About the SOS Career Service

The SOS Career Service gives one-on-one professional services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, job interview coaching, college and graduate school application preparation, and career coaching to clients across the United States and around the world. Our company is led by career experts who are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our clients. The SOS Career Service has over 40 professional resume writers and career coaches.


SOS Career Service does not subcontract writing or career services to novice writers from overseas.  All work is done by experienced professionals based in the United States and Canada, who are familiar with the American education system and job market.

 

The SOS Career Service Mission

Our mission is to give back to the community by providing high-quality, affordable, professional career services. We enable our clients to land jobs in their chosen fields. We aid our clients to market themselves more effectively in their job search by producing top-notch resumes and cover letters and by providing professional job interview preparation services.

Vijay Jojo Chokal Ingam, CFA MBA Jojo Chokal-Ingam

Vijay was an experienced hiring manager, who was disappointed with the professional skills of many job applicants. In 2008, Vijay began offering personalized interview coaching and resume writing services in Los Angeles. He subsequently founded the SOS Career Service and wrote The Definitive Guide to Ace Your Interview and Get the Job.

Vijay was a student career coach for the Parker CMC (UCLA’s career counseling service) who helped students write resumes, draft cover letters, and prepare for interviews. For four years, Vijay was a Boston-area diversity recruiter and interviewer for the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Career Program. His previous employers include Citibank, State Street Corporation, Bain Capital, US Bank, and the McGraw-Hill Companies. Vijay is a frequent speaker on career matters and gives workshops on resumes, cover letters and job interview preparation.

Vijay received his MBA from the UCLA and Bachelor in Economics from the University of Chicago. Vijay is a National Merit Scholar. He also has experience in the healthcare industry, having completed the USMLE Part 1 and attended medical school at St. Louis University for two years.

Vijay’s sister is Mindy Kaling, the star of the Mindy Project on Fox.

Vijay’s Credentials

  • More than 5 years of experience as a admissions consultant, interview coach, and resume writer
  • Former Career Counselor at the Parker Career Management Center (UCLA’s career office)
  • Former member of the Admissions Committee at St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Former member of the Admissions Committee at the University of Chicago, where he worked with Ted O’Neill and Michael Behnke, the school’s highly respected Admissions Directors
  • Author of The Definitive Guide to Ace Your Interview and Get the Job
  • B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago
  • Masters in Business Administration from UCLA Anderson
  • Passed United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step 1, completed 3 years of medical school at St. Louis University in Missouri
  • Ten years of professional work experience at US Bank, Citibank, the McGraw-Hill Education, State Street Corporation, and Bain Capital-owned Guitar Center as a hiring manager
  • National Merit Scholar
  • CFA charter holder

Patricia KimPatricia Kim

Patricia has been helping people write resumes and advance their careers, since 2009. Prior to becoming a professional resume writer, she worked in as an advertising executive in the entertainment industry. While working in advertising sales, she wrote marketing material, advertising copy, and sales pitches. As a lifelong creative writer, Patricia previously collected books, studied literature, and worked as a freelance copywriter.

Patricia received her BA in English from Claremont McKenna College.

Opher Bhatt, MD, MBADavid Opher Bhat, MD, MBA

Dr. Bhatt is VP of Career Services at the SOS Career Service.

Dr. Bhatt studied medicine at Hebrew University, where he was a student member of the school’s admissions committee. He completed his medical training at Hadassah Medical Center and matriculated to UCLA business school, where he received his MBA. Dr. Bhatt subsequently worked as Director of Admissions for the Southern California College of Osteopathic Medicine, a proposed new Osteopathic medical school in Palmdale, California currently seeking accreditation in California.

Since joining the SOS Career Service in 2011, Dr. Bhatt has helped hundreds of clients successfully to apply to medical school, nursing school, residency programs, and other educational programs for healthcare professionals.


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    • Tes­ti­mo­ni­als

      Just a quick note say­ing thank you! Got accepted for a great job sell­ing cars so that I can once again take care of my fam­ily. I owe you big time for your sup­port and wis­dom you shared.

      William C (Sales)  Rochester, NY

      Hi vijay. I wanted to let you know that I got into duke! Thanks for your help.

      Kelsey (Nursing) Los Angeles, CA

      Vijay is a great inter­view coach. Very pro­fes­sional. I was always so scared of inter­view­ing before. He gave me con­fi­dence.

      Julia (Biotech) Los Ange­les, CA

      I was driving and thinking about who else I need to thank for their help. I thought of you and said to myself I need to text or email Vijay tonight. So sorry I didn't get to you earlier, but the answer is YES! And I have to admit that I give you HUGE credit for my acceptance. You helped me so much with the whole process and I am so incredibly thankful for all of your help. I'll be starting this coming fall as a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine!!!

      Danny (Medical Student) Los Ange­les, CA

      I was work­ing in a bank for the last 5 years but my growth was almost zero. No appre­ci­a­tion, no mon­e­tary incen­tives and no addi­tional ben­e­fits I was get­ting. Then I moved on to find a good job. I got chances to give inter­views but even being an expe­ri­ence banker I was unable to clear the inter­views. With some of my ref­er­ence I took coach­ing classes online from Vijay and enhance my abil­ity to answers the ques­tions, how to sit, talk and other traits. I greatly appre­ci­ate Vijay as he makes me will­ing­ness to get suc­cess in inter­views. I still in touch with vijay and rec­om­mend all to inter­act with him if you want bright career.

      Nancy (Bank­ing) Dal­las, TX

      After the con­struc­tion com­pany I worked for over the last 5 years closed down, I found myself out of work. I went to a cou­ple of job inter­views and found I did badly. VJ at helped pre­pare me one on one via Skype for the inter­view process again and coached me on over­com­ing my ner­vous­ness. He also helped me tweak my resume so I would stand out. To be hon­est, I haven’t found a job yet, but VJ helped me in my job search.

      Keri R (Account­ing) Salem, OR

      My com­pany matched [retracted] offer so I ended up stay­ing. Still appre­ci­ate all your help. If you need a ref­er­ence let me know.

      Alec (Sales and Mar­ket­ing) Los Ange­les, CA

      You gave me some good ideas about how to men­tion the best parts of my resume in the inter­view.

      Vin­cent (Retail Man­age­ment) Los Ange­les