Tori Award Winner

Inspire, Illuminate, Ignite


It is our mission that our work with you will:


inspire new hope and confidence in your unique abilities,
illuminate the path toward fulfillment of your goals, and
ignite personal commitment, determination, and persistence in all that you do.




Professional Services

Inspire Careers provides guidance, assistance, and support to executives and career-minded professionals seeking to advance in their careers or facing a transition in the workplace.


Working together, we can help you to recognize your unique skills and accomplishments, set attainable career goals, and market yourself effectively so that you may reach your goals.
We offer personalized service - we take the time to talk with you - to better understand your situation, your needs, and your special abilities.
Our reputation for integrity and quality has been built through superior customer service. Interestingly, 90% of our business comes from individual client referrals.
We offer John Lucht approved options.  In addition to our standard resume writing services (illustrated on our sample resumes page), we write resumes and cover letters as recommended by John Lucht on, and in Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1 Million, America's and the world's #1 best selling executive career guide.



Resume Services

We offer confidential, personalized consultation to executives and professionals in all career fields in the creation of:


a professional, market-driven resume, targeted to your field of interest, and customized to communicate your unique promise of value.
custom-designed cover letters for recruiter email, employer direct mail, ad response, and networking purposes.
a personal biography or networking profile for professional introductions, networking meetings, or consideration for board director opportunities.
personal statements for graduate school or teaching applications, residencies, or scholarship programs.
social media content for LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social networking purposes.





We also offer value-added resume services to our clients - including the following:
resume posting - we can help you post your resume to professional and executive career websites, multiplying your chances for landing the right job.
resume distribution - we can also assist you in distributing your resume to recruiting firms and companies nationwide.
web portfolio - we can help you set up a website containing all the elements of your resume, plus writing samples, reference lists, and more!



Editing and Proofreading


Clear, concise and accurate information is essential for business communications. It enhances your reputation, and can help you avoid embarrassment. Small mistakes can have a large and negative impact. 

Expertly written materials will be highly regarded by your business colleagues and professional contacts.Inspire Careers can provide an expert set of eyes to review and edit reports, documents, letters and presentations that you have written.  


Career Development Services


We provide knowledgeable, perceptive guidance to individuals who are unsure about the next direction to pursue in their career, or need assistance in launching a successful job search campaign. Individualized career development services include:


career assessment and profiling - helping you to identify your career values and interests, motivated skills, and personal style; explore career options; focus on a defined goal, and develop a plan to reach that goal.
job and career transition coaching - ensuring your successful development and implementation of a job search plan using proven job search techniques and resources.
interview skills analysis and training - effectively "closing the sale" by applying effective interview planning, research, and practice.



Outplacement / Career Transition

We offer a full range of corporate-sponsored outplacement and career transition services to individuals and groups in the Buffalo and western New York area. Services include:


Customized programs for individuals - providing a full range of personalized career transition coaching and services, delivered individually, beginning with your personal needs assessment.
Group job search seminars - providing small group instruction and guidance in job search techniques, planning, and implementation, followed by individual resume writing and LinkedIn optimization services.


“Inspire! Illuminate! Ignite!”

Buffalo, NY * Rochester, NY * Charlotte, NC * Philadelphia, PA * Winnipeg, MB * (716) 649-0094 *

Today's Motivational Quotes

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
– Eleanor Powell

Executive Resources



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Client Notes

You do an excellent job of listening to your clients' needs and articulating their experience in an effective mannor. You helped me write in a style that allowed my authentic voice to come through.
– E. Valaitis

You did an excellent job of providing career development counseling and advice. Your knowledge of the search market provides a real advantage during the search process and when developing long term career development plans.
– D. Workman

Thanks to your help, I have found a new career. You may remember that you worked with me on a resume and sent it to a list of retained recruiters... this week I signed a contract to become Chief Operating Officer [of a leading manufacturer] in Anaheim, CA. Your help was invaluable.
– S. Carroll

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e-Book for the Savvy Job Hunter

Know Thyself: Career Assessments for the Job Search, by executive career coach Beth Stefani, president and founder of Inspire Careers Inc. (Copyright 2012)

Find out which top career self-assessments are used in the employment marketplace today... and record the results of your own personal “journey” of self-knowledge on the worksheets provided at the end of the e-Book.


Webinar Recordings:

Sweet Secrets: Unwrap the Job Search Power of LinkedIn

Beth Stefani and Carolyn Phinney Rankin
show you advanced secrets for using LinkedIn to: 

(1) expand and leverage your contacts,

(2) extend your reach and presence, and

(3) make important connections with people

Plus, we give you advice on creating a branded profile that has “stickiness” – the power to attract and retain interest.

This is NOT an “introductory” seminar on LinkedIn.  You’ll walk away with a rich array of new strategies and techniques, all designed to advance your skills and effectiveness using LinkedIn.