What our clients are saying
Lorraine was very effective in her support of my finding employment. Her skill in fine-tuning my resume was without a doubt one of the reasons I was interviewed for my new position... I'm a 50+ professional and if you listen to her strategies, you will be successful. I couldn't have done it without you!
-- Bill B., Human Resources, North Carolina
Lorraine and her team at Work Smart Career Counseling exceeded my expectations! Very professional, down to earth and she truly cares about her clients! Don’t hesitate to reach out!
-- Emily H., Pharmacy, Virginia
Lorraine helped me to find my dream job after 5 years of searching on my own. She had the tools and advice to help me change my resume and my interviewing approach. She is amazing!
-- Martha P., Education, Chicago, IL
After being relocated to Virginia for my husband's new job, I felt overwhelmed as I began my job search. Lorraine's guidance during the job search process provided me with confidence, direction and the skills necessary to take a strategic approach to finding the right job. Lorraine not only provided me with assistance during my current job search but also provided me with the tools to be successful in future job searches that I have no doubt will lead to continued career growth.
-- Anna M., Grant Writer Arlington, VA
I was fortunate to have utilized the services of Work Smart Career Counseling and Lorraine Rise in order to update my current resume and LinkedIn profile. Lorraine was very professional and thoroughly knowledgeable of the recruitment and job search process and provided great feedback to make the LinkedIn profile as relevant as possible. The final resume was polished and professional and fulfilled my objective of positioning myself at a more senior level (from mid-level). Lorraine is experienced and highly qualified in the total job search process. I greatly benefited by teaming up with her. The end result was a much-needed boost in confidence.
-- Monica M., International Development, Washington, DC
I had the opportunity to work with Lorraine during a recent job search through her meetup group, The Modern Job Search. I had access to a number of resources, but Lorraine stood out. While she stresses the important role of your network, she is able to articulate how to use specific capabilities of LinkedIn in a way that resonates and based on outcomes, not hypotheticals. She used her previous experiences to provide invaluable insight that those who have not been on the other side of the hiring table simply would not know. While she has a growing digital presence, she is a gem for Western Loudoun residents.
-- Jennifer S., IT Strategist, Purcellville, VA
Are you are a transitioning Service Member and have no idea where to start? TAPS is excellent, but it does not focus on the individual. I suggest you reach out to Lorraine Rise at WorkSmart Career Counseling. Lorraine and her team worked with me to pinpoint what I wanted to do after the military life. With their help, we were able to translate all my military jargon to a corporate resume. After 26 years in the military, I retired three weeks and have been working for a contract company in DC area for two weeks now. I believe without Lorraine's help in resume writing and clear guidance for the interview I would not have been successful.
-- Rodney C., Military
My experience with Lorraine Rise has been professional and rewarding. My resume is now getting so much more attention. Her coaching will give you specific training and guidance to improve your job interviewing skills. I achieved my goal, and my new job begins in a week! Contact Lorraine to boost your job hunting and interview skills.
-- Frank D, Test Engineer, Mississippi
I was fortunate to have engaged Lorraine Rise as a Career Coach for my search to secure the next opportunity. Lorraine was clear in her explanations as we worked together, covering resume tips, LinkedIn profile, and best use of language in various job search documents. She is experienced in the total job search process, and I believe that you would greatly benefit by teaming up with her to perfect your methodology in your job search.
-- Anthony L. , Supply Chain Management, PA
Lorraine was key in supporting my mid-career job search in a senior role. Her ability to listen and take action on what matters to your target audience allowed us to develop an effective value proposition to prospective recruiters/employers. This made all the difference in my visibility to hiring managers and resulted in accepting an offer with a top 3 firm within 2 months that was aligned with my desired level and compensation. Lorraine's strategy, process, knowledge, objectivity, and initiative to take the right action gave me the confidence to wait out the recruiting process for the ideal next position. I'll admit, I was skeptical of getting career assistance at first. But, Lorraine changed that perspective for me and proves that the person makes all of the difference. She really cares about you as a person and helps you find the position you want and for that I'm grateful. I highly recommend to anyone looking for the extra support and the investment is well worth it. Give her a call and trust yourself.
-- Brad B., VP of IT, Reston, VA
I want to share how much I appreciate the help from Lorraine! I enlisted her help to create a new resume that would fit the jobs I was looking for. I have been a teacher with mentoring and coaching experience and was looking to move to a corporate training position. Lorraine worked with me to make the changes I needed to be successful. Not only did I get an interview within the first month after receiving help, but I also was able to secure a job I was not able to get prior! If you are looking for someone to help with your resume or coach you on interviews, I highly recommend Lorraine Rise! She takes time and works hard to ensure you find success in your endeavor! I will definitely look to her again if ever her services are needed again!
-- Stephanie B. , Corporate Training, Florida
Lorraine was extremely helpful in my search for a new career. Not only did she write me a top notch resume, she also provided valuable job search strategies and feedback. She takes time to listen and she was responsive to all of my questions. Working with Lorraine makes the daunting job search easier to navigate. I am pleased with all of the help I received from Lorraine and my new job!
-- Misti H., Executive Assistant, DC Area
I was referred to Lorraine by a friend as I began my job search to help with my resume. Not only did she provide an excellent revision of my resume but my LinkedIn as well! She also coached me on how to use my LinkedIn to my advantage, and that makes you stand out in today's job market. Fast forward a few months, and I now have a phenomenal job with an even better company. Thanks, Lorraine!
-- Amber K., Pharmaceutical Sales, VA
I was referred to Lorraine by a colleague of mine. Upon meeting Lorraine, I knew that she could help me with my job search. She understood my international work experience and translated my management skills and education into a successful resume. Every time I have submitted it for a job, I was interviewed. I appreciated her guidance and professionalism, which gave me the upper hand as a foreigner in the U.S. job market.
-- Andrea S., Business Development, Leesburg, VA
Lorraine is smart, intuitive, professional and efficient. She knows the job market and will be able to help you fine-tune your message and maximize your appeal effectively. She gets it done!
-- Peter V., Account Manager, Franklin, TN
Lorraine has helped me with my job search strategy, which ultimately helped me to land my current position. Her knowledge of current job search strategies, including the leveraging of LinkedIn has proved to be invaluable. I highly recommend her if you need help optimizing your job search.
-- Terry K., Account Manager, Pittsburg, PA
Lorraine was incredibly helpful with updating my resume and LinkedIn profile. I am an HR professional and this is my area of expertise, but it is always hard to apply it to yourself. I thought she made some great suggestions and improvements and it also gave me confidence in my job search having a professional review. I got a new job within a couple of weeks of making those changes, so a great result!
-- Kristin M. HR Manager, Sunnyvale, CA
I went to Lorraine after 20 years of working at the same place for a major resume update and she was great to work with. I was very happy with resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile Lorraine created for me. Her great work on my resume enabled me to get my new dream job. I highly recommend her for your job search support!
-- David O., Business Development, Washington DC Area
Lorraine helped me in transforming my resume and she did a phenomenal job. She is very thorough, detailed-oriented and comes with extensive market intelligence to suggest and guide towards the best practice in hiring. My 6-page resume got converted into 2-page resume yet more informative in terms of highlighting my career synopsis and achievements. I got two offers in just a few weeks and the resume played a big role. It was wonderful working with her and knowing her as a career counselor. I would highly recommend her. Thank you!
-- Mona D. Human Resources, Kingston, PA
I sent my new resume to two employers the first day and received phone calls from both for interviews the same day. At both interviews, the same first statement was made â€œvery impressive resume! know that if not for Lorraine and WorkSmart Career Counseling, I would not be entertaining these job offers. Hiring WorkSmart Career Counseling was the best investment in my career! As a result, I referred my husband to Lorraine and she has done a fantastic job on his resume as well. I highly recommend Lorraine and her company. If you are searching for new employment, then the first call you need to make is to WorkSmart Career Counseling!
-- Terri G. Early Childhood Education Purcellville, VA
It had been close to 10 years since I had updated my resume. Lorraine provided critical guidance in updating and making my resume relevant to the modern job search. Lorraine's process is thorough and she is a great resource for someone looking at a different career field. If you are stuck and need help getting things moving, then I highly recommend Lorraine Rise and Worksmart Career Counseling
-- John C. IT & Telecommunications Leesburg, VA
Thank you to WorkSmart Career Counseling for all of your help! Consider me one of your successful clients. The fast turnaround time on my resume was tremendously helpful. The only thing I would do differently would be to have enlisted Lorraine's help sooner!
-- Jacque M. Business Analysis Consultant Cape Neddick, ME
Lorraine is a highly skilled professional who worked with me to create an excellent resume and cover letter. She has excellent communication skills and wants to understand the skills and abilities that her clients possess.
-- Matthew C. Medical Laboratory Technologist Rochester, MN
Lorraine is an excellent career coach and adviser. She will make you feel comfortable, no matter where you are in your career or job search. I plan on utilizing her knowledge in all of my future career endeavors.
-- R. Ambrose, Marketing Strategy Director, Raleigh, NC
Lorraine is ABSOLUTELY amazing! She has given me all the tools I need to go out and search for a job and better my career. She is extremely knowledgeable and I felt that I could come to her with whatever question or worry I had and she provided such reassurance. She has given my the confidence to go out and follow my career dreams!!!
-- Andrea L. Marketing, Stafford, VA
Lorraine, I can't thank you enough for helping to boost my confidence and working tirelessly to help me. I have used my revamped resume multiple times and I am thrilled with it in its new state. I love reading your newsletters as well and I have continued to recommend you.
-- Danylle K. Educator Purcellville, VA
Lorraine helped me rewrite my resume and cover letter, as well as my LinkedIn profile. She was very detail oriented and helped guide me on what sort of resume I needed for possibly changing fields. She was also very flexible with meeting times and places to work around my schedule. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, especially someone who needs advice on changing fields.
-- Kate C. Principal Test Engineer Ashburn VA
Lorraine was very inspiring to work with! She was creative and offered specific strategies to maximize and promote my strengths and skills. I enjoyed her coaching sessions and ideas. She can definitely help you expand your career potential.