Prep Your Path

Prep Your Path

Anne Finnegan Anne Finnegan
Career Coach, MBA, CPRW

(914) 249-9280

Prep Your Path

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Optimize Career Search Outcomes
Anne is on a mission to help more Millennial and Generation Z career search candidates optimize outcomes in their early career journeys by gaining a competitive edge with top-notch tools and skills and the tried-and-true Prep Your Path Method™. For over a decade, she has helped hundreds of clients with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and levels of understanding reach their educational and professional career goals.

With 18 years of combined experience in career coaching, entry evel hiring, and corporate marketing, Anne can help you reach your goals more easily by boosting capabilities, connections, and confidence — and cultivating a positive mindset. Five of the top benefits of working with Anne are:

1. Jump-start Your Early Career Journey
As a student, recent graduate, or young professional, you need to learn how to jump-start your early career journey if you want to keep moving forward in life. However, with so many opportunities available online and elsewhere and so much information to assist you, it's hard to know where to start or how to proceed. The career center at your school is the most logical first place to begin, but many lack the necessary manpower to provide the personalized assistance you need to get started in your search. That's one reason people from more than 100 leading colleges and universities and 50 different career paths have contacted Anne.

2. Accelerate Your Career Search with the Prep Your Path Method™
Not only does Anne help you get started in your search, she helps you to get ahead fast. That's because Anne knows how to listen with the intent to take action within a matter of days — often presenting new ideas that may not have occurred to you before. By using the Prep Your Path Career Development Worksheet™, Anne first gains an understanding of who you are and what you have to offer. Then, she applies the tried-and-true Prep Your Path Method™ to help you 1) visualize success, 2) develop objectives and strategies, 3) clarify your personal brand value, 4) show and tell your unique story, and 5) generate momentum.

3. Develop Top-Notch Tools and Skills
With Anne's help, you'll be able to develop top-notch tools and skills: resumes, letters, LinkedIn profiles, essay applications, personal branding, interview prep, action plans, and career navigation.
You'll learn how to create self-marketing materials and pitches that convey your unique value to others, and how to immediately grab the attention of your target audience: recruiters, hiring managers, admissions counselors, and Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) systems. As a career coach and resume-writing specialist, Anne shows you how to stand out from the crowd by presenting your experiences, credentials, and potential in a way that works best for your particular situation. 

For all writing projects, Anne actually does most of the work on your behalf. And since she wants you to be 100% confident of your written materials, she edits them until you're 100% satisfied. She also uses a professional proofreader to triple-check for grammatical, spelling, and typographical errors. 

4. Learn from a Trusted Resource 
Anne began career coaching over ten years ago as a result of her involvement with the Miami University Parents Council, Career Development Committee. Her business experience at Kraft, Pepsi, and Ogilvy & Mather advertising, as well as academic experiences at the University of Virginia (BA in Art History) and The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (MBA), have contributed to her expertise.

Anne developed her own business skills and career by working with some of the most accomplished people in the world. As a young advertising and marketing manager, she worked for professionals who went on to become industry leaders, including Chairman and CEO of Kraft Foods; Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Chairman and CEO of Mattel; CEO of Young & Rubicam; President, Chairman, and CEO of Sarah Lee; and Chairman and CEO of Foote, Cone & Belding.

Anne fine-tunes her career coaching and resume-writing skills and keeps up with career trends as a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches and The National Résumé Writers’ Association. She also relies on her experience as a Dartmouth College Admissions Ambassador and parent of three young professionals who is building their own careers.

5. Avoid Costly Mistakes — Now and in the Future
With Anne's career coaching expertise, method, and insights, you'll be better equipped to navigate your early career journey and avoid costly mistakes you didn't know you were making. And once you've worked with Anne, you can ask follow-up questions any time at no fee.

Get Started
Anne has always had a career she was passionate about, and she wants her clients to feel the same way too. Working with Anne, you'll learn how to generate and evaluate career search ideas, and ensure the best ones are successfully put to work. You'll also feel comfortable enough to ask questions — and voice concerns. In the process of working with Anne, you'll also learn about key career search and marketing concepts like benefits, features, and transferable skills — leadership, analysis, and communication. And since your career search process will most likely repeat itself over your entire lifetime, you'll have the advantage of learning how to undertake it properly early on.

