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Why is it so hard to find a good job?

Chances are, you have asked this very question. It seems like everyone around you is finding great positions, but your efforts just keep falling flat. Plagued with constant rejections from HR, ignored LinkedIn invitations to hiring managers, and a silent network, many well-qualified candidates struggle to land their dream job.

Fortunately, there is hope.

Are you ready to get dirty?


The Down & Dirty Job Search gives you the essential tools to kick-start your job search while learning how to quantify your results and take the mystery out of job searching.


Real results. Real fast. No fluff!

Our program will help you:

  • Slash your job searching time in half.
  • Earn up to 20% more in salary.
  • Survive the HR screening process.
  • Tap into the hidden job market.
  • Network without being creepy, weird, or pushy.
  • Easily tweak your resume for any job.
  • Track down hiring managers and decision-makers.
  • Ace the interview and increase your salary with effective negotiation tools.

Chris D.

Donna Shannon has been my coach since 2018. In that time, I got three promotions and doubled my salary. We are working on my next promotion now, which should triple it!

Laura M.

This has been one of the best decisions of my career. Personal Touch Career Services helped me with my resume, coaching services and interview prep. Both Donna and Latricia were great and worked with my schedule.

Jay R.

Working with Donna for career coaching was excellent. I felt, initially, it was expensive. And essentially, it was -- but also worth every penny. Very happy with how everything turned out.

Choose Your Format

Online Course

Do you love diving deep into online courses that let you move at your own pace? Our Down & Dirty Job Search course will teach you all our tools and effective job-searching techniques.

Presale Price: $99

Regularly $499

Launching January 2024

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Group Coaching

Limited to just 8 job seekers, gain insight and instruction to rocket past your competition and land your dream job.  Easy to digest and packed full of actionable assignments.

Sale Price: $995

Regular Price: $3,500

Financing available through Klarna - review terms and see if you qualify during checkout

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Private Coaching

Are you looking for that ultimate "Personal Touch?" Our private coaching program is all about your specific needs.

Sale Price: $1,995

Regular Price: $5,000

Financing available through Klarna - review terms and see if you qualify during checkout

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What is included:

Discount on  resume packages

Six (6) 90-minute group or individual program sessions

Two (2) 90-minute private coaching sessions

Access to all our online classes and content

2024 Schedule

Each program is limited to eight (8) participants.

Private sessions can start at any time.

Need help selecting the right program for you? Want to confirm that we still have space available? Schedule a complimentary consultation with Donna Shannon or Dia Kline:

Schedule a FREE Consultation

Struggling to make these dates?

Private coaching can be scheduled for evening and weekend appointments.


Need to miss a week? All sessions are recorded. Only participants can view recordings.


January 17 - February 21, 2024

  • Six weekly group sessions
  • Zoom only
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5 pm MDT


April 3 - May 8, 2024

  • Six weekly group sessions
  • Zoom only
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 pm - 5 pm MDT

 June 5 - July 17, 2024

No meeting on July 3

  • Six weekly group sessions
  • Zoom only
  • Wednesdays, 4 - 5:30 pm MDT


August 21 - October 2, 2024

No meeting on September 2

  • Six weekly group sessions
  • Zoom only
  • Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm MDT


November 6 - December 18 2024

No meeting on November 27

  • Six weekly group sessions
  • Zoom only
  • Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 pm MDT

Why us

Since 2004, the Personal Touch Career Services has helped over 3,500 professionals and over 8,000 online students move forward in their careers. Our coaching clients consistently earn 20% more salary while cutting their job search time in half. Our founder, Donna Shannon, is a Master Careed Director (MCD) and Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE) with 20 years of experience in the career coaching field.

Louis M.

I am convinced that the work and services that Personal Touch Career Services provided for me are a large part of the reason I found employment with a company and in a position that suits my needs and wants perfectly. Donna coached me in interviewing skills and even held a mock interview to practice for specific jobs. She was responsive all along the way to any email or phone questions I had about upcoming interviews and jobs, and within 3 weeks of hiring them on to help me, I was gainfully employed.

Mike H.

Donna and her team were with me each step of the way, offering guidance and support through what was at times a frustrating and often disheartening process, culminating in exactly the offer and opportunity that I wanted. From your guidance, expertise, humanity, and compassion through my moments of ups and downs, hiring you both [Donna Shannon and Dia Kline] as my partners through this process was the smartest damn thing I could’ve done.

Regina G.

PTCS literally SAVED ME! Starting this job search felt quite intimidating and overwhelming, yet getting connected to this team and working with the amazing Latricia Friend was the best thing to happen to me this year. Latricia is so personable and knowledgeable that a resume rewrite turned into a bonus interview coaching session and so much more. This team got me back on my feet, and I can't recommend them highly enough!!!!!