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Roberta Matuson
Identify the best talent in the world.
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Roberta's Recent Publications

The Magnetic Leader

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. Read Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Talent Magnetism

Your company is only as good as the talent you keep. Learn the new rules for attracting top talent and getting them to stick around. Excerpt

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Roberta's Recent Publications

Suddenly in Charge

Honored by the Washington Post as a Top 5 Business Book for Leaders.

Learn how to manage up, down, and succeed all around... Excerpt

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Suddenly in Charge

Learn how to save your company millions by improving the quality of your hires, while improving productivity. Slash costly employee turnover.

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Who We Help

Job Search Programs

Now more than ever, job seekers need an edge. You can successfully navigate through this tumultuous job market and accelerate your transition into your next position with guidance from an experienced Career Expert. At Matuson Consulting, we understand that finding work is more than finding a job. For most, it is a life-changing transition.

Our clients include:

  • Individuals who have recently found themselves in the job market
  • People who sense they may soon be out of work
  • Stay-at-home parents returning to work
  • Recent graduates who are either unemployed or under-employed

We also work with organizations interested in providing transitional solutions to members of their workforce. Contact us directly for more information.


Option 1: Job Search Mentor Program

This program is designed for people who have a vision of where they want to be in their careers. Getting there is a whole other story. Acting as your navigation system, we guide you through the job search process and help you avoid detours along the way.

Typical client results include:

  • Optimized results as job seekers master the language of the job search
  • Decreased stress as clients feel more in control of the job search process
  • Removal of obstacles to productivity through identification of self-imposed roadblocks
  • Increased confidence knowing an expert is by your side helping you stay on track
  • More discretionary time

The Job Search Mentor Program is six months of unlimited access to me by e-mail, phone, and fax. I help people develop their job search strategies (whom to target, how to gain access to more hiring managers, how to position yourself as the best candidate for the job, social networking, etc.), as well as the day-to-day workings of their search, (how to prepare for an interview, language to use when contacting prospective employers, questions not to ask prior to an offer, overcoming objections, how to get to the next "yes," etc.) and how to negotiate an employment package that is favorable for you.

Admission to the program is limited. Together, we decide if the program is the right fit for you. Our work together begins with my taking a close look at your current situation, expectations, and what you have done to move your search forward. We then establish our mentoring goals. Some people elect to telephone me daily, some weekly, others monthly. Some prefer to work via e-mail. The frequency and method of communication are up to you.


Option 2: Accelerated Job Search Program

For people who want to expedite the job search process and hit the ground running, consider the Accelerated Job Search Program.

In addition to the benefits listed above for the Job Search Mentor Program, participants in the six-month Accelerated Job Search Program will realize the following:

  • Increased time in front of hiring managers due to decreased time spent perfecting resumes and other job searching communication pieces
  • More second interviews as a result of our coaching in effective interpersonal skills
  • Stronger connections with hiring managers due to increased networking abilities

In addition to the services described in the Job Search Mentor Program, I will review job search-related documents (resume, cover letter, thank you note) and will respond with comments within two business days of submission. Participants will have access to templates for resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes.

We will conduct role-plays on the phone prior to interviews and phone calls, and I will debrief you so you are well prepared for the next stage of the interviewing process. If you find a job before the six month term expires, you may use the time left to smoothly transition into your new position with an expert at your side.


Option 3: Job Search Coaching Program

This program is recommended for those who want to take control of their future. Our work is collaborative. I transfer the skills to my clients so they can choose to take the next journey solo. Of course, I am happy to ride along as well.

In addition to the benefits listed above for the Job Search Mentor Program and the Accelerated Job Search Program, participants achieve:

  • Increased focus as next steps and deadlines are in the line-of-sight
  • Enhanced job satisfaction
  • Improvement in work/life balance
  • Rapid goal attainment because their search is focused and aligned with specific desired outcomes
  • Increased confidence knowing they have the tools to look for employment in the future
  • Increased potential for future job growth and earning

I have designed the six-month Job Search Coaching program to help individuals who require a more detailed plan to stay on track. In addition to what is included in the Accelerated Job Search Program, together we will establish weekly goals and set aside a weekly time to check in.

