Linda J. Hollenback, MSEd, CPRW is a College/Career Strategist and Owner of Hollenback Consulting LLC. As a lifelong educator, Linda fuels college and career success by building confidence and empowering clients to identify and effectively articulate their unique strengths. She delivers individualized coaching and application strategy support to clients throughout the college-career continuum, from high school students to senior professionals.
Linda holds a BA from Boston University and an MSEd from University of Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and an AAUW Salary Negotiations Facilitator. Linda is a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC), The National Résumé Writers' Association (NWRA), Higher Education Consultants Association, Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling (PACAC), American Association of University Women (AAUW), the National Career Development Association, as well as a founding board member of the newly-formed Pennsylvania Career Development Association.
What You Need to Succeed: Taking the Mystery Out of College Admissions
-- AP, ACT, SAT, ECAs and LORs...With so much to consider and keep track of, it is no wonder the college admissions process feels more overwhelming than ever! This session takes the mystery and stress out of the college admissions process by walking attendees through what really matters in building college candidacy. Help your child prepare for the competitive world of college admissions by understanding what they need to succeed.
The College Essay: The Trailer to Your 4-Year Blockbuster Hit!
Just like a movie trailer, the college essay should introduce the student to the university admissions team. Don't waste this important opportunity to catch their attention! This seminar will provide tips for crafting a winning essay.
Making the Most of College Visits to Create the Ultimate School List
Properly researching schools to assess fit is critical to long-term academic success and happiness. This seminar will discuss how to use online resources to begin your search, how to get the most out of school visits, and some tips for what to do if you can't make the trek.
CAREER: TRANSITION / ADVANCEMENT
The Art & Science of Cover Letters
Does your cover letter open doors? If you are applying to jobs and not receiving calls to interview, this session is for you! An effective cover letter "knocks" on the employer's door and introduces your unique personality, passion, and professional contributions. Learn how to create a cover letter that lands an interview through a combination of strong analytical skills and strategic storytelling.
Résumé and LinkedIn - Two Critical Components of Your Career Toolkit
Are your résumé and LinkedIn profiles working together to advance your career? If you haven't updated your résumé within the past six months -or- if your LinkedIn profile is an online regurgitation of your résumé, you need to attend this session! Be ready for advancement opportunities with these tips for enhancing your career toolkit.