Career Innovator Award


My award-winning home study course has taught thousands of professionals worldwide how to eliminate the frustration, cost and time associated with most traditional job searches. You can find out EXACTLY how to get more interviews and offers and shorten your job search with my Job Search Success System.

Mary Elizabeth Bradford, CERW, MCD

  • Website Voted by Forbes: Top 100 Career Website
  • Internationally Certified Master Career Director (CDI)
  • Certified Internationally Advanced Resume Writer (CDI)
  • One of a dozen recipients worldwide of CDI’s most prestigious award: “Master Career Professional Lifetime Achievement Award”
  • Bestselling Author on Amazon (The Career Artisan Series)
  • As seen and heard in The Wall Street Journal, FORBES, BusinessWeek and MSN


Are you like so many professionals who...


  • Apply for jobs using Internet job boards... with little or no results?

  • Think the hidden job market is "just networking?"

  • Don't know who to trust regarding job search help with the plethora of internet marketing hype out there?

  • If at the executive level, don't know how to market yourself past talking to recruiters and a few networking contacts? Perhaps you have never had to 'look for a job' before?

  • Are ready to leap into a higher position and/or a higher compensation but don’t know how to get the right leverage to do it?

  • Don’t have time to spend hours and hours each day in a job search and wish you had an automated job search system you could set up that was turnkey and easy to manage?

  • Would like to connect directly with hiring managers but don't know how to get around human resources, keyword tracking software and "gatekeepers?"

  • Despise cold calling and making follow up phone calls that leave you feeling awkward and self-conscious?

  • Want to change industries, but don't know where to start?

  • Are unsure about how to identify your best target market, either locally, in another city or even a different state?

  • Don’t really know how to use LinkedIn in your job search or how to set up and optimize your LinkedIn profile?

  • Are frustrated when it comes quantifying your achievements, communicating your value and branding yourself?

  • Have anxiety about potential barriers to your ideal job including age, job history, lack of academic credentials or qualifications?

  • Don’t know if you resume is helping or hurting you – and when you reach out for help, you get conflicting advice?

  • Want to be choosier about your next career move, but the lack of response you have gotten so far leaves you feeling desperate to jump at the very next thing that comes along?

  • Feel you are a 'good interviewer', but aren't getting callbacks after the first interview?

  • Know effective networking is not about telling everyone you know you are in a job search or asking if they know of any companies who are hiring, but you don't know what to do instead?

  • Feel isolated and even depressed about your current job search?

  • Suspect you are being overlooked for perfect positions due to your age, job history, lack of academic credentials, a bad reference or qualifications?

If any of the above describes you, you are not alone! In fact, these are common problems. And up until now, there hasn't been a single resource that you could tap into to quickly get the answers you are looking for.

Both as a recruiter and an internationally known and multi-certified executive career coach, I have walked hand-in-hand with nearly one thousand mid- to executive level professionals through their entire job search. For years people have paid me nearly $500 a hour to solve their most challenging job search problems, and create powerful strategies for them to secure high quality interviews and very lucrative offers quickly and efficiently. In fact...

  • I have helped people negotiate $5k, $10k, $25k and even $200k more into their compensation packages.


  • I have helped scores of professionals change industries, roles and relocate, and STILL secure a pay increase!


  • I helped save them tens of thousands of dollars of lost monthly income from being in a long, frustrating fruitless job search.


  • I have shown professionals how to easily tap into the 80% of hidden jobs that are never advertised – because that’s the sweet spot: where the best positions+best compensation and total lack of competition meet. I put them back in the driver’s seat so they can go after what they wanted versus waiting for the “right” job to pop up on a job board somewhere and apply with 500 other qualified candidates.


  • I did this for them…and I can show you how to do it too.

And I now have a way to offer you the same, exact, powerful information, tools, resources, done-for-you-templates, blueprints and phone scripts - neatly organized by topic in an online library of downloadable prerecorded audio coaching calls and supporting documents.

I call it my Job Search Success System.

Here are a few specifics:


  • The JSS has been helping job seekers for 7 years now. So it’s proven. And we update it every year with the latest information and resources!

  • The JSS has a nearly non-existent refund rate. In other words, it works. Plus I back it with a money-back guarantee.

  • The JSS won our most prestigious industry associations “2011 Career Innovators Award” (Career Directors International).

  • The JSS works for new grads, mid-level managers and executives – because it teaches right mindset PLUS strategy.

  • The JSS works in both good and bad economies.

  • The JSS is amazingly affordable and you can access it instantly!


