Services to Help Professionals Manage 21st Century Careers
My career coaching and consulting services are designed to empower professionals to lead their own careers. So what’s needed to take charge of your own career? Is it really possible?
Leading your career comes from having:
- a vision of where you want to go
- the internal and external resources you need to get there
- a manageable plan that makes it easier to take action
Of course there is change. But with the right resources and support, you’re well positioned to respond to changing circumstances. For a confidential discussion of your personal career situation, contact me here.
As a professional the choices you make about your career will be influenced not only by your unique combination of strengths, skills, and experiences but also by your personal life circumstances. Handling competing pressures is the norm for most professionals today. But with the right support at the right time, you can feel more confident about shaping your professional career.
Maybe you’re preparing for a promotion at work, feel confused about your next career move, or frustrated by your job search. Maybe you simply need a more compelling resume or want to learn how to get better results from your LinkedIn profile. My goal is to help you solve your most important career problems more quickly.
Services are customized according to your individual needs and priorities. This is why we begin with an in-depth discussion of your current situation to assess if what I offer is a good fit. Read below to learn more about the services available to support your career management and job search.
Career Transition Coaching
Be more informed, learn how to manage your career transition, and get clear about your goals for the next phase of your career.
Career changes are not just about your work. Whether your career transition experience results from planned or unplanned change, the impact on your life can be profound. Career transition coaching is designed to not only provide support, but also work with you on gaining enough clarity to move your career forward.
Job loss or career change impacts many aspects of your day to day experience. Stress and feelings of disorientation can get in your way. This service will help you reorient yourself and regain the confidence needed to rebuild your professional career.
Compelling Career Communication that Inspires You and Your Audience
Use powerfully crafted messages and choose the right channels to tell your career story in ways that enhance your professional credibility, and get attention from decision-makers.
It’s not uncommon for accomplished professionals to find it challenging to clearly articulate the unique value they bring to their organization, team, or to a prospective employer. This service is designed to meet that need. Because you are immersed in your field, it’s easy to take your own expertise for granted. I can help you see the bigger picture of what you do and develop the materials and messages to communicate more clearly.
In an era of flatter organizations and job insecurity, championing your own career and nurturing your professional network are crucial career management skills. Self-promotion is not always a natural skill for professionals. It requires confidence in what to communication and how to communicate. The good news is that you have plenty of choice of communication channels and tools. This service will provide you with compelling messages that help you stand out as a professional, and teach you how to choose and use tools that reach relevant decision-makers.
Read below for more details of services to enhance your career communication whether you are communicating through writing, online, or in-person.
Resume, Online Profiles, and other Career Documents
You feel more confident about your career communication because your career documents (resume; LinkedIn and social media profile; biographical summary) are professionally prepared to be compelling for your targeted audience. Knowing that you have materials that showcase your personal strengths and most marketable professional skills and achievements is the boost you need for confident communication.
As you will have heard many times, networking is an essential skill for career success. However misconceptions about networking and how to do it effectively are common. Like many professionals, even if you agree that networking is a good idea, it stays on the back-burner either because of time pressures or because you are unclear about where to begin. You don’t have to consider yourself a natural to succeed at networking. But you do need to take focused action.
Once we assess your needs and priorities, we will work together to create a networking plan and system that fit your career goals and your personal style. You will learn the principles of effective networking, how to build on the contacts you already have, and how to choose the right approach for different job search and professional networking situations. Once you have clarified your priorities for professional networking, you can hone your skills through coaching and practice.
Athletes pay a lot of attention to preparing for important events. This allows them to feel more relaxed and achieve top performance on the day when it matters most. Similarly knowing that you are fully prepared for your job interview will boost your confidence and ability to compete because you are ready to present your best self. Adequate preparation and practice will enable you translate interview stress into the energy you need to perform well.
This program includes the different aspects of interview preparation. This can range from company research to give you insight into what your interviewers are looking for, to how to manage interview stress. The topics to cover will be customized for you. Examples include what you need to know about different types of interview, how to establish rapport, how to create powerful responses to the most common interviews questions, what to do about difficult questions, how to prepare for salary negotiation, and how to avoid interview mistakes that candidates commonly make.
Success Through Strategic Job Search
Get better results from your search by learning and implementing the most effective job search techniques for professionals.
If you look for books or articles on job search you’ll be inundated with advice. You may even get advice from friends, family, and colleagues. Nearly everyone with experience of job search has opinions and stories to share. You may even feel frustrated by conflicting advice. Finding job search information is not what most professionals struggle with. It’s sifting through all this information. What should you do first? How do you choose what exactly to do today? When should you follow up? What should you say when you call or email? How should you organize your time?
Even if it’s a while since your last job search, you may feel like you should know what to do. But when you sit down at your desk, you feel stuck. Job search is inherently challenging because it involves uncertainty and lack of feedback, two of the things that make it difficult to take action.
This program of customized training in job search skills and job search support is designed to help you navigate the process with more ease and less stress. You’ll learn both the search skills and the resilience skills you need to for a successful search.
The first step is to get clear about the positions that you want to target. This will maximize the results of your search efforts because you are more focused. You will be more informed about which opportunities to pursue based on your profile and your career goals. We will also work together to create a plan that is manageable, but flexible enough to be adapted as you get more information through your search activities. It will be easier to stay on track because your plan includes not only specific job search tactics, but also ways of accessing the accountability and support that you need.
I recommend that you complete a Personal Scorecard of your current career management skills if you haven’t already done so. It will help you identify both the skills to build on, and any gaps to fill. It’s quick and easy to complete, and free on request.
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