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"I realized that I was hooked on my old way of job searching and interviewing. It was like a drug..."
"I'm trying to change but I need help. How do I stop the old habits from getting in the way?"
and job offers to get
the exact position
You can review 107+ endorsements below to gain insight into how I help my clients succeed and what they gain in the process.
These clients describe my executive interviewing preparation and coaching system better than I could ever begin to tell you...
Even though I have a strong track record in job search and interview coaching, you want to keep in mind there is a learning curve to embrace my newest concepts, tactics, and strategy.
Sincerely, Lee Roberts
P.S. I've negotiated base comp and benefit packages up to $850,000.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Before I met you I saw many jobs I thought were beyond my reach, and now after working with you I look at those same jobs as being beneath me." F. Chapman, CEO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I have been truly blessed to find you and get to work with the exceptional talent you have. I must admit I was a bit skeptical at first but having worked with you over the last couple of weeks has been a joy."
R. Sears, Senior Project Manager
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Dear Lee, I am sure you don't remember me. I had contacted you more than 8 years ago to request a coaching session. I was a junior IT executive. I have used your wise and out of the box strategies to move up the corporate ladder to a comfortable position now. Just wanted to say "Thank You" for your generosity to a complete stranger. May god bless you with good health and fortune for sharing your wisdom." N. Khan
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have learned a great deal from your counsel. The investment was well worth it, and I am a very pleased and satisfied client." L. Robinson, CIO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Your 5 Aces letter got me a meeting every time we used it and is definitely the way to go if you want to get someone's attention."
W. Blanchard, VP Engineering
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Just a quick note to say how much I'm enjoying and learning from your P.O.W.E.R. formula. It is extremely well written, informative and exciting to read, as good as any novel that makes you want to keep reading. I'm highlighting and taking notes from it. Looking forward to completing it (obviously it will continue to be a valuable reference tool) and working on creating my USP." M. Ruskin, Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"This guy is at the top of his game, a real character to boot, and a great value you'd be a darn fool to turn down... Problem is, he only works with 3 new clients monthly so you better make your first impression on him memorable." F. Stockman, VP Production
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I would like to thank you for your support and interest in helping me move my career to the next step. Your unique disciplined and professional approach made a significant difference in my ability to identify and land the right job for me. I was most impressed with how involved and available you were throughout the process. Most important, with your guidance, I was able to approach interviews with a level of confidence that made all the difference. Your help in negotiating my employment offer paid back your fee many times over (23X). Please let me know if I can help you in any way. It has been great to work with you and to have made a new friend." S. Egan, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for all your assistance in getting me to where I am today."
R. Kane, Director of Americas Education
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee has an intuitive yet unorthodox approach that no one would think of using. His approach is all about adding value and distinguishing oneself from the crowd of job-seekers out there. His methods really work, and catch the attention of the decision-makers in any organization. He is masterful in guiding you through the personal communication challenges that we all encounter when switching companies." M. Bradley, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I am a twice client of Lee's over several years. Lee has been an outstanding 'job coach' and motivator. His blend of systematic method to follow to optimize my job search and thinking outside the box to create a campaign tailored just for me was exceptional.
He helped with both functional and geographic job changes. Our first project was to help me change from the CFO discipline to the COO discipline. Not only did we do that, but also I successfully changed industries.
The second project helped me move from the Southeast to New England, which had been my choice earlier which I had not been able to accomplish.
I'm an MBA Stanford University graduate and will admit what I've learned from Lee about executive packaging and marketing cannot be found at this institution. I doubt you will find his blend of job search techniques and strategy at Harvard or Princeton either." G. Patterson, COO
"Your help is invaluable!" D. Walsh, VP New Client Acquisition
"Your pre-qualifying questions are amazing. They automatically balance the power most recruiters have." K. Shaw, Director of Global Business
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I was well in my 40's before I had ever looked for a job. There was never an occasion for me to do so before, as my contacts provided my opportunities. When the occasion arose this time around, I figured it would be a simple procedure.
Over 2000 resumes later, I knew I was in trouble, as I attempted to navigate the unknown job search jungle.
