Professional Career Coaching FAQs
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- Do you specialize in any industry or functional area of expertise?
- Do you coach in person?
- What do you charge?
- What is your lead time for working with me?
- What are your qualifications?
- What is it like to work with you?
- Do you write résumés and LinkedIn or other social media profiles?
- How do I get started?
Do you specialize in any industry or functional area of expertise?
I work with professionals and executives whose careers span many industries and functional areas. My superpower is the ability to work with you to draw out your best selling points, hone your messaging, and provide honest, practical feedback so you can bring your A Game to the next interview, regardless of your background.
Do you coach in person?
I work 100% virtually by phone and Zoom video. We’ll have our initial strategy session by phone, and the mock interview using Zoom, which is extremely effective for me to observe and pick up the nuances of your responses and body language. This practice also prepares you for the ever-popular phone screen and remote interviews.
What do you charge?
My pricing ranges from $325-$575, depending upon your situation and needs. You can also opt for à la carte services such as additional mock interview sessions or a career marketing tools audit. Please see my Services and Pricing page for details.
My lead time varies depending upon client volume, but generally we can get started within a few business days.
What are your qualifications?
Since 2008, I’ve helped my clients convey their unique value to prospective employers and achieve rewarding work. Before that, I worked 10 years as an executive recruiter, outplacement consultant, and corporate communications manager for companies worth $1M to $1B. I’m a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC). For more details, visit my About page.
What is it like to work with you?
I’m a down-to-earth, friendly person who can quickly put you at ease during this process. That said, I’m highly professional and because I truly care about your success, please be prepared for candid, practical feedback others may not be at liberty to provide or too nice to share. I strongly believe that if you’re happy at work, you’re much happier in life. If I can help you get to that place sooner, then we’ve both won!
Do you write résumés and LinkedIn or other social media profiles?
I don’t write résumés, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, or other materials from scratch. I do have an extensive hands-on background and stay up-to-date on current practices, so I am happy to audit, critique, and coach you through the process of taking your career marketing tools to the next level. If you do need soup-to-nuts service, I’ll refer you to other resources.
How do I get started?
To see if we’re the right fit for each other, please send me a message via my Contact form so we can schedule a complimentary phone consultation. Please attach a copy of your résumé, including a note about your situation, target jobs, and timing.