“I finally landed a job after 11 weeks of unemployment. After revising my resume to your specifications, almost immediately, I started receiving contacts from potential employers. I thought it was coincidence at first but realized that the cluster of inquiries was a spike in interest that wasn't there prior to my resume remake. I got a job offer last week and I owe it to the preparation you taught me. The resume got me the interview but the preparation for the potential questions from the owner of the company got me the job.
I even ad-libbed on why I was worth more than she wanted to pay me! We comprised on pay deciding to review a rate increase after 90 days. Developing a plan not only helped me get a job but it also helped me see my worth and I was better able to project confidence and articulate my value.”
David Riviera, Graphic & Web Designer
“I recently completed Larry LaBelle's Job Search Acceleration Group (JSAG) Workshop and all I can say is WOW!! Larry is an excellent trainer/coach and the resources he provides are incredible! We covered everything that a job seeker needs to know! He helped us craft the perfect resume, taught us how to utilize Linked In to find jobs and build our contact base, he coached us on interviewing skills and even taught us how to negotiate a higher compensation package. Larry is the best! He is talented, sincere, genuine, innovative and informed! Thumbs Up for Larry LaBelle. I can't wait to be a part of your next program! Thank you.”
Leah Turner, Turner
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative
George McGuire, Tampa, FL
"This careful, well-thought out method for resume writing and interview
preparation taught me to organize my work experience, articulate my skills on paper, and practice for a confident presentation
in person. A first interview with two directors led to a second interview with two
prospective supervisors and another director, and ultimately landed me a position higher than the one for which I originally
applied – a job I held for nearly three years!"
"The days before my interview with HR at a local firm, Larry LaBelle gave a presentation at the Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance Professional Networking Group meeting and talked about creating a career portfolio to take to an interview. I put together samples of the training programs I had developed, included a catalog showing the curriculums I had developed, some referral and reference letters, picture of some classes I had presented, and training lab equipment I had designed. HR was very impressed! Two days later I find myself sitting in front of the president of the company and we talked for two hours. Two days later I interviewed with the Chief Operating Officer and the VP of Human Resources. They got together and created a new director level position that allows me to use all of my strengths (training, development and management)! Throughout the process, my career portfolio made a big difference in allowing me to prove what I could do."
Joe Jones, Tampa, FL
"I recently participated in the Job Search Acceleration Group Workshop.. One thing Larry LaBelle did was help me look beyond simply the job description when considering a new position. Working is more than simply being able to perform the duties required. It's bringing a passion to the job that benefits both myself and the organization. During the seminar, we developed interview questions related to job responsibilities, management, peers, subordinates, working conditions, advancement opportunities, benefits, and the company itself. This helped me determine whether the job would be the best fit. He helped me identify ways to recognize and highlight my contributions and successes, as well as acknowledge my weaknesses in a positive way. He helped me develop portfolio examples that illustrated my course development skills. This enabled me to identify key elements of formatting and style that made the manual effective for students and instructor. I also learned how to present these powerfully during an interview. As a result, these strategies made me more effective on a job interview and clearly highlighted my strengths over the competition, making it more likely that I'll get the job. I would highly recommend Larry and this seminar to anyone who is looking for a positive and proactive change in his or her career.
Adams, Durham, New Hampshire
"Larry and I appear to have similar backgrounds, motivation and interests in serving those persons who need help with job applications, job search, resumes, job development, interviewing skills, etc. I perceive him to be honest, to be hard-working and to possess a high level of knowledge in the field relating to return-to-work issues. He seems to be highly customer-service oriented. He appears to be a "go to" and a "can do" person in all respects. I recommend his services to others."
Cinda Goeken, Vocational Rehab Specialist, Veterans' Health Admin., Tampa, FL
"I've been working with Larry for the last several months during my career search here in Florida. Larry is energetic, creative, devoted to his client base, and always willing to assist and offer suggestions. He is truly delightful to work with and I am honored to recommend him to provide career consulting services for you or for your organization. You will not be disappointed."
Arlyne G. Alexander, Advancement Officer, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
"Larry is an experienced and skilled Training Professional, Job Coach, and gifted in Career Planning and development."
Michael Wilkerson, Chief HR Officer, CenterState Banks of Florida, Davenport, FL
"Larry LaBelle is an excellent career coach. I am an individual with gaps in my work history and interested in a career change. Larry has guided me through an exploration process resulting in a career strategy which matches my personality and talents. He has instilled confidence in me through his persistent encouragement and tacit critiques. I have become focused, energetic, and poised for success; qualities which will set me apart from the competition."
Debra Mandell, St. Petersburg, FL