A self-paced online course with weekly group coaching calls and unlimited coaching support for job seekers looking to ditch underemployment, achieve clarity on what their dream job is, and make it their reality.

You’re a job seeker looking to grow. You are in search of new opportunities that bring you fulfillment and that actually pay well.

I can relate to that

You know you have the potential to build a career that is both challenging and exciting but something is not working

Does any of this sound like you? 

  • You feel underemployed in your current role - you’re disengaged from your daily tasks because you seek greater challenges but your current role lacks the space to fully explore what you’re truly capable of
  • You feel uninspired in your current role - you had your eye set on your dream job but somehow ended up settling for this meh offer because your dream role seems too unattainable
  • You feel defeated in your job search - you lost count of how many roles you’ve applied for and how many automated rejection emails that have since piled up in your inbox
  • You feel lost in your desire for change - maybe you’re starting to lose passion for your current industry, maybe you’re looking to relocate to a different country or maybe you’re happy in your industry but you’re looking for a company with better culture and balance. Whatever it is, you don’t know where to start, how to start or worse, how to switch without taking a pay cut
  • You feel frustrated after getting ghosted again - you’re consistently reaching the interview round and always feeling confident walking away thinking you did well, only to receive the dreaded ‘Unfortunately on this occasion…’ email.
If you nodded your head to any of the above, I offer you this thought: what if the problem is not YOU but your job search STRATEGY?

I was on your journey not long ago.

As a foreign student in Canada, I was faced with countless rejections, not hearing back from interviewers and of course, that voice in my head saying ‘I’m an international student with hardly any work experience. Who would hire me??’.

Then, I landed a job in recruitment for the Big4 firms where I was exposed to the backstage of the hiring process. I saw how employers made decisions and how recruiters identify top talents. At that moment, I realized that most people are taught the wrong way to apply for jobs and that I, too, would have to change my job search strategy to attract the right opportunity.

It took 7 years to learn and hone my job search strategy but that job search strategy soon resulted in multiple 6-figure job offers and the elusive ‘what would it take for us to get you onboard?’. And now I'm excited to teach you how to do the same and interview like a rockstar.

The right job search strategy is all about:

  • Learning to embrace the inevitable discomfort and imposter syndrome, address the limiting beliefs and self doubt
  • Learning to craft your unique selling point to stand out amongst a sea of applicants
  • Learning to get on the radar of hiring managers, and leave a strong impression to establish yourself as a Star Candidate in their minds when they make hiring decisions
  • Learning to present and sell yourself on resumes and interview by showing hiring managers how much value you can bring to the role
  • Learning the strategies of salary negotiation so you can walk away with a pay cheque that is in line with your WORTH

And it’s all about having a community of people going through the same journey to support you and having a mentor who’s been there to guide you all the way.

Welcome to

The Star Candidate Program

My proven framework that has helped hundreds of students land their dream job in WEEKS

  • 1. FUEL

    We begin by working on YOU.

    We first uncover your limiting beliefs to strengthen your mindset and self-belief.

  • 2. DEFINE

    We then define your personal brand and narrow down your target employers and roles, so that you have a clear goal on what you’re after.

  • 3. MARKET

    THEN, we move on to get you in front of the hiring managers.

    Marketing yourself through networking is our signature approach. But before that, we will teach you how to build a strong online presence through LinkedIn. The combination of networking and a strong profile is key to capturing the attention of hiring managers and standing out from a sea of applicants.

  • 4. LAND

    Once your foot is in the door, we work to seal the deal and LAND that dream role.

    You will be taught our proven resume structure and have it reviewed by our coach. We will then prepare you for the different types of interviews and interview questions. Finally, we teach you the strategies of salary negotiation so you can be paid your WORTH.

This program consists of self-paced online modules that cover every aspect of the job hunting journey and access to unlimited coaching.

That's right, you can join our group coaching calls even after you land the job.

When you join The Star Candidate Program, the ROI is massive.

