Who is Robin? A career counselor with a Master’s Degree, I have a strong background in business and 30 years of hiring experience. I have a wide and diverse array of relationships with seniors HR folks, recruiters and hiring executives and I’m usually talking to someone involved with hiring daily.
I spent five years on a business talk radio show and met many business leaders. I have sat down and spoken to many CEOs about their companies and employees. I learned who they hired, fired, and why. I worked with executives on hiring teams. I learned so much. Then I began to teach executives how to hire, something I still do. Those experiences gave me an insider view few ever have. I’ve also worked with hundreds of clients helping them land new jobs (and promotions). I’ve assisted so many individuals in obtaining much higher salaries than they ever thought they would get. To sum it up, I eat, sleep and drink job search and hiring. REALLY!

Why Hire Robin as Your Career Counselor?

I started my career counseling practice because I was really good at interview coaching and resume writing. I had done these tasks as part of my job when I was at the University of Washington and at Columbia College. My students landed great jobs and I just loved the work because I was making an important difference in a person’s life. Fast forward twenty years later and I still love what I do. That is why I continue working one-on-one with individuals just like you. My clients are either currently employed, laid off, or seeking to change careers. I’ve worked with hundreds and hundreds of individuals and you all want the same thing – a new position. I’ve developed the talent and insight needed to really make a difference. That’s what keeps me going — I want to see you succeed.

Resume Writing: I’ve written over 5,000 resumes in my working career. The key skill I have is knowing what employers want to see and how to draw out your talents and accomplishments. So you get employers’ attention. Sounds easy – believe me it’s not. I put all my learned insight and effort into creating that resume or guiding you if you are taking notes when we talk and you are writing it yourself.

Interview Preparation: You get my undivided attention when we work together. I use my insights and hiring expertise to help you cut through the competition so you can be selected as the one the employer hires. I’ll give you a strategy to send you into the interview to do your very best. We will have role-played answers and I’ll cover things you hadn’t even thought about. You’ll feel confident and ready once we are done.

Job hunting, Career Change, LinkedIn profile creation, handling salary  questions before you torpedo yourself and your future income – all of it is hard. You know that. You are reading these pages because you need someone to help you with some part of the process. I’d like to be the one you partner with.

My Recommendation All my job search programs, strategies and techniques are well documented in my seven books and have been market tested with tremendous success. I recommend you read one of my books before you call me. Then, you’ll know my style, how I think and work. You’ll feel comfortable and know I’m the right career counselor to advise you.

Does Robin have experience in MY industry? The answer is almost always YES.We don’t offer free intro sessions because I have too many clients and not enough time. You can call my assistant who has been with me for years and you can discuss your situation. She can answer your questions about my services and set an appointment so we can begin to work together.

No matter where you live I can help you through telephone consultations, video and audio playbacks, or using Skype.  We can record the sessions which can be helpful, as you can play it back whenever you need it. My assistant can discuss with you times and options for an appointment. I’m available Monday through Friday but weekends I’m with my family and at my son’s sporting events.


“America’s leading authority on job search and hiring” --San Francisco Chronicle

What Robin's Clients Say:

  • “My dream job called after I mailed my first cover letter and resume. I landed the job and owe it all to Robin Ryan’s effective techniques.” – Marianne Jones, Program Manager

  • “Robin’s coaching allowed me to stop dreaming about landing an excellent job and actually do it.” – Gilberto Rodriguez, Marketing Manager

  • “Thanks to Robin Ryan I entered my final interview confident, poised, focused and PREPARED. Needless to say, I got the job!” -- Joyce Papke, City Manager

  • “I read the new resume you developed for me and your expertise and insight transformed it from basic to wow! You are THE resume magician.” --Kim Brackett, Nonprofit CEO

  • “ It was most definitely Robin’s guidance and encouragement that propelled me to obtain this terrific new job promotion.” — Kim Chung-Lane, Project Manager

  • “The changes Robin made to improve my LinkedIn profile upped my views to by over 30%. The results are a great improvement because now I’m getting calls for interviews, and before I’d gotten none.” --Michael Stevenson, Directo

