It’s difficult to navigate the job market under the best of circumstances.  And often, we are our own worst enemies. We question our qualifications.  We procrastinate. We are paralyzed by “what ifs.”

The good news is that there are many things you can do to enhance your opportunities and find a good match – you just need to approach it strategically and I can help.

In my experience, a smart and directed career strategy can significantly enhance your long-term income and job satisfaction.

As you read through these options keep in mind that, unlike many career coaching options and online evaluations, all of my clients work with me personally.  That means that I will adjust to your needs as we move along and as I get to know you better.  It also means that I only accept a limited number of clients so that I can give each of you the highest quality service and attention.

Getting Started

Your first consultation with me is always free.  During this 30 minute conversation we’ll discuss your situation, what you’re looking for, how I work, and my fees.  You may want to review the packages below for a few examples of the services I offer.  Any of these packages can be personalized for your needs.

To schedule your consultation, click here.  You will receive an immediate confirmation of my availability and instructions for connecting over the phone with me.  Thanks to technology, I’m able to work with people around the globe.

Standard Packages

Resume Refresher

In this simple package, we will discuss the nature of the job(s) you are applying for as well as your anticipated responsibilities.  The more information you are able to collect, especially a specific job posting, the more targeted your resume will be.

Deliverables:

  • Two rounds of edits on an existing resume you provide with an industry-specific format based on your personal needs
  • Both Word and .pdf versions of your new resume
  • A FREE downloadable guide to conducting an effective job search.

This is a good choice if you need to update your resume quickly for an internal promotion, or unexpected opportunity.  It is also great for people who are familiar with the current job market in their industry and want to find a new job in the same field.

To schedule your free 30 minute consultation with Sarah, click here.

Targeted Strategic Job Search

The Targeted Strategic Job Search is designed to help you make a career move that lands you where you want to be. You will take the Birkman Inventory, which you can read about here.  The Birkman is widely respected and valued for our purposes.  We will discuss the results in detail and use them to inform