With my spirit broken, I thought I was without hope of finding a job. Then Lee Roberts came into my life. The first thing he cured was my attitude. Then he focused me on my real job search that did not include the traditional techniques you always read and hear about.
To briefly sum up my experience with Lee, my wife Nancy and I agreed that Lee could stay at our house anytime. His marketing strategy worked for me and I secured a wonderful job." D. Harris, President
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I am in review of the documents you completed for me. After my first pass, looks very solid. Good style. Great format. And yes, you have an almost uncanny ability to be brief and clear all at the same time."
J. Andreoff, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Just finished reading your vital facts document and must admit that I smiled through most of it... not that it was humorous, just that you have such a great comprehension of what goes on!!!!" G. Connor, GM / Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for all those days and nights of my 'neediness'. Well, it really did pay off and I could not have done it without you."
S. Drennen, SVP Business Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I want to express my gratitude to you for the tremendous amount of assistance that you have provided to me during my search. Your guidance and counseling have proved to afford me, by far, the best employment opportunity and compensation package I have ever had." D. Reese, CTO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I can't thank you enough for your guidance and support in landing this position. When Korn/Ferry sent the Search Committee information about the candidates, right next to my resume were the 2 letters you recommended. No other candidates had that extra help." J. Lewis, CEO / President
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Your writing is excellent and your advice equally so. The company info meetings make little sense if they are not directed toward spelling out benefits I can offer, whoever I am talking to. Glad I hired you. You are a valuable asset in my search." J. Levine, VP Sales and Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"My experience working with Lee Roberts was very useful and I have gained a lot from my relationship with him. Lee's ability to cut through to the core of the matter and his ability to convey his findings in an acceptable form are why he is as successful as he is.
I have always found him to be a sounding board that helps me clarify my own ideas and thoughts and create an action plan that brings results.
He has been an able friend and guide whose advice helped me when negotiating with potential employers. His questions played a significant role in qualifying employers and helped narrow the field to those that met my long term needs. I can whole-heartedly endorse Lee and his services." R. Upton, President
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks. I want to thank you for your advice and guidance. This compensation package was one that I would not have been offered without your guidance. I want to think of you not only as a mentor and educator but also as a good friend. Your efforts went beyond that which could be expected." W. Sirgany, Operations Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I was really surprised and pleased with his response when I used the procedure you suggested. The less than 2 min phone call turned from him just calling to see if I was still looking for a job to him wanting to talk with me more at my convenience." M. Milton, VP Procurement
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have been re-energized working with you over the last few weeks."
R. Cain, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I like your direct, no-bull, 'take the high ground' approach."
S. Barnes, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"The clarity with which you approach things makes me feel as though your knowledge and services are worth 10X what I paid."
S. Tusken, Corporate Counsel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Have to admit that this search method sure beats the odds on anything else I've seen or read about." E. Losch, Manager Global Engineering
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have recommended Lee Roberts to 8 or 10 people I care about. Results are nice but the process and growth alone were worth every penny to me.
Despite productivity, despite performance, job security is no certainty today. No matter how qualified or connected one becomes, it can be of tremendous value to have an experienced and objective coach in the process. Lee Roberts is quite different from head hunters, recruitment services and coaches who stay with the standard status quo.
I found his style to be energetic and his instincts to be accurate.
Lee had his job cut out for him working with me. I was pretty sure I knew how to do it all and how to do it well. Stubborn, resistant and jobless, I submitted to the process and found it to be a journey of self-discovery, full of very useful tools.
I had not realized how inadvertently, and in an effort to be honest, I could 'de-select' myself from a potential position. I learned that it is easy to be honest, answer with greater clarity and remain a successful candidate. Most of us 'communicators' offer way too much information up front. I fell into that category. Learning 'just the right' amount of information and, specifically, which pieces to offer when, proved valuable.
Interview techniques were my specialty. I interview well and with confidence. Now I interview better and dwarf my own previous skills with new-found style.
