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Janet Raiffa

Sector Expertise: Consulting, Financial Services

Regional Expertise: Asia, Europe, North America

Personal Challenges:

  • Career Development
  • Career Transition
  • CV/Resume/LinkedIn
  • Personal Branding

Location: US

Language: English

Janet Raiffa is an MBA Career Advisor and resume writer residing in New York City. She has over 15 years of experience as a recruiter of undergraduates, MBAs, and working professionals for industries including banking (Goldman Sachs), consulting (PwC and BCG) and law (Dewey Ballantine and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe). During her nine years at Goldman Sachs Janet was an MBA Recruiter, Diversity Recruiter, and the Head of US Campus Recruiting for the US. She also enjoyed global mobility stints at the firm’s offices in London and Bangalore, and began many of the firm’s gender focused recruiting initiatives.

On the academic front, Janet spent six years as a Career Coach and Associate Director of Career Education and Advising at Columbia Business Schools and currently works as a member of CBS’ alumni advising community. She is also a member of the Resume Review Team for Wharton MBA candidates and helps approximately 100 Wharton students each year with resumes for banking and consulting. Janet has also served as a resume reviewer for Yale’s School of Management and has worked part-time advising Yale SOM students on campus in New Haven.

Janet runs her own career advisory service, Resumemama, a title based on a sobriquet she was given by colleagues at Columbia Business School. Through it she offers advice on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, and interview prep for clients ranging from high school, college, and MBA students through senior executives. She also works extensively with on-rampers, and those applying for “returnship” programs after career breaks.

She received a BA in English literature from Dartmouth College and an MA in American Studies, with a concentration in American Literature, from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Although she has studied Spanish, French, Italian, and German at different points in her academic career, Janet is unfortunately only fluent in English. As a result, she is particularly impressed by truly multilingual clients and students, and enjoys helping internationals craft better resumes in English.

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