Jump-start your early career journey today. Contact Anne to schedule a complimentary 20-minute telephone or email consultation so you can review your goals, experiences, skills, value to others, and next steps. This includes a detailed review of your current resume and LinkedIn profile if you have them.

Prep Your Path


Optimize Career Search Outcomes


Clients attend leading colleges and universities in the United States and abroad — including these below.

Alliance Française
American University
Appalachian State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bucknell University
Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
CIEE, Prague, Czech Republic
City University of Hong Kong
Colby College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
The College of Westchester
The Culinary Institute of America
Colorado College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Claremont McKenna Colleges
Dartmouth College
Denison University
Denver University
Dickinson College
Duke University
Elizabethtown College
ESADE Business School
Elon University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Franklin College
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gettysburg College
Harvard University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
John Cabot University
Lehman College
Le Moyne College
London School of Economics
Long Island University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Maryland
Manhattanville College
Macquarie University
McGill University

Miami University
Middlebury College
Montserrat College of Art
New York Medical College
New York University
Norwich University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Ohio University
Oxford University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Parsons School of Design
Princeton University
Providence College
Purchase College
Purdue University
Queens University
Rollins College

Rosemont College
Sacred Heart University
St. Edward's University
St. John’s College
St. Lawrence University
Sarah Lawrence College
Susquehanna University
Skidmore College
Sorbonne Université
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
SUNY Albany
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Rochester

Syracuse University
Texas Tech University
Texas A&M University
The Ohio State University
Trinity College

Tufts University
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
University of Albany
University of Cape Town
University of California, Davis
University of California, LA
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Colorado
University of Guadalajara
University of Houston
University of Maryland
University of Maine
University of Melbourne
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of New South Wales
University of Notre Dame
University of Otago
University of Oxford
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Richmond
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Southern California
University of St. Thomas
University of Tampa
University of Texas, Austin
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Wells College
Westchester Community College
Williams College
Yale University


Clients develop their careers across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors — including these below.

finance, sales & trading, investment banking, wealth management, asset management, accounting, insurance, real estate, oil & gas, consulting, government, think tanks, research, strategic planning, sales, marketing, advertising, digital marketing, social media marketing, sports marketing, consumer products, e-commerce, public relations, broadcasting, publishing, mechanical engineering, software engineering, gameplay programming, quantity assurance, data analytics, internet technology, supply chain management, entrepreneurial ventures, health care, public health, medicine, research, veterinary services, education, social services, retail, event planning, culinary arts, hospitality management, travel & leisure, entertainment, theater, writing, fashion, human resources, and recruiting

Clients work at top large, midsize, and startup companies — including these below

Afar Media
Ambra Health

Animal Planet
Auerbath Graysom
Apollo Global Management

Bain & Company
Boston Consulting Group
Bucknell University
BGC Brokers
Clinica Sorolla
Compus Group USA

CV Capital Funding
Crestline Investors, Inc.
The Daily Meal

Department of Health
Dtx Company
Discovery, Inc.
Eagle Hill School

Evolve Restaurant Group
Exclusive Resorts
Fair Harbor
Fluor Enterprises Inc.
French-American School of NY

General Assembly
Global Rescue LLC
Greenwich CT Public Schools
H2Bro Delivery
HL Group
Huron Consulting
Insgroup LLC

Investment Professionals Partners
InVision Communications
J. Crew
J.P. Morgan
Kenrich Group llc
Kind LLC

King Ranch
Kostas Institute/Homeland Security
Lincoln Property Company
Lockheed Martin

Lucas Group
M257 by Maria Pinto
Marsh McLennan
MediaNews Group
Mercury Managed Services
Morgan Stanley
MorganFranklin Consulting
Mott 50
NBCUniversal Media
NYSE Euronext
National Urban League
New York Magazine
Northwood Investor
Peace Corps

Perella Weinberg Partners
Rachel Zoe Collection
Ranger Ready Repellants
RF Solutions
Reilly Partners
Revantage, A Blackstone Company 

Rye, NY Public Schools
Rye Country Day School
Rye Town
Sentinel Petroleum
Social Rhythm Media

