MICHAEL JAY SULLIVAN
108 Clay Street
Cambridge, Ma 02140
617-945-1562
Advancement@Comcast.Net
COMPETENCIES: Recruiting/Sales, SW/IT Job & Technology Research, Assessments, Resume & Advertising Writing, Job Counseling, Coaching, Management, Computing (user)
EDUCATION: 2009-Present, Institute for Life Coach Training, 80 % Completion of ICF Life Coaching Program, Practicums in Executive and Advanced Coaching Methods
2006-Present, Harvard University A. M. Candidate, Humanities (Writing Intensive)
1974, University of Chicago M.A. in Psychology (Clinical Psychology orientation). GPA 3.8
1972, University of New Hampshire B.S. English, Summa Cum Laude.
EXPERIENCE: 2/88-Present, Advancement Alternatives, Inc., Cambridge, MA
President, Software Career Consultant/Recruiter/Work-Life Coach

Created software/IT placement firm. Responsible for sales/placement and administrative functions. Specialize in placing software and IT professionals. Strong technical and job market knowledge. Proud of the career growth and company contributions of placed candidates. Extensive networking. Hired and supervised part-time researchers and clerical staff. Wrote ad copy for on and off line campaigns with recent initiates in social media. In 2009 added work/life coaching to suite of services.

10/83-2/88, E.P. Reardon Associates, Burlington, MA
Software Placement Specialist

Involved in the recruitment and placement of software engineering and IT professionals Wrote extensive recruitment advertising. Top office producer for several quarters.

7/81-10/82, Translation Systems, Boston, MA
Personnel Director

Responsible for establishing the human resource function in a start-up technology firm, including benefit administration, implementing of personnel policies and procedures, recruiting of software, hardware and clerical personnel. Company Closed 10/82

11/80 -7/81, Quest Associates, Burlington, MA
Technical Recruiter/Office Manager

Responsible for supervising up to 5 software and hardware recruiters. Initially involved in recruiting and placing MIS (primary) and software engineering personnel.

7/79-11/80, Tad Technical Services, Cambridge, MA
Engineering & IT Recruiter

Responsible for recruiting and placing engineers, promoted to supervisor.

1974-78, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Dept. of Mental Health), Medfield, MA
Staff Psychologist, Rehabilitation Director, Clinical Social Worker

Responsible for psychotherapy and community placement of mentally challenged individuals Founded and supervised three group homes Managed up to twenty mental health professionals in a behavior modification program for inpatient population.

1968-71 (summers), General Electric, MA.
Mfg. work to pay college expenses.

Additional Education and Training

Recruiting and Sales Workshops, and Seminars, 1980-Present

Independent Research, Recruiting Best Practices, IT/SW Technology Trends and Methods, Leadership, Financial Markets, Social Sciences, Coaching, 1980-Present

Individual Recruiter Coaching, With Trainers Gary Stauble and Neil Leibovits, 2010

Coach Training Alliance, Coursework in Career Coaching, 2010

LinkedIn and Online Marketing Training in Social Media, 2009-2010

CTI, 2 3 day long workshops in Coaching Basics & Work/Life Balance, 2008

New Ventures West, 2 day Introduction to Integral Coaching Workshop, 2008 Boston University, Audited Courses in Psychology, 2007-2008

SMART Recovery, Training in REBT & Cognitive Counseling. Conducted 300+ Hours Of Volunteer Group Facilitation, Using These Skills, 2006-Present

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2005 and 1979, Graduate Coursework in Psychology & Communications. (6 courses)

Bentley College, Waltham, MA, Courses in Personnel Management, 1982

American Management Association, Data Processing & Database workshops, 1981

New School of Social Research, NYC, NY, PHD Level Study in Psychology, 1978

Focus Training, Chicago, IL, Trained in a variety of Listening Methods, 1974