I know a career transition can be overwhelming, and you may not even know where to start. As your collaborative partner, I will guide you through the goal setting and job search process to make it as painless and successful as possible. You will work directly with me – your personal career coach. Here’s a little bit about my coaching philosophy. I will take the time to really get to know you as an individual so that I can position you for success.
Getting Started is Simple
First, call my office for a free no-obligation consultation to determine your specific needs. Should we both feel we are a good fit, I will then email you a customized proposal outlining 3 different package options. Once you select your package and return the signed agreement, I will email you a secure PayPal invoice. Upon receipt of your paid order, I will contact you to schedule your Client Intake Session, where our journey together begins. If you are within 100 miles of my CT office, I prefer that we meet face-to-face. If that is not possible, we can conduct this intake session over the phone, as long as you do not mind a long conversation or two. This is the most important part of the process. After all, the better I know you, the better I can assist you.
The Coaching Process Itself
During our Client Intake Session, we will discuss the specifics of our coaching engagement including the steps of the coaching process, timelines and accountabilities. We will determine appropriate activities to identify your personal strengths, areas of expertise, ideal work culture and professional accomplishments. After assessment, comes the awareness phase which includes research and decision making. I have a variety of user-friendly tools to help us through this part of the coaching process. We can’t rush this part of the process, as I have learned over the years that what transforms a resume from average to stellar are the nuggets that come out of our conversations. Once we have a soft target goal, the resume development process accelerates.
I will collaborate with you and design professional documents that reflect your professional branding. If you have an old resume, I can use that as a starting point. If you do not have an existing resume, I have a Resume Questionnaire that you can complete. I take pride in the quality of my work and write all resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles myself — I do not utilize subcontractors. I am fortunate to have a support staff to assist me with back office functions which frees me up to meet 1:1 with clients and personally create all client documents.
What to Expect
The strongest resumes are targeted towards a specific job of interest, so I will ask you to provide a job posting to which you would like to apply. As part of the writing process, I will email you document drafts for your review and revision. Revisions are exchanged via email and/or telephone. The same easy development process will then be utilized for your cover letter and LinkedIn profile.
While the complexity of your project determines the turnaround time for finished products, the whole process typically takes 10 to 14 days from our Client Intake Session. Rush service is available for an additional fee; please mention this when you place your order. I am committed to your complete satisfaction, and will provide up to 3 rounds of revisions within 30 days of your initial order. In support of my green initiative, you will receive your draft and final documents electronically in Microsoft® Word. These are your documents, and I will explain how you can quickly customize them as needed for future job postings. I enjoy building long-term relationships with my clients and provide ongoing email and telephone support. I also share job search and career tips via my blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.