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Chandlee Bryan
Works at Best Fit Forward
Attended University of Virginia
Lives in Lebanon, NH
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Occupation
Career Coaching, Resume Writing, Consulting
Employment
  • Best Fit Forward
    Career Coaching, Resume Writing, Consulting, present
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • M2S, Inc.
  • Colby-Sawyer College
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Currently
Lebanon, NH
Previously
New York, NY - Columbia, SC - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC - Charlottesville, VA - Hanover, NH - Memphis, TN - Columbia, SC - New London, NH
Story
Tagline
Writer. Storyteller. Career Strategist. Dedicated to helping people give their career a voice so they can be heard and get hired.
Introduction

In the movie Zelig, the last words a dad says to his son are "Save String." My family wouldn't be surprised if I go out with the same words - though my string is both real and abstract.

From common threads in movies or stories to making introductions between strangers who might not have met otherwise -- I love creating connections. In 5th grade, I was the only person in my class to see a mystery a different way. In high school, I identified with a friend's yearbook quote, borrowed from The Grapes of Wrath, "They's folks like me that climbs fences that ain't even strang up yet—an' can't help it.''

In my work life, I build connections between job seekers and employers, and help people articulate how they are the right fit for an opportunity. I've worked in the employment industry since my first job - when I learned rocket scientists had the same career questions as English majors and helped a friend switch from law to medicine.

Over the years, I've worked as a career services director, a recruiter, and as the "resume writing specialist" for a Microsoft initiative designed to help new graduates. I like to work on projects that require you to think big. In 2008, I grew a grassroots job search group in NYC from a membership base of 120 to over 1400. In 2009, I joined forces with two rock stars in my field, Deb Dib and Susan Whitcomb, to write The Twitter Job Search Guide, a book featuring advice from over 100 contributors.

I currently work as 

  • A career advisor for undergraduate students at Dartmouth College
  • The entry-Level career columnist for Job-Hunt. org  and as the Jobs Expert on Answers.com
  • A speaker on trends in job search and career management
  • A professional storyteller -- I help others give a voice to their careers through resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and career collateral.
Offline, I knit, write and tell stories.
Bragging rights
I recently served as the researcher for the A+ Solution, a book on how professional associations can play a bigger role in national workforce development. More impressively, I won a Presidential Fitness award for chin-ups in the fifth grade.
Education
  • University of Virginia
  • Rhodes College
  • Wharton School of Business (Continuing Ed.)
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Female