Looking for a new job or promotion can be stressful at the best of times…

I know.  One part of you is probably excited about the possibilities that are out there for you to grab a hold of, while another part of you is scared out of your mind.  Looking for a new job, whether you are unemployed or not, is an emotional roller coaster complete with exhilarating highs and depressing lows.  And if you haven’t looked for work in a while, you will find that all of the rules have changed.  You need someone who is on your side and can help to guide you through the job search process.  You know it is time to make an investment in YOU.  It is why you are here.

Career Support to Kick your Job Search into High Gear

Drawing on formal education as well as what I have learned through my own recent job search experiences, I will help you to discover all of the skills, strengths, and accomplishments you may not even know you possess.  Then together we will build your job search skills, tools and resources to help you find work that is meant for you – work that is meaningful, satisfying, and makes use of the skills and strengths you wish to use.

Resume Preparation

My Process:

1.  Foundation Session

First we will sit down together for a 60-90 minute interview so that I can get a better understanding of who you are, what you do, what you are looking for both in your next position and in your resume and your value to an organization.  I will also explain the ATS systems and include a training session on how to develop your accomplishment stories/statements that will make you shine on your resume and in an interview.

2.  Resume Preparation

If you don’t currently have a resume, you will have homework to do!  I will send you a package that will help you to gather the information we will need to create your resume.  This information will include the various positions you have held, what your major responsibilities were, what you think your main skills and strengths are, any accomplishments or things you have done that you are proud of as well as any other information that would be helpful.  If you already have a resume that we can work from, you will still have homework to do!  I will send you a package that will help you to create those accomplishment stories mentioned in step 1.  Then we will work together to incorporate as many of them into your resume as we can.

If I am preparing your resume, I will send you a copy of your first draft for review.  We will walk through your resume and make any changes or additions that are needed.  We will then create as many drafts as needed.  Then, when you feel that your resume is an accurate representation of you, your completed resume will be sent to you.

Interview Preparation

My Process:

1.  Foundation Session

First we will sit down together for a 60-90 minute interview so that I can get a better understanding of who you are, what you do, what you are looking for both in your next position and in your resume and your value to an organization.  I will also include a training session on the different types of interview questions and how to develop your accomplishment stories/statements that will make you shine in an interview.

2.  Interview Preparation

Like with a real interview, you will have homework to do!  I will send you a package that will help you to create those accomplishment stories you will need to make you stand out in an interview. 

3.  Mock Interview

Finally, I will put you through a mock interview where I will ask you questions that an employer may typically ask in a real interview situation.  After the interview, I will provide you with feedback that will help you to strengthen your answers to the questions and present yourself in a way that will impress any employer.

Other Services

Resume Critiques

For those individuals who would like to update their own resume, I will provide a written critique outlining what you can do to make it stronger.

Cover Letter Creation

I will create a custom cover letter template that you can use during your job search.

Career Coaching

During these one hour one-on-one coaching sessions, I can:

* Help you to identify your skills, strengths, values and accomplishments and explain how you can use this information to find a new job that is a great fit for you

* Guide you through the process of identifying an exciting new career if you are considering a change

* Provide you with valuable tips on how you can make your job search more effective

* Celebrate your successes, share the down times, and provide a listening ear when you need a sounding board

I’m ready to take the first step.  How do I get started?

Just send me an email giving some information about yourself and which services you are interested in finding out more about.  Remember to include your name and phone number.  I’ll get back to you to answer any questions you may have.  There will be no hard sell. This is about finding out if we are a fit, not talking you into something you may not feel ready for.

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