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I have known Aviva for a number of years when she was working as a career counselor and was delighted to find that she branched out into college counseling. When I visited her with my son, I was struck by how quickly she “got” was his issues were. My son is a wonderful but complicated kid with significant learning disabilities. Aviva has an encyclopedic knowledge of colleges and their programs and quickly made a number of well-targeted suggestions. She made what would have been a long, drawn-out, onerous process into a snap. I could not recommend anyone more highly. Harry M.
When I last spoke to you about setting up a business partnership, you said, "go for it!” I did, and it worked out. It’s been three years and growing. I knew nothing about business planning and without your advice I would not have had the confidence to start this. Your coaching helped me think in a different direction. Thanks for the advice. Your assistance in helping me make a difficult decision definitely increased my confidence. MB
This is to commend and recommend Aviva Giannotti – my coach and mentor – for helping me get a job after two and a half years of looking on my own. She said, “ Work with me, Lucy, and in two months you will be working. Well, it took me a little longer; it took me 4 months because of various things going on, mainly, my resistance. I was very nervous about being “influenced”, “bossed around”, and not being able to do this process in my own way and at my own pace. Obviously my own way needed a little help, especially in the resume department.
Well, Aviva worked with me, never lost faith in me, backed off without disappearing totally when I needed her to give me some space, reworked my resume so that it was sparkling and helped me nail my dream job just two days ago!
I would describe Aviva as a proactive sustaining presence. By that I mean, once she takes you on, and you agree to the goals, you have someone totally on your side, with ideas, resources, and suggestions.
In short, Aviva Giannotti is worth the commitment, the contract, the fee-this is a very wise and worthwhile investment. Lucy
Ms. Giannotti was of great assistance in helping me in all phases of my job search. Her suggestions as to how to customize my resume to capture my unique repertoire of skills, depending on the position to which I applied, were right on target. The edits she proposed for my cover letters were astute and well conceived. Throughout my job search she was available when I needed her and she offered constructive, creative ideas as to where I should search for professional opportunities. Her high energy, patience and endless support made the job search process much more tolerable. She was my best cheerleader and confidant. I am very grateful for her professionalism and commitment to helping me at every step of this process. I can’t thank you enough for all the time you spent with me. Emily
Since you helped me with my resume I keep getting calls for interviews and I’m very excited about the prospect of working again. You have been a great positive influence during a time of great turmoil in my life. you encouraged me to believe in myself, lifted me out of depression and motivated me to forge ahead…..with this new-found self-esteem, I have decided to go back to school to get my bachelor’s degree. thank you. jo
Iwas referred to Aviva through a mutual friend. At the time, I was having difficulty finding a position after being laid off from my job. Aviva met with me and gave me an assessment to see what type of positions would best fit my interests and skills. The results were amazing. Aviva's help didn't stop there. Daily, she e-mailed me job postings from resources I never knew existed and only in the fields I was best qualified for. Because of Aviva never giving up on me, I could never give up on myself. Cindy
Aviva, you are so extremely informative and well versed in careers and colleges. I have gained more knowledge from being unemployed than I did when I was employed. I would especially like to express deepest gratitude to you for your time, encouragement and guidance that you have given me. Your support and knowledge has been instrumental to me. Since I started working I have gotten two increases and now supervise three other employees. Jasmine
I am so proud to write about your services. I stumbled across you by accident and you were the best accident that ever happened to me. You exposed me to resources beyond my belief and helped me to personally grow through the workshops you provided. Every time I walked out of your office you always gave me some valuable information that helped me on my journey. It was a blessing to be involved with you. Your suggestion of me going back to school was a challenging one, and it was very difficult and intense; but I have received all “A’s”. I recommended your services to many people, especially those with ADD. Thank you for all the support, help and encouragement you have given me. I appreciate it more than you can imagine. CS
From the minute I met Aviva, I knew that things would "be okay".....! She has such a warm, soothing friendly manner. It was difficult for me to believe that I'd just met her - I felt as if I'd known her for years and years. I had been looking to rejoin the workforce having been at home raising a family for a number of years. My first attempt at going back to work lasted over 4 years but was sheer misery and I was beginning to think that I'd NEVER find something. Aviva had many useful ideas and websites for me to look into and I certainly did try them all. As luck would have it, I found a position in one of the big hospitals. I never forgot her. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat and should I ever be looking again, for sure one of my first calls will be to Aviva. Hillary
I was referred to Aviva Giannotti to help me with my resume but I had no idea writing a resume for today’s job market hadchanged so drastically for I had not updated my resume in over fifteen years. Aviva was insightful with career opportunities for my background, and revamped my resume to include information in such a creative and informative way that I had headhunters and companies calling me within a week after sending out my resume. I landed, not one but two great opportunities and have been with the company I chose, NJ PURE, for three years now. After my recent promotion I turned to Aviva, once again to help me write a bio about myself for my company’s website and she produced a great piece of work that even my boss was impressed. Aviva has helped me out tremendously not only with my resume, but with my husband’s resume also, which landed him a great job. She is a very astute and perceptive lady and I highly recommend her. CM
Aviva, I am so excited because I just learned that I passed my teaching exam. Thank you for holding my hand every step of the way. I never thought I would ever pass my exam. My lack of self-esteem always prevented me from believing I could achieve this. Thank you for not giving up on me and helping me achieve my dream. I hope to help others as you did for me. PS
You were so good to me with all the things I learned from you. You are such an asset to all of us that you helped. To me God sent me an angel, which was you. If it wasn't for you I wouldn't have known about going to school. I finally got my grades, and I got all A's in my classes. They were very hard classes. I thought they were going to be so easy. I worked harder in these classes than when I went to college. When I graduated, I was so happy. My children were there to see me. They have seen me go thru so much so this was such a gift. I am again so grateful!!!! Connie