About Us

Our Commitment to You

We, at Advancement Alternatives, accelerate your career growth. We're not satisfied until we find a position that best matches your skills and career goals. We welcome candidates from all cultural backgrounds. Placement fees are company paid. Your career growth is our top priority.

We are committed to finding our client company candidate that best fit your hiring needs. Our service is value added and collaborative, mindful of the critical impact a new hire can have on your firm's success. We are proud of the achievements and long tenure our placements have given to our valued clients.

We have added career and life coaching to our services. Through coaching we assist you in achieving work/life fulfillment, balance, and success. We use the latest coaching methods to aid you in realizing your self-defined aspirations. Our cost effective fees are paid by you, or sometimes by your company.

Areas of Expertise

Advancement Alternatives is a job placement and coaching firm. We were founded in 1988 by Michael J. Sullivan (LinkedIn Profile), who possesses an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Our jobs are in Internet and financial services, software product development, and other commercial and government environments. Our recent placements have ranged from junior level people to senior IT and software professionals. We place IT and software managers as well.

Recently we have added work/life, executive, and other types of non-directive coaching to our repertoire of services. If you wish to find out more about this exciting new addition, please click on our coaching section on the main menu. At Advancement Alternatives we are committed to assisting you to improve both your career and other areas of your life you wish to explore. It's all up to you; so please contact us today so we can confidentially discuss your situation with you. Then, if you wish, we can offer recommendations that best suit both your career and your life as a whole.

We place software developers with C#/.NET, Java & J2EE, and C++ related software skills. We have also represented Ruby, PHP, ORACLE...developers. Other placements have included DBA's, UI designers, System Administrators (UNIX, LINUX, and/or Windows), Network Engineers, Software QA and/or Release Engineers. Project Managers, Web Designers, Business Analysts, and various Hardware Engineers have also been represented by us.

Many of our placements stem from our involvement in a close knit network of senior recruiters. Often we are the best in our respective placement areas. We offer our client companies and candidates the advantage of working with an outstanding and ethical senior recruiter backed by a collaborative network. Together we possess a cadre of close client and candidate contacts.

Our placement philosophy combines recognition of who you are and what you want, with a clear, pragmatic understanding of today's workplace realities.