As a coach and founder of MTV Coaching I work with college graduates and young professionals to kickstart their careers.
Michelle Perchuk’s entire career has been centered on building relationships and improving people’s lives. She has close to two decades of experience at elite recruitment firms working with Fortune 1000 Companies and their leadership teams. She attributes her expertise to the numerous long-term relationships with hiring managers, human resource professionals and C-Suite executives in New York City as well as other fast growing cities. She has an extensive understanding of the hiring process and what the candidate needs to do to land their desired job.
Her career can be told in three inspiring chapters, weaved from a competitive New York City fabric. The first chapter follows a young graduate on a journey, from first job out of school to becoming a successful executive in the consulting world catering to Wall Street. The second chapter is a journey of resilience and perseverance, finding the courage to start a business in the midst of a recession. Most of all the discipline and confidence it takes to run a company in NYC for 8 years. The third and current chapter is all about harnessing that experience and sharing it with the world, the knowledge, the know how and the pitfalls. She did not make the decision to become a coach, the universe made that decision for her, as she is a life long learner and giver. Michelle thrives when she sees others succeed and loves to be an integral part of their journey. Michelle is a keen observer and is gearing her coaching practice to an audience that really needs her the most. The recent college graduates and young professionals, whom she refers to as the leaders of tomorrow.
Undoubtedly, many young people are lost and frustrated with the uncertainty of the job market today due to the global pandemic crisis. The situation is complex and can be overwhelming because we don’t see the end in sight. But it doesn’t have to be; there is a way to find calm in chaos. As the founder of MTV Coaching, Michelle addresses the changes in the job market and the troubling trends present today. The workplace is evolving at lighting speed, and while there will be heavy competition for jobs when things go back to normal, many applicants need the help of an expert to help them stand out, interview successfully perhaps by video, dress appropriately and craft powerful images and LinkedIn profiles. Michelle deals with pressing issues young professionals face today, how to differentiate from everyone else and how to build connections in the business world as a recent college graduate.
A member of the International Coaching Federation, Michelle Perchuk is an author of an influential book on the state of contemporary recruiting, “Swimming in the Talent Pool,” which was a result of interviewing over 30 C-Suite executives of companies like AIG, New York Times, Scholastic and Citigroup.
Having counseled and placed thousands of job applicants at an impressive array of companies, Michelle believes this extensive experience adds a valuable dimension to her coaching practice and takes pride that her clients have benefited from this greatly. She is solely responsible for hundreds of careers, job offers and promotions. Undoubtedly, she references to her own personal journey in New York City when she works with young people to build trust and a personal connection. She understands the pitfalls and draws from her experiences as a college grad, young professional, senior executive and CEO of her own company. Most of all she has compassion and offers support to her clients as they build and develop personal goals, careers and lives.