Hi, I'm Lynée

Hi, I'm Lynée

I’m a career coach, interviewing expert, and advocate for professionals who are navigating career transitions. I show people how they can experience more positive, productive and successful career searches.

I’m a career coach and advocate for professionals who are engaged in (or planning for) a job search, and I teach them the exact steps needed to have a more positive, productive, and successful search.

Hi, I'm Lynée

I’m a career coach, interviewing expert, and advocate for professionals who are navigating career transitions. I show people how they can experience more positive, productive and successful career searches.

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Through her professional career coaching programs, top-tier professional branding services (including resumés & Linkedin profiles), her Facebook community and her regular appearances on CBS-2 Chicago, Lynée has helped numerous professionals and executives enjoy success during career transitions and career searches.

She proves that by creating a clearly-defined professional brand, and following her proven career search strategies, professionals can enjoy more positive, productive and successful job searches.

Through her professional career coaching programs, top-tier professional branding services (including resumés & Linkedin profiles), her Facebook community and her regular appearances on CBS-2 Chicago, Lynée has helped numerous professionals and executives enjoy success during career transitions and career searches.

She proves that by creating a clearly-defined professional brand, and following her proven career search strategies, professionals can enjoy more positive, productive and successful job searches.

Testimonials

Lynée is the epitome of a valuable career coach. She helped me with interview readiness, including what to expect regarding specific interview questions. Most importantly, she showed me how to portray a genuine confidence during the interview process. Lynée is a true professional who cares about her clients’ career search and is empathetic regarding the emotion that comes with it. She will provide consultation and support that will certainly build your credibility as you prepare for your next role. Lynée is a trusted advisor whom I definitely recommend.
(J.R)
5/5
The most effective aspect of my career search experience, after 17 years with the same organization, can be summed up in two words: Lynée Alves! She is a great listener, a genuine mentor, leader, coach, cheerleader...the list goes on and on! She completely changed my outlook on how to find my next dream job, with professional support and guidance. Her positive energy is contagious and she was a tremendous change agent for me. I can only hope that many others have the opportunity to work with Lynée.
(J.K)
5/5
Lynée is an incredible resource for anyone who is conducting a job search, considering a career pivot, or simply looking to put a best foot forward with their professional branding. I've been so fortunate to work with Lynée as a client, and have truly benefited from the expert, straightforward guidance she provided to me. The invaluable insights, strategies and solutions she shares have also helped me to navigate the frequently challenging experience of job hunting. Lynée's background and expertise, combined with her warm, supportive style and fantastic sense of humor, make her a job seeker's secret weapon and strongest ally.
(L.C)
5/5
Lynée Alves is a great career coach. Lynée was instrumental in helping me focus on specific career goals and creating a plan to advance my career to the next position with my current employer. Lynée takes a consultative approach and really works to understand your background, past experiences, and future goals. Getting a fresh perspective from Lynée was extremely valuable and was something I should have done a long time ago. I highly recommend Lynée.
(B.F)
5/5
I worked with Lynée when I was really at a career crossroads and feeling quite apprehensive about having the right messaging to pursue another sales position. She has a ton of knowledge in this space that is conveyed with a positive, non-judgemental approach that gives you the confidence to go into the job market and achieve your goals. I highly recommend Lynée for anyone looking for a new career opportunity.
(S.K)
5/5
Lynée was the perfect person to speak with after learning of my job elimination. First, she has also experienced a layoff. And she understands the range of emotions one experiences throughout the process. She reminded me that this job loss is not the end. Instead, it is the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities. I invested in myself and partnered with Lynée and her team. It's the best decision I could have made.
(P.S)
5/5
Lynée is the epitome of a valuable career coach. She helped me with interview readiness, including what to expect regarding specific interview questions. Most importantly, she showed me how to portray a genuine confidence during the interview process. Lynée is a true professional who cares about her clients’ career search and is empathetic regarding the emotion that comes with it. She will provide consultation and support that will certainly build your credibility as you prepare for your.......
(J.R)
5/5
The most effective aspect of my career search experience, after 17 years with the same organization, can be summed up in two words: Lynée Alves! She is a great listener, a genuine mentor, leader, coach, cheerleader...the list goes on and on! She completely changed my outlook on how to find my next dream job, with professional support and guidance. Her positive energy is contagious and she was a tremendous change agent for me. I can only hope that many others have the opportunity.....
(J.K)
5/5
Lynée is an incredible resource for anyone who is conducting a job search, considering a career pivot, or simply looking to put a best foot forward with their professional branding. I've been so fortunate to work with Lynée as a client, and have truly benefited from the expert, straightforward guidance she provided to me. The invaluable insights, strategies and solutions she shares have also helped me to navigate the frequently....
(L.C)
5/5
Lynée Alves is a great career coach. Lynée was instrumental in helping me focus on specific career goals and creating a plan to advance my career to the next position with my current employer. Lynée takes a consultative approach and really works to understand your background, past experiences, and future goals. Getting a fresh perspective from Lynée was extremely valuable..
(B.F)
5/5
I worked with Lynée when I was really at a career crossroads and feeling quite apprehensive about having the right messaging to pursue another sales position. She has a ton of knowledge in this space that is conveyed with a positive, non-judgemental approach that gives you the confidence to go into the job market and achieve your goals. I highly recommend Lynée for anyone looking for ......
(S.K)
5/5
Lynée was the perfect person to speak with after learning of my job elimination. First, she has also experienced a layoff. And she understands the range of emotions one experiences throughout the process. She reminded me that this job loss is not the end. Instead, it is the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities. I invested in myself and partnered with Lynée and her team..
(P.S)
5/5
Lynée is the epitome of a valuable career coach. She helped me with interview readiness, including what to expect regarding specific interview questions. Most importantly, she showed me how to portray a genuine confidence during the interview process. Lynée is a true professional who cares about her clients’ career search and is empathetic regarding the emotion that comes with it. She will provide consultation and support that will certainly build your credibility as you prepare for your next role. Lynée is a trusted advisor whom I definitely recommend.
(J.R)

