Prepare – Resumes, Cover Letters, Online Presence
Package – Interviewing, Networking, Negotiating
Launch – Targeting, Planning, Action
Direction – Career Change, Assessments
Coaching – Business, Work/Life
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Prepare – Resumes, Cover Letters, Online Presence

Resumes – Are you underselling yourself?
Most resumes I read qualify clients for the jobs they’ve already had, not the job they want now.   It’s a critical distinction.  Resumes are not career summaries, they are marketing material.  Sharp, savvy and with relevant detail, they should appeal directly to the employers who need people exactly like you.

Cover Letters – Are you speaking clearly to your market?

Here’s a high stake opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition.  Cover letters need to be outstanding not average. This means focused marketing points with a real story to tell about the unique value you bring to the role and the company.

Online Presence – How well do you promote yourself?

While resumes and cover letters are the formal part of the process, online is where the day-to-day action is.  Recruiters, employers and your own network will assess you through your online presence. You’ll want your LinkedIn profile to advance your industry connections and expand your reach beyond them.

Package – Interviewing, Networking, Negotiating

Interviewing – When it’s face-to-face can you deliver your message?
So little time, so much to say. The pressure to get it right.  A difficult interviewer to connect with.  A format that was more casual conversation than concrete questions. With so many factors in play and multiple interview levels to finesse interview coaching is one of your wisest moves.

Networking – Who do you know and who knows you?

Although it’s highly effective, it’s easy to misuse or underuse networking. It’s not a quick hit set of manoeuvres.  It’s a way of connecting with the right people, gathering the best information and being top of mind as potential opportunities unfold.  Understanding how to grow your network and manage your contacts can be as close as it gets to having ‘career insurance’.

Negotiating – What are you worth to a new employer?

If you’ve ever been screened out too early based on the salary question, you’ll know how quickly price can become an issue.  Learn to build your value all the way to the job offer – and then negotiate the terms with confidence to create a win-win outcome.

Launch – Targeting, Planning, Action

Job Targeting – Do you know what you want?
Let’s identify what’s possible for you – both short and long term.  Using a defined process of analysis, strategy and reality checks we can bring more clarity to your goals and create a career map to help you to see the big picture and the next steps.

Planning & Action – When you have the map but need a guide.

There’s doubt job search can be a personal challenge.  It takes time.  It can be frustrating and it’s often harder to accomplish well on your own.  It’s easier to roll out an action plan with a proven coach on your side.  Regular checkpoints can also help problem solve and direct your search efforts.

Direction – Career Change, Assessments

Second Careers – What do I want to do with my life now? 

This question comes up often – in careers at top levels, in uncertain industries, in times of personal change or just because.  It’s one that holds both opportunity and uncertainty.  Using a three-part process, I’ve worked with many clients to translate old patterns of thinking into new energy and positive inquiry.  It’s an area of my practice that I particularly enjoy.

Assessments – What’s idealistic and what’s possible?
These can form an invaluable part of objective decision-making about your career choices.  Others find assessments are useful as confirmation for possibilities they may already have in mind.  Either way, it’s one of the options open to you as we work together and usually an interesting launch point.

Coaching – Business, Work/Life

Business – How can you raise the bar on your performance level?
Working one-on-one to build the leadership and people skills you need to be effective in your workplace is valuable professional development.  If you are on the senior or management team, or would like to be, having a personal coach can support and guide your success.

Work / Life – What does it take to act on your priorities?
When a new role or shifting circumstances at tilt the balance toward overwhelm, it’s proactive to call in a coach.  Having an objective viewpoint and positive input can make a difference in your ability to adapt to change and master resiliency.

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