How did I amass such knowledge? Please click here for my credentials and to learn more about what sets me apart in the career services industry.

Here's a quick list of what YOU get with the
VIP Job Search Success System:

  • 10 Simple Steps to Job Search Success. The core and foundation of your success, these 10 steps will help you to easily outline your job search goals and best strategies. After filling this out, you will be crystal clear on where you are going and what you need to do to get there (a $150.00 value).

  • Additional Support Guides To Help You Get Focused and Introductions to Today’s Cutting Edge Job Search Strategies. Done-for-you templates and checklists to guide you through your entire job search. These include the Job Search Success Blueprint, A Six-Figure “Rolodex” of hand selected career and job search resources and a step-by-step list of executive job search strategies (a $600.00 value).

  • 14 Modules Containing 20- to 45-Minute Prerecorded Audio Coaching Calls on HOT Topics. Your private online classroom of prerecorded audio coaching calls for you to instantly access and listen to. You may also download and keep these audio coaching calls in your business library for future reference. Everything is neatly organized by topic and typical job-search sequence. Listen to the coaching modules you need – either in order or skip to what you need to know. These powerful modules contain the "nuts and bolts" instructions vital to your success; the same strategies I've been teaching to hundreds of professionals who go on to achieve career success (a $1,750.00 value)!

    Modules include:
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Module One: Create Your Career Plan: Get Focused on Your Branding, Goals, and Job Search Strategy
  • Module Two: The Secrets to Tapping into the Hidden Job Market
  • Module Three: Social Networking Job Search Techniques
  • Module Four: Ace Your Interviews & Salary Negotiation: How to Discuss Money at Every Stage of Your Job Interview
  • Module Five: Networking and How to Apply it to Your Job Search
  • Module Six: Working with Executive Recruiters
  • Module Seven: The Benefits of Associations in Your Job Search and Career
  • Module Eight: Time Saving Tips To Manage Your Job Search
  • Module Nine: Executive Job Search Strategies
  • Module Ten: Build a Results-Producing Resume and the Most Powerful Cover Letters on the Planet
  • Module Eleven: How to Get and Use References
  • Module Twelve: Use Social Networking in Your Job Search and Optimize LinkedIn to Pull Career Opportunities to You
  • Module Thirteen: Troubleshooting: Overcoming Job Search Challenges
  • Module Fourteen: Job Search Etiquette: Tips, Scripts, and Strategies for Following Up with Key Decision Makers
  • Custom Templates, Worksheets, and Phone Scripts.  These are batched with your audios to make sure everything provided for you is easy to use and ultra-effective (a $579.00 value).

  • My motivation and commitment to your successful job search!





Hidden Job Market 21st Century Resume
Phone Networking Interview Follow-Up


My Entire Series of New
Bestselling E-books on Amazon:
The Career Artisan Series
Guide(s) for the Perplexed

These bestselling books have been sale priced to help jobseekers who need help in this tough economy and have been getting rave reviews and flying off the shelves! JSS members can download and keep the entire series for free.

Book 1: The Hidden Job Market
I give you simple instructions with lots of screen shots so you can set up a job search that easily targets the hidden job market and saves you hours and hours of time needlessly spent searching in vain on the Internet! This information is worth its weight in gold and took a combined 16 years as a recruiter, a high level job search coach, and then a certified resume writer for me to learn how to do and pass on to you!

Review Highlights: "This book is the biggest bargain in Amazon's job search category that you will find! It belongs in everyone's job search library, and that includes coaches, trainers, and other industry professionals." - Eugenia Kaneshige, Norwood Career Advisors, LLC

Book 2: The 21st Century Resume
I provide step-by-step instructions for crafting your own resume plus three custom resume templates that I created myself for you to download and use.

Review Highlights: "The custom resume templates are an unbelievable bonus to this powerful how-to e-book. This isn't your typical DIY resume e-book. Mary Elizabeth Bradford peels back the onion and shows you how to best market yourself in today's tight job market." - Jill Konrath, Best-Selling Author, Get Back to Work Faster, Selling to Big Companies, and SNAP Selling

Book 3: Phone Networking Secrets Revealed
I show you how to take the fear out of follow-up phone calls, exactly what to say that will generate interest in you, how to get people to call you back, and how to quickly get past gatekeepers! As a bonus, I've included custom-crafted phone scripts for multiple situations.

Review Highlights: "I love how Mary Elizabeth combines her experience as both a recruiter and a job search coach to come up with this little gem. If you have a hard time with picking up the phone, you need this book." - Jason Alba. CEO of, Author of I'm On LinkedIn—Now What???

