"It has been my honor to work with Alissa as we assisted countless job-seekers at Hiring for Hope. She is a consummate professional with a can-do attitude. She is a person of integrity and has an amazing attitude toward her passion for helping people. Her positive work ethic and her smile are contagious. If there is a job to be done, then you want Alissa on your team. From the moment I met her, it was obvious that she's a recruiting powerhouse and able to easily leverage her talents to fulfill the mission and meet objectives." ~Bridgette Walton
"Alissa provides great insight into the military transition process as well as helpful networking tips. She goes out of her way to help Veterans understand the necessary tools needed in seeking civilian employment. I recommend reaching out to her for some invaluable transition advise!" ~Jesse Brown
"Alissa is my best recommendation for your job hunting or career advice. Her recruiting experience is extensive and in multiple disciplines. In only one session she was able to tackle a lot of important things. Such as redefining my resume/cover letter, evaluating my job description and giving me some tips for connecting people in Linkedin more effectively, She also had time for encouraging on this crazy process and coaching me in my language barriers, as well. Now I feel very inspired & energetic to start my job search again." ~Bel Divi Gran
"Alissa has shown herself to be one who not only talks the talk but truly walks the walk. As a volunteer at Hiring for Hope, she constantly makes time to follow up, answer questions, and give great feedback. Her input has proven to be beneficial and is very much appreciated. She displays a sincere desire to help people with her knowledge and expertise with no concern around what's in it for her. I am so very glad she found me on linkedin and reached out to help me in my job search." ~Mitch Furman
"Alissa rocks!!! She provided me with great insight and insider information during my career search, giving me pointers that helped me see things in a new light. She was kind, thoughtful and made me rethink my search process – giving me guidelines on how to have a bigger impact - all during an initial ‘get to know me’ phone call. I highly recommend getting to know Alissa and seeing first hand how she can help you in your career transformation." ~Lucy Nersesian
"It's not always easy to ﬁnd a professional you can trust but Alissa works as hard as she can to ﬁnd positions that candidates really desire and that exploit his or her skills and abilities. Her in-depth knowledge of the virtual recruitment industry is unrivaled among Recruiters. Alissa is always honest with her candidates and clients which is refreshing, especially in the current economic climate. She is an excellent adviser and a skilled professional coach. Alissa has always been a great help and I recommend her for all disciplines requiring strong interpersonal and networking skills within multicultural environments." ~Lisa Bowie M.Ed, MA
"Alissa has been a pleasure to work with and mentor from day one. She is an individual that is truly dedicated to her craft. The level of care, detail, and follow through that she takes with her clients is very genuine. Her professionalism, devotion, and sincerity were very prevalent in a case where we were both working to assist one of her clients. She was detailed-oriented, timely in her follow-up, and rapid with her assessments. It has been a blessing to have a platform such as LinkedIn where l was able to meet and work with this line you lady, and even more so very humbling to be afforded an opportunity to mentor this extraordinary professional." ~Brenda Dora M.S., BA
"Alissa reached out and provided a very professional, informed, and fun mock interview scenario. Based on her candid nature and kind personality, I knew she was a great fit to assist with my interviewing needs. She also went above and beyond by providing additional resources to combat certain weaknesses that have plagued my professional career. I learned and enjoyed so much from our session, and | recommend Alissa's services and expertise for interviewing". ~Christopher Westcott
"Alissa has been extremely helpful in assisting me in my career path. I've found her to be one of the best people to work with when looking for career advice. She‘s an expert in her craft. She provided me with exceptional career advice including interview and resume building tips. She has helped place me in touch with hiring managers at companies I am interested in and with her coaching, I receive great results. I've found her to be someone that is very personable, understanding, diligent, and trustworthy. I highly recommend Alissa as a Career Coach." ~Sharde Gilliam
"I reached out to Alissa for some help deciding between two very different job offers. After years of consulting I didn't trust myself to make the best choice for myself. Alissa found a time to speak very quickly, and we spent about half an hour on the phone. She asked me insightful questions to gather as much information as needed regarding the two offers. Without being overly pushy, she helped to distill the positives and negatives, taking into consideration my own unique needs and background. After speaking with her, I felt that I'd covered all my bases and was ready to make a decision. I think people should always consult with an expert, even if they are an expert themselves." ~Kachi Okoronkwo
"Alissa is honest, dependable and extremely hard working. She not only helps me with the resources I need towards achieving my career objective but also makes sure that l understand every detail in the process. She is someone who will not spoon feed you or sugarcoat things, but will make you push harder for every given task. I deﬁnitely recommend her to anyone looking for a mentor and a job coach to help navigate the complex job search process." ~Devashree Naik
"Alissa is very creative, fashion forward, prompt, organized and has great interpersonal skills. But above all she has a warm spirit and very giving heart. Having many talents, she is still fully aware of her purpose of helping people, thus she is successful and effective in the HR realm.
Alissa has been an asset to me personally and professionally, and I am always inspired anytime I communicate with her. She has surpassed her goals within her career and in her personal life and always strives for better. The ambition that she has for herself is the same ambition she encourages me to have, as well as everyone she comes in contact with.
There is nothing better than to have someone with a servant's heart, always willing to help others in a recruiting role. She is able to see the best in people and bring out those beneﬁcial qualities that will enable them move closer to their career goals. I expect nothing but continued growth and success from Ms. Alissa James, and I am sure anyone who works with her would expect the same! ~Althea Kitchens, M.B.A.
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