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“Our clients benefit from our exceptional knowledge of the job marketplace and our ability to help people get hired into the jobs they want.”

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have assembled a team of professionals with tremendous talent, relevant experience, and genuine empathy. Our coaches build deep and trusting relationships, think innovatively, and provide individualized guidance through each step of our work together.”

“I am enormously proud of our success.”

Lesley Mitler

Founder & Master Career Coach

A successful New York City executive search consultant for over 20 years, Lesley knows how to prepare a candidate so they find the right job. Her considerable experience makes her the resource parents trust for resumé writing, LinkedIn optimization, networking, job sourcing, interview prep, and even salary negotiations.

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Get a plan. Find your success.

Finding your first job, or your first internship, is challenging. Most college students and recent graduates don’t have a good plan for starting their career. The career coaches at Priority Candidates work with you through every stage of the job search process.

We stay with you until you accept an offer. We are on call — start to finish.

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99% Client Success Rate


Career Perspectives

An important part of the job search process is understanding market trends. Our knowledge of the employment landscape helps you get hired.

Trying to find a job is overwhelming

Many students and college graduates don’t understand their career options, or the skills and experience required for those jobs. Eager to get to work, you might be tempted to accept the first job offered which can be a poor choice. We don’t want that for you.

  • Our coaches guide you, narrowing the 800+ potential careers to determine your career direction.
  • You’ll get a personalized job search plan so you don’t waste time applying for the wrong jobs.
  • We build your confidence through interview training, and teaching effective networking strategies.
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We keep your job search on track

We meet with you weekly to ensure you present yourself as a confident and competitive candidate. Your coach will be actively sourcing jobs, helping with applications, preparing you for interviews, identifying networking opportunities, and helping you evaluate job offers.


How does our 3 step process work?

There are three phases to our stategic job search process.


Find Career Direction

  • In-Depth Career Assessment Testing
  • One-on-One Career Path Counseling
  • Targeted Career Matches
  • Career Coach Evaluation


Develop Your Job Search Plan

  • Refine Target Career Paths
  • Identify & Close Skill Gaps
  • Optimize LinkedIn Profile
  • Develop Your Brand and Story
  • Build Applicant Tracking System-Ready Resume


Get Hired

  • Intensive Interview Coaching
  • Build & Engage Your Professional Network
  • Create Customizable Cover Letters
  • Job Sourcing Research
  • Evaluate Offers
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Priority Candidates works exclusively with college students and recent graduates

Get hired into the job or internship you need to launch your professional career.

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