Through my major job-search-slump, which we all experience from time to time, Lee put up with me and then prodded me back into the thick of it with renewed vigor and determination." B. Knowles, VP / Partnering and Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you. Your cost factor is below standards and you give not only of yourself but your knowledge. I was always advised that if a man shares his knowledge that is not only a gift, but wisdom. I see only positives with you. You are a blessing... your words of motivation, truth, honesty, wisdom, they extend further... " S. Hodgson, Director of Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"After my position of two years had been eliminated, I was thrown back into job searching. I wanted to increase my options and knew I needed help. Working with Lee Roberts helped me to negotiate a position and salary that were better than what was offered.
His assistance in reconstructing my resume, developing a plan for looking for the career that would best fit my requirements was invaluable.
If you are considering a job search or already in the middle of one, you want to view his web site thoroughly and talk to him. He will discuss everything you want to know about what you are doing wrong in your job search now and how you can do it better.
Check him out, you will be very impressed. I cannot recommend him higher as this man is a real example of someone who knows what he is talking about. Listen carefully to what he has to say!"
R. Panicker, Marketing Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee Roberts has been a powerful and positive force in my job search. I have found his methods to be extremely effective. My letters get the attention of senior decision makers and open doors to them in very effective ways. No need to go through the "deselecting" process many potential employers want to subject you to.
Additionally, Lee has shown himself to be very efficient, prompt and reliable. I can always count on him to provide concise input and editing to my marketing efforts. When I have needed special attention or help Lee has always responded promptly. His coaching on a 'verbal' strategy has been especially helpful. I am able to set myself apart from the competition and quickly develop value in the eyes of the executives I speak with.
If you are looking for an efficient and effective job search method and a terrific coach, Lee Roberts is your man." J. Wilson, Senior Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have accepted the ExVP/CMO position. Thank you for all your assistance." M. McDonald, CMO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciate what you have done. You have taken a daunting task and turned it into a manageable, results-driven, and fun process." L. Rice, CIO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I must admit that your reasoning is brilliant! Frankly it seems like common sense, but you are absolutely correct that no one would handle a job search this way....yet it makes so much sense." R. DiFranco, Executive Recruiter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You have incredible insight into the real job world."
S. Bernard, Executive Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"To update you on my meetings, I received a base pay raise of $50K to $245K and a bonus potential increase of $30K to $120K." J. Cuccia, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for the time you invested. It's the simplicity that makes this feel so right." D. Loudon, CAO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks for all your help and guidance. You and your opinion were very important in my decision making process." F. Saeid, VP IT
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"The eagle has landed....Thanks for all of your great coaching and counsel....invaluable!!!" D. Robbins, VP Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I subscribed to Ladders.com and I recognize now how traditional (and stale) their approach is compared to yours. I don't like to plagiarize, however I concur with the testimonials you share." D. Davidson, VP Finance
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I'm in transit right now, but took a couple minutes to skim your documents. Wow!! They're incredible." J. McEwen, Global VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I must say I am pleased with the early response to these letters and my follow up calls, particularly given this process happened "right in the middle" of the Holidays!" D. Richards, COO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Many of the positions I have had over the past 6 years+ have come from personal referrals. But what I think is lacking, and you have brought this to the forefront is making sure that during those meetings the 'beggar' mode versus establishing value (whether perceived or real), integrity and trust become the primary long lasting drivers." B. Ninmo, VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I think your services are top notch. Through the whole process, you are the only person whom I've spoken with that 'gets it'. I have accepted a position with a restaurant start up and would love to someday, have my company as one of your placement contacts." J. Linderman, COO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I used your techniques and they were incredible. He kept saying I would be perfect for the position." B. Balena, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, as you continously try to instill the 'class act' mind set in me....you obviously walk the walk and talk the talk yourself..." A. Dramby, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee was always very responsive, consistent, and creative in all my communications with him. The confidence gained from the communications with Lee along with the feeling of taking more control of my job search placed me in a stronger position emotionally which increased my confidence. Combined with the process of adding value with each interaction, I was offered more initially and was able to ask for more at the appropriate time." T. Gerard, CFO/COO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Upon further reflection, I think the term 'clean' does not do this approach justice. I think you can add attention-getting and potent to the list!"
