very pleased with the final project results and I look forward to working with Irene again.”

– S.A., Business Strategist


“A few years ago, Irene helped me become aware of my work style and preferences. As a result of Irene’s coaching, I was motivated to make a career decision and act upon it. That decision eventually led me to take my career in a different direction. Before I knew where I was headed, I needed to do something differently. Irene transformed my resume and I received more calls than I received in the old format. Irene helped me to take the one step that I needed that eventually led me to further explore my career aspirations. I am now pursuing a career in career counseling. What a twist!”

– K.B., Program Manager, Counselor and Instructor


“Not that Irene is short of recommendations, but I’d like to add my “THANKS!” as well. Irene’s resume rewrite resulted in significantly more interest to my candidacy – more phone calls, interviews, and finally, an offer letter. I’ll surely recommend her to my friends!”

– A.D., International Business Development


“I found Irene to be extremely easy to work with and very responsive to my needs and questions throughout the resume writing process. Although her credentials and expertise are impressive, I feel her greatest assets are her collaborative skills and her ability to really listen to the client. I highly recommend Irene to anyone who is looking for a career professional.”

– I.B., Operations Specialist


“Irene was referred to me by a client of mine who cares about me and wanted to help me out during a very rough patch professionally. I’m a recruiter and after 20++ years, I’m struggling with what to do next and how to go about it. So I needed advice just like I’ve been giving out. Irene was very helpful. We tried a few things, both short term and long term. And she was there each step of the way regardless of the outcome of each step. Irene had suggestions, and each time I made some, she not only listened but recommended an approach or a tool to use for each idea. Things are turning positive right now and she really helped. I highly recommend her services. She has all the experience you need. Highly educated, former recruiter, professional resume writer, keynote speaker, and has run her own successful business in the past. Not only should job seekers go see her, but I would suggest companies offer to send valued employees following a layoff. They will benefit and so will you!”

– R.G., Senior Corporate Recruiter


“I have worked with Irene on two occasions. Both times Irene provided excellent advice – listening carefully to what my concerns and needs were, then helping me identify what my next steps should be. Recently, I approached Irene for help with a difficult business situation. In less than two days, Irene helped me determine how to turn the situation into a win-win for the companies and individuals involved – with everyone being happy with the results. I highly recommend Irene for help with career development, and with analyzing and managing specific business issues.”

– J.C., Senior Director of Marketing


“With Irene’s expertise in recruitment in the Bay Area, I was definitely in good hands! She knew all of the new, electronic systems that recruiters and HR managers use to find just the right person. We’ve created a great résumé that really shows my value clearly. I’m looking forward to our work together to secure my dream job.”

– S.S., Integrated Strategy


“Irene Marshall is the consummate professional, making it very difficult to choose only three attributes that best describe her. Irene has the unique ability of always being able to keep her eye on the big picture while paying attention to all of the necessary details. When I think of Irene, I’m reminded of the business philosophy: Question: How do you drain the ocean? Answer: One cup at a time.

Her one-on-one attentiveness, persistence, and intelligence provide her with the professional respect of all who do business with her!”

– J.H., Marketing Consultant


“I recently had the pleasure of getting to know Irene while consulting with her on aspects of my career transition. Her firm came highly recommended to me and fully met my expectations! Irene is a veteran HR and career coaching professional who is extremely easy to work with and has a keen sense of the current job search market dynamics. Equally important, at a time when many in the transition field are aggressively trying to push their services, Tools for Transition operates with high integrity and will only try to sell you what you really need at a fair price. I will gladly use Irene’s services again!”

– T.M., Corporate Program Manager


“Irene was a great help to me during my recent job search. She helped me totally revamp my resume and cover letter — which got me noticed by potential employers. Of equal importance, she helped me to work through my experience and skills to realize what I really like doing for a living.”

– C.A., Insurance Agent


“I provided Irene approximately twenty pages of career history in an effort to condense the material to three pages. Irene was an excellent resource. She was professional, timely and definitely challenged me to develop the proper document to market my skills and previous career experience. I will definitely work with Irene on other professional documents.”