If you'd like, we can explore what you really love to do and come up with ways you can incorporate this into your search. This is an opportunity to take stock and dramatically improve the quality of your life.

We'll discuss what is working and modify the plan to adjust for factors that may be impacting your progress. We will build on your strengths and discuss ways to remove obstacles. This program is recommended for those who work best when they are held accountable by an outside resource and require rapid results.

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Testimonials

"Roberta's guidance has dramatically increased my ability to pull in and retain the talent we need to take our organization to the next level. She's proven to be a trusted advisor and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to other CEOs who are looking to accelerate..."
Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO
Mass Leadership Technology Council

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"The coaching that Roberta Matuson provided for one of our retail store managers renewed the manager’s excitement in her work, provided her with increased skills in the selection of new employees and gave her the tools she needed to better manage her staff..."
Mary G. Rahal, VP, Human Resources and Administration
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.

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"Roberta was able to clearly define our project objectives and the methodology that we needed to reach those objectives. Roberta helped us pinpoint the root cause of our problem by using in-depth probing techniques that gave her access to important data we did not have..."
Amy Waryas, Director, HR
The Boston Beer Company

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"Roberta worked with us to create a comprehensive onboarding program. With her guidance, knowledge, and expert HR advise we have successfully launched our company-wide training initiative. We now assimilate new hires into the company more effectively than ever..."
Ted Winston, Co-Owner
Winston Flowers

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"When it comes to management of people, Roberta sees through all the noise and gets right to the heart of the matter..."
Mark Spitzer, President
Photonic Glass Corporation

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"As we have grown, Roberta has provided continued support to help us work through complicated personnel issues while allowing us to focus on other areas of our business. Our employment practices truly support our business goals..."
Paul M. Zavracky, Ph.D., Former President and COO
MicroOptical Corporation

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"Roberta has saved us time and energy on situations we may have needlessly wrestled with. We consider her a partner and look for her guidance often. Roberta has provided a welcomed service to Six Red Marbles..."
Sarah Smith White, President
Six Red Marbles

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"Roberta was tenacious about keeping us focused on completing our project on schedule. The finished project was comprehensive, professional and passed the scrutiny of legal experts. I would definitely use Matuson Consulting again..."
John Blake, Former COO
Advanced Results Marketing

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"Roberta has been a tremendous mentor and coach to me over the past year. She has partnered with me on multiple professional development fronts, as well as helping me through some very challenging situations. I found Roberta to be wise counsel!"
– Allison DiSiena, VP of Recruiting, Marketing, Interactive and Creative Services Division, 24 Seven Inc.

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"Roberta Matuson was our answer. She met with us, developed a plan, walked us through the process to record our policies and procedures. She helped identify areas where policies were non-existent. She then developed and produced our employee handbook. We still use it today..."
Tim Slattery, CEO
CFSmail.com

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"Roberta presented an engaging and informative webinar on “Managing Up in a Top Down World” for Northeastern University’s alumni. This thought provoking session provided practical strategies for navigating office politics and building effective relationships for career advancement. Roberta’s extensive expertise and knowledge of workplace trends was apparent as she skillfully answered a wide range of questions from participants. Her well-organized presentation made it easy for the audience to commit to implementing her advice."
Michele Rapp, Associate Director
Northeastern University

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"Roberta’s ability to provide new leaders with insights on matters that few are willing to discuss is refreshing and will serve our members well. As a CEO, I'm especially impressed with her ability to quickly distill difficult situations and provide pragmatic advice that can be quickly and successfully implemented."
Aradhna Malhotra Oliphant, President and CEO
Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

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"I have had the opportunity to experience Roberta Matuson’s “fast track” coaching. Her candid, succinct and concise approach provided positive reinforcement toward my professional goals."
Cheryl Schondek, VP of Food Acquisition and Supply Chain
The Greater Boston Food Bank

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