Hire me as your freelance writer, career coach or speaker.

I bring a unique, and dynamic voice that resonates with diverse readers and listeners, especially women, people of color and millennials. I am a sociologist who is keen to recognizing how social and political issues impact society and events. I ground my presentations in theory and practice, while resonating with academic and non academic audiences.

Blogging/Freelance Writer

Search engines favors unique content, and search engines results drive business, and enhance the attractiveness of your brand. Blogs are important in business branding, and building corporate social responsibility. Check out my features page to view some of my work! My projects are diverse and include articles for magazines, editorial columns, resource guides and blog entries. My education, diverse work experience and interests have led me to write about a wide range of topics relevant to millennials and women. I can write under tight deadlines-while delivering top notch quality writing that catches the eyes of diverse readers and your consumers. Check out my features in the following outlets:

  • The Seattle Times
  • Medium
  • College Xpress
  • Entrepreneur
  • Career Contessa
  • Zippia
  • Black Career Women’s Network
  • Homage Senior Services
  • The Everett Herald
  • Women in Student Affairs (affinity group to the National Association of Student Affair Professionals)
  • Best Colleges Blog

Social Justice & Life Skills Speaker

I have over 11 years of experience in student affairs. I obtained a PhD in Sociology, served as teacher for four years at both the undergraduate and high school level. I am admired because I have a unique ability to captivate an audience while fostering learning and retention of information through multiple methods–group work, reflective thinking, art and video. I have conducted speeches on the following topics: career development, time management, salary negotiation, self advocacy for women, racial inequities in the college environment, culturally competent leadership, social justice, writing a winning college personal statement, online branding, and navigating the job search, the interview process, and graduate school. I am open to presenting in a virtual format. I have presented to the following organizations:

  • Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Snohomish, WA
  • Clark College, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Vancouver, WA
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA
  • YMCA of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
  • Everett Public Library, Everett, WA
  • Everett Community College, Youth Development Program, Everett, WA
  • Foster High School, Black Student Union, Tukwila WA
  • National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Conference, Los Angeles, CA
  • Association of Black Sociologists Conference, Denver Colorado
  • Inland Northwest Education Conference, Spokane, WA

Career Coaching

Are you exhausted by the job search process? Does writing a resume feel daunting? Do you feel like you’re not selling yourself well in interviews? My career coaching sessions are strategic and tailored to your specific needs. Through one simple & free consultation call, I will gain an understanding of your strengths, and areas of improvement, your career aspirations, and your skills. I will then work with you to produce a resume, cover letter or prepare for a job interview that showcases the best you, and leads to job search success. What sets me apart? I have been a job applicant, a manager who has hired employees and I have worked directly with companies like Amazon, Boeing, and the Marriott International. I believe in creating a customized and personalized experience for all of my clients. I provide the following services in a virtual format:

  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Interview Prep (creating your pitch, STAR method and behavioral style interviews, zoom, panel, and group interviews)
  • How to Start a Career as a Freelance Writer
  • LinkedIn optimization
  • Graduate school preparation (applying to graduate school, personal statement, choosing a graduate major focus and/or degree program, and choosing a thesis or dissertation topic)
  • Salary negotiation skills
  • Using Social Media platforms to advance your job search
  • Building Networking skills (in person and via social media)
  • Deciding on a major/degree or certificate program
  • Life Skills (time management, test-taking, and note-taking skills)
  • Coaching for women and people of color around issues of navigating systemic discrimination, and barriers that impact their advancement and promotion

Dr. Ciera Graham is an amazing writer who brings the struggles and experiences of women of color to light. In all of her pieces, she is transparent and does a great job of ensuring that women of color are seen and heard. Through her own experiences, she affirms the experiences of others. After reading her pieces, I feel validated, inspired and ready to engage in social action. She isn’t just writing for women of color–she writes for everyone so they can learn and build their own social awareness.”

The Seattle Times Career Explore Section Reader

Thank you, Dr. Graham for your time, knowledge and expertise. I really appreciated all the detailed feedback you gave me, how extremely knowledgeable you were and so kind in your approach. You were able to pull out my most important skills, strengths and competencies on my resume and highlight them. You honestly not only helped me with my resume but you made me feel empowered. You were a pleasure to work with. 

Career coach client testimony

Let’s chat about your needs, and how I can best support you.

Email me at info@cieragraham.com to schedule a consultation!