Star Insurance Company
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
The Epospical School
Third Bridge
Tom H. Beckbe
Tory Birch

Tudor, Pickering Holt & Co.
Under Armor
Union Square Hospitality
Verus Commercial Real Estate

Wells Fargo
Zen Planner

Prep Your Path


Optimize Career Search Outcomes


University of Virginia
"Anne was extremely helpful in creating a professional and concise resume for my post-collegiate job search. She put in the necessary time to learn about my current role and help me choose the right elements to highlight in my resume. I do not think I would have gotten the same interviews without Anne's help!"
   — M. E., Marketing

University of Albany
"Thanks to your tremendous help on my resume, I've landed three internships this semester and am on my way to landing another one this summer. If it wasn't for your help last summer, I don't know where I'd be. I see so many of my friends with resumes that don't look nearly as good as mine. I have you to thank for making my resume look as good as it does."
   — W. H., Financail Services

Harvard University
"Anne was both patient and creative in helping me redo my college resume. She worked to help me craft it so that it better highlighted my work experience and skills in a thoughtful and well-organized manner. When I used my new resume to apply to my latest job, my colleagues stated it stood out and even asked if they could use it as a template to redo their own. I am proud of my resume, and think it represents the hard work I have put into academic studies and professional work."
   — A. B., Finance Services

George Washington University
"I first started working with Anne on my high school resume to apply to colleges. Throughout my college career, Anne helped me modify my resume to apply for internships and ultimately score a full-time job in investment banking. I was amazed at how Anne was able to help me identify my skills and accomplishments and guide me on how to present them on my resume, making me much more self-confident when applying for positions. Anne is truly a business writing architect and master of her craft!"
   — L. P., Financial Services

Texas Tech University
"I was introduced to Anne by my business mentor. As a Native Spanish speaker and Mexican-American, I am the first generation of my family to attend college. Prior to being introduced to Anne, I was clueless and had no true guidance as to what was the correct manner to create a resume, resume supplement, portfolio, and go about the interview process. Although I have received a top education while pursuing a B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University, I was not at all familiar with how to go about looking for my first professional job. I am very thankful to Anne for all of her help."
   — J. M., Engineering

St. Lawrence University
"Thank you again for helping me with my resume. I learned so much from you, and I feel that I now have a resume that is a better representation of who I am as a person, and the skills that I possess!" 
   — A. M., Quality Assurance

Miami University
"I got the internship at Major League Baseball! The resume you helped me write without question contributed to my success. Thank you so much."
   — K. T., Sports Marketing

Miami University
"Anne helped me review my resume and offered great suggestions for improvement. She pays strong attention to detail and is able to refine information in a way that makes all the difference. I got the sales and marketing job at NBC Universal that I was going for."
   — K. T., Communications

Wake Forest University
"Anne was very easy to work with. Using only emails, she helped me to rewrite my resume. She was very thorough, and I was very happy with my final resume, and I got the summer internship with Citigroup that I wanted!"
   — M. B., Financial Services

Wake Forest University
"I wanted to send you an email to say hello and that I have been thinking of you! I got offered a job at Memorial Sloan Kettering working as a research assistant in their clinical trials! Thanks for all your inspiring words and advice!"
   — J. I., Healthcare

Princeton University
"Revising my resume with Anne was immensely helpful. She showed me how to pare down my descriptions so the language was clear and concise. She made structural changes that helped the document have more of a visual impact on a reader. Editing my resume also had the unexpected benefit of making me better prepared to discuss the various roles and responsibilities. I am grateful to Anne for her valuable and actionable advice." 
   — K. N., Financial Services

Georgetown University
"You are an amazing resume writer! Thank you so much for your help and advice. I received such positive feedback on my resume from friends and family."
   — A. D., Culinary Arts

Dartmouth College
"Anne’s resume overhaul really made a difference in turning my college original into a professionally tailored resume that I was proud to present to others. I had been working as an intern during my junior year of college, when I was presented with the opportunity to apply for a full-time job. My resume was outdated and bland, but I was in a bind to have it ready for my interviews. Anne came to my rescue and worked with me around the clock to produce a new resume. I had realized that I had left so much out that was imperative information to convey during an interview. Throughout our discussions, Anne used her expertise to refine my resume in a professional manner. I received positive feedback on my resume from the interviewer – and I got the job offer! " 
   — P. H., Financial Services

