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Looking for a job or hoping to change jobs? Stop the resume dragon from destroying your resume before the hiring manager even sees it!

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Find a job like an insider with Sheila's new book Job Quest: How to Become the Insider Who Gets Hired.

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Welcome to Nielsen Career Consulting

Sheila Markin Nielsen is a career counselor and lawyer with 25+ years of experience coaching more than 3,500 professionals.  She helps her clients assess career direction, coaches them on job search, and works with them on optimizing workplace performance.

Nielsen Career Consulting offers services for law firms and businesses, individual attorneys, non-attorneys, and therapists:

Sheila is available for presentations and is a frequent speaker on career issues.

It's Here!

Job Quest BookIn her new book Job Quest: How to Become the Insider Who Gets Hired, Sheila Markin Nielsen spells out what so many of us already suspected, that people with personal connections, the insiders, have a tremendous advantage when it comes to landing jobs. It's not that daddy pulls the strings. Instead, it is a personal relationship that the job seeker has created with someone known and trusted by the workplace that opens the doors. In this book she tells everyone how to develop the insider advantage for their job searches through a process of rapid relationship and trust building. Read more ...


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New book!

Here's Sheila with Monica Thomas of PR by the Book, who designed her book cover:

Sheila Nielsen and Monica Thomas


From the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

Here's a profile of Sheila from the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism:

Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism


In the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Read about Nielsen Career Consulting in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin:

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Article


Contact Sheila today to start a conversation about your career.