Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

5.0 · 11 Reviews

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Veterans Men Women POC New Grads Immigrants Managers Entry Level Career Changers Product Management Executives LGBTQ

Helps With

Confidence Return to Work Networking Leadership Salary Negotiation Mock Interviews Resumes Work/Life Balance Relocation


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Experienced Career Coach and job search Strategist with 20+ years of recruiting, hiring and career management expertise. I help and empower early, mid-level and seasoned professionals to both pursue and achieve their career goals.

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Hi there! I'm an experienced Career Coach, job search Strategist and talent management professional with a true passion for helping high performing and ambitious individuals reach their full potential. I have coached thousands of professionals to land opportunities at Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups across a wide range of industries and roles.


I partner with clients by listening and understanding their unique needs, and advise them by providing both strategic advice and tactical recommendations. This includes: helpful tools, frameworks and actionable next steps to help you progress towards reaching your short term and long term career goals.

How I can Assist YOU:

  • Feeling lost or stuck in your job search? I will offer insight and direction to help you gain clarity and confidence so that we can create an effective job search strategy.
  • Need help demonstrating how you can add value and impact to employers? I will help you identify and highlight your key strengths and articulate these effectively to employers, while also overcoming potential gaps and/or obstacles.
  • Want to gain traction and increase momentum with employers and hiring managers? I will share honest, constructive and actionable feedback to help you improve your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile and interviewing skills.
  • Wondering what next steps to take and/or need help overcoming obstacles and staying motivated in your search? I will help you set goals, share ideas and provide accountability to keep you on track and progressing forward in your search.


I know what makes individuals stand out and succeed throughout the recruiting and hiring process. I started my career in business development and consultative roles advising and helping hiring managers and organizations acquire talent. Then after transitioning into higher education, I trained and coached MBA students and alumni/ seasoned professionals on how to capitalize on their strengths, determine their career direction and create effective job search strategies. I also have experience managing leadership development programs (from early career to senior level professionals). While managing a talent team, I helped recruit and interview candidates for a financial services enterprise level company and collaborated with C suite and senior leaders to assist in their talent initiatives. I coached, trained and provided ongoing support to assist participants in their career development.


Da'rrell Suha

· 10/22/20 · Subscriber

Kirsten is an absolute pleasure to work with. She's engaging, empathetic, very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. If anyone is looking for a coach or needs help with their resume, I highly recommend Kirsten.


· 10/14/20 · Resume Review

Kirsten reviewed my resume in great detail and gave me a ton of helpful suggestions. THANKS!!


· 09/30/20 · Coaching Intro

Kirsten was helpful giving an overview of how HireClub could help me with my job search.

Siddharth Yadav

· 09/23/20 · Subscriber

She is very patient , thoughtful and gives good insight to improve on the personal development and growth in career. I will highly recommend her as a career coach for making the growth in your career

asma khan

· 09/22/20 · Resume Rewrite

I worked with Kirsten over several weeks to update my resume when it was in dire need of expert help. Kirsten and I worked together to get the right elements into my resume that I was lacking before. She was patient, understanding and superb in her suggestions on how to show my best experience forward. I'd highly recommend her. I feel very confident in my resume now and feel it truly does show my best self to employers. Thank you Kirsten for your dedication and time!

Yogita Khatri

· 08/11/20 · Coaching Intro

She was very helpful and I am looking forward to working her!

Siddharth Yadav

· 08/05/20 · Subscriber

It was very good . Also the coach was able to adjust to concerns regarding a different topic than initially planned.

Nadia Hassan

· 08/04/20 · Subscriber

Talking to Kirsten is like working with a nice teammate who is in your corner, but with extensive expertise on application materials and the job search process. She doesn't act like an instructor who just delivers information to you, she tries to learn about your needs and give you meaningful feedback that supports your goals.

Katherine Lewis

· 07/30/20 · Subscriber

I threw Kirsten right into the frying pan when we started our coaching relationship a few weeks ago. I had an immediate need to navigate a job interview process and early compensation negotiations. We dove straight in before she really had time to get to know me, which I really appreciated. From the get-go, she's been incredibly responsive, supportive, and insightful. She listens thoughtfully AND asks great questions. And, has come through in pinch when I needed last minute feedback. My experience so far has been stellar.

Michael Belfrage

· 07/13/20 · Resume Rewrite

It was great to work with Kirsten Nelson with rewriting my resume. Her knowledge and experience was invaluable and I found the end to end process really enjoyable and I am extremely happy with what has been created. I couldn't recommend Kirsten highly enough!


· 05/12/20 · Resume Rewrite

Kirsten is awesome to work with. She makes you a part of the resume rewrite process so you feel more like a collaborator. This is important because it helps bring about your unique perspective into your work history resulting in a stellar resume. I cannot recommend her enough.