– B.C., President


“Even though I am a sales professional, I was stumped on writing my own resume. Irene listened to my experience, asked lots of questions to determine my skills, and developed a customized resume that accurately reflects my experience. During the final stages, we collaborated together to put the final touches on the resume. I would highly recommend her services to others that need help with resume writing. “

– N.O., Senior Vice President of Marketing


“I was really pleased with the final version of my resume and have been happily sending it out to everybody I promised it to. Thanks for your help in better articulating my story!”

-A.S., Solutions Management


“Irene Marshall has been my career coach for 10 years. I am very thankful for her valuable advice and guidance. I highly recommend her for resume writing, interview preparation, and all related to career coaching. She is very patient, empathetic, professional, organized, and reliable. It has been a great experience to work with her!”

-G.S., Business Consultant


“I have worked with Irene and recommended her to scores of people. What set her apart beyond cleaning up my resume, was her ability to probe and ask questions to unlock value around skills snd character that I would not have seen in myself. I think all of us with many years of experience become accustomed to seeing ourselves in a certain way. Irene knows how to find so much more and translate it into a resume.

Irene helped me land my last CEO role which turned into a $640m exit. I get to do my next CEO role now for fun now and Irene helped make that happen.”

-T.D., CEO


“Working with Irene is an awesome experience! Immediately I felt her ownership for my project. She has a very effective process and not only was my resume extremely well done, but her instructions to create a Linkedin profile were excellent. Irene even reached out to me after our engagement had ended to let me know about some changes Linkedin had made to their user agreement.

-M.J., Owner & Financial Consultant


“Irene has been an incredible help over the past five years as I have created and updated my resume, professional bio, and LinkedIn profile. She is responsive and collaborative in her approach to working with a client. I have engaged her on four separate occasions and look forward to her input in the future.”

-N.N., Project Consultant


“After six years, I decided to leave teaching last year. I only had a vague idea of what I was interested in but had no idea how to get there. Irene is great at helping you figure out not only what to do, but how to get there. She is an invaluable resource and expert resume writer! I know I would not be at my current position without her expertise and guidance.

-J.B., Administrative Assistant


“Irene has been an invaluable resource for me for the past seven years. I first approached her when I needed to revise my resume after well over a decade and to create a LinkedIn profile for the first time. With both the resume and the LinkedIn profile, Irene helped me build work products that represented my experience and my career goals in the most cogent manner. But Irene has done far more than the above.

She took every opportunity to know me as an individual professional. She gained an understanding of my goals and values to offer me intangible services including career coaching, interview preparation, and assistance with various types of business communications. She has been an invaluable resource in guiding me through a difficult job transition. She is unfailingly honest and thorough in the way she sets about each task at hand. Her choice of words is eloquent and concise.

She treats her clients as individuals and does not ever fall back on a “one-size-fits-all” approach to career counseling. Looking back upon several junctures of my career, I would find it difficult to imagine what I would have done without Irene’s services (tangible and intangible alike). I give her my highest recommendation.”

-T.G., Senior Accountant/Supervisor


“Dedicated, passionate about the relationship and career-building, a continuous record of successes, and thoroughly professional. I have worked with Irene for over 30 years; there is no one in her field that I would recommend more highly.”

-C.F.


“A few years ago, Irene helped me become aware of my work style and preferences. As a result of Irene’s coaching, I was motivated to make a career decision and act upon it. That decision eventually led me to take my career in a different direction. Before I knew where I was headed, I needed to do something differently. Irene transformed my resume and I received more calls than I received in the old format. Irene helped me to take the one step that I needed that eventually led me to further explore my career aspirations. I am now pursuing a career in career counseling. What a twist!”


“I found Irene to be extremely easy to work with and very responsive to my needs and questions throughout the resume writing process. Although her credentials and expertise are impressive, I feel her greatest assets are her collaborative skills and her ability to really listen to the client. I highly recommend Irene to anyone who is looking for a career professional.”

