About the SOS Career Service

The SOS Career Ser­vice gives one-on-one pro­fes­sional ser­vices, includ­ing resume writ­ing, cover let­ter writ­ing, job inter­view coach­ing, 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.

The SOS Career Ser­vice does not out­source career ser­vices or resume writ­ing to inex­pe­ri­enced sub­con­trac­tors from overseas. 

The SOS Career Ser­vice Mission

Our mis­sion is to give back to the com­mu­nity by pro­vid­ing high-quality, afford­able pro­fes­sional career ser­vices. We assist 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 prepa­ra­tions services.

Vijay Jo Chokal-Ingam Jojo Chokal-Ingam

Jo was an expe­ri­enced hir­ing man­ager, who was dis­ap­pointed with the pro­fes­sional skills of many job appli­cants. In 2008, Jo 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.

Jo 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, Jo 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.

Jo received his MBA from the UCLA and Bach­e­lor in Eco­nom­ics from the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago. Jo 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.

Jo is a fre­quent speaker on career mat­ters and gives work­shops on resumes, cover let­ters and job inter­view preparation.

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

Patri­cia 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.

 


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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