Lynée is the epitome of a valuable career coach. She helped me with interview readiness, including what to expect regarding specific interview questions.  Most importantly, she showed me how to portray a genuine confidence during the interview process. Lynée is a true professional who cares about her clients’ career search and is empathetic regarding the emotion that comes with it. She will provide consultation and support that will certainly build your credibility as you prepare for your next role. Lynée is a trusted advisor whom I definitely recommend.

5/5
The most effective aspect of my career search experience, after 17 years with the same organization, can be summed up in two words: Lynée Alves! She is a great listener, a genuine mentor, leader, coach, cheerleader...the list goes on and on! She completely changed my outlook on how to find my next dream job, with professional support and guidance. Her positive energy is contagious and she was a tremendous change agent for me. I can only hope that many others have the opportunity to work with Lynée.
(J.K)

The most effective aspect of my career search experience, after 17 years with the same organization, can be summed up in two words: Lynée Alves! She is a great listener, a genuine mentor, leader, coach, cheerleader…the list goes on and on! She completely changed my outlook on how to find my next dream job, with professional support and guidance. Her positive energy is contagious and she was a tremendous change agent for me. I can only hope that many others have the opportunity to work with Lynée.

5/5
Lynée is an incredible resource for anyone who is conducting a job search, considering a career pivot, or simply looking to put a best foot forward with their professional branding. I've been so fortunate to work with Lynée as a client, and have truly benefited from the expert, straightforward guidance she provided to me. The invaluable insights, strategies and solutions she shares have also helped me to navigate the frequently challenging experience of job hunting.
(L.C)

Lynée is an incredible resource for anyone who is conducting a job search, considering a career pivot, or simply looking to put a best foot forward with their professional branding. I’ve been so fortunate to work with Lynée as a client, and have truly benefited from the expert, straightforward guidance she provided to me. The invaluable insights, strategies and solutions she shares have also helped me to navigate the frequently challenging experience of job hunting. Lynée’s background and expertise, combined with her warm, supportive style and fantastic sense of humor, make her a job seeker’s secret weapon and strongest ally.

5/5
Lynée Alves is a great career coach. Lynée was instrumental in helping me focus on specific career goals and creating a plan to advance my career to the next position with my current employer. Lynée takes a consultative approach and really works to understand your background, past experiences, and future goals. Getting a fresh perspective from Lynée was extremely valuable and was something I should have done a long time ago. I highly recommend Lynée.
(B.F)

Lynée Alves is a great career coach. Lynée was instrumental in helping me focus on specific career goals and creating a plan to advance my career to the next position with my current employer. Lynée takes a consultative approach and really works to understand your background, past experiences, and future goals. Getting a fresh perspective from Lynée was extremely valuable and was something I should have done a long time ago. I highly recommend Lynée.