R. Hamilton, VP Communications
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"This is very motivating!" M. Rob, Senior Manager
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I can't thank you enough!!" J. Baugh, Senior VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I was saying under my breath as I read your response,, 'Yes, that's right' and the answer to a lot of why's in the past job search........"
F. Day, Executive Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I am so grateful for your willingness to be of service over and above what is required. I truly have been blessed and honored to work with you, and I delight daily in what we have accomplished together." B. Bailey, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"My wife told me that if she was single and read the resume without knowing me, she would want to marry that guy!!!" L. Chavarria, VP Production
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"My network really paid off for me. I had 4 job offers, all at salary/bonus 2X what I was previously making. Your agenda advice definitely helped. Thanks." J. Pedo, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks. Once again, I want to thank you for your advice and guidance. This package was one I would not have been offered without your guidance." W. Grabler, VP Facilities
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Your writing is excellent and your advice, equally so."
J. Ferch, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"My guy is a 'one man band' and that is exactly why I decided to go with him. He coaches you through every move." J. Lott, CEO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, I want to express my gratitude to you for the tremendous amount of assistance that you have provided me during my search. Your guidance and counseling has proved to afford me, by far, the best employment opportunity and compensation package I have ever had. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me." D. Reese, CTO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Somehow when I'm looking at the ants under the tree bark, it's difficult to see the forest. Thanks for the clarity with which you approach things."
B. Tuttle, Counsel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"By the way I followed your advice and the quantifying statements and the fear and greed comments went well. Treated the whole outing as a business meeting!" C. Chambers, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Glad I hired you. You are a valuable asset in my search."
J. Thompson, IT Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks for your quick and high quality replies. I sincerely appreciate your professionalism and rapid turnaround." C. Carlton, VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Resume and reference letters are extremely inviting. I even want to meet me. Thanks." P. Fakhrzad, CIO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I love it I love it I love it! Your writing style is great!!!"
A. Sewell, VP Business Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for all your help. This whole process has been a fantastic learning experience for me and I would be happy to recommend you to anyone and place a supportive statement on your website."
J. Kelly, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Man, you're good! Thanks." K. Charles, Sr. Account Representative
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee has been just what I needed within the job search process. Don't get me wrong, your time and effort will be required, yet his wealth of knowledge, unique, plan/process and continual support are what makes it work. There are ups and downs within the job search game, yet he keeps your eyes and mind facing forward and most of all keeps your priorities and time spent where it makes the most sense. He knows how the game is played, has excellent coaching skills and is there when most needed. Some days you may get in a little hot water, yet he stays with you and continues to guide you through." R. Gregg, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have officially sent out fourteen 2S messages to recruiters and we have 3 replys, so far that's 21% response rate...not bad at all."
K. Shaw, Director Global Business
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I have simply never read anything so comprehensive and well thought out, and truly appreciate the immense intelligence gone into your methods. They are no doubt, the best I have ever read, a master plan to say the least." R. Jones, CIO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"The talk we had has already been of tremendous help to me. Since last week, I've negotiated a 15K base pay raise. The phrase "Job Beggar" has resonated over and over, and I now consider myself a "Job Chooser" rather than a job beggar." C. Stark, Sr. Member Technical Sales Team
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I hit it off well with everyone, it was actually a fun day using acknowledgments and giving them choices as you and I discussed in your interview strategy." W. Pierson, VP Engineering
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I looked over the documents...awesome. I added the blurbs, but you can do your magic to them!" T. Shaw, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I've been working the system very aggressively the last few weeks with quite a difference in response from companies....I've worked your format with great success and have made it through several interviews with mixed degrees of success." M. Connors, CMO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You certainly have a unique style of writing!" T. Holmes, Senior Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I am happy with this huge opportunity, and couldn't have done it without you and your program." E. Little, CEO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"YOU are a great guy! I certainly appreciate the life coaching aspect you are also providing." A. Calvin, Major Accounts
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks as always for your invaluable assistance." K. Lewis, CEO/President
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Hope fishing in Florida is still fun!!! I will be starting my new position as Senior Vice President/GM. I was able to get a severance and outplacement agreement in place as part of my total compensation. Thanks again for your assistance and inputs." B. Wickman, SVP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I had a very positive discussion about working in the IBM consulting practice. He is going to forward my resume to the executive ranks. He said,'It is an excellent resume. I can tell exactly what you have done.' Thank you, Lee." C. Wooten, Senior Consultant
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"He had wonderful things to say about the personalized letter (thanks to you)." D. Derrick, VP Business Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Once again, I cannot thank you enough."