Dream offer and work visa for Luxemburg as an international student from India

I cannot tell you which one module made a difference for me. Not the networking module, not the interview module. Rather, it’s the program as a whole that brings it all together. Anna taught me the skills I needed to find my dream job. And that gave me a sense of control and confidence that is reflected when dealing with people in interviews and networking chats.

Instead of investing in services that depreciate in value. For example, hiring someone to craft a strong resume for me. I wanted to invest in something that won’t leave me dependent on them. With The Star Candidate Program, I was taught the skills that I will use again and again in the future.

One thing that stood out to me about the program is Anna’s personalised touch. You could tell that the program is a part of her, a very important part of herself. And that is how she treated all of us when working with her. I had lots of questions and would constantly disturb her but she answered all my questions very calmly and assured me when I overthink. 

Vidhan V., Space Engineer at GomSpace (Luxemburg)

€32,000 salary increase and a perfect fit job in 7 weeks

The Star Candidate Program will be will be one of the best investments you can make in yourself.

It helped me realign myself to my work and life goals and tackle the entire process head-on in a very straightforward but strategic way. And one the most important part of the program came down to working on my mindset and shifting from a state of fear to a state of confidence and believing in myself.

I landed this job within 7 weeks of starting the Star Candidate Program. It was the most challenging interview process I’ve ever gone through and it had been made known to me that I was the least experienced candidate in the selection pool however I did my best to demonstrate and highlight my skills versus my experience. My offer is €32K more than my previous salary. I’m over the moon!

Maddi D., Director of People Operations, NGO (Lisbon, Portugal)

Two job offers and visa support with Deloitte abroad, all secured months before graduation

Enrolling in the Star Candidate Program was probably one of the best investments I made in myself as a student. The things I learned here were absolutely crucial in getting a full-time job offer while being a student abroad. I was stressed about the job-seeking process when I started, but in the end, I got to graduate with multiple offers to choose from! If it hadn’t been for the things I learned in this course, I probably would have spent more time and energy on figuring things out by myself and may have settled for less. It gave me a new perspective on the whole job-seeking process, to say the least, and I’m really happy with the results!

Pinar A., Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte (Germany)

Breakdown: A Roadmap to your Dream Job

Chapter #1: FUEL

Module #1: Mindset
In order to become a Star Candidate, you have to start thinking like one. This module tackles the false beliefs that feed your self-doubt and lack of confidence. We will set the foundation for a successful mindset that is confident in making decisions and comfortable with aiming for the role that seems too unattainable. At The Career Diet, we believe that everyone has something valuable to share. We love watching our students uncover what makes them shine and gain the confidence to show employers what they can offer.

Chapter #2: DEFINE

Module #2: Personal Brand
Have you ever come across the loaded ‘tell me about yourself’ question? This module adopts a two-pronged approach to ensuring you have a clear statement to support your personal brand. First, we uncover your unique identity through a proven step-by-step framework. Then, we identify the value you have to offer through questions and surveys. The result is a clearly defined personal brand that becomes your unique selling point.

Module #3: Target Employers and Roles
We don’t believe in just getting paid well. We also want your career to serve your dream life. In this module, we’re answering questions that dive into what you want to achieve in your work life and your personal life, in order to identify roles that integrate both to achieve optimal fulfillment. We then narrow down potential careers and dream employers to find the perfect match that fits into your vision of a fulfilling life.

Chapter #3: MARKET

Module #4: LinkedIn
We may not be able to control what people think of us, but we sure can influence it. In this module, you will learn how to optimize your LinkedIn page in order to increase connection requests and profile views. You will be guided on how to maximize the limited space you have on LinkedIn to build your online presence and showcase who you are as a candidate and what you can offer to your dream employer.

Module #5: Network like a Pro
Arguably one of the most important parts of a job search strategy. In this module, you will gain access to my proven framework where you will learn to think like a recruiter, uncover the hidden job market and master the skill of making meaningful connections. My goal is to make you fall in love with networking. You will soon think of it as nothing more than another coffee chat and be excited about it. This is so key because after all, making great impressions involve firstly getting in front of the hiring managers!