Colorado College
"My recruiter said I had one of the best-looking and most well-organized resumes that she had ever seen. I actually used the resume that you helped me create to write my LinkedIn profile, and that’s how I got my new job."
   — M. F., Human Resources

Hobart & William Smith Colleges
"My resume looks amazing. I will really be able to use it to explore a variety of career options. I can’t thank you enough for all of your help."
   — E. F., Education

Colgate University
"You really pulled my resume together! Thank you so much. Who knew resume writing could be so much fun?" 
   — S. N., Fine and Decorative Arts

Miami University
"I just wanted to share some good news! I got the recruiting job offer I wanted! Thanks again for all of your help with my resume. Everyone has commented on how good it is."
   — C. F., Human Resources

College of Charleston
"After Anne helped me rewrite my resume and prepare for interviews, I felt very confident in my ability to present my skills and qualifications to potential employers. Her help was extremely beneficial. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
   — E. A., Fashion

University of Vermont
"I am so pleased with the excellent job Anne does on my resume year-after-year. The experience of working with her and the quality of resume she produces exceeds my expectations every time. I have received great job offers as a result."
   — P. S., Consumer Goods

Dartmouth College
"With only my resume rough draft, a brief phone call, and a few emails, Anne was able to write one of the most effective resumes I have ever read."
   — N. F., Sustainability

Purchase College
"I love my resumes! Thank you so much!!! Really professional and modern. You're amazing! It was such a pleasure working with you, and I hope we can work together again in the future."
   — L. T., Social Media Marketing

Miami University
"I am so grateful to Anne for her resume writing expertise. She helped me to present all the right achievements and personal qualities. I am very thankful that I have an excellent resume ready to use at a moment’s notice. I highly recommend Anne for her resume writing and career coaching abilities." 
   — S. I., Sales and Marketing

Villanova University
"Anne did a great job helping me edit the resume I started working on with college career services. She also helped me to evaluate several career paths so that I could determine which was the right one for me. She gave me great advice … and I got the job I wanted."
   — M. C., Insurance

Bowdoin College
"Anne helped me write my resume and offered great suggestions for improvement. She pays attention to details and is able to edit information in a way that makes all the difference."
   — D. V., Consulting

University of Texas, San Antonio
"I really appreciate everything you did for me. The resumes turned out better than I could have ever imagined."  
   — E. W., Real Estate

Culinary Institute of America
”Thank you so much Anne for working on the resume with me. It wouldn’t be as nice as it is now without your help!"
   — B. M., Culinary Arts

High School Student
"The resumes look awesome! I especially love the profile statement wording. Thanks so much!"
   — C. D., Communications

George Washington University
"I got my resume. Thank you so much. It looks SO much better!!!"
   — H. N., Marketing

University of Virginia
"My resume looks FANTASTIC! I love it! Again, thank you so much for all your help and advice. I appreciate it tremendously. You are amazing!"
   — N. A., Healthcare

Bucknell University
"I am writing to inform you that I have accepted a new job, and I started work in my new position today! Thank you again for your prep with my resume and interview readiness. You were of great assistance.
   — C. M., Finance

Texas A&M University
"My resume looks amazing. I really appreciate all of your help. It sets me up to get great jobs in the future."
   — A. S., Real Estate

Dickinson College
"Thanks Anne! I really like the resume and think it looks great."
   — G. H., Finance

Miami University
"It's amazing how much better my resume looks. Thank you for getting my job search started, and instilling confidence in me! You have been unbelievably helpful, and I am very lucky to have worked with you. I will keep you in the loop about my job search progress."
— J. L., Marketing


Miami University & Wake Forest University
"Anne is a great listener. She was able to help both my daughters identify their skills, define both long-term and short-term career goals, then position those two together in a clear, concise and meaningful way. I believe her patience and advice was invaluable in helping them both."
   — L. I.

Ohio State University
"I cannot thank Anne enough for helping my son write his first professional resume. All of his leadership accomplishments were so well highlighted. She helped him create a great product, and in turn, he got a great job."
   — B. M.