Book 4: Interview Follow Up Tips, Scripts & Letter Templates
I reveal all of my time-tested strategies for successfully following up with key decision makers, networking contacts, recruiters, and HR directors. You are truly going to benefit from the bonus strategies in this powerful e-book as well as the phone scripts for overcoming objections including what to do if no one is calling you back!

Review Highlights: "Anything The Career Artisan creates around job search strategy is consistently outstanding, providing the job seeker with clear and direct insider secrets to success." - Laura DeCarlo, President of Career Directors International and author of Interviewing: The Gold Standard

Valued at the $79.98!


With the Job Search Success System you will have total job search support. As soon as you join, you will have immediate access to my powerful 10-step system where I show you exactly what to do to get your job search focused. This is supported with a library of "how-to" modules covering each step of your job search.

You will see results like these right away:

You can completely redesign your job search and immediately start seeing results

OR . . .

. . . you can continue to work really hard, sending resumes out into the market and wondering when and if the right company will ever respond to you!

"Okay, Mary Elizabeth, I'm ready to do this for myself and my career!"

Jobseekers endorse the Job Search Success System as do many of the TOP Certified resume writers in the US and Canada who also promote it to THEIR clients!!!

"I have been sharing Mary Elizabeth's Job Search Success System with my clients for awhile now and it WORKS. As a former recruiter, I feel like Mary Elizabeth crawled in my head and pulled out anything and everything I would want to share with job-seekers. (smile) I love it for that reason - it's real life advice and offered in various formats depending on the client's learning style. Audios, worksheets, handouts/e-books, and more. Fabulous tool."


—Erin Cambier, CPRW
Principal | Chief Résumé Writer | Career Strategist

Superior Résumé & Career Services

Certified Professional Résumé

Writer Authorized Behavioral Profile/DISC Administrator

From a note to Career Directors International Members...


"I just wanted to share with you that I've just started offering Mary Elizabeth Bradford's self-paced Job Search Success System to my resume clients.


I planned to get more feedback before posting here, but the initial feedback has been so positive that I'm too excited to wait.


My resume clients are blown away by the detail, approachable materials, and flexibility (very easy to "choose your own adventure" and hone in right away on the resources you need) of the program.


I myself have been going through it so I can be intimately familiar with what I offer my clients, and I am learning a ton.

If, like me, you've been struggling with providing your resume clients with actionable resources, I highly recommend you contact Mary Elizabeth about offering this to your clients. It thoroughly answers the "Now what?" question that pops up once documents are delivered.


It feels so good to say, here is everything you need. I have truly done all I can to ensure you are successful with these documents."


—Kim Mohiuddin, NCRW, CJSS

Career Communications That Lift You Up!

Chief Career Storyteller, Movin' On Up Resumes

Speaker and Consultant on Careers and Writing

Published Resume Writer | Nationally Certified Resume Writer

Certified Job Search Strategist

3X TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Nominee

Former Certification Chair of the National Resume Writers' Association

Featured on:, NBC Chicago, Good Morning Texas, Time Out New York, The San Diego Reader

“I am just blown away and amazed by the detail and extraordinary value of Mary Elizabeth’s Job Search Success System. I am 100% confident that the combination my marketing collateral and Mary Elizabeth’s Job Search Success System gives my top clients (that I refer to her program) the most powerful and effective market leverage possible.”


—Michelle Dumas, CPRW, NCRW, CCM, CEIP, JCTC, CPBS
President of Distinctive Documents and 100K Marketing

Recognized resume writing expert, advisory board member, and industry leader featured in more than ten top-selling books.

"Mary Elizabeth Bradford helped me understand what I could be doing better to create a rewarding job opportunity. My only regret is not having found her sooner during my job search journey.


Initially, I was reluctant to purchase the Job Search Success (JSS) System but after finally doing so, I was glad to have made the investment in my career. Each session is filled with so much valuable information - solid proven techniques resulting from her years' experience as a successful executive recruiter. Besides she entertaining to listen to and keeps you connected to the topic.


The JSS system is something I can refer back at any time. In fact, I've listened to some of my favorite episodes multiple times still learning new things. Mary Elizabeth is genuine and thoughtful."


—Julie Hess, Vice President Member Relations, Austin, TX

"By applying Mary Elizabeth's coaching strategies, I found a job in the hidden job market in under 30 days and the company called ME! What's more, through using Mary Elizabeth's interview and negotiation techniques, I secured an agreement with my new employer to share in 30% of the net profits of both new and existing clients. I never dreamed an opportunity like this would have come along in this market. I refer everyone I know that is currently in a job search to Mary Elizabeth, The Career Artisan . . . she can help you meet and even exceed your career goals. Thank you!!"