Chapter #4: LAND

Module #6: Resume
‘Should I include a picture? Should I keep it to a one-pager?’ This module will answer all these questions and more. Gone are the days where you had to navigate through all the conflicting Google advice. In this module, I will teach you how to structure your resume using my proven framework that has landed my students dream offers within WEEKS. From graduate roles to experienced hire, learning how to present yourself on paper is a crucial skill that will stay with you for the rest of your career.

Module #7: Master the Interview
Did you know there are 6 types of interview questions? Yes, in this module, we explore every type of interview question and not just the standard behavioral ones. You will learn our proven structure to infuse your interview responses with your personal brand. This ensures you can clearly articulate your strengths and weaknesses with clarity. You will also walk away with Anna’s top tips. No more ‘my weakness is that I’m a perfectionist’ responses!

Module #8: Salary Negotiation
You’re now fully prepped for the interview. BUT, here at The Career Diet, we do not settle. Thus, we will also prepare for salary negotiations. In this module, we explore your money mindset and address any limiting beliefs to ensure you know your worth. We will also go through how to perform salary research and determine the 3 key salary numbers - the Walk, the Want, the Wish. Lastly, we will cover the strategy of salary negotiation so you can join in the footsteps of previous Star Candidates who received 60% more than their original offer!
Plus, this is a group program with weekly interactive coaching calls to ensure you get tailored support and a community to share your wins and struggles!

Are you ready to ditch underemployment and the ‘Sorry’ emails?

$55K salary increase and a new career

Anna was a joy to work with.  Having an expert on my side to help navigate the job market was invaluable.  With Anna's help, I was able to not only find a new job in the next step of my career journey but she also made me realize that these are skills that I will stay with me for the rest of my career, and something I’ll continue to work on and develop further.  

I learned what strategic networking is and how imperative it is network all the time.  It was also vitally important to learn how much negotiation is involved in a job offer.  I had two offers and Anna’s approach helped me strategically push both companies and negotiate the best offer for myself, resulting in $55k salary increase.

Anna's program provided guidance for every step in my journey which concluded with me finding the fabulous opportunity I was looking for.  Thank you Anna.

Adriana, Project Manager

Career clarity, working with the UN and WWF, and 41% salary increase

Before The Star Candidate program, I was going on LinkedIn, looking for jobs and sending resumes into an empty void. My strategy was customizing my resume to each job - I spent a lot of time doing that. After 3 months, I knew something has to change and joined The Star Candidate program.

After I  joined,  I felt like I took my power back. I realized that I am in a position to choose the job I want. I got clarity and instead of applying to every random company, I got really specific with where I wanted to work.

I took Anna's advice to network everywhere: I was reaching out to people on LinkedIn and making connections in real life. Through a referral, I got introduced to a private Slack community of people in the industry I was targeting, sustainability. This is how I got introduced to the hiring manager for a role that looked interesting and met with him and a couple of my future coworkers before applying. This kickstarted a very long  interview process. I was so grateful for The Star Candidate program because I was confident in my responses! 

I landed a job a lot more senior than my previous role, working with organizations like the UN and WWF and securing 41% salary increase.

Urvashi, Sustainability Manager

Hear Urvashi's story

This can be you in a matter of weeks

The Star Candidate Program is for you if you are…

  • A driven go-getter unhappy in your current role but don’t know what roles out there would be a better fit
  • A trailblazer confident with what you want to do but can’t seem to land your dream role
  • An ambitious job seeker tired of what I call the ‘Apply and Pray’ strategy where you send out hundreds of applications, only to receive the dreaded ‘Unfortunately on this occasion…’ email
  • A motivated graduate who is excited to start the awesome career you know lies ahead of you but are struggling to land your first ‘official’ role
  • An experienced veteran looking to pivot into a new industry or move across the world without taking a pay cut
  • A lifelong learner committed to doing the work and not just looking for a quick fix 

And are looking to

  • Eliminate the fear and self-doubt that comes with job searching 
  • Explore roles that will give you a greater sense of fulfilment and enjoyment (and of course, also pay well!)
  • Learn the structure of presenting yourself on resumes and selling yourself in interviews
  • 500+


  • 30+


  • 18%

    salary increase

What's Included:

  • Lifetime access to 60+ video lessons (including access to all future updates)

    At The Career Diet, we’re lifelong learners who don’t believe in handing you the solutions, but rather, teach you the skills that you will use time and time again throughout the exciting career that lies ahead of you. You will have access to all our teachings and any future updates because we want you to support you at every stage of your career!

