ADVANCED CAREER DEVELOPMENT INC.

ACDI is a career management firm founded in 1998 by Colleen Sabatino, a Nationally Certified Career Counselor, Professional Resume Writer, and published author of popular career development materials including The Play of Your Life, Your Program for Finding the Career of Your Dreams and a Step-by-Step Guide to Making it a Reality (Rodale) and The Internship Predictor (Chegg). For 20 years, Colleen has successfully supported individuals and groups in achieving their career advancement goals.

SERVICES

ACDI is dedicated to helping you be CLEAR, COMPELLING and STRATEGIC in achieving your goals. Using career assessments that promote clarity and direction, I help you evaluate multiple options and possibilities to facilitate effective decision-making. As a professional resume writer, I also create a marketing campaign that articulates your strengths confidently and professionally. Finally, implementing a career action plan is best accomplished with effective coaching and resources that facilitate results. You can choose hourly career counseling or select a program that best suits your career goals.

90 MINUTE CAREER COUNSELING SESSIONS

ACDI provides discounted rates for packaged services to make supporting your career goals more economical.

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BE CLEAR

Includes battery of career assessments, personalized career planning guide, and five career counseling sessions.

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BE COMPELLING

Includes professional resume and cover letter development, online profile and professional bio for social media, mock interview prep sessions, and negotiation coaching conducted over the course of five individual career counseling sessions.

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BE STRATEGIC

Includes battery of career assessments, personalized career planning guide, and five career counseling sessions.

Combined Service Packages Are Available

CONTACT COLLEEN SABATINO

410.917.3379

WHO WE SERVE

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Career Advancers

Colleen served as adjunct faculty for University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith College of Business responsible for establishing and supporting the career advancement objectives of business executives in global corporations currently enrolled at the university. Additionally Colleen has conducted countless career advancement and professional development programs and services for corporations including AT&T, Cox Communications, and Autotrader.

Entrepreneurs

A successful entrepreneur herself, Colleen has been regularly retained by investors to provide counsel and support to their portfolio of start-ups in various stages of their growth and development. Clients include BetterWeekdays.com, BeyondB-School.com, GetAccepted.com,  TweetMyJobs.com, Internships.com, and MatchPointCareers.com.

Recent College Students and Business School Graduates

ACDI’s founder, Colleen Sabatino started her career in university career services at Vanderbilt University and then Rice University. She created CareerBeam, an online career coaching platform that was subscribed to by over 130 college and university career centers before its acquisition by CareerArc Group. Colleen has conducted career counseling programs and services for thousands of college students, MBA and EMBA candidates, and alumni nationwide.

Career Transition & Career Changers

Colleen Sabatino recently served as lead outplacement consultant for 40 professionals transitioned at Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, ATI, one of the world's largest specialty materials producers in the world. She was Career Partner’s International’s lead outplacement consultant in Ohio for 6 years and performed outplacement services for Lee Hecht Harrison, Right Management, and DBM nationwide for over 10 years. Additionally, ACDI has been the outplacement firm of choice for numerous privately-owned small and medium sized businesses in Maryland.

MEET COLLEEN

TESTIMONIES

MILESTONES

1998

ACDI opened its office in Columbus, Ohio.

1999

Awarded SBA Small Business of the Year Award.

2000

Retained by Outplacement International (OI Partners)/Career Partners International (CPI) to serve as the Mid-Ohio region for global employers including PPG, Nationwide Insurance, and Proctor & Gamble.

2001

Secured career management contracts to serve alumni of The Ohio State University, Capital University, and a dozen other universities in the Midwest Region.

2003

Expanded offices to serve professionals in Atlanta Georgia securing contracts with multiple career management firms directing the career progression of leadership with Coca-Cola, Saab, and Herman Miller.

2004

Awarded multi-year contract by Cox Communications’ Corporate Human Resources team to create and implement comprehensive employee development programs specializing in Time Management, Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Relationship Management, and Career Planning.

2005

Selected by Bellsouth/AT&T to create and implement their employee succession programs including their management training programs and future leaders groups.

2007

Expanded offices to Baltimore, Maryland and launched ACDI’s premier online career platform securing its initial 25 college and university clients.

2008

Recognized in Wall Street Journal as the leading career program for executives. Established and implemented ACDI’s Career Coaching Certification program for dozens of career coaches nationwide.

2009

Grew client roster to over 130 colleges, universities, outplacement firms, and corporate human resources departments of Fortune 1000 companies.

2010

Appointed to executive leadership team within Career Arc Group charged with growth of internships.com and tweetmyjobs.com.

2012

Introduced new business to support entrepreneurs and start-ups in realizing their business plans. Awarded contracts with MatchPoint Careers, Beyond Business Schools, Better Weekdays, and Get Accepted.com.

2013-2015

Supported entrepreneurs in securing funding to launch businesses.

2016

Awarded outplacement contracts for global companies responsible for the successful transition of over 40 personnel including Senior leadership teams.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

ACDI is conveniently located in Towson, Maryland.

CONTACT COLLEEN SABATINO

410.917.3379