Career Focus and Transition
I collaborate with you to design a remarkable resume. Your resume
enhances and promotes your unique experience, personality, and skills
in a way that is appealing to employers. Customized to meet your new
goals, it will stand out from other resumes.
Jane has a great
personality and didnt charge for copies. She worked around my
schedule and by telephone. My expectations were definitely met because
I got the job! I loved working with Jane; she is awesome!!!!
--A long distance resume client
CAREER FOCUS AND TRANSITION
I use the John Holland Hexagon and estimate your Myers Briggs Type Indicator (www.personalitytype.com
and www.typefocus.com). These tools help you establish
guideposts to assist you in your next career choice or to sharpen your
focus in your current career.
Values are also important in determining your
most satisfying career path. We will examine your work values to find
what motivates and inspires you.
visiting with you last week. I went away with a number of new ideas,
and also learned more about what I do and do not want to do in my next
career endeavor!--comment regarding a career counseling session
Passionate Fields/Favorite Skills
Your skills and areas of interest
are also important to discuss together, mostly so you can have an ally
and a sounding board for your ideas, desires, and passions. In order
to narrow down your career choices, you will select skills you enjoy
from a list of typical work skills. Then, based upon the things you
treasure, you will also determine your most fascinating fields so you
can live a life you enjoy.
Which brings us to the next step of career
choice, occupational research. Pursuing interviews with several people in your
potential career will help you see if you would actually like the
industry and job title you have selected so far.
Not up to making the
appointments? Let me assist you in arranging for informational
interviews in your new field and help you prepare the questions you
will need to ask.
What is the biggest barrier to working where you want? For most
people it is fear. Change, whether self imposed or not, can create
fear. Fear can generate roadblocks to seeing your options and moving
ahead with confidence. We will discuss solutions to your fears so that
you can alleviate or lessen your anxiety. Some fears you may
experience are the thoughts of those close to you who may judge you
for your new career ideas. Other fears may include loss of your
financial security. We will address all these fears.
Education about the career change process can also help you deal
with your fears. Note how the career change and planning process works
in the following diagram.
Career and Life Development Process
Reevaluate your plans periodically by returning to previous level.
Start with the top and work your way down. The first
level is the foundation for all the rest.
Thanks for the
prompt job!--from an executive working in person and long distance on
Do you know how to get a job in this millennium? Do you think you
will find your next job on the Internet? Discover the best job search
strategy for your career choice. Plan a balanced approach to conducting
your job search. Find out how to stay organized and focused to help
ensure you reach your ultimate job successfully.
Resume client: "Thank you for the fine piece of work that you did on my resume. I got the job!"
Are you prepared to interview? What if your interview is with human
resources and what if it is a panel interview. Have you prepared for a
behavioral based interview? Achieve your peak performance by working
with me. I will role-play an interview with you and help you customize
your interview questions to uncover what you need to know about your
future employer. Learn skills you can use for a lifetime!!
A career-counseling client said: "Great job -- I enjoyed it a lot -- made me feel that I can be optimistic about finding my niche!"
Letters of introduction
., unsolicited letters
., cover letters
and thank you letters. These are the written communication tools that
a productive job search is made of. Clients often ask me whether they
really need a cover letter? My response? Do you really want the job?
Of course, it is essential to introduce yourself and explain your
contribution to each organization in your customized letters. Let us
work together to craft your best cover letter template for your career
and outline a top notch thank you letter that you can easily customize
after each interview.
A satisfied resume client said: "You're worth every penny!"