Crystal is an excellent career coach. She taught me how to network effectively, how to present myself, and how to position my resume. By the time I finally consulted with Crystal, I had spent two years submitting countless resumes without making any progress. The few interviews I had secured in those two years never led to any job offers. Through her guidance and suggestions I drafted cover letters and resumes which resulted in multiple interviews finally landing several job offers in the forum I’d been trying to enter years earlier. As a result, I was able to negotiate a difficult career transition and land on my feet with a rewarding growth position.”

— L.F. White plains,NY
 

Happy Clients

I recently asked Crystal to help in my job search and more specifically, the updating of my resume. It has been many years since I have updated my resume and although I have great experience, Crystal was able to help me create a new and improved resume which really showcased my skills and background. She told me exactly what organizations are looking for when it comes to resumes and helped in such a quick and efficient manner that I really enjoyed my time working with her. I would highly recommend anyone currently searching for a new job or just looking to update their resume, speak to Crystal.”

— a. n. Massachusetts

Before my strategy session with Crystal, I was pretty sure of the correct direction to take, not being new to the job market. I understood, however, that there were better ways to use tools such as LinkedIn more effectively and efficiently (even though I never had the patience or time to explore such tools).

Crystal listened carefully, was thoughtful with her questions and understood the scope of my position. She helped me organize my thoughts and provided straightforward tasks to make my LinkedIn profile more viable- enabling my long term goal to keep current.

— Christine Robertson, new York

Crystal is an exemplary career coach and I give her my highest possible recommendation. I met with Crystal when I was about to get married and move to another state. I needed to find a job within a 5 month timeframe. She strategized how I could effectively send out my resume to achieve my goal. I learned from Crystal that even though the employment market is extremely competitive, there were methods by which I could give my application an advantage. She also inspired me and kept me motivated, which led me to receiving an interview with a lucrative private firm. I met with Crystal again to prepare for the interview. After preparing with Crystal, I felt confident and my interviewers offered me the position with the salary that I requested. Without Crystal, I would have never landed the job and I am forever grateful for her assistance!”

— PENELOPE C.

“Crystal Barrow is an exceptional coach. I worked with her when I was considering a career transition, but too afraid to take the plunge. She was so patient and kind and asked me the right questions to get me thinking about how much better my life would be if I was living in alignment with my core values. An attorney by training, she has the laser-focus of a professional and can motivate you to make positive change very quickly. She is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her services.”

— MONICA P.

More Happy Clients

Before contacting Crystal about my upcoming interview I was a nervous wreck! I had not interviewed in years and just did not know the best way to articulate my accomplishments. Crystal reviewed my resume and cover letter and taught me how to present myself in the best light for my panel interview. I cannot thank her enough! She not only helped me prepare for my interview, she made me believe in myself again. I called her right away to tell her about the positive feedback I received during my interview! If you are preparing for an interview, don’t hesitate to work with Crystal! Preparation is key and Crystal possesses the drive and passion to assist you in accomplishing your goals!”

— K.B. QUEENS, NY

“I would highly recommend Crystal! I worked with Crystal for a few months and it really helped. She was a really good listener, but also asked me questions to make me think more deeply about the things I was trying to work through. If anyone has a natural ability to be a coach and work with you through life’s challenges or just get you to the next level, it’s her!”

— D.S. nEW YORK, NY

Crystal truly connects with you the client. Never once did I feel like I was not a priority between the in-person meetings teaching me about formatting my resume, helping me work through handling conflict at work and establishing the building blocks for my success. I’m thankful for the experience and know that others will find working with Crystal just as helpful.

— D.A. brooklyn, NY

Shape Your Success Coaching is a great resource for individuals seeking guidance on fulfilling their professional goals.

Crystal provided me with extensive and detailed information pertaining to resumes,, cover letters and job interviews. With her help I was able to create a well written cover letter, a unique personalized resume and gain a better understanding of the Q&A that sometimes leaves us stumped during an interview.

She created a warm atmosphere where I felt I was speaking with someone who truly cared for my concerns and did everything she could to relieve me of my concerns.

I am without a doubt certain that her assistance has given me the drive I needed to walk into an interview feeling confident. Thank you for all your help!

— m.b., new York

I feel so much more confident in my past experience and current ability to rise to the occasion. Thank you so much for empowering me and for your expertise and support. Thank you for working with me so quickly on such short notice. That was really priceless!

— E.R., MASSACHUSETTES

I have found Crystal's articles very inspiring and decided to have a "Clarity Call" with her. She was very clear, positive and empowered me to take further actions in my job search. She is very dedicated, warm and present in her interaction. Thank you Crystal for having followed your calling!

— i.k., belgium