what-to-expectYour call for career “HELP!” is solution-focused: get a better job, plan for college, improve a resume, prepare for an interview, tackle burnout, regroup from a layoff or retirement. Clients report positive results following the first career coaching session. After an initial phone consultation, our appointment includes exploration, goal setting and personalized action steps. Common “packages” include a series of sessions to be completed within a 1-2 month period.

TIP for productive coaching sessions:
BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP.
Demo your level of computer competence to get immediate feedback on your strengths and weaknesses in this area.
Access preferred resources & assessment results. Hands-on guidance with email, social networking, document, portfolio, online job boards, databases, etc.

Career Changers and Job Seekers consider: 1-Defining your interests and skills- Assessments (TypeFocus or review of prior results); 2-Uncovering hidden job markets & options; 3-Resume updates; 4-Job search scripting; 5-Mock interviewing (on or off site, video-options); 6-Stress reduction.

College Planning Families consider: 1-Appropriate assessments (interests & college major search); 2-Resume and personal statement; 3-College essay solutions; 4-Checklist and deadline review. Additional topics include: mock interviews, family meeting, and personalized academic success skill building (time management, goal setting, study and test taking skills, stress management).

Following initial sessions and resulting goal fulfillment, clients schedule targeted “career check-ups” for pre-interview pep talks, resume updates, re-inspiration and focus. All sessions include personalized feedback in between appointments.

Our resume and document writing work includes an initial consultation along with the time to create and finalize the document(s) based on the information that you provide. We are not strictly a typing service, because a good resume requires effective review of you and your targets. Student academic resumes are completed early on in the college planning process and set the foundation for a lifelong career management skill.

We work on an hourly rate in person, by phone, online and as arranged for groups, document work or research. Assessment instruments may have additional fees. Gift Certificates are available and appreciated by new graduates and job seekers! We are strong local High School Supporters, for example, the Cy Creek COUGAR CARD offers discounted services for college planning sessions.

Contact us with any questions you may have about career planning services. We will make arrangements that work with your goals in mind.

 

“Career passions and values tend to be the anchor providing security amidst ever changing waves of circumstances, job titles, priorities, abilities and interests.” K.O.