Let's find your next job faster

We help you navigate your career transition faster than going it alone through career coaching, resume and LinkedIn writing, and reverse recruiting

Neil Schultz in a Blazer Coat
We Spend Most Of Our Waking Hours Working…

why not
do what you love that fits into your personal preferences

When we love our work, we become better versions of ourselves. Doesn’t that empower us to live out our purpose?

We offer four solutions to your job search

we are on a mission to help you get clear, get noticed, get hired and thrive

GET CLEAR

Strategic Clarity Coaching for Life and Career

GET NOTICED

Job Search
Tools and Strategies

GET HIRED

Job Support Services of Reverse Recruiting

THRIVE

Critical Career Transition Mindset, Habits and Goals

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GET CLEAR
what job are you aiming for?

Let’s define bullseye together

if you could imagine yourself doing the most amazing thing with the time you have left on this earth, what would you be doing?

is there a job for that?

GET NOTICED

Job Search Tools and Strategies

Your job search tools are your Elevator Pitch, Resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter and thank you letter.

Your job search strategies are HOW you use your tools in a way that gets you noticed by recruiters and tap into the hidden job market.

BRAND MESSAGING

we create together your targeted elevator pitch that displays your three greatest strengths and positions your Outbound strategy.

RESUME REWRITE

your new resume will be in an ATS-friendly format, highlighting your best achievements targeting a specific job.

LINKEDIN PROFILE

your updated and optimized LinkedIn profile is your best Inbound tool to get recruiter attention.

SEARCH LETTERS

your Cover Letter tells your unique story in a way your resume can’t.
Your Thank You Letter is your post-Interview secret weapon.

GET HIRED

Reverse Recruiting

Now that your strategy and tools are in place, we advocate on your behalf to decision-makers as your recruiting partner. Our goal is to get you to the interview, equipped with all the necessary skills developed from our interview, follow up and salary negotiation coaching in order to help you get hired.

INTERVIEW COACHING

We test your brand message through phone screen and interview training using our 12 most common interview questions and provide valuable feedback.

SALARY NEGOTIATION

Get paid what you’re worth! Learn the art of communicating your value to your potential or existing employer, and realize an average of 18% or more higher than starting point.

MARKET ACCESS

We merge our network with yours, train you how to bypass gatekeepers and access decision-makers, as well as submit your resume to 100s of recruiters.

You’re going to work on your job search using new habits learned in coaching, while we partner with you (and do the same things on your behalf!) on your journey until you land your next job.

60 DAYS OR LESS

Our non-executive average to hire velocity is 53 days. Executives average 3-6 months.

You’ll need help to move quickly and to stay focused, since time is of the essence!

THRIVE

The Secret of Success

Our journey together doesn’t end once you accept a job offer and get hired. Moreover, our framework helps you transform into a better version of yourself!

ONBOARDING

28% of all job seekers hired in 2018 were no longer employed by that company in 2019.
#1 Reason? Failure to onboard well in the first 90 days. We craft your unique First 90 Days Plan to ensure you start well.

SELF-CARE

Career Transitions can be stressful. To mitigate, we craft together your
Self-Care PlanTM for success in four key areas of your personal and career development.

PORTFOLIO LIFE

Discover what diversifying your time and activities to prioritize your Most Amazing ThingTM AND maximize your income can look like. We create a Portfolio Life PlanTM together to design your future for purpose and impact.

CAREER UPGRADER COMMUNITY

You’ll become part of our private community for when you need guidance, motivation, direction and support, with lifetime access.

choose your upgrade…

Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Erika Warfield

CEO, Influencer
Erika Warfield, LLC

“Neil easily saved me an incalculable amount of time in my decision-making process and provided encouragement necessary to trust my own discernment.”

Timothy Okrey

Cyber Policy Lead
Comerica Bank

“Neil was a professional from start to finish. His guidance permitted me to create my brand, and as a result, ended up getting hired almost immediately. I am truly grateful for him and his services. Well worth the fee.”

Joseph Bannister

Project Manager NORDAM

“I already have multiple 6-figure job interviews lined up after 48 hours! My future is looking so much brighter just because I took the time to make a small investment in his firm. I’ll make that back a million times over!”

Kristin Roff

Sr. Project Manager
Southwest Airlines

“Each time I meet with Neil I learn something new. He is extremely responsive when you have questions, and believe me, I have had many. He has always believed in me and my abilities. Not only has he helped me in my career search but has been an excellent counselor during a difficult time in my life. Neil has been a God send to me and I would recommend him and his program to anyone searching for their next career.”

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Meet Neil

Thanks for visiting Career Upgrader.

What began as an extension of my military (US Air Force) chaplain and church pastoral ministries as a service to help people find answers they needed to thrive, has now grown into a career coaching, resume writing and recruiting boutique firm.

Neil Schultz

Your Career Coach, Resume Writer,
and Recruiter

Husband to One, Father to Seven, Founder of Career Upgrader, Coach to Hundreds, Speaker, and Author of Four Books.

Two were written together with my bride: 
Job Crafting: Make Your Job More Fulfilling and Meaningful, and
Pivot: Is it Time for a Change?

My clients have landed jobs at Southwest Airlines, IBM, Deloitte, EY, Comerica Bank, Amazon, Globe Life, Cisco, HCA Healthcare, and many more.

FAQS

You’ve got  questions, so here are some answers!

“What’s your success rate?”
“Are you familiar with my industry?”
“What companies have you placed clients in?”
“Have you helped military members transition to civilian careers?”
We’ll answer these and more!