-I.B., Operations Specialist


“I worked with Irene on a recent career management project. Irene was a pleasure to work with and she willingly shared her knowledge and expertise. I was very pleased with the final project results and I look forward to working with Irene again.”

-S.A., Business Strategist


“Irene personifies the truly successful executive in a way few others do. Over the years, even as her company continued to grow, she always made time to contribute to our industry. I’ve seen that she has her finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing career development world.

She’s always on the alert for the meaningful questions from colleagues. She does more than just answer their immediate needs. She’ll use the question to craft an answer that explains the issues and offers strategies and tactics that move people’s careers forward. Second, she is one of the few who have elevated that old saw “knowledge is power” to its true level. For Irene, shared knowledge is power. She’s quick to share proven insights. In short, when people talk about a “force multiplier,” they are describing Irene.”

-D.O., MBA


“Not that Irene is short of recommendations, but I’d like to add mine. Irene’s resume rewrite resulted in significantly more interest in my candidacy – more phone calls, interviews, and finally, an offer letter. I’ll surely recommend her to my friends. “

-A.D., International Business Development


“Irene is a clear and powerful public speaker. Her message is based on easily grasped concepts but she makes you think about them innew ways that can be very freeing and portable. If you get a chance to hear Irene, do yourself a favor and do not miss it.”

-S.P., Workplace Translator


“Irene was referred to me by a client of mine who cares about me and wanted to help me out during a very rough patch professionally. I’m a recruiter and after 20+ years, I’m struggling with what to do next and how to go about it. So I needed advice just like I’ve been giving out. Irene was very helpful. We tried a few things both short term and long term. And she was there each step of the way regardless of the outcome of each step. Irene had suggestions, and each time I made some she not only listened but recommended an approach or a tool to use for each idea. Things are turning positive right now and she really helped. I highly recommend her services. She has all the experience you need. Highly educated, former recruiter, professional resume writer, keynote speaker, and has run her own successful business in the past. Not only should job seekers go see her, but I would suggest companies offer to send valued employees following a layoff. They will benefit and so will you.”

-R.G, Senior Corporate Recruiter


“I had a wonderful time working with Irene and can’t wait to work with her some more!”

-S.W., Appraiser Analyst


“I have worked with Irene on two occasions. Both times Irene provided excellent advice – listening carefully to what my concerns and needs were, then helping me identify what my next steps should be. Recently I approached Irene for help with a difficult business situation. In less than 2 days, Irene helped me determine how to turn the situation into a win-win for the companies and individuals involved – with everyone being happy with the results. I highly recommend Irene for help with career development, and with analyzing and managing specific business issues.”

-J.C., Senior Director of Marketing


“Where does a writer go when it’s time to create copy but you’re too close to the source? Head directly to Irene Marshall when you want an expert’s opinion on your positioning as an executive!”

-C.D., Stores & Operations Executive


“I hired Irene to assist me in creating a resume for my job search. She was able to identify qualities that I did not realize I possessed, and craft a clearly written, eloquent resume. I found her personable and very knowledgeable.”

-M.D., Designer


“With Irene’s expertise in recruitment in the Bay Area as well as her knowledge of new, electronic systems that recruiters and HR managers use to find just the right person, I was definitely in good hands! We’ve created a great résumé that really shows my value clearly. I’m looking forward to our work together to secure my dream job.”

-S.S., Integrated Strategy


“Irene Marshall is the consummate professional, making it very difficult to choose only 3 attributes to best describe her. Irene has the unique ability to be able to always keep her eye on the big picture while paying attention to all the necessary details. When I think of Irene, I’m reminded of the business philosophy: Question: How do you drain the ocean? Answer: One cup at a time. Her one-on-one attentiveness, persistence, and intelligence provide her with the professional respect of all who do business with her and a resultant following of loyal supporters.”

