Julia Toothacre

Julia Toothacre

Resume and Career Strategist

With more than 12 years of experience as a career counselor, coach, and strategist, Julia Toothacre provides a diverse perspective on career development.

She spent eight years in higher education in various roles within university career offices, helping freshmen, MBA candidates, doctoral students, and alumni figure out their path.

Her higher education experience connected her to recruiters and hiring managers from various industries looking for talent at all levels. This unique experience gave Julia a broad view of the overall hiring process and the intricacies that come with hiring in various industries and functional areas.

For the past 5 years, Julia has run her own career coaching business and has helped hundreds of clients find clarity around their career path.Julia prides herself on being a supportive but direct career coach who helps professionals reach their career goals through strategic alignment to their personality, values, and situation.

Along with her role as a career coach, Julia is an experienced educator, having created and taught courses at Azusa Pacific University, the University of Southern California (USC). Her course, Taking Ownership in Your Career, is available on LinkedIn Learning. The topics she teaches focus on all parts of career development, including career management, career exploration, career advancement, and the job search process.

Julia has been featured by Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Yahoo! Finance, Streetwise Journal, Career Connectors, Naman HR, and Center for Coaching Certification. She’s been named among the 10 Best Career Coaching Services for Women by Find My Profession, one of the 16 Top Career Coaches by Novoresume, and one of the 25 Best Career Coaches That Will Boost Your Career by CareerAddict.

Julia holds Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science, College Counseling and Student Development from Azusa Pacific University and assessment certifications including Myers Briggs Step I and II. She’s a former Azusa Scholars Mentor with Azusa Pacific University, Marketing Co-Lead and Program Lead with the Western Regional Careers in Student Affairs Conference, and Volunteer for the God Always Provides Food Bank.

When she’s not working, Julia enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, and miniature schnauzer.