  • “I was floundering in my job search until I hired Robin and she helped me create a resume that got me the interviews I wanted. She provided top-notch interview consulting that got me hired with a significant salary increase. I couldn’t be more pleased and highly recommend her to any executive looking to improve their career.” --Janice Maitissen, corporate general counsel

  • Thank you for all the help you provided with my resume and the counsel you gave. I had about a 70% hit rate in getting interviews and just accepted a new job. The money is considerably better and it is a positive career move as well.” -- Ray Rose, Senior Human Resource Manager

  • “I landed the perfect job for me and Robin’s interview coaching had everything to do with it.” --- Rick Thompson, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

  • Interview Coaching
  • Robin’s book  60 Seconds + You’re Hired!<is a Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller and it established her as America’s top authority on job interviewing.

    When you work together, Robin will customize your session sharing her hiring insights to enable you to excel. She will develop and role-play questions + answers you will likely be asked. She’ll create your 60 Second Sell and 5 Point Agenda. Robin will offer strategic guidance on how to handle all salary issues and what to say  and do to land the job. 

  • Option 1: 90 minutes consultation via telephone via SKYPE or recorded. – fee $365
  • Option 2: In-person Session: 2 hour consultation, location is Redmond WA – fee $550
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  • Resume Writing
  • Robin knows what employers want to see in your resume and will bring out your best skills and accomplishments so that employers take notice.

    Robin’s resume consulting program involves a telephone consultation lasting approximately three hours. Then she spends another hour or two writing to complete your new resume and emails it to you the same day as your appointment. You will have time to review it and then she will make any final changes or additions so you can immediately use this resume to start getting employers to call you in for

  • Options 1: approximately 3 hour telephone consultation – fee $1050 ($1250 with one cover letter)
  • Add Linkedin Profile Makeover $1250 with LinkedIn profile makeover)
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  • Resume Critique
  • Want an expert opinion on your resume? 

    Work directly with Robin as she analyzes your resume to make essential improvements to get you noticed. With her help you eliminate mistakes that can torpedo your success. In this session, Robin offer insights, key phrases and specific guidance but no writing – you make the changes and do all the typing during your consultation with her

  • 90 minutes consultation via telephone that can be  recorded. – fee $365
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  • Job Search
  • Robin’s specialty is uncovering the hidden job market – 80% of all jobs go unadvertised. She has spent her lifetime developing the insider techniques and strategies. She has a very specific approach that enables you find great opportunities and to get in front of the decision maker enabling you to land the job. You’ll be “sharing her computer screen” as she shows you how to uncover jobs that are a perfect fit for you.
  • 90 minute telephone consultation – fee $365
  • 2 Hour In-Person in Redmond WA $550.00
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  • LinkedIn Profile Makeover
  • To get employers to notice you, you’ll need a truly powerful LinkedIn profile page. That is exactly what Robin will do for you. LinkedIn has more and more recruiters utilizing their site each day. So if no recruiter is calling you, you need Robin’s help to standout and get attention. She knows what employers want to see. She goes online and does the writing so you know it will be the best you have to offer.
  • Session: 90 minutes consultation via telephone. Robin goes online and writes your profile with you. – fee $365
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  • Career Change or Re-Entry Coaching
  • If you want a career that taps into your true talents, and allows you to have a passionate career with more meaning and greater satisfaction, then working together with Robin is an effective way to reach your goals. She’ll develop an action plan for you and get you to work on starting that new career – sooner rather than later.
  • 90 minutes consultation via telephone via SKYPE or recorded. – fee $365
  • or 2 hour consultation, location is Redmond WA - fee $550.00
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  • Salary Negotiations
  • Don’t leave money on the table that an employer was willing to pay you. This session will enable you to obtain more perks and a higher salary.
  • Session. 60 minutes consultation via telephone, via SKYPE or recorded. – fee $365
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  • Want help landing a high paying job more quickly? Contact Robin today to get started!

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