  • The Complete Job Search Strategy

You will get 8 core training modules designed to overcome any struggle you might face in your journey.

Topics include: Mindset, Personal Brand, Target Company and Role, LinkedIn, Network like a Pro, Resume, Master the Interview, Salary Negotiation

  • 20+ downloadables with homework, exercises, scripts, templates, and trackers

A job search strategy without implementation is… simply a PDF document. At The Career Diet, we want to make sure the knowledge you gained from the videos are easily actionable. Thus, we created a library of downloadables breaking down each structure and framework so you won’t have to figure it out yourself!

  • Unlimited coaching

In these weekly group coaching calls, we will work through your struggles and learn from other students’ experiences. Call times alternate between 12 pm EST and 6 pm EST on Tuesday to accommodate for the different time zones.

You get unlimited lifetime access to our weekly coaching calls. That's right, you can join our coaching calls even when you're looking for support in the future.

You also have an option to submit a question that will be answered during the live session and watch the recording at your convenience. 

Note: Lifetime access refers to the lifetime of The Star Candidate Program. Read more in our Terms & Conditions on thecareerdiet.com.

BUT that’s not all… I want to make sure you will 100% land your dream job and so I have added these BONUSES to further guide you:

Access to our private LinkedIn group

One of my favourite parts of the program is the community that you are introduced to the second you join. I love hearing your stories of connecting with and learning from other students and alumni. You don't always have to go searching for the professionals in your target industries on LinkedIn - some of them are right there in The Career Diet community.

"Ditch the Nerves" Bonus:
6 lessons with communications coach Ivan Wanis Ruiz

Ivan is a communications expert with extraordinary credentials. He is a highly sought after speaker who has given multiple guest training in competitive business schools around Canada as well as being a top-rated instructor on Coursera with over 140,000 learners.

In these lessons, he shares his advice on topics such as dealing with nerves, projecting confidence, and handling awkward pauses.

Our student’s verdict: ‘such simple advice, but also advice I’ve never heard before’. We’re sold. Are you?

A dream role in UX/UI design as an international student

Before the program, I was actively applying for jobs but not getting far. The Star Candidate Program taught me to proactively go after the job opportunities.

I got the offer I’m so excited about and I can’t express how thankful I am for all your help and support throughout my journey. I have waited for this moment for a long time and I’m still trying to digest it. I can’t believe I got my target compensation number!

If you’re considering the Star Candidate program, definitely go for the if you’re struggling to get interviews and land offers! It’s a great program to learn these important skills that are usually not taught in universities.

Shobhith S., UX/UI Designer at OnLoop (Canada)

Narrowing down and landing her dream job with $8K salary increase after being laid off

I came to Anna in a very vulnerable state (crying myself to sleep and beating myself up for being such a “loser”). Yet, it took us less than two months (given the 2-3-week holiday season, COVID climate, and very (very) niche industry) to land a job in a desirable field with a higher than expected salary, and $8k more than my previous role.

Anna’s Career Diet looks like a simple and straight-forward program. However, you uncover a lot of things as you go. We all know the power of LinkedIn, networking, research, ATS system, etc. Another thing is to know how to approach the job hunt in a smart and strategic way. The Career Diet goes deeper than that – in a way, it’s almost like going through therapy. Along with figuring out your career path, you also get to discover your real passions, aspirations, and goals.

Dana I., Research Analyst at HESE (Canada)

Hi, I’m Anna

Founder of The Career Diet, part-time job search strategist, part-time career coach, and full-time cheerleader!

Not long ago, I was in your position. I grew up in a small Russian town in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by people who have never lived outside of our little town nor traveled much.

Growing up, my family didn’t have a lot of money and I never had the chance to learn how to speak English fluently until I was in my 20s.

