Coaching should always be personalized, as each client comes to us at a different place in their career. Merely guessing at a choice of ambiguous services or packages online simply doesn’t work. We start with a FREE phone consultation to determine your needs and offer service or package recommendations based on your particular circumstances. This means everything is tailored to you! As with other A-Plus Career and Resume, LLC services, there are no extras to be added on later unless you choose more services – no surprises – just a clear-cut price.
We provide multiple coaching services, all customized to fit your needs. These services include but are not limited to: career exploration, career transition, personal branding, interview coaching, mock interviews, job search coaching, networking coaching, social media management, executive coaching, career management, image consulting, values clarification, salary negotiation, and multiple career assessments and inventories.
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Career Exploration & Transition Package: Discover options and determine the right career fit for you. We utilize the following in our coaching packages:
–an in-depth Coaching Intake Form covered over first two sessions
–exercises to define your strengths and skills, including transferable skills
–validated assessments to identify optimal targets for position and industry based on behavioral and occupational motivations
–research resources to uncover specific careers, salary information, education and professional development requirements, future industry growth, professional associations, and target companies.
–weekly homework assignments to accelerate coaching process
Career Management: Learn how to be prepared for any significant career event, including:
–selecting education and professional development opportunities
–promotion opportunities and climbing the corproate ladder
–when to move on to a new company/organization
–preempting unemployment / layoffs / downsizing / firing
–dealing with forced career changes
Interview Coaching: Participate in unique strategy sessions to identify your key success factors. Learn the questions and phrases that can turn an interview from an interrogation to a a collaborative effort. Negotiate and justify your salary expectations. Be prepared with detailed work-related stories necessary to ace the “behavioral interview.” Sessions can also include three or more of the following:
–Interview coaching encompassing all Interview Types, including tips for managing each type
–Instruction in creation of Behavioral Interview answers, creating an arsenal of answers for client interviewing success
–Guidance in setting up a Career Portfolio to provide potential employers a visual presentation of your value to their organization
–Additional emphasis on Phone Interviewing, including tips for both phone and video/Skype interviews
–Guidance in writing job-cinching thank-you letters, securing valuable reference letters, and specific information to include in reference listing
–Return-on-Investment Interviewing, Corporate Culture, Salary Negotiation, Unusual Interview Questions, and Basic Interview Questions
–Interviewer and Interviewee Body Language cues
–Dressing for success
–Interview damage control
Mock Interviews: Participate in an hour long, industry-specific interview given by external HR or industry-related management, with a second appointment consisting of detailed analysis of interview performance and tips for improvement.
Executive Coaching: Explore your potential with both your current organization and external organizations, manage yourself and others, lead teams, engage employees, challenge assumptions and preconceived notions, brainstorm new ideas, make better decisions, improve communication skills, develop positive habits, be a better leader/leadership development, and facilitate behavioral change.
Social Media Coaching: Learn how to use the social networks that will enhance your personal brand and career, increase your network, help you in a job search, and protect your brand ongoing. Social Media venues included (personalized selection based on client needs): LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Naymz, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Networking Coaching: Explore new strategies for expanding networking opportunities during your career, whether or not you are in a job search. Learn how to approach new contacts, gather critical information, and learn why networking is the most effective way to find employment and move your career forward.
Personal Branding and Messaging: Identify the specifics of your personal brand and marketing message as the focal point of your career marketing campaign. Create networking sound bites to use in telephone networking and face-to-face meetings.
Job Search Strategy Be knowledgeable about new perspectives on the job market, what works and what doesn’t, how to structure a reasonable time line, and how to conduct the “back-door” search method that has proven most effective. Learn the value of company research, and the importance of using the appropriate venues (recruiters, direct company contact, etc.). This includes the important composition of an “approach” letter for the back-door job-search process, and development of appropriate action plan.
Image Consulting – The First Impression: Discover your own professional style and exude a confident image through evaluation of your lifestyle, personality, and needs. Potential topics covered include garment selection/development of a professional wardrobe based on body type, clothes tailoring, choosing accessories, grooming/hairstyle and color, makeup application, color analysis, and general self-image. Learn about the different types of office attire, including the ever present business-casual.
Career Assessment/Personal Profiling: Know your strengths, why you should be hired, be able to communicate your experience in a confident manner, understand your personality or management style, or find a new career, all essential components to an effective job search and satisfying career.
Reference Checks – Personal and Employer: Find out what your personal and/or professional and employment references or are saying about you.