-J.H., Marketing Consultant


I recently had the pleasure of getting to know Irene while consulting with her on aspects of my career transition. Her firm came highly recommended to me and fully met my expectations! Irene is a veteran HR and career coaching professional who is extremely easy to work with and has a keen sense of the current job search market dynamics. Equally important, at a time when many in the transition field are aggressively trying to push their services, Tools for Transition operates with high integrity and will only try to sell you what you really need at a fair price. I will gladly use them again! 

-T.M.,  Corporate Program Manager


“I have worked with Irene and have known her for years. She is always at the cutting edge of her profession and is always striving to set new benchmarks for our industry. I am fortunate to know most of the top industry leaders and Irene is certainly atop that list.”

-J.B., Motivational Career Coach


“I approached Irene for assistance with redesigning my resume. After a brief introductory session, she quickly determined that one of her colleagues was better suited to handle my needs. I greatly appreciated the candor and integrity she displayed by referring me rather than taking the business herself. Although I wasn’t able to make use of her services, I strongly recommend her to anyone looking for resume writing or career coaching services.”

-J.L., Information Security Professional


“Irene was a great help to me during my recent job search. Not only did she help me totally revamp my resume and cover letter —which got me noticed by potential employers. Of equal importance, she helped me to work through my experience and skills to realize what I really like doing for a living.”

-C.A., Insurance Agents


“I want to echo Gary Kowalski’s recommendation for Irene. Her talk at the San Francisco Professional Career Network meeting really helped me focus my job search, which I had thought was already pretty well focused. As soon as I made some adjustments to my LinkedIn profile, resume and cover letters, my search literally exploded and I’m now pursuing several excellent opportunities. I can only imagine that the results would be spectacular for people who actually engage her. I strongly recommend Irene to anyone who wants to clarify their career objectives and create compelling messages to achieve those objectives.”

-R.B., IT Project Manager


“Irene is a wonderful speaker. She led a program on creating a focused resume for the San Francisco Professional Career Network that attracted the largest crowd we’ve had to date and which was uniformly praised by its attendees. A few of the comments we received included, “Wonderful presentation”, “Very concise, logical and helpful information”, “Extremely useful”, “Incredibly relevant to my job search”, and others. Over the past year or so, I have attended many programs of a similar theme; Irene’s content and practical advice are among the best. I would encourage anyone wishing to enhance the resonance of their resume or who are seeking career advice to speak with Irene or attend one of her programs. She is truly an expert and a pleasure to work with.”

G.K., Chief Financial Officer


“I was at one of Irene’s first presentations when she was creating Tools for Transition, and she has grown into such an expert on resumes and job searching since then – I truly appreciate her passionate and professional presentations to the Job Connections meetings. She has also helped by connecting me (via LinkedIn) to previous colleagues or clients. I love having Irene in my life.”

-J.I., Business Analyst


I provided Irene approximately twenty pages of career history in an effort to condense the material to three pages. Irene was an excellent resource. She was professional, timely and definitely challenged me to develop the proper document to market my skills and previous career experience. I will definitely work with Irene on other professional documents.

-B.C., Corporate President


“I have had the pleasure of being in the audience on two occasions when Irene Marshall has spoken and have come away equally impressed by the reach of her knowledge, her ease in engaging the audience and her willingness to support and encourage job seekers. She has a way of keeping you realistic without discouraging you from following a personal vision. Irene demonstrates her dedication to her craft with a humble and caring touch. Irene gets my enthusiastic endorsement.”

-J.D., Technology Manager


“I highly recommend Irene. Irene has tremendous value and is a nice combination of intelligence and personability.”

-L.C., CPA


“Irene has been very insightful in transitioning my career. When I hear anyone about career choices I simply tell them to call Irene!”

-S.D., Business Development


“Even though I am a sales professional, I was stumped on writing my own resume. Irene listened to my experience, asked lots of questions to determine my skills, and developed a customized resume that accurately reflects my experience. During the final stages, we collaborated together to put the final touches on the resume. I would highly recommend her services to others that need help with resume writing.”

