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About Me

job search strategy consulting


Thanks for visiting!  I’m Colin Murphy, the founder of A Best Impression and the creator of the Kinetic Sequence, including my own resume writing product, Walk the Walk Pro.  

I support job seekers by providing expert instruction, support, and accountability to improve their job search skills. What makes my practice difference from other coaches is the unique way the methods originated and are taught.  

I’m a former marketing and sales professional-turned-job search instructor.  As a job search instructor at a federally funded nonprofit in San Francisco, I had the unique opportunity of developing and teaching crucial skills and confidence boosting exercises to 25 mid-level job seeking professionals each month.

I quickly noticed that my students faced similar challenges that were holding them back regardless of their industry, title, or skills. After identifying these patterns, I created solutions that incorporated logic, sales, marketing, and customer psychology. These were made to create a strong impression of the job seeker throughout the extended process and provided interview preparation from the start.

Those solutions became the basis of A Best Impression, my job search consulting practice which I launched in 2016. This is when I developed Walk the Walk Pro, my proprietary resume writing tool, which is an advanced process that requires deep reflection in order to showcase relevant skills and present them in a way that stands out to a hiring manager among equally qualified candidates while addressing the barriers of the Applicant Tracking Systems.  Over the years, I have developed and iterated The Kinetic Sequence, a tactical and repeatable process designed to make mastering the job search process easier and logical.

I meet the needs of these job seekers by showing them how to produce these materials themselves, incorporating the logic, the self-marketing, and the customer journey necessary to make an impression that allows the hiring managers to recognize these outstanding efforts and make informed decisions as a result of them. My practice is for those that value their reputation and not shortcuts.

I focus on creating solutions that address not only the ‘what’ to do, but also the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ it’s important, giving my clients a repeatable skill they can leverage for the rest of their career.