Washington DC Career Coaching

Did you know that 38% of all jobs never get posted to a job board at all?
Use executive access and networking genius skills to land jobs on the hidden job market. 

Advanced Success Packages

What’s in it:

  •  Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching


Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers

$897


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$8.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 8 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

$1597


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$15.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 12 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Choose the right career for your skills, personality, and values
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

$1987


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$19.87 / month


What’s in it:

  • Federal Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching


Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers

From $1097


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$10.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Federal Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 8 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

From $1797


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$17.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Federal Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 12 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Choose the right career for your skills, personality, and values
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

From $2187


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$21.87 / month


What’s in it:

  • Executive Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching


Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers

$1597


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$15.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Executive Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 8 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

$2297


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$22.97 / month


What’s in it:

  • Executive Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Interview Coaching
  • 12 Career Strategy Sessions
  • and more!

Benefits:

  • Get contacted by an average of 8 recruiters
  • Increase interest in your resume
  • Get even more interviews
  • Get more offers
  • Choose the right career for your skills, personality, and values
  • Select the right employers for your maximum happiness
  • Build and use your network to get hired on the hidden job market
  • Be guaranteed of getting an offer

$2687


Affirm or PayPal

financing starting at

$26.87 / month


To make the most out of your skills and accomplishments, your client advisor will recommend the best package for you.

Land the Best Opportunities for Your Career in Washington DC 

Your career is more than a series of jobs. It's the path you chart across your professional life to achieve your personal goals. Our coaching helps you identify and work toward achieving those goals.

Our programs include the following systems:
  • expanding your network of advocates 
  • getting in front of decision makers 
  • gathering information to strengthen your negotiating position 
  • presenting yourself as a highly valued contributor 
  • positioning yourself for rapid advancement, while maintaining healthy and rewarding professional relationships

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YES President Katherine Metres Akbar on the Top Career Success Tips.

Ensure Your Success with Our 5-Step Process

Find Out What You Love

Master Executive Access

Formulate Your Action Plan

Get Coaching & Mentoring

Receive Multiple Competitive Offers

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When the opportunity arose for me to move jobs, YES was right there. From how to interview to how to negotiate. They gave advice that you just can’t get anywhere else. When I was shopping for career coaching, I looked all over the U.S. and finally decided to go with YES. Looking back, it was the right decision as the team is responsive, provides a personal touch and key insights into careers.


Brian S. Senior Cybersecurity Risk Analyst

Welcome to YES Career Coaching Services, one of the top-rated Washington DC professional resume writing and career coaching services. We are the nation’s top-rated company for USAJobs-style federal resumes! We are here to help you get a job that you will love. The Washington DC metro area is one of the most competitive job markets for highly paid jobs in the federal and private sectors. The private sector, of course, includes a large concentration of nonprofits and international development organizations.

 Most of our clients are accomplished senior or mid-career Washington DC professionals. They are looking for professional DC resume writing services that can help them land opportunities that will further their career. Many of our clients are professionals in fields like information technology (IT), government, government contracting, and nonprofits/associations. We also have numerous clients working in sales/business development, marketing, finance, engineering, public relations, law, education, human resources, and healthcare. All of them need DC resume writing services to get ahead and stay competitive with their peers. There are also many federal employees who are looking for career coaching services that, in addition to their resume, can help them facilitate their transition to the private sector. We also work with clients transitioning from the private sector to the federal government sector. Similarly, our clients include members of the armed forces who are looking for DC resume writing services that can help them transition from the military to a civilian job.

How to get a job at the best companies in the Washington DC area?

Washington, D.C.

Unlike other DC resume writing services, we are a full-service career success business. We offer regular and USAJobs federal resume writing, cover letter writing, LinkedIn profile building, interview coaching, career coaching, and business coaching.

Unique among DC resume writing services, our staff must pass our own stringent resume writing certificating program. Our president, Katherine Akbar, an award-winning author and communications expert, designed and leads this program. 

Well, over a thousand of our clients either have been or are at a new job at organizations such as these:

  • The Advisory Board
  • Amazon
  • American Association of Retired People (AARP)
  • Apple
  • Bank of America
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Capital One
  • CareFirst
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Chemonics
  • CVS
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Discovery
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
  • FDIC
  • GEICO
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Global Communities
  • Hewlett Packard (HP)
  • IBM
  • Inova
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Politico
  • The United Nations
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD, often at the Pentagon)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Verizon
  • Western Union
  • The White House
  • The World Bank
  • Visa
  • I am great at what I do, and I have a great resume. Why am I not getting interviews?

    While you may be an expert in your own field, you may have less experience in written communications that focus on the needs of your prospective employer. This may include messaging that invokes excitement and positive feelings of anticipation as they visualize the benefits of having you on their team. You may be interested in learning about ideas for improving your resume. You are also welcome to benefit from our free career success consultation. We can review your resume and provide feedback on adjustments to make to your resume. Many of the best professional resume writing services in Washington DC are known to provide similar services.

    I have had many interviews. Why am I not getting any offers?

    Getting interviews with no offers is probably even more frustrating and disappointing than getting no interviews! There are probably numerous reasons for your interview performance. You can discuss these during your consultation with us. One thing is for sure: if you are interviewing with a company, they have already determined that you are technically competent for the position. Now you may need to explore the softer interview skills and inner game to get offers more consistently. That is why we invented our proprietary interview technique, Interview AikidoTM. It gives you the upper hand in managing the process and influencing the outcome of the interview. We are the only DC career coaching company that provides this unique and proprietary technique. You can also learn more about these techniques during your free career success consultation.

