CAREER OPTIONS

Coaching

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On one hand, our services seem to fall into the category of career counseling, which essentially provides the marketing documents, strategies, and resources you need to pursue the next step in your career...and that we definitely do.

However, on the other hand, before embarking on a journey we need a good roadmap to get to the right destination. Here is where the benefit of coaching beyond a career focus comes in.

 

We ask the not so obvious, thought-provoking questions. We work collaboratively with you to "paint" the whole picture of your life; then we proceed to connect the dots.

The concept of work and career has not only changed it is constantly changing.

People are changing their mindset of what is important to them and whether or not the traditional work environment gives them the security and lifestyle they want. Outside forces has changed how and where work is done causing people and companies to reassess and reorder methods of service and product delivery.

This is a pretty daunting discussion to have in isolation; therefore, people from all walks of life are engaging coaches to help them get clarity around these issues. There is no traditional path to self-fulfillment, career success or personal satisfaction. Each one of us must ferret this out for ourselves, however, a coach can help shorten the learning curve and provide a plethora of valuable resources and that, all important, objective perspective.

What Can Coaching Do for You?

When you talk to a coach, you get the benefit of explaining yourself and that process alone helps you gain clarity.

  • Coaching allows both to listen fully for key points, reoccurring themes, and pose thought-provoking questions and scenarios to get you thinking about possibilities, aspirations, deferred passions, and goals.

  • Coaching helps you strategize ways to expand and harness your strengths, talents, and gifts. Coaching seeks to empower you to tap into your abilities to act and make decisions.

  • Coaching allows the resume writer to accurately express who you are inside and out.

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To learn more about our coaching services that focus on personal growth and development, personal branding, and lifestyle transitions, contact Brenda today.

Job Search Strategies

Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan.

Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan.

The truth is job security does not exist. There are too many factors beyond your control, market shifts, company finances, laws, business leadership, etc. Jobs and careers have always been dynamic; now, it’s ramped up. Be ready. Most of all, keep your resume updated.

Consider being willing to repackage your skills to move into a job that may not be on your preferred list now, for future positioning.

Every job seeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. Solely uploading your resume has a low success rate, even if it is a viable strategy. You must incorporate other search vehicles, as well.

Insider Tips

You need a job search plan and information. Visit our blog often for lots of helpful “Insider Tips” that will help you organize and manage your search for faster results.

Find Companies That Are Hiring

You must become a detective. Make a list of companies where you’d like to work. Then research the company to determine if they are hiring. Don’t just look for job postings. Talk to people who work for the company. Read articles about the company in the local newspaper, business journals, or trade publications. Are they expanding? If so, they’ll likely be hiring in the future.

Start with the End in Mind

Take the time to think about what kind of job you’re targeting. What job title, functional roles, and industry are of interest to you? Any specific companies where you’d like to work? If your ideal job were available, how would you describe it?

Social Media

Social media is becoming increasingly important in the job search. More than 22 million job seekers used online social networks to find their next job. Being active on social media — and connecting with prospective employers on social media — can be more valuable than applying for jobs posted on job boards.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Keep your resume up to date at all times. You never know when you might need it. Your resume is your “personal marketing ambassador” when you are not physically present. Yes, you can write it but If you are not comfortable writing it yourself, seek the services of a Professional Resume Writer.  Consider it is an investment in your future earning capacity and professional reputation.

Applying Online

If your resume is uploaded online, it is very likely it will go through a computerized scan, the Applicant Tracking System – ATS. Many large (and small) employers use these computerized systems to screen job applicants. You may have to seek out a Professional Resume Writer for formatting assistance.

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