5/5
I worked with Lynée when I was really at a career crossroads and feeling quite apprehensive about having the right messaging to pursue another sales position. She has a ton of knowledge in this space that is conveyed with a positive, non-judgemental approach that gives you the confidence to go into the job market and achieve your goals. I highly recommend Lynée for anyone looking for a new career opportunity.
(S.K)

I worked with Lynée when I was really at a career crossroads and feeling quite apprehensive about having the right messaging to pursue another sales position. She has a ton of knowledge in this space that is conveyed with a positive, non-judgemental approach that gives you the confidence to go into the job market and achieve your goals. I highly recommend Lynée for anyone looking for a new career opportunity.

5/5
Lynée was the perfect person to speak with after learning of my job elimination. First, she has also experienced a layoff. And she understands the range of emotions one experiences throughout the process. She reminded me that this job loss is not the end. Instead, it is the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities. I invested in myself and partnered with Lynée and her team. It's the best decision I could have made.
(P.S)

Lynée was the perfect person to speak with after learning of my job elimination. First, she has also experienced a layoff. And she understands the range of emotions one experiences throughout the process. She reminded me that this job loss is not the end. Instead, it is the beginning of new opportunities and possibilities. I invested in myself and partnered with Lynée and her team. It’s the best decision I could have made.

5/5

Blog Posts

For most companies, the interview process typically begins with a screening interview. Traditionally, most screening interviews are done by phone. But due to the significant increase in video calls as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you could actually have a video call scheduled for your initial screen as well.

Before we get started, you may be asking yourself “What are behavioral interview questions?”

These are questions designed to give an interviewer a sense of how you might “behave” in certain situations. The belief of many companies is that how you behaved in the past in a certain situation is a good indicator of how you will behave in a similar situation in the future. And this is what behavioral interview questions are intended to get at.

TRANSITIONS ARE MESSY.

I went out for a hike last weekend, and I was SO EXCITED to get out on a springlike day. But soon after I started…I was slogging through slush and mud and I was feeling disappointed…like this hike was not going to be much “fun” and maybe I should turn around. But I pressed on…and after about a mile, I came upon a nice dry stretch of trail. I walked as far as I could on that dry path, and then I turned around for the inevitable trek back through the muck.

But you know what? The walk back was EASIER. Why? Because I knew what to expect.

At the start of my walk, I had to make the decision to PUSH THROUGH, despite the fact that this was not the hike I expected (or wanted). And on the way back, I realized that it wasn’t that bad after all.

For most companies, the interview process typically begins with a screening interview. Traditionally, most screening interviews are done by phone. But due to the significant increase in video calls as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you could actually have a video call scheduled for your initial screen as well.

Typically, a screening interview is an opportunity for a company to see if they like you before committing to moving you forward in their interview process. Screening questions are usually not as in-depth and are designed to get a sense of your personality and assess your communication skills. Occasionally compensation may be brought up during a screening interview so that you and the company can discuss your expectations to ensure there is a fit on both sides…..

TRANSITIONS ARE MESSY.

I went out for a hike last weekend, and I was SO EXCITED to get out on a springlike day. But soon after I started…I was slogging through slush and mud and I was feeling disappointed…like this hike was not going to be much “fun” and maybe I should turn around. But I pressed on…and after about a mile, I came upon a nice dry stretch of trail. I walked as far as I could on that dry path, and then I turned around for the inevitable trek back through the muck.

But you know what? The walk back was EASIER. Why? Because I knew what to expect.

At the start of my walk, I had to make the decision to PUSH THROUGH, despite the fact that this was not the hike I expected (or ….

Before we get started, you may be asking yourself “What are behavioral interview questions?”

These are questions designed to give an interviewer a sense of how you might “behave” in certain situations. The belief of many companies is that how you behaved in the past in a certain situation is a good indicator of how you will behave in a similar situation in the future. And this is what behavioral interview questions are intended to get at.

An example of a behavioral question would be, “Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker and how you resolved that conflict.” Another might be “Tell me about a time when you were part of a team project…