Testimonials

Webinars

Have watched your video a few times. You are a very good instructor… I learned quite a bit and I love the fact you use others’ resumes to explain the best way for us to show ourselves in a document.

— Anonymous

Resume & Interview Consulting

I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with Alison on multiple occasions. Alison has been instrumental in my preparation for job applications and interviews in the field of clinical trials. She has provided me with insightful interview advice, different from anything I had heard before and helped me feel prepared and confident for interviews using my own past work experiences. Alison also had amazing feedback and suggestions to tailor my resume to specific career fields in which I was interested. Alison is dedicated to helping and mentoring individuals and has substantial advice to give with her expertise!

— M

Alison has been very helpful in reviewing my resume and cover letter. She has an excellent knowledge of how best to organize ideas and how to highlight the important information. Her suggestions were very useful as I had not revamped my resume in over 14 years. Alison would speak with me on the phone and communicate her thoughts electronically. I found both of these methods crucial in aiding me as I worked through the process of job applications. She is approachable, professional and considerate. While recognizing that resumes and cover letters are personal documents and everyone has their own unique voice and style, her input is invaluable and I highly recommend her services.

— A

She critiqued my resume in detail and offered direction on gaps and really has an eye for a winning resume that attracted recruiters.

— F

Alison, I’ll never forget how much you helped me with my resume!

— Anonymous

Alison has been very helpful in reviewing my resume and offering tips for relevant interviews. At the time I was still in graduate school, unsure of my own career and how to apply for a job. I first heard about Alison from my wife, whom Alison was helping with her career development, so I approached Alison as well and she was very proactive in helping me as well! She has cleaned up my resume and met with me face to face to discuss her edits, while also offering several useful tips for interview. In addition, the most I appreciate Alison was that she injected a boost of confidence in me through encouragement and sharing of her own experience. My current resume, although after several years, are still based on Alison’s edits. Thank you Alison! For all your time, effort, kindness and relentless in helping me establish the basis of my career development!

— H

Alison was extremely friendly and approachable when I first contacted her for guidance on resume writing. Not only did she provide valuable comments on my resume, but she also proactively offered me training on interview preparation. During the training session, Alison delivered a mock interview for me based on a sample job application. This training session significantly improved my understanding of the format and content of an industrial interview at the early stage of my career development. In addition, Alison also introduced a number of contacts from her network to help me set up a few industrial connections for which it was very difficult for me to do as a graduate student. Thank you, Alison!

— Y

I used Alison’s resume and interview service and I was completely satisfied with the results. The service set me up for success for finding my new position.

— S

Alison was incredible in transforming my resume.  I’m trying to break into a new role in teaching, and Alison found a unique way to structure and shape my resume that is tailored to the job posting.   This was a big departure from my usual MO of minor tweaks and adding a few key words.    The new format was much better and highlighted my strengths.   As a result, I got the job and was able to use this resume to land another role in teaching.   

— J

It was my first interview in 4 years and I was so nervous.  Alison gave me great tips on how to prepare, what kind of questions the interviewers may ask, and how to speak genuinely.   She also gave tips on what kind of examples to use, which I promptly forgot once I interviewed 🙂  But nevertheless I got the position and it could not have happened without her coaching.   Thank you Alison!

— J

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Career Coaching

Alison is actively involved in career development events as a mentor to help graduate students bridge the gap between careers in academia and industry. In addition, Alison also introduced a number of contacts from her network to help me set up a few industrial connections for which it was very difficult for me to do as a graduate student. Thank you, Alison!

— Y

She was passionate about mentoring new science graduates and helping them succeed. She worked with me to edit my resume and highlight valuable and translatable skills that I had. When I was conflicted when given the opportunity to take on a completely new role, Alison called me personally to help me decide what would be best course of action. She is passionate, down to earth and professional. I highly recommend her services! Thank you Alison for all your help over the years!

— C

Alison is very passionate and engaged in helping me during my early career development. She had always made herself available to me for my individual consultations. She did a few individual trainings for me outside of work hours and we communicated intensively through emails. Alison is very experienced in the clinical trial field, particularly from an industrial perspective. Her comments and recommendations substantially improved the style and content of my resume. I have always appreciated Alison’s help.

— Y

Cover Letters

Alison’s help was invaluable for my cover letter.   In the past, I avoided writing cover letters because it felt forced and not genuine. Alison helped bring my voice and passion for storytelling into the cover letter, allowing me to highlight my passions for the role and why I would be the great fit.   The result was a very concise message that spoke to the hiring manager and gave me an interview.

— J

Clinical Research Instructing

Thank you for your efforts to teach and train me so effectively… I am glad to inform you that I did quite well in the interview and joined as a Clinical Research Associate… I genuinely believe that your training really helped me in this interview and hence wanted to thank you. I really appreciate! Please carry on the great work.

— Anonymous

Alison was the best instructor I’ve had during this program. IMO, she did an excellent job on preparing the class for an actual research job and was simply fantastic with her willingness to share knowledge for the purpose of milestones and real-world study conduct.

— Anonymous

Alison Foo was the best instructor we had. She did more than needed to make sure all concepts were clear. Not only did she ensure we put in practice what we had learned but also gave us advise on how to success in the future job search.

— Anonymous

Alison is an excellent instructor. She is one of the best so far. Her feedbacks on assignments are detailed which helped me understood what I did wrong in my assignment. Her way of teaching is very different and I think other instructors should do the same… Her feedbacks and live role-play session trained me to do this in real life situation too.

— Anonymous

Alison is an amazing instructor and McMaster should be very grateful that they have her in their team. There aren’t too many instructors that take the time and commitment that she did for this course. She was always quick with her responses and I know that a few classmates didn’t like her
feedbacks but I thought that they were extremely extremely helpful to our group. Keep up the amazing work Alison. Hope you share this with her as I think she deserves to know what an impact she made to me.

— Anonymous

I have received an offer for the Site Selection Coordinator position yesterday! Thank you so very much for your guidance during this course! There wasn’t a single thing or acronym that I did not understand when they explained the work flow to me, more than that – the work flow completely fit the image I had in my head.

— Anonymous

It’s really impressive to see how involved you have been with each of your student’s learning and growth throughout the course duration. It has been my pleasure to be your student. I always looked forward to and enjoyed your advice throughout the time. You’ve given great practical tips and advice to help me develop important research skills and hopefully build my career in the field of research. I appreciate all your efforts and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being an inspirational teacher!

— Anonymous

The workload and your expectations brought out the best in me, and I am so grateful to have come across an exceptional instructor like yourself. It is evident that you genuinely want to see your students succeed, and you were always there for us with any questions we had about the course. The webinars you provided, the constant announcements you posted, and the amount of feedback you gave after each assignment is genuinely the main reason for my team’s success.

— Anonymous