Despite all of that, I have since lived in 5 countries, 7 cities, attended a competitive business school in Canada on a scholarship, changed careers twice without starting from the bottom or taking a pay cut, received multiple 6 figure job offers, and built a successful sales career abroad… all while having to speak a foreign language every day.

And trust me when I say this hasn’t been an easy path…

Early on in my career, there were countless job interviews, rejections from my dream jobs, A LOT of tears, self-doubt, and settling for okay offers.

It took me years to understand what it takes to master the job skills and in the Star Candidate Program, you get to fast-track the journey.

In this program, I have broken down everything I’ve learned in a proven and structured framework that teaches you how to be seen as a top candidate and how to be sought after by the top employers in the country. I will give you the arsenal of tools needed to be a Star Candidate - from personal branding to a standout resume, we will have you ready to wow your dream employer in no time.

I went from a struggling international student abroad to the top salary in my industry. From countless auto rejections to 6 figure job offers that found me, without me looking or applying. From ‘Sorry we’ve had more experienced candidates’ to ‘What would it take for you to come on board’ just 15 minutes into a job interview. If I could do it, you could do it.

And of course… I will guide you on every step of the journey until you hear the ‘What would it take for you to come on board’ …

Past students landed at

Imagine this, in just 8 modules, you will have…

  • Clarity on what’s next for you by narrowing down roles that not only play up your strengths but also consist of daily tasks you enjoy 
  • Confidence to apply for that job you’ve dreamt of, now that you know what makes you stand out and what you have to offer - even if you have no experience!
  • Landed offers from your dream company that align with both your personal values and your lifestyle 
  • Gained the necessary knowledge to negotiate your salary plus the mindset shifts to be confident in asking for the salary you deserve
  • Built recognition amongst hiring managers by learning how to get in front of them and asking the right questions to leave a lasting impression on them
  • An upleveled mindset shift that takes you from being afraid of putting yourself forward for networking events or interviews to actually looking forward to them
  • Master the skill of job searching that will serve you for the rest of your career

If that sounds like something you’re ready to commit to achieving, you might just be the next Star Candidate in line for that dream role!

What industries and functions is the Star Candidate Program for?

The Star Candidate program is for ambitious professionals in ALL industries and functions. My past students landed jobs in:

  • Accounting
    Customer Success
    Project Management

  • Animation
    Policy Development
    UX/UI Design
    Apparel Design
    Interior Design
    Senior Living

  • Fundrasing
    Data Analysis
    Oil and Gas
    Space Science

150% salary increase and finally a job in his target industry

I was able  to finally land the job in my target field, operations, with $5K higher salary than the industry standard and 150% more than my previous job. 

The program not only helped me get this job but also has changed my perspective about the job market. What I’ve learned will stay with me forever.

Chirag N., Facility Management Coordinator (Canada)


  • How long is the program?

    I know that work and life can get in the way, so I’ve designed the program to be self-paced. You have lifetime access to all video lessons and course materials - this way, you can access the topics you need coaching on whenever you need it, any time of the day. You also have unlimited coaching through weekly group coaching calls. I got your back!

  • Does it matter where I’m located?

    Not at all! My past students come from all around the world: North America, Europe, India, and Australia. We have had students from over 30 countries!

  • How quickly can I expect to see results?

    You will start seeing results immediately - you will see huge mindset changes after watching the first few lessons.

    I can’t guarantee that you will receive a job offer and how quickly you will receive it. This depends on your starting point, how complex your situation is (changing industries, moving countries, etc.), and how quickly you start implementing what you learn in the program. You do have my support and coaching until you get the offer - my policy is “No student left behind!”.

    That said, past students have received job offers as fast as 3 weeks.

  • What’s the refund policy?

    I offer 30-day ‘do the work’ full refund policy. This means that if within 30 days after joining the course you watch a reasonable number of video lessons, do all the exercises and assignments that come with them, log in for at least two live office hours, but feel like the program is not the right fit for you, I’ll issue a full refund. Check ‘Terms and Conditions’ for more.

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Inside, you'll get recordings of live mock interviews of past students from 20+ industries and various seniority levels.

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