Tess C. Taylor, CCC, CPC, SHRM-CP


Tess C. Taylor, CCC, CPC, SHRM-CP, founder of HR Knows, a human resource consulting and content development agency in New York, is a seasoned human resource and career coaching professional with nearly two decades of corporate experience. She is also an international best-selling co-author of My Creative Thoughts Journal and My Big Idea Book; and the author of Corporate Wellness: 30 Days to a Wildly Successful Health and Wellness Fair. For a decade, Tess has been creating dialogue around important human resources, recruitment, and career topics in order to educate and inspire.


Human Resource Professional,Career Coach,Business Owner,Author,Content Manager,Blogger


  • American College of Education: Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology

Certifications and Awards

  • Certified Career Coach: World Coach Institute
  • Certified SEO Web Copy Writer: Success Works
  • Certified Professional Coach: World Coach Institute
  • SHRM-Certified Professional: Society for Human Resource Management

Business Owner

Tess is both a small business owner and someone who has a great deal of experience working in the business world for employers. She has worked in several major industries, including health care, environmental, manufacturing, and software, which enables her to share much insight with others. As a business owner with a track record of maintaining a growing enterprise for 10+ years, Tess can also share advice and tips on how to start, manage, and grow a successful business from the ground up.

Tess has written for business-related websites and blogs worldwide. She is also active on social networks and has been voted a Top 100 HR Expert to Follow on Twitter for six years running.

Freelance Writing Business

Tess is a seasoned freelance writer, editor, and content manager with more than 10 years of experience managing a successful copywriting agency. She has a broad range of writing skills and knowledge to share, from getting started in freelance writing to growing relationships with great clients and developing a strong freelance writing portfolio. Tess has designed and teaches Freelance Writing Class several times a year and was a featured expert at Work from Home Success for the freelance writing channel.

She was also the featured Employee Benefits Expert at the former About.com (now The Balance Careers), the Senior Blogger for PayScale - Compensation Today, and her work has been featured on leading HR and Career blogs worldwide.

HR Coach

Tess is a certified human resource and career coaching professional with a strong background in full-cycle recruitment and career management. She has coached at least 300 people in the last 10 years on how to identify, search for, and land great jobs. She is also an expert when it comes to job-related topics such as interviewing skills, resumes, cover letters, career and job growth, switching careers, and more. When you need accurate and honest information about jobs, you can trust in Tess to deliver.

More About Tess

You are welcome to follow Tess on Twitter and LinkedIn and be sure to join the HR Knows group for updates and news on HR topics.