-N.O., Senior Vice President


“I was put in touch with Irene via SalesLadder.com and was very pleased to have made the connection. Irene assisted and coach me through updating my resume and profile, taking it to the next level. Even though I am in sales, I was finding it difficult to look within and sell my experience, skills, and assets to others. Irene and her team took the time to review my professional career and crafted a profile that I am excited to share and utilize. I highly recommend Irene and her team….and as Allstate insurance says, “you are in good hands…”. Thanks Irene!”

-A.S., Regional Director


I’ve sold multi-million dollar projects around the world, but selling myself is still an arcane science to me. Irene was a huge help in clarifying my value proposition and moving up. I definitely got more than I paid for and that’s always a wonderful surprise.

-R.G.


“As a peer and colleague of Irene’s I am greatly impressed by Irene’s expertise and readiness to reach out to help others in the field of résumé writing and coaching. We both belong to the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches and whenever Irene provides her insights to members of the organization, I, for one, pay close attention. She has become a resource that I always rely upon for guidance and direction.”

-S.F., Resume Writer


“Irene provided invaluable insight into our project resulting in a polished, cohesive product.”

-L.T., Financial Professional


I depended upon Irene’s patience, capabilities for multi-dimensional synthesis and objective analysis to clarify my future intentions at a difficult time. She added clarity, definition, insight, and organization to a complex and confusing situation with remarkable sensitivity. Brevity, creativity, simplicity, the ability to listen and deal with persons who demand results in a world of networking are all important must-haves to professionals seeking good timely advice – as I was.

-D.T., Finance


“I sought assistance from Irene to rewrite my resume via TheLadders after sending out 30+ resumes with limited success while working with an outplacement career coach provided by my former company. As so many people have noted in recommendations, Irene worked with me to identify my career success stories with tangible results and transformed them into a concise and powerful two-page highlight of my management career. Within less than two weeks of utilizing this resume, I had landed my first face to face interview in 5 months! I received an offer from that interview and will begin working in my new position in July. I also had Irene write an executive summary that has been very useful in providing my references a concise document to refer to during phone conversations and as an enticing prelude to my full resume for my contacts to utilize to assist me in my job search. I plan to utilize Irene’s talent with any job search I conduct in the future.”

-K.S., Medical Science Liaison


“I started working with Irene in 2004. We have worked on job search strategies, interview coaching, resume revisions, and career management coaching together. I highly recommend her as a career coach and resume writer.”

-L.C., Managing Director


“Irene worked with me to re-write my resume in an updated and concise format. Two weeks later I had a job offer and I am convinced that it was all due to Irene! She is a wonderful person to work with, has great ideas and really knows how to work your best skills and abilities into your resume.”

N.R., Project Coordinator


“Irene was great to work with. She takes a personal interest but in a professional manner. You always hear that sometimes you have to invest in yourself to get where you want to go. I felt good about the resume Irene did for me and I know it will serve me well in my job search. Irene also went the extra mile in offering me helpful pieces of advice along with other effective tools to use to my advantage. She is a great resource if you need a dynamic and attention-getting resume!”

-T.H.,


I reached out to Irene for help as I prepared for a very important job interview. I was very impressed with her probing questions and thoughtful suggestions on how to approach the interview. Thanks to Irene, I had a much higher level of confidence going into that interview and was able to proceed to the next step in the hiring process. I strongly recommend Irene to those of you who need seeks guidance in their job transition.

-P.V., Senior Director


” took Irene’s help for developing my professional resume back in 2005. I did not know Irene before and she was the one from the many who I have chosen to take a chance with, to help develop my resume. Turned out, I made a correct choice and Irene did not disappoint me. Irene was very professional in her approach, had a good way to extract information from me to help develop a compelling resume. She gave lots of practical and relevant advice on how to market me as well. For someone who has never had resume writing experience before or wanting to update one after a long time, I would strongly recommend taking a look at what Irene has to offer. Like me, I am sure, you will have made the right choice.”

