“Joa was such an incredible help to me as I worked to get my resume spruced up and ready to re-enter the job market last year. Getting started with the process felt completely overwhelming and Joa helped me get unstuck with her kindness and patience. She then took my clunky, imperfect writing and made it sound professional and eloquent. She even helped me tailor my resume to match the specifications of different positions I was applying for, and one of those positions is now my full time job.”
“When an executive job opportunity presented itself unexpectedly, I had to dust off a resume that was years old and somehow make it sparkle. Joa did an AMAZING job turning my humdrum resume into a real work of art. She truly capitalized on my strengths and skills and developed an entire talent section that blew me away. Her attention to detail – from content to font is impeccable. Joa is truly, 100% dedicated to the success of others. Holy smoke – if I’d had Joa’s assistance earlier on I know my career path would have accelerated through the roof.”
“I worked with Emily at JEM Achievement for career coaching and achieved amazing results. Emily and I focused on crafting my career story and honing my interview technique. The skills I learned from Emily directly contributed to achieving my goal of breaking into a top consulting firm from an internal role. I received two offers at top consulting firms. I accepted the role at my dream firm and increased my salary by 25%.”
Organization: keeping track of each application and all of the details can get overwhelming fast, but we’ll help you make sense of the process and stay on track.
Resumes: there’s an art to putting together the basics of your job description and adding in the shine of your accomplishments, and we know just how to help you with your masterpiece.
Cover Letters: figure out exactly what to address and how to make it eye-catching so you’ll get called for an interview.
Interviews: there are always unknowns, and practicing in front of the mirror can only take you so far – we can help give you a more simulated interview and feedback to get you ready and prepared for the real deal.
Negotiation: once you get an offer, decide whether it checks all of your boxes and figure out how to advocate for what you want out of your job.
Confidence: no one knows better than we do that the job application process can erode self-confidence, but we firmly believe that you can make an empowering experience out of it, and continue to use the skills you build for future goals.
Job applications don't have to be something you dread!
When you work with a JEM expert, you’re working with someone who has over 10 years of experience in teaching people how to achieve their professional goals, and not only that, but also in making it a little bit fun!
Your resume is a window to your soul. Just kidding! But in all seriousness, it is an important snapshot of the best of what you have to offer. We’ll conduct an interview style session to really get a true sense of your experience, accomplishments, and passion and we’ll weave that into an aesthetic that works for you and your career path. This is one of the most satisfying steps for us and for our clients, because a completed resume feels so great to have in hand. We’ll get there together.
Putting your best foot forward in an interview is a skill that very few have automatically, but we can help make you shine. Interviews are a way to tell your story, and we’ll get into the details of showcasing your talent and experience in a way that is true to who you are and makes a winning impression on the hiring committees. We’ll run through mock interviews with feedback sessions until you’re confident and ready to wow!
We can combine packages for resumes and mock interviews so that you’re ready to go from start to finish! And of course, if you want to go above and beyond, we offer extra hourly rates to discuss strategic planning, negotiation skills, and more. Drop us a line if you’re interested in a custom quote.
“When I needed to revamp my resume to prepare for the workforce post masters, I reached out to Joa. She was AMAZING! She helped me transform my resume from ok to employable! What I loved most were the resources she shared with me to kick up my work experience and redesign the aesthetics of the document. Our work together allowed me to gain useful resume writing skills and gave me the confidence I needed to successfully apply for jobs with my fancy new skills! I’m definitely going back to Joa to spruce up my resume in the future.”
“I’ve always been daunted by the prospect of writing cover letters. I’m so thankful I had Joa’s help! She takes this art very seriously (and it is an art when Joa is involved). She dissected both the job posting and job description to cull out the fine points of what was needed. She asked questions (both in live consultation and in email assignment) that really helped me focus on how my passions met those needs and how my past experiences made me the right person for the job. If you’re someone who can get thrown by the blank page and/or just want a truly kickass cover letter, get Joa on board!“
“In addition to being extremely insightful, Joa is a delight to work with. Her instruction and help with interview preparation, CV updating, and resume work have been invaluable in my career pursuits. I highly recommend Joa and JEM Achievement's services for all of your academic and career goals.”
We (Joa and Emily) met while working for Big Test Prep companies and knew there was a better, more personalized way to provide digital test prep and admissions consulting services. Thus, JEM Achievement was born: tailored and flexible support available online, no matter where you are. JEM empowers students in pursuit of advanced education through curated courses, private tutoring, and strategic coaching. We strive to have a hand in developing future leaders within their communities, instilling a solid set of values to be carried forward.
We have worked with our clients from test prep, through their degrees, and beyond into the job market, over the course of our 10+ year careers in private education. We know how stressful job searches can be and how it can erode confidence. Plus, with busy lives and families, it can be difficult to add professional goals into the mix. Whether you’re job searching for advancement opportunities or out of necessity, we’re here to help you with guided strategy, and we hope to empower you from start to finish.
Both of us have compatible styles with sometimes different perspectives and strengths, which is why we make such a great team! When you work with one of us, you can be sure that you’re still getting the other because we are in constant communication behind the scenes, strategizing ways to bring out the best in your abilities. We have worked with students from all over the world from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of goals. You can be sure with us that you’ll receive honest advice and work with people who care about you as an individual. We know what achievement can do for self-confidence, and we want you to find success!
Our career services are a great fit for people who: