Marcelle Yeager | President

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Marcelle is passionate about helping mid- to executive level professionals land jobs that get them to the next level of their career. At Career Valet, she works with clients on their branding strategy and job search materials to secure new roles. This has led to many successes, including a senior director becoming the COO of a start-up and the CFO of a small firm becoming a VP in a $12B company. For 3.5 years, she simultaneously ran ServingTalent, a boutique recruiting firm for top U.S. military and foreign service spouses. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Marcelle did her fair share of job searching and career exploration, eventually spending many years in strategic communications at a Washington, D.C. public affairs firm and Booz Allen Hamilton. She also worked as a civilian at the Department of Defense and the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Marcelle has worked abroad for over six years, including in Russia and Chile. She is currently based in the Washington, DC area and is the spouse of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer (diplomat).

Marcelle holds an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park and a BA from Georgetown University. She is a former regular contributor to the U.S. News and World Report On Careers blog and ClearanceJobs, and has been featured in Forbes, MONEY Magazine, Business Insider, The Ladders, Monster, and FlexJobs, among others. She is a certified professional resume writer (CPRW) and serves on the Washington Network Group's Career Development Roundtable Steering Committee. Marcelle has three young children and loves to dance.

Mariah Schumacher | Writer

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Mariah is a freelance writer for Career Valet and 2016 business graduate of Western Governors University. She is a Minnesota native and traveling military spouse. Some of her previous work experiences and academic roles include: customer service representative for an insurance firm, wealth planning intern, and member of the Scholastic Leadership Society. In her free time, she enjoys playing in volleyball leagues and going for walks.

 

Ann Fenton | Writer

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Ann brings many years of professional and academic writing experience to her current position as a freelance resume writer for Career Valet. As a defense litigation attorney in New Orleans, Ann drafted both federal and state legal arguments as well as publishing legal articles in professional journals. She is also the former editor-in-chief of the online news website TheLatest.com, where, in addition to managing the editorial staff and contributing writers, she was the regular food and lifestyle section writer.

Additional writing and publishing experience include: editing and self-publishing a community cookbook for the (now former) U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, serving as the managing editor of the Law Journal for the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the editor-in-chief of the magazine for the New York University Department of Culture and Communication, and the associate publisher for the New York City lifestyle publication GO Magazine.

Ann currently runs her own business as a certified birth doula, where, as the spouse of a diplomat, she provides birth support and childbirth education for expats abroad. She holds a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude in mass media communication studies from New York University. She is proficient in French. In her free time, Ann enjoys traveling, exploring local food cultures, and practicing yoga.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU UNCOVER WHAT’S NEXT?

 
You all have been really great to work with and my final resume is far superior to anything I could have drafted myself.
— Megan, Legislative Counsel
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Marcelle constructively critiqued my existing resume, interviewed me in detail to understand my work experience and accomplishments, and then re-crafted my resume to ensure I was communicating my capabilities clearly in a manner that would add value to an organization. She also architected a LinkedIn profile for me during the same two-week engagement. Marcelle is extremely professional, keeps the tasks on track, and does all of the heavy lifting. I was extremely pleased with the results and highly recommend her company’s services.
— Matt, Vice President
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Our team is made up entirely of U.S. military and foreign service (diplomatic corps) spouses.

We are committed to serving you as our families serve the country.