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Recruiting & Career Coaching

RISING CAREERS is a woman-owned business focused on a unique mix of Recruiting and Career Coaching. We bring our first-hand engineering knowledge to help you rapidly hire top talent for your organization or advance your career!

Find the best talent for your organization or take your career to the next level.


I worked with Debra in 2022 to fill the role of Principal Project Engineer.  I had not worked with her before, although others in my organization had with successful results.  From my first discussion, I found Debra structured in the types of questions she asked me to ensure a clear understanding of what I was looking for.  She even helped me to better understand additional talents I would find helpful.  Drawing on her technical background, Debra conducted thorough phone screens of the candidates to define their strengths, skill sets, what motivates them, and how they could contribute to my company.  She provided her phone screen report along with the candidate’s resume for each person deserving my review.  Debra continued to work with me throughout the interview process and made immediate adjustments in her search process based on my feedback.  The result was a great hire with minimal effort on my part.  Close to a year later, I am still very happy with using Debra and plan to do so again in the future.

Paul, Manager Project Engineering

About Us

RISING CAREERS is a woman-owned Recruiting and Career Coaching firm founded by Debbi Musch. This gives her the opportunity to both apply her engineering & technical management industry knowledge and continue her passion of championing the career development of the next generation of leaders. She has assembled a network of associates with industry experience that can help advance your career. Our expertise lies within Engineering, R&D, Operations, EHS, Quality, Sales and Marketing, IT, and Management, primarily serving STEM industries.

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My Story

As owner of RISING CAREERS, I am passionate about championing the career development of the next generation of leaders.

With more than 25 years as an engineer, technology leader and international manager in the chemical & thermoplastic industry, I am committed to helping our corporate clients find the best talent for their organization and our professional clients take their career to the next level. When I reach out to client companies and candidates, the typical response is, 'This is the best conversation I have had with a recruiter' and I believe this is because I am an engineer and former hiring manager!

In my engineering career, I either held the type of job that our clients are seeking to fill or as a manager, I hired personnel to fill these positions.  Additionally, possessing direct working knowledge of industry as well as a strong understanding of how the current job-placement market works, has positioned me to continue my passion as a Career Coach to help a new generation of STEM professionals. 

My Credentials: B.S. Chemical Engineer, Carnegie-Mellon University, MBA, Case Western Reserve University. Chemical & Thermoplastic Industry: Project Engineer, Plant Engineer, Global EHS Specialist, Process Development Engineer, Lab & Quality Supervisor, Global Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, International Site Manager.

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Committed to Lifting Others

RISING CAREERS is committed to donating to non-profit organizations that are LIFTING OTHERS to overcome hurdles and achieve a bright future. When choosing to work with us, you will also be contributing to the community.

Working Together


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Engage an Engineer as your Recruiter

Having an Engineer as your Recruiter brings Value:

  • First-hand knowledge of your open positions

  • Effectively probe to better understand the job expectations.

  • Capture relevant accomplishments during candidate interviews.

  • High level of response by candidates when they see that an engineer has reached out to them.

  • Rapidly identify qualified top talent!



Chemical / Specialty Chemical

Engineering & Construction

Food & Beverage


Petrochemical / Refining


Plastics & Engineered Resins

Pulp & Paper

Job Titles

Continuous Improvement

Environmental, Health & Safety

Maintenance / Reliability

Plant / Operations Manager

Process Design Engineer

Process / Production Engineer

Project Engineer / Manager


R&D Engineer / Scientist

Technical Sales / Marketing

Career Coaching

Our Most Popular Package!

If you know you want to make a career change, but don't know where to start, this is the package for you.


RISING CAREERS wants to hear about your long-term and short-term career interests and offer insight to help you create an individualized path to achieve your goals.

With this package you will receive:

  • Telephone consultation to develop a career path consistent with your career ambitions

  • Together we will analyze your strengths, priorities and career satisfaction factors

  • Capture your accomplishments and skills

  • Help you identify your career vision and build a career plan

College Students & Early Career Professionals!

Develop interview skills, includes mock interviews with professionals in your field.


RISING CAREERS will coach you to recognize your skills, strengths and experience. We offer guidance so that you can confidently convey who you are during the interview process.

With this package you will receive:

  • Telephone consultation focused on sharing and practicing good interview techniques

  • Mock interview with a professional associate

  • Written interview tips

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RISING CAREERS is committed to creating a resume that is polished, concise, and professional. Your resume should be distinctive to your experience and strengths while being targeted to attract the attention of prospective employers to contact you for an interview. A good resume puts you one step closer to achieving your career goals!


With this package you will receive:

  • Telephone consultation to review your resume and discuss your career objectives

  • Grammar check

  • Critiques by professional associates

  • Final resume in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats​


RISING CAREERS knows that your efforts to achieve a successful career does not end when you receive a job offer. We can prepare you to make a great first impression at your new job. 


With this package you will receive: 

  • Telephone consultations focused on sharing ideas and answering questions to ensure success

    • Prior to first day of work

    • First 30 days of work

    • After 90 days of work


All coaching services and communication, email or otherwise, delivered by RISING CAREERS, LLC as well as information set forth on this website ( are meant to help you identify the areas in your life and in your thinking that may be standing in your way. However, coaching is not professional mental health care or medical care. If you feel psychologically stressed to the point that it is interfering with your ability to function, please have the courage to seek the help you need in the form of a professional counselor. Coaching may augment your therapy, but the work of coaching is meant to be done when major emotional and psychological wounds are already healing or healed.


In that spirit, by purchasing coaching services from your RISING CAREERS, you confirm that you have read and agree to each statement and that you wish to proceed:


  • I understand that the coaching services I will be receiving from RISING CAREERS are not offered as a substitute for professional mental health care or medical care and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. I also understand that RISING CAREERS is not acting as a mental health counselor or a medical professional.

  • I understand that coaching is, at present, an unregulated industry and that RISING CAREERS is not licensed by the State of Ohio or any other state.  I also understand that for all legal purposes, the services provided by RISING CAREERS will be considered to be provided in the State of Ohio.

  • I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during my coaching sessions, and subsequently, including my choices and decisions.

  • I understand that coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of therapy.

  • I understand that all comments and ideas offered by RISING CAREERS are solely for the purpose of aiding me in achieving my defined goals. I have the ability to give my informed consent, and hereby give such consent to RISING CAREERS to assist me in achieving such goals.

  • I understand that to the extent our work together involves career or business, RISING CAREERS is not promising outcomes included but not limited to increased clientele, profitability and/or business success.

  • I understand that RISING CAREERS will protect my information as confidential unless I state otherwise in writing. If I report child, elder abuse or neglect or threaten to harm myself or someone else, I understand that necessary actions will be taken, and my confidentiality agreement limited in this capacity. Furthermore, if RISING CAREERS is ordered by a court to provide information or to testify, we will do so to the extent the law requires.

  • I understand that the use of technology is not always secure, and I accept the risks of confidentiality in the use of email, text, phone, video conferencing and other technology.

  • I hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge RISING CAREERS, any agents, successors, assigns, personal representatives, executors, heirs and employees from every claim, suit action, demand or right to compensation for damages I may claim to have or that I may have arising out of acts or omissions by myself or by RISING CAREERS as a result of the advice given by RISING CAREERS or otherwise resulting from the coaching relationship contemplated by this agreement. I further declare and represent that no promise, inducement or agreement not expressed in this agreement has been made to me to sign this agreement. This agreement shall bind my heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents.


Debbi Musch

Owner, Executive Recruiter, Career Coach


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