My focus areas are résumé writing, interview preparation and career advising. Since launching Oliva Career Consulting, LLC in 2014, I have developed a portfolio of clients from multiple industries, experience levels and backgrounds.
One size does not fit all! Each client has unique career goals and supporting needs. Project proposals outlining suggested services, timeline and pricing are customized and based on an initial consultation and no pressure conversation.
I am a career storyteller who views each client project as a collaboration. We will work together to identify and articulate your successes. I am honored to have a client base that considers me a dedicated and effective career partner.
I love helping clients tell their career story and craft a professional narrative. I elevate résumés from a functional list, to a branded document which showcases value and impact. In this competitive job market, you must connect the dots for the employer. Based on deep dive conversations we will work to identify your unique talents and accomplishments.
A strong résumé can help land you an interview but it will never get you the job. That is up to you! The interview is your opportunity to showcase your skills and accomplishments. It's also a great time to make sure there is a good fit between you and the employer.
I can help you develop interview strategies, conduct practice or mock interview sessions and advise on interview follow-up. Interviews can cause worry and anxiety. Preparation and readiness can help alleviate that stress!
Career advising conversations are unique for each client and a focus area will be determined during initial consultation.
I am a career generalist who enjoys working with all types of clients. Based on my 20 years in higher education, I love working with students and new professionals. I also work with managers and executives who have established backgrounds and years of experience. My comfort level and expertise extends from entry level to CEO!
Fees vary based on complexity of project and will be determined after initial consultation. Proposed cost of services includes actual project work and consultations.
Typical fee range
Mid-level Management: $450+/-
Executive & C-Suite: $550+/-
Students & New Professionals *
High School Students: $150
College Students: $200
Entry Level (1-3 years): $250
* A one-hour career advising session is included with Student & New Professional résumé packages.
Interview Preparation, Career Advising Sessions & All Other Services
Packages will be determined after initial consultation and are billed at the current hourly rate of $75.00.
Initial consultations are a great way to see if you could benefit from résumé writing or career advising services. Initial consultations are complimentary and scheduled for no more than 30 minutes. During our introductory call, we will talk about your plans and goals.
After the initial consultation, I will draft a project proposal specifying scope of services, project fee and timeline. There are no hidden costs or surprises!
Note: Full terms are outlined in each client project proposal.
I am the owner of Oliva Career Consulting, LLC and since launching the practice in 2014, I have worked with close to 100 clients from all backgrounds and experience levels.
I strive to help my clients tell their career story and work diligently to produce exceptional professional documents for use in this shifting employment landscape.
To see more of my background visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenoliva
Certified Professional Résumé Writer through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC)
"Thank you for the home run on my resume. Every interview led to a job offer. My transition from the USAF was better than I thought possible. The resume received praise from all the companies that interviewed me and got me in the door at several top 5% businesses and one 1% "best company" in the USA." Col (ret) USAF
"It was a great pleasure working with Colleen who had all the answers to my resume and career growth questions. I do not usually write testimonials, but in this case I could not resist. Colleen, is bright, hardworking, extremely pleasant to interact with and incredibly professional. I was hugely impressed. I have highly recommended Colleen to my colleagues and friends, who all shared the same positive experience as I did with Colleen. I will continue to leverage Colleen's expertise to my career development." Information Technology Executive
"Colleen was a pleasure to work with! The finished product listed all of my achievements but was so well written that I found myself saying “wow, I’ve done a lot!” The first time I used my updated resume, I got a call within a day asking for an interview!" Non-profit Manager
"It was such a pleasure working with Colleen. I never felt pressured into things I did not want and felt at ease from the first conversation/consultation with her. She was extremely helpful and the quick turnarounds were much appreciated. In fact, she was on vacation and still willing to help out and keep to the stated deadlines, most of the time completing well in advance. Would highly recommend!" Information Security Engineer
"My experience working with Colleen was GREAT! She is very knowledgeable, professional and totally down to earth. She took some time to fully assess my situation and we put together a concise plan. There wasn’t any “fluff”. Colleen got right to the point and made sure everything we were working on was of value to me. Her expertise with skills/self-assessment and career goals/planning is extensive. Additionally, she went out of her way to offer to introduce a contact at a company that she thought I may be interested in. I believe she cares for her clients really enjoys helping them succeed." IT System Engineer