-R.K.C., Head of Infrastructure


“Irene was a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. All of our communications were positive and productive and the product she produced was first-rate. I would highly recommend Irene’s work to anyone looking for a first-class resume.”

-S.W., Chief Operating Officer


“I was recommended to Irene through another Linked-In member for her ability to help craft a resume that gets results. I contacted her and after a few e-mails decided that she could help me. Her process does an unbelievable job of getting you to think about your talents in terms of a hiring company. She then takes the information she is able to extract from you and crafts a document that gets results. Within one week of posting her resume for me, it garnered a cross country trip for an interview for a high-level position. After securing a few more interviews, which I credit to her resume, I actually decided to “hire myself” and start my own business. However, if I ever find myself in the job market again, she is definitely a career coach I would contact again, without a doubt.”

-T.E.


“I’m very fortunate to have found Irene to write my resume. Irene recognized my superb career achievements and what I have to offer. She put the time and attention to really understand my career and translated into a superior quality resume that perfectly promotes me to the job market. She went the extra mile to coach me on how to rewrite my Linkedin.com profile and recommended Jason Alba’s book “I’m on LinkedIn Now What? The book is a very important component of my job search as well as continuing career.”

-M.M., Managing Partner


“After I began using the resume Irene crafted I started to get phone calls and interviews. The difference was night and day. I have had five interviews with four different companies and have two call back interviews scheduled for this week and next week. This all happened in the first month I started using Irene’s resume. Thank you, Irene! Please feel free to use me as a reference in any future marketing materials. Your pre-work and finished product are outstanding.

-M.J., Vice President


“Irene gets right to the heart of the matter. She knows how to draw upon your experiences and translate the story in an easy to read professional looking format.”

-C.W., Sales Executive


“Irene has an excellent process to get the necessary input from her clients and take their resumes to a high professional level. Her process builds confidence that leads to better interviews and job offers for her clients.”

-R.L.


“Working with Irene is a positive, exciting and fun experience. She has excellent knowledge and understanding of the entire hiring process. I strongly recommend Irene to anyone going through the job search process. Learn the difference between an amateur and a professional.”

-K.J., Retirement Planning Coach


“Irene was a complete professional. She met my timelines and provided me with the best resume. I’ve referred her and she delivered the same for my referral.”

-C.R., Staff Solutions Architect


“I used Irene’s services as a career coach to land a job with a company I’d been pursuing for almost a year. Irene helped me to see my strengths, improve my weaknesses and did a mock-interview with me that gave me the confidence I needed to land the job! She’s terrific!”

-T.H., Legal Assistant


“Irene took my resume and changed it. No, that’s not true. She truly transformed it. When you have been working for 20 years, you mistakenly think you know how to put your career on paper. I thought my resume was good. Irene showed me just how much difference a true professional can make. She was thoughtful, took her time, and really got to understand the story I was looking to tell. Then she incorporated all of this into the final document and it went great. I would heartily recommend her to anyone looking for a highly-skilled writer in the executive resume space.”

-S.K., Director


“Irene gave a very insightful and pragmatic talk at Job Connectionsin Danville, CA. Her SPEAK concept helped me see the hiring process in a new way. I’d recommend her to anyone.”

-C.T.


“Irene consistently demonstrated her expertise in helping her clients and mine in moving forward to update their resumes and polish their interviewing skills. I found her professionalism and flexibility in working with me a very strong enhancement for the joint coaching and seminar projects we undertook. I highly recommend anyone needing rapid effectiveness in upgrading their career to contact her right away.”

-T.P., Business Owner


I employed Irene’s services as a resume writer to edit and reformat my document. This is not my area of expertise and the document was a mess and too long – four pages. Yikes. But I was afraid to remove anything because I saw everything as being vital. Irene was able to take my resume down to two pages and yet it says exactly the same thing as my lengthy version did. She is amazing and I highly recommend her. I’m already seeing a difference in the response I am getting from potential employers.