S. Gerber, Senior Facilities Manager
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You are a hoot. I feel so confident about this and it is all because of you." R. Pinckney, Marketing Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Of course, the compensation package I cannot say enough about. I truly learned a great deal from you. I would like to think of you not only as a mentor and educator but also as a good friend. Your efforts went beyond that which could be expected." L. Stanton, Operations VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"After rechecking data, I have found that response from the Five Aces has been about 75 PCT which is very high." J. Olmo, VP Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"The third interview went very well yesterday. I am very confident in most interview situations, but felt better armed after our talk and the material you provided." M. Elliott, Marketing Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"By the way, I just want to mention that it is truly a pleasure working with you. You have instilled a new confidence in me." S. Lively, VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Just thought I would update you and let you know that it was the letter that was sent that hit home, just like you said. Thanks and I will let you know later how my appointment goes today." P. Sowers, VP Finance
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Contacted 14 companies, had 4 phone interviews w/ 4 companies, flew in for interview, got hired. Not bad stats!" B. Gordon, Sales Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I surely value your $10,000 sentences and helping me to avoid major mistakes." J. Halvorsen, Senior Project Manager
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Oh by the way I have used the recruiter questionnaire form with good success. I have eliminated several prospective recruiters because of their replies and the manner in which they handled those questions."
J. Ferguson, VP Business Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Your service is beyond outstanding!!!! It is such a pleasure to work with someone who really cares. Thanks again." L. Leslie, VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Every day I believe more in your approach. Thank you for re-instilling the confidence in myself." B. Matters, VP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I am on cloud nine. Can't even begin to tell you how pumped I am."
B. Nilson, Director of Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Great letter, I have never seen such a great approach!!!!!!!"
S. Strong, CMO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"As always you have a system that makes things (almost) foolproof."
R. Scherer, VP Global Systems
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I already have more confidence as a result of your service and my introspection." K. Bruey, Senior Sales Rep
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Mr. Roberts, seldom in one's life does a stranger cross a path and have a profound impact. Speaking with you has provided me with a profound impact! I hope your day is brighter today for doing what you do so well and rest assured my day has been brightened by your sage advice, honesty, humor, and sincerity!" J. Walsh, CEO/President
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You are a wizard. Thanks a bunch." L. Lucas, VP Sales
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for providing me with a strong foundation of strategy, language and perspective during this most challenging period of my professional life." J. Mann, Director of New Program Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, by working with you and applying the numerous strategies in the POWER Formula, "I am now an emancipated executive and free from the vestiges of the traditional job beggar mind-set." J. Harris, Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thank you for your time and insight in this time of frustration."
V. Sears, VP Logistics
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You are a great coach. Please feel free to refer others to me."
S. Leon, VP Strategic Development
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Your services are top notch. Through this whole process, you are the only person with whom I've spoken with that "gets it." With all the c*** out there on the Internet, I was shocked that you would actually offer some real guidance, and some of your time up front. I recently read a book called "The Go Giver", and, in my mind, you personify the concepts mentioned in this book. I will definitely "pay your contact information forward', thank you so much again." John Berry, VP Operations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"You invested more time with me about my concerns in the marketplace before I came onboard as a client than that other company I paid for during the whole time I was with them." Richard Barnes, CFO
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks for all your help. It must feel good to do such a good thing for people. You must be some sort of angel!" L. Camp, SVP
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Thanks Lee, you're the best." C. Powell, Sales Director
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"The quality of my resume and written communications set me apart significantly from all their other candidates." J. Rosen, VP Marketing
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Lee, you're the best. Let's keep in touch."
G. Grey, VP New Business Development
Note: This endorsement page is a WIP and I add to it as time permits. Sincerely, Lee Roberts
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