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Founder & Master Career Coach

“We will do whatever we need to do to get you where you want to be. We treat your job search as if it is our own.” — Lesley Mitler

In 2009, after more than 20 years as a successful executive search consultant in New York City, I founded Priority Candidates and shifted my focus to helping college students and recent graduates transition into their careers. Having so much experience placing senior level executives, I was uniquely poised to advise younger clients on how to look at their career in the long term.

In 2015, I co-founded NYC based Early Stage Careers, and built a team of professionals specializing in career coaching for college students and recent graduates. In 2022, we rebranded as Priority Candidates.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our daughter so happy professionally. She loves her new job — the CEO is fantastic, he values her opinion, trusts her judgment, welcomes her authenticity… and her colleagues are smart, fun, and hard working. Seriously, isn’t that what every early grad deserves! I know how instrumental you were during a very vulnerable time in her life and I wanted to thank you again for the way you guided and motivated her during an emotional transition. It worked!

Parent of Young Professional
Employed by Leading Technology Company