-L.T., Orthopedic Surgical Assistant


“I have worked with Irene twice to rewrite my resume and have had excellent results. She is extremely professional and great to work with. The benefit I got from her services was invaluable to me and I found an excellent job because of the great first impression my resume makes. There is no doubt that I would hire her again in the future and will continue to recommend her to my friends and colleagues.”

-B.S., Wine Importer


“I highly recommend Irene Marshall as a career coach. Perhaps the biggest reason is that she is very compassionate, listens very carefully to your needs and where you are coming from. Then adapts her responses very effectively to what she has heard. She is very knowledgeable and brings a wealth of experience to coach each individual. She helped me at very critical moments in two job searches, 3 years apart. Her coaching was a key factor in enabling me to land jobs shortly after each of these critical moments. What she did on each occasion was to help me step outside of all the subjective issues I was caught up in, and to objectively evaluate the issues and develop a solid plan for moving forward. It has been invaluable for me to have Irene Marshall as a career coach.”

-C.J., Senior Project Manager


“Irene is a detail-oriented manager who watches the balance sheet like a hawk without losing sight of the strategic objective.”

-B.S., Human Resources


“Irene has been absolutely a pleasure to work with. She has put anew a face to my resume with great care and experience. Irene is professional and personable. She is punctual, reliable and honest. I highly recommend her to my friends and colleagues. I am confident that I will use her services in the future.”

-R.A., COO


Irene differs from all the resume writers I worked with before. She didn’t just put my own words in the resume, she talked to me about my present and past jobs and activities, to find the values and experience that could be very useful for a particular job application. She made my resume attractive for an HR manager. It was a pleasure working with her.

-A.M., Vice President


“After sending out more than 30 resumes and receiving two responses, I was very frustrated. I knew I had the experience and results I needed to land a job in the $150K+ range, but I was not getting the response rate I had expected. I found Irene through the use of the ladders.com site and quickly received a 2-page resume critique. I carefully considered Irene’s credentials as there is a considerable fee for her services. After speaking with Irene, seeing her credentials and several examples; I agreed to the service. Irene delivered the resume in the time frame she committed and was very easy to work with through the first and second draft reviews. I have sent out of 10 of the rewritten resumes and have received 6 CALLS! I even resubmitted my new resume to two jobs I had already applied to and recieved a callback and interview from one that had already turned me down! MONEY WELL SPENT! I WOULD RECOMMEND IRENE’S SERVICES TO ANYONE!

-J.B., Business Owner


“Irene differs from all resume writers I worked with before – she didn’t just put my own words in the order, she talked to me about my present and past jobs and activities trying to find the values and experience that could be very useful on a particular job, as well as be attractive for HR manager. It was a pleasure working with her.”

-A.M., Vice President


“Irene Marshall has a unique talent for assessing people’s skills and translating that into success. She is a consummate professional who personalizes each client’s case. It was both enlightening and rewarding to collaborate with her, and I recommend Tools for transition to all.”

-J.B., CEO


“I give Irene the highest recommendations!! She did a wonderful job, and she was very much helpful. Thank you!”

-S.B., Senior Financial Analyst


“Irene has been very insightful and helpful at keeping me focused and staying on track. When I am stuck, Irene shows me how to get on track and build momentum in the process. Irene is an excellent sounding board for a broad range of questions. She helps me have peace of mind that I am moving in the most effective direction for me.”

-J.C.


“In the brief time, I have known Irene she has been of great help. She also is a person who follows up on commitments in a timely manner.”

-D.S., Telecommunications Consultant


She is a professional at what she does. She has a no-nonsense, holistic approach to life. This style worked very well for me. I wholly recommend her services and unique approach.

-I.K., Business Owner


“Irene Marshall not only helped me transition into corporate america, but in many ways reinvent myself professionally. Her tools and guidance enabled me to go from being a small business owner to landing a job with a Fortune 500 company!”

-Z.