—A.M., Construction Executive, Pennsylvania

"After using your system I received three interviews in a single week in the hidden job market! I was offered an ideal position with a 10% compensation increase over my previous job. On top of that, I used your “monthly email day” to ask you about negotiation techniques and, with the coaching and feedback you gave me, I was able to negotiate a $23,000 signing bonus and full relocation package into the offer I received! It is a great job opportunity that is in line with my objectives, and one that I never went out to the job boards to try to find. I also have a new set of tools to help my personal networking and business marketing activities moving forward. Thanks again, Mary Elizabeth, for your efforts in developing a well-thought-out, easy-to-follow program . . . it works!"


—B.G., Operations Executive, Florida

"Searching for a new job? Do yourself a favor: stop spending your time surfing the job boards, and invest your time participating in Mary Elizabeth Bradford's coaching group. Her new system offers a tremendous value. I've interviewed hundreds of career coaches. Mary Elizabeth is the real deal. The combination of her background and training will help you focus on a step-by-step process that will get you the results you really want. If you've been going it alone, you know this is a brutal, hyper-competitive job market. Here is a golden opportunity to learn from someone with the right skill set and knowledge. Mary Elizabeth will help you take weeks (maybe even months) off your job search campaign."


—Peter Clayton, Total Picture Radio

Job Search Success System . . . Highly Recommended!

"Mary Elizabeth Bradford’s Job Search Success System is packed with insider secrets, useful resources, handy templates, and cutting-edge strategies for job seekers at all levels. It’s a step-by-step blueprint to identifying ideal opportunities, developing powerful job-search strategies, and penetrating the hidden job market. If you are serious about doing what it takes to reach your career goals, then Mary Elizabeth’s coaching, guidance, and comprehensive system will get you there. Highly recommended!


—Robert Mandelberg, CPRW, CEIP
Creative Edge Resume & Writing Service, LLC
Certified Professional Resume Writer

Certified Employment Interview Professional

"Having worked with Mary Elizabeth and after a peek-behind-the-curtains of her new Job Search Success System, I enthusiastically endorse this product! Part of what we do is executive placement and we are always referring job seekers to her. I continue to be impressed with the balance of authenticity, simplicity, and expertise of her products and services, and clearly her new Job Search Success System is no exception. If you can follow a step-by-step system, then here is your key to a successful job search and successfully tapping into the hidden job market! Without a doubt, Mary Elizabeth understands and is able to communicate the secrets of not only marketing yourself but standing out above and beyond your competition as well."


—Bobby Darnell, Principal
Construction Market Consultants, Inc.

"Though I have only been a member of your coaching group for a few weeks, I am already seeing amazing benefits from your services. The instruction is easy to apply and makes my job search turnkey, just like you promised. I have already recommended your services to three other people. You give a ton of value for a very modest investment. I like your comprehensive, no-nonsense approach."


—R.R., Senior Engineer, Silicon Valley, CA

"I had six interviews last week with three different companies and I received THREE JOB OFFERS! I could not have done it without you. I am forever grateful!"


—Y.S. Legal Recruiter, California

"Without your coaching me through my career change, there is no telling if all of these great things would have happened over the last year (i.e. the great job I landed through your resources and my promotion). Thank you, Mary Elizabeth!"


—A.C., Senior Manager, Birmingham AL

"It's easy to tell Mary Elizabeth loves to help people find their dream career. I love her sincerity and honesty, and her ability to provide such in-depth and profound information and contacts. If you are a job seeker and you want to find the exceptional opportunities today—then you have to have the best mentors, research, and strategies. That is what I see in Mary Elizabeth—the best mentor for finding the best career opportunities. Thank you and thank God for you!"


—G.C., Marketing Professional, Chicago, IL


Remember, successful people invest in themselves and take action! It is my promise that you are going to feel so much more excited and confident about your next career move with the information and coaching you are going to receive. Valuable information will be instantly yours on how to focus on your target market, define your career parameters, search the Net for jobs, find and target the BEST companies, easily find and follow up on hidden opportunities, learn incredible networking techniques, ace your interviews, and negotiate the best compensation package! Remember, there is no risk so you can join now and change your mind later.

NOTE:  The Job Search Success System is an ongoing program so you can join now (no waiting) and get instant access to all past digital mp3 recordings, forms, and templates so you can get started right away!


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