Michele Darley, BA

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH™ Services of New Jersey
Freehold, NJ 07728

Michele Darley, Certified CareerCOACH™

Michele Darley is a Certified CareerCOACH™, dedicated to guiding job-seeking professionals toward more fulfilling and financially-rewarding careers. Michele is a TTI Success Insights® DISC Certified, TTI-Motivators® Certified, and CareerCOACH Certified™ career advancement expert Michele partners with individuals ranging from individual contributors to C-level executives in New Jersey, across the US, and internationally, empowering them to navigate the dynamic landscape of career advancement with precision.

With a background spanning twenty-five years as a recruiter and assessment advisor, Michele possesses insights into the minds of corporate decision-makers and the inner workings of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). She brings experience, wisdom, and high-value connections to her CareerCOACH™ practice. She knows what makes a winning résumé – and what are the biggest employer turnoffs. In the realm of negotiation, Michele's unique vantage point as a former corporate negotiator provides her clients with an undeniable competitive edge.

Michele's commitment to aiding job-seekers in the current market is a testament to her compassionate nature. As she says, “There are so many talented people out of work right now – people with great skills, bad résumés, and the wrong job search process. I’m eager to put the CareerCOACH System™ to work to help my clients get back to work in fulfilling jobs that are the perfect fit for them.”

Bolstered by years of recruitment and assessment experience, Michele's decision to earn her CareerCOACH™ Certification was influenced by the program's reputation for helping job seekers find the right position in less time. Beyond this, the Influence Networking™ component that solidified her choice. Recognizing its efficacy as a time-honored strategy to expedite the job search process, Michele praises the CareerCOACH System™ for its remarkable ability to catalyze career transitions within an astonishingly brief timeframe.

Michele’s successes as a recruiter and job coach are many, but her experiences during the pandemic illustrate her effectiveness, even in the most challenging times. Having been laid off from her role as recruiter at the start of the pandemic, she decided to put her talents and industry experience to work coaching others, focusing on mid-career through executive job-seekers. With the pandemic making huge changes in the economy, Michele helped her clients discover their transferable skills to find new jobs in different industries than they had worked in previously. She developed strategies for helping each one, guiding twelve clients to new positions in just four months, all at the same or higher salaries than they had been making before.

Michele’s style is direct, humorous, and patient. She is a source of inspiration, gently nudging her clients forward on their paths to greater success. Her clients affectionately refer to her as a Zen-like mentor, someone who brings out the best in them and radiates a genuine passion for their success in every interaction.

Michele earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is a New Jersey Certified Teacher and is certified in Targeted Selection® Interview Training through DDI World. She is ready to help you make your next great career move!

“Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” – Henry David Thoreau