College of Charleston
"Anne was tremendous in prepping my daughter for her job search in every way! She really helped boost her confidence, and made her feel so well prepared. Thank you Anne for your thoughtful expertise and advice." 
   — L. A.

University of Richmond & Southern Methodist University
"Anne delivers a high-quality product. I could not be happier with the resumes she wrote for both of my children. She was extremely insightful! I was so thankful to have her expertise and guidance in the job search process."
   — J. K.

New York University
"Anne used her enthusiastic attitude and expert advice to help my daughter prepare for career opportunities. She has a true passion for helping students reach their goals."
   — H. K.

Bowdoin College
"Anne did a fantastic job with my son’s resume - again! She was able to make all of the necessary edits and updates as he transitioned from high school to college. Anne had the unique ability to help my son emphasize the highlights of so many of his experiences. I wasn’t sure she was going to be able to fit everything onto one page, but she did!"
   — A. V.

University of Virginia
"I would highly recommend Anne for your resume writing needs. I was amazed to have such a great final product in such a short time."
   — L. G.

University of Virginia
"Thanks for the hard work and for the quick turnaround. I saw a draft and it looked fabulous. You dispense magic!"
   — S. T.

Harvard University
"When my son asked someone in the career services office at the University of Chicago Business School (Booth) to look at the resume for suggestions, she said it was exactly what he should be sending out and the format was great."
   — R. B.

University of Virginia
"Our son is beyond excited to be going to UVA. He could not have made it through this process without your help. We are truly blessed to have great friends and know people who care about our children and take the time to guide us."
   — J. S.

University of Virginia
"Thank you so much for the letter revision. You have been such a wonderful source!"
   — J. S.

University of Notre Dame
"The resumes are awesome! You're very good at this! Thank you!"
   — P. C.

University of Chicago
"You're the best mentor, adviser, encourager, and many more adjectives. Thank you! I have been raving about you all over town."
   — E. W.    

University of California, Davis
"Thanks Anne! You are a pleasure to work with."
   — L. S.  

University of Michigan
"You are amazing!! My daughter is so happy and grateful for your resume help. She thinks the wording and layout is great. Her resumes are so clean and professional! This is so wonderful. I'm literally so thrilled. I'm obsessed with the quality of your formatting! I feel like my daughter is getting pulled in a million directions, and your help has been a calming force!! Thank you!!”
   — T. D. 

Elon University
”My daughter got into Elon and accepted !! And was awarded a scholarship and a grant!
I can’t thank you enough for the professional resume you designed. It truly put her accomplishments in the best “light”! Thank you, Anne! P.S. At every college presentations at her high school, she went up to the admissions representative and introduced herself, and handed him or her one of her resumes. (No one else did.) Many told her they are quite impressed!!!"

   — M. N.

Culinary Institute of America
”These resumes look terrific! On the margin, I prefer the slightly less traditional view (shocking for me)!"
   — S. T.

Syracuse University
”We have been very fortunate to have your help. The days I spent researching a consultant to assist my son with his job search venture, I could not have imagined how lucky I would be to stumble onto someone as professional, committed, and experienced as yourself and your team. Thank you so much for all your help. We are so pleased with how the resumes and letters came out. My son now has the tools for moving forward with his job search. Many thanks for all your support! Thank you for your time and patience working with us."
   — N. C. 

George Washington University
”Thank you SO much Anne. I really appreciate you taking care of my daughter! She is thrilled with here new resume. You are amazing!" Love your specialty and expertise!"
   — J. N.  

Sarah Lawrence University
”Thank you for all your help. You did a great job on our daughter's resume, but even more impressive was how much you cared about trying to help her with her job search.”
   — M. K.

New York University
”Returning to work after raising children can be intimidating and Anne made the daunting task of writing a resume effortless. I enjoyed working with her and the end result was something I am very proud of sending out. I highly recommend her for anyone returning to the workforce or just starting a career."
   — L. J.  

Dickinson College
”Thank you so much for this resume Anne! It looks fantastic! Huge improvement from the original.”
   — C. H.   

Why do people need help writing their resumes?

They can't "right good"
They can't "type
They don't know how to show and tell their unique story

. They only get one chance to make a great first impression!