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Our clients are universities and institutions who want to help students and alumni enter into a career of public service as well as young/transitioning professionals and military veterans who are just as passionate about public service as we are. The AskNot team strives to give candidates the competitive edge in applying to federal careers. We advise clients on, application and interview preparation, salary negotiations, and more. 

“Mark Arnone is one of the most passionate and capable public servants I’ve ever known. He has dedicated his educational and professional career to the service of our country, and has held important roles in some of  our government’s most critical and influential offices. As my colleague and friend at Department of Homeland Security, Mark helped expand my professional network, connecting me to the best professionals who could assist propel me up the government ladder. He knows what it takes to make it in Washington, D.C.”

Peter D.

Assistance Director of Alumni Engagement, 

University of Central Florida

“When it comes to career planning and professional development, Mark knows how to drive growth in the individuals he coaches. He encourages those around him (both in his professional and personal life) to work hard to reach their goals and he provides honest, thoughtful, and insightful feedback. He communicates clearly and advises with the perfect balance of candor and professionalism, and just the right amount of humor. I highly recommend AskNot if you’re looking for professional career guidance!”

Julianne R.

Social Worker

“Mark is a talented and inspiring career coach who deeply cares about the professional success of his clients. With more than a decade of experience on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, Mark empowers his clients to reach the next level–all with a great sense of humor!”

Mary Kate C.

Director, Public Policy

American Society of Association Executives

“Mark has been a tremendous mentor for me the past couple of years as I began my career in the financial services industry. His knowledge is broad across many different spectrums and I can always count on him to provide a unique perspective on current events and how they may impact my industry. More importantly, I can always rely on Mark for career advice and trust that he will give me the honest truth as to what’s in my best interest. I’m very fortunate to have Mark as a career coach to help guide me to the path of success.”

Josh C.

Financial Analyst

BlackRock, Inc.

“When it comes to taking your career to the next level, Mark is the savviest. He has briefed Secretaries and Senators. He has navigated a seat to some of the most high stakes real world poker games–from politics to policy. And from those experiences he has mentored many–those in college, colleagues, and those aspiring for a higher calling. Mark is an exceptional listener–and has a varied set of experiences–that can assist anyone looking to manage their career and find fulfillment in their profession.”

James D.

Assistant Commissioner for Communications

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