    What should I do if I hate my high-paying Washington DC job?

    What happened? Is this a job you have always hated, or does the dissatisfaction have more to do with your growth, organizational changes, or the people you are working with? Either way, you may want to have a free career success consultation to figure out your options. Having helped thousands of clients, we can assure you that the possibilities for your future are far more than you have imagined. And no—in 90% of cases, we are not saying you should go to school to retool yourself. Rather, you want to talk to DC career coaching services that can help you assess your skills, personality, and values so you can re-brand yourself if necessary. In addition to the traditional route of applying for posted jobs, we train our clients on how to evaluate opportunities for fit and explore new possibilities on the hidden job market.

    What should I do when my experience doesn’t match any jobs on Indeed, etc.?

    At the end of this document, we list resources for both traditional job search and networking. However, if you are not seeing many jobs you feel comfortable applying for, you may benefit from a free career success consultation. In addition to the process of evaluating and re-branding yourself, you may benefit from exploring the hidden job market. We will show you how to find the 38% of positions that are not even advertised. These opportunities may provide you with even a more exciting and promising source of possibilities. To learn more about these strategies, schedule your free consultation with us.

    Where should I look for a new job in Washington DC?

    Have a professional DC career coaching service help you clarify your goals and strategies for your job search. Then let a DC resume writing service rewrite your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile and make them search-engine optimized. We provide a guide that includes strategies for using your resume, networking skills, and 14 area headhunters to find the perfect job for you. You may want to engage YES to learn and practice Interview AikidoTM. Practicing our networking and interviewing techniques may give you the edge for success you are missing. Interview AikidoTM can be used not only in your interviews but also during what we call market research meetings. You may want to research some of the following resources to identify the type of places you would like to work. We can then share with you soft strategies to develop relationships at—and “break into”—companies similar to those you find here:

    Non-profits in the Washington DC Metro Area

    Best Places to Work in the Washington DC Metro Area

    For those who are interested in more traditional job search methods, consider the following:

    Job Fairs in the Washington DC Metro Area

    Directions to YES Career Coaching & Resume Writing Services’ Washington DC Metro Headquarters

    Some of our clients prefer to have their career, business, or interview coaching sessions in person. Other than that, all our work is done online or by phone, as we support our clients globally. 

    COVID-19 Notice:  Please note that due to current health emergency all client communications are conducted via Zoom, Skype, phone and our content management platform.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What do you do in the career coaching sessions?

    1. Prior to the first session, you complete three items: personality assessment, Career Strategy Assignment 1, and your career worksheet.
    2. Using this information and our conversation, we identify your strengths and weaknesses, career preferences, skills, timeline, etc.
    3. For clients who are considering a career change, you use our proprietary tool to narrow down the best options, based on the above criteria.
    4. Using your personality information and your goals, we jointly agree on your branding strategy and an implementation plan that works for you.
    5. We teach and coach you on our Executive Access and Networking Genius techniques to break into positions that are not even advertised.
    6. We identify where you are stuck, make course corrections, and use our Inner Game technology make sure you remain motivated to succeed.
    7. We teach you what to ask and listen for in your interviews to get data that help you negotiate better compensation.
    8. We discuss your performance in interviews and how successfully you applied our Interview Aikido techniques.
    9. When you are offered a position, we review the offer and plan your negotiation strategy to get the best deal.
    10. When you are starting your new job, we coach you on strategies to position you for job satisfaction and rapid promotion.
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    Can you help me if I live outside of the Washington DC area?

    Yes. We have had clients all over the world; location makes no difference. Coaching services are typically done by Zoom, and we have both noon-time and evening times Eastern available to accommodate different time zones.

    Do you offer interview assistance/mock interviews/interview coaching? How much is that?

    Yes, we do! The service includes a video, written guide, and 90-minute mock interview with coaching by President Katherine Akbar—the world’s only Interview Aikido coach—and is 397. Check our reviews to see how much people love and benefit from this.

    Can you help my daughter/son/husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/friend/niece/nephew?

    Of course! We’ve had many clients sponsored by someone who cares about them. We recommend that that person be involved in the consultation to give us information and think about what they most need. If you have a limit on what you’re willing to spend, we can limit the conversation to those services, or we can discuss pricing separately if you want to keep it secret.

    Will you put me in touch with recruiters/headhunters?

    If your LinkedIn profile is search engine optimized for the kind of position you want, recruiters/headhunters will find you there when they have a job that seems right for you. Our clients who get our LinkedIn service are contacted by 8 recruiters on average! While contacting recruiters/headhunters isn’t usually a great use of your time—unless they specialize in your field—we do give you contact information for at least 14 of them in the guide we provide with your drafts.

    Do you guarantee I will get a job I want?

    Yes, there is, if you get a coaching package that gives you all the tools you will need.

    For smaller packages, you receive a satisfaction guarantee. If you require any changes to your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile to make them perfect for the job you provided as a sample, we will take care of those for free.

    You will receive these guarantees in writing in our Professional Services Agreement. To get started, schedule your free Career Success Consultation here.

    Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed

    As a Career Strategy or Transformation client, we guarantee that you will get an acceptable job offer, as long as you do your part.  Then, how to celebrate? Champagne? Dinner with your sweetie pie? A massage? A vacation before your start date?

    We can’t wait to give you your edge for success.