Interview Coaching Charleston

Career Coach, Interview Coach

Interview Coaching isn't just for job interviews. It builds confidence, and coaches you how to express your feelings and ideas in a more positive way. Jumpstart Interview Coaching (formerly Jumpstart Career & Life Coaching), has been in business since February, 2005. Coaching services include: career counseling and career coaching, interview coaching, personal brand coaching, and image coaching, also referred to as personal image consultant. Expert level Interview Coach who has interviewed thousands of people and coached hundreds of clients. Specialized training from the federal government in Behavioral Interviewing, the most widely used interview technique today. I also coach my clients on decision making and problem solving, and how to rebound from a difficult situation.


My experience includes 7 years as a top Recruiter in Atlanta, along with managing big recruiting projects for high profile companies and organizations:  Atlanta Olympic Games, the Federal Reserve Bank, Delta Airlines, Technology Companies, SunTrust Bank Corporate Marketing Department, and others. I also worked for TSA (Transportation Security Administration) the Department of Homeland Security, hiring airport screeners, after 911.

Jumpstart Interview Coaching clients include: business professionals in career transition, medical interns preparing for residency interviews, men and women who want to build a brand/identity for themselves and people who need image coaching, students applying to medical school, candidates for military academy nomination interviews, new college grads, and executives retiring or starting a second career.

Medical Residency Interview Coaching

Medical School Interview Coaching

Preparing for your medical residency  interviews can be stressful, but you will feel more confident with coaching.  I provide medical residency interview coaching for Interns, also referred to as "medical residency interview prep."  14 years experience coaching interns and students applying to top medical schools.

Advocate Suicide Prevention

 Depression makes you very vulnerable to suicide. Please talk to someone about how you are feeling. Talking is healthy.

"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble."  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Military Academy

Nomination Interviews

Military academy nomination interview coaching, and help with applications. Specialized training from the federal government in behavioral interviewing, which is the most widely used interview technique. Expert Level Interview Coach. Please contact me if you're planning to apply to the Citadel, West Point Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. 

Interview Coaching Improves

Communication Skills

  • Coaching where to put the period at the end of a powerful statement or sentence.

  • Improves communication in personal and professional relationships.

  • Coaching how to minimize the negatives and to focus on the positives.

  • Good communication is a Life Skill that is important for expressing your feelings, negotiations, setting expectations,  preparing for interviews, performance reviews, board meetings, public speaking, leadership, and selling your brand.

Image Coach

Personal Image Consultant

My career began in the field of advertising, branding, marketing, and public relations, working for Ketchum, the top agency in the US. They have been very successful because they know how to "pitch" clients, win their business, and to keep them. I was also a Marketing Consultant, and a top Recruiter in the Atlanta market for several years before starting my coaching practice. Former Volunteer for the Miss America Beauty Pageant, which is very focused on personal style and image, as well as evaluating the contestants responses to interview questions. "Image coaching" and "personal brand coaching", are similar, but also different. Image Coaching is more about the individual, and Personal Brand Coaching is more about the career and developing a brand or identity. An Image Coach and Image Consultant is focused  on helping clients who want a new image, build confidence, and improve communication skills. This type of coaching would be very good for people going through a big life change or someone who has lost a spouse,  business professionals, teenagers and new college grads who lack confidence or feel disconnected from their peer group, and men and women starting over. I'm also a Personal Wardrobe Stylist for my clients. In the photo of me sitting on the end of my sofa, it was photographed to show the height of the room, which makes me appear much taller than I am. In reality, I'm only 5'3", which is considered to be short for a women. Photographing me this way, also opens up the space, and is aesthetically more appealing for people viewing this picture. The right clothes and photography, can enhance your image, or magnify the flaws we all feel about ourselves. But the most important aspect of image coaching or image consulting, is to help a client feel better on the "inside" and outside. Being a Career Coach, Interview Coach, and former Recruiter, I understand this theory and develop strategies for each of my clients. 

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I  love fashion and design. This is an upholstery "refresh" I just had done. The sofa is the Lillian August brand, and I chose a silver linen/cotton fabric, which really makes the pillows pop. For my favorite tufted chair and daisy ottoman, I selected a timeless lilac paisley cotton fabric, and combined it with a bold lilac stripe, to create a more contemporary look. The lilac paisley and bold lilac stripe for this refresh makes both these pieces  "show shoppers". I smile every time I walk through the living room! That's how you should feel about your "clothes" and your living space. Image Coaching doesn't change who you are.....just how you see yourself and how others see you. I call it the "art of perception." 

The "Art of Perception" is a strategy I developed for my coaching clients to help them understand what you say and how you say it is important, and what you wear and your personal style also says a lot about you.

Margie Curry

Career Coach

Interview Coach

Personal Brand Coach

Image Coach

Personal Image Consultant


Personal Brand Coaching


Brain Communicating

Coaching Sessions: $150.00 Hr.

Please contact me before paying online. All payment transactions are processed through Paypal. 

A Personal Brand Coach focuses on creating a brand or identity for you, as well as coaching clients on decision making and problem solving, and how to rebound from a difficult situation. Strong skills in career coaching, interview coaching, developing personal brand strategies, public relations, marketing, writing press releases and profiles, managing photo shoots, acting in the role of a personal wardrobe stylist, career transition coaching, and event planning. I also have experience in new business startup, launching products and services, negotiations, sales management, and licensing agreements.

Coaching Ethics: Margie Curry

I believe accountability is a good thing, and that the truth will take you farther than a lie, no matter how you spin it. When I have a client trying to rebound from a difficult situation, we deal with it honestly, and then we move forward. These are my core values, and a strategy that I have used successfully in my career as a Recruiter, Career Coach, Interview Coach, Personal Brand Coach, and Image Coach.  I also encourage my clients to be as "authentic" as possible, and to never compromise on their values. Many of my clients are high net worth people who I coach, or provide coaching services to other members of their families. Confidentiality is very important to them. For that reason, I will never ask a client for a review and you will probably not see any online reviews regarding my coaching performance. It is my job to "protect and respect" the privacy of all my clients, and I do.