Take control of your job search!

Finding a job if you're an experienced professional or leaders can be frustrating. When you want to change jobs or careers, it's hard to see yourself in ads or to find a position that uses all your strengths. Furthermore, job interviews require specialized skills and knowledge that you don't use all the time, yet recruiters and hiring executives know the ropes.

  • If you're frustrated with job boards and networking is intimidating or not fruitful, join the club!
  • If you haven't searched for a job in more than five years, you're being overlooked because you don't know the new job search rules.
  • If you feel uncomfortable with job interviews or are not getting jobs after interviews, interview preparation and practice can make all the difference.
  • If you haven't interviewed in years, you need to relearn your job interview skills.

Help is here!

Choose from the following four job search coaching packages to ease your efforts to secure a new, satisfying position.

  • Tap the Hidden Job Market
  • Gain Interview Confidence
  • Premier Job Search Package (both of the above)
  • Deluxe Job Search Package (both of the above plus additional implementation support)

Following are descriptions of key components of each program.

Job Search: Tap the Hidden Job Market

Purpose

Most job seekers I speak to do not know that 60- to 80-percent of positions are never advertised! Even when they get frustrated applying through job boards, they don’t know any good alternatives. Many experts recommend networking to find a job but few tell you how to do it.

The Tap the Hidden Job Market coaching program guides you to develop a personal job search campaign in which you ask for information, advice, and referrals to other people instead of asking for a job.

Your network and opportunities expand as you work the program and the skills you gain may be used long after you accept the position you seek.

Program Components

In the first phase of this program, we work together to create communication tools to help you clearly articulate what you do and where you want to work, so others can help you.

In the second phase, you’ll prepare a measurable plan to execute your campaign in a way that fits you and your available time commitment.

What You’ll Do

Week 1       

  • Understand the new requirements of the modern job search and the need to spend most of your job search efforts outside of job boards.
  • Identify alternatives to job boards.
  • Develop a 30-second statement of what you do and your value.

Week 2

  • Research and identify position names.
  • Research and Identify company names and people within those companies.

Week 3

  • I develop a networking resume that shows what you do and what jobs, companies, and contacts you’re looking for.
  • You identify your network.
  • You networking letters for different purposes.

 Week 4

  • We rehearse information interviewing together.
  • You develop a measurable job search campaign plan.

Resources

  • Worksheets
  • Questions, discussions, and brainstorming to focus your thinking and unearth more ideas
  • Guidance through the process
  • Encouragement and feedback during coaching sessions
  • Email support during the program.
  • “Introduction to the Modern Job Search” (short ebook)
  • “Your Guide to Networking Your Way to Your Next Job” (short ebook)
  • Recommending books on job search and networking

Interview Preparation: Gain Interview Confidence

Purpose

Would you deliver a speech or act in a play without preparation and rehearsal? Most would not. However, with much more at stake, many people go into job interviews and “wing it.”

Some people resist rehearsing because they believe they’ll sound stilted. In reality, the opposite is true. The more you rehearse, the more natural and confident you sound. You won’t go off on tangents, you don’t need to say “uh” or “um,” and your speech is efficient and to the point.

Perhaps most beneficial from the job seeker’s point of view, you gain confidence and composure because you know what to expect and what to say and what they want to ask. In fact, many say they enjoy a more conversational and relaxed interview. Such confidence puts you in control of yourself and the interview, so you can focus on conveying your strengths and what you can do for the company.

The Program

Week 1

  • Understand the purpose of questions asked in an interview so you can answer the interviewer’s real concerns.
  • Prepare answers to the most commonly asked questions, difficult questions, and questions specific to your field.

Week 2

  • Discuss which responses are effective and which to revise and why
  • Prepare for the mock interview.

Week 3

  • Participate in a mock interview where I pose as the interviewer and you ask questions.
  • Receive feedback about your interviewing strengths and what to improve.
  • Receive a videotape of the mock interview to provide more insights.

Resources

  • Worksheets
  • Questions, discussions, and brainstorming to focus your thinking and unearth more ideas
  • Guidance through the process
  • Encouragement and feedback during coaching sessions
  • Email support during the program.
  • Articles that explain the interviewer’s underlying agenda, and ways to formulate responses and deal with difficult questions and personal issues.
  • “Your Guide to Salary Negotiation”
  • Recommended books on interviewing and salary negotiation.

Your Investment

Tap the Hidden Job Market        $750

4 weekly coaching sessions, assignments, networking résumé, emails, and resources

Gain Interview Confidence         $750

3 weekly sessions; assignments; separate 1 ½- 2-hour, recorded mock interview with feedback; email support; and resources

Premier Job Search Package      $1500

7 weekly sessions; assignments; networking résumé; separate 1 ½- 2-hour, recorded mock interview with feedback, email support; and resources for both:

  • Tap the Hidden Job Market
  • Interview Confidence

Deluxe Job Search Package       $2100

11 weekly sessions; assignments; networking résumé; separate 1 ½- 2-hour, recorded mock interview with feedback; emails; and resources. Includes:

  • Tap the Hidden Job Market
  • Interview Confidence

Let's Talk

Feel free to contact me for a consultation to discuss your situation,  goals, and challenges. If we both think I can help you, I'll tell you how I work. There's no obligation.

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