Robin Reshwan, CEO of CS Advising & CS Search & Staffing | Careers Writer US News.com
Robin Reshwan, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), is an expert in the “world of work.” As a business leader with some of the largest international staffing firms, Robin has interviewed, placed, and hired thousands of people across a broad spectrum of companies, industries, and functional areas.
Candidates and employers alike benefit from Robin’s ability to create and manage processes that assess talent and successfully pair job seekers with opportunities. Her career tips and advice are used by U.S. News: On Careers, universities, national clubs/associations, and businesses.
Robin is also an active Junior Achievement instructor, volunteer teacher, and mentor in her community. She has been honored as a Professional Business Woman of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association and has served as a member of the Regents Scholarship Committee at the University of California, Davis.
Robin graduated Phi Beta Kappa and as a Regents Scholar from the University of California, Davis with a degree in International Relations. She lives with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mary McHale, Senior Advisor
Mary brings a unique blend of experience from both the corporate and higher education arenas, having been a consultant, strategist, facilitator, coach, and administrator across industries for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and a Masters of Education from the University of Vermont in Higher Education Administration. As a Career Strategist and Certified Digital Career Strategist, Mary enjoys helping clients explore their career goals and discover the path towards their future careers.
Najet Carrick, Manager, Advising Services
Najet graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Her professional experience includes project management in the telecommunications and banking industries. Najet joined CS Advising and CS Search & Staffing in 2012 and she is currently an Advising Manager and Career Strategist. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a Certified Digital Career Strategist, and a LinkedIn Certified Professional Recruiter. Najet is married with three children and enjoys spending time with her family.
Melissa Pomeroy, Career Coach
Melissa graduated from Millikin University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations. Her professional experience includes résumé writing for Monster.com and previously supporting academic and career services at the Saint Mary’s College of California, School of Economics and Business Administration. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, a Certified Digital Career Strategist, and Certified Career Counselor—University of California, San Diego. Melissa currently resides in the Midwest with her husband and two children but is fully committed to remotely coaching clients on how to build bridges over the rocky waters of a job search and land a career that brings them joy.
Pam Fletcher, Career Coach
Pam is a proven workplace transitions specialist with over 25 years of global, multi-industry experience. Her expertise ranges from the shop floor to the boardroom and spans a variety of roles, including strategic planning, executive coaching, talent development, and change management. She has worked with clients in public, private, college, and non-profit environments and has experience in all phases of the business cycle from startup to turn-around situations.
Pam recently joined the CS Advising team and is eager to help job seekers identify and focus on their career goals while coaching them through the job search process. Pam holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration as well as certifications in coaching, financial planning, and change management.
Kim Black, Career Strategist
Kim is passionate about connecting people to their careers of choice, largely because she made a 180-degree career change herself. As a prior lawyer turned career coach, she brings 6+ years of experience in higher education ed-tech, where she uses strengths-based and action-oriented coaching to empower individuals to reach their career goals. She received her B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, her J.D. from Whittier Law School, and is a Certified Professional Coach through LPI. She enjoys staying abreast of modern-day career trends for the digital workforce and discovering new hiking trails where she lives in Portland, OR.
Phelan Burns, Resume Writer/Career Coach
Phelan is passionate about helping people who are transitioning, re-entering the workforce, and those who are in the beginning stages of their career She provides them with the tools to communicate their experience, strengths, and competencies to employers. Since 2018, Phelan has refined her skills to compose unique and compelling, content-driven resumes and cover letters for individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds, a variety of professions and industries, and at all career levels. She also works as Resource and Referral Coordinator for a leading non-profit workforce development organization that currently serves six counties in Northern California. Phelan works with employers in the community who are looking to add new talent to their teams in manufacturing, production, retail, small business, niche products and services, and at all levels of business operations.
Cecilia Mellieon, Client Services Associate
Cecilia received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with an American Indian Studies concentration from San Francisco State University. Her professional experience includes client-focused positions in medical, retail, and educational industries. She is passionate about providing opportunities for growth and development for others. Cecilia recently joined CS Advising and CS Search & Staffing where she assists clients in selecting career coaching programs to meet their needs and manages all social media marketing efforts. She also earned her certification as a Certified Digital Career Strategist. Cecilia is married with three children and a graduate student in Visual Anthropology.
Jennifer Peatman, Executive Coach
Jennifer has spent the last 17 years coaching executives and building and designing HR organizations from the ground up. She has been an executive-level advisor to business leaders on HR issues, seeking strategies and solutions for large organizations in diverse, and multicultural, global environments.
In addition to having a BA from California State University, Chico, Jennifer holds a Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR). She is currently completing two additional certifications, in Intuitive Business Mentorship and a Coaching Certification Program through Mentor Masterclass.
Kylie Moore, Career Coach
Kylie, Certified Professional Resume Writer, graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2013 with a degree in English. She joined CS Search & Staffing where she worked as a Recruiter and then as an Operations Manager. She now supports the CS Advising division as a Consultant focusing on partnerships, public relations, content creation and programming. Kylie also is an advisor for resume writing and LinkedIn branding. When not working, she enjoys adventuring with her husband and learning French.