What Do You Want In a Career Coach?

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I like Chinese food and Oolong tea.

If those things weren’t on your list of criteria for a career coach, I have a bunch of certifications and qualifications, too—

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

  • Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW);

  • National Certified Online Profile Expert (NCOPE)

  • Certified Skillscan® Practitioner           

  • Certified MBTI ® Practitioner                

  • Authorized DISC Administrator and Behavioral Consultant (Profiling Pro)

  • Certified Everything DiSC (Wiley) Trainer

  • Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)  
     

But those mostly point out I know what to do. To me, it’s more important you understand why I love to do what I do and and how I help you.

 

Here’s the whyI care about people who are stuck and are having trouble getting started.

 I care because I've probably have been where you are right now. Looking for a new job, out of work, unfulfilled in your present job or convinced there was something else you should be doing.

Maybe that’s you or perhaps one of these scenarios describes what’s going on with you:

  • Company layoffs

  • Fear of Changing Careers

  • Entrepreneur startups

  • Interviewing anxiety

  • Résumé needs updating

 

 

Experience

  • Over six years' volunteering with multiple workforce development agencies

  • Previous employment with a Massachusetts career center      

  • Experience counseling and editing résumés in higher-education environment

  • Over ten years' experience writing and improving résumés

  • Over four years' experience administering and interpreting Skillscan card sorts

  • Outplacement work experience

 

Affiliated Organizations

I'm a member of or involved with the following:

  • Career Counselors' Consortium Northeast

  • The Institute for Career Transitions

  • Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches

  • National Résumé Writers Association

  • Massachusetts Council on Aging

  • Boston University Career Advisory Network

  • National Career Development Association

  • The White Hawk Group (outplacement agency)

Here's how you’ll benefit by hiring me:

  1. I will work with you to capture your unique story and personality to gain you more response.
    A free service can’t do this for you.

  2. I’ll capture your human element, in addition to optimizing your résumé  for the ATS.

  3. My available services include practice interviewing, enabling you to stand out during the interview process.

  4. As an experienced coach and interviewer, I’ll ask you questions that help you re-discover your strengths and transferable skills.

  5. You'll know I understand you: I’ve been in your shoes; I’ve worked for hi-tech, government, and higher-ed. I was laid off multiple times. I switched careers several times.

  6. I know what I’m doing. Check my credentials and more importantly, my client testimonials.