Katie Smith, PHR

Katie Smith, PHR

Founder, Career Coach + HR Consultant , Careerable
$155/Session | 6 Reviews
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Job Search Strategies + Tools
  • Interviewing
  • Resumes + Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn Optimization
  • Leadership + Management
  • Career Transitions
  • Career Exploration
  • Industry Insight
  • Public Speaking + Presentations

About Me

My mission is to help individuals define their own “personal definitions of professional success”. This definition looks different for everyone so I love helping others create a clear action plan that helps turn it into a reality. With Careerable I help individuals navigate both the online and offline job search and ultimately discover more of what they want out work. Most millenials encounter a quarter life crisis of some sort and I like to help dispel the anxiety that comes along with that. I advise on personal branding, networking, interviewing and keeping resumes authentic and human while catering to today's HR technology. A native Chicagoan, I’ve spent the past seven years in Indianapolis. I learned the ins and outs of HR at ExactTarget, a digital marketing company that was bought by Salesforce in 2013. I started out hiring top college talent into competitive internship and new grad rotational programs that earned 'Employer of the Year' from the state of Indiana. From there I grew by helping other employees develop professionally through talent management, leadership development, performance management and onboarding. After the company was acquired, I supported integration efforts on the ground in London. I am a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach, was a member of SHRM’s Young Professional Advisory Council and am currently serving on the board for the adult literacy non-profit Indy Reads. While #careers is my favorite topic, I’m a new working mom and am learning how to #doallthethings. Let’s chat! I can help with clarifying next steps, creating a resume that gets noticed, and how to quickly put together a plan to make the job search both fun and effective. Current and previous corporate client work: ClearObject Salesforce Dollar Shave Club RT Moore Supply Kick Interactive Intelligence Audacity Emplify Halakar Properties

Hustle enough in your 20's so that you earn flexibility in your 30's.

Get to Know Me

Current Position
Founder, Career Coach + HR Consultant , Careerable
Previous Positions
Global Talent Development Consultant , Salesforce August 2011 - December 2014
Manager, College Recruiting , ExactTarget June 2008 - August 2011
BA Communications, Minor in Spanish - Valparaiso University


"Katie was lovely to work with. While we only had an hour together, we were able to cover topics such as an out-of-state job search, difficult conversations with managers, a resume revamp and various social media networking tips. Katie provided me with concrete next steps and tips to implement right away, and I feel confident beginning my next steps!"
- Ariel F. May. 05, 2016
"Had an amazing conversation with Katie about my career next steps. She listens to me, and with great empathy, Katie refines my resume and cover letter with a real sense of what the media is looking right now in the job market. I totally recommend her! "
- Samantha D. Feb. 03, 2016
"Katie was very sweet and knowledgable about other avenues I could try for networking purposes. I am in HR so it was great connecting with another HR professional to "talk shop". She also offered to introduce me to anyone that was in her network, which I really appreciated. Thanks again, Katie!"
- Kari L. Jan. 07, 2016
"Thought it was great how the session was so casual and became more of a Q&A on anything career related. A good jumping off point for me overall. "
- Cristina A. Dec. 23, 2015
"Katie gave me great advice! She listened to all the questions I had and provided feedback respectively. This session has given a clearer view at what I want to accomplish in my career. "
- Grisell G. Nov. 23, 2015
"Katie did a great job of giving me specific tools for success in my job search. I appreciated the time she took to prepare for our conversation & the ideas she presented. She listened to what I hoped to gain from this, and responded according to what my goals were. I appreciated her seasoned advice, recommendations, and action step suggestions. Thank you!! "
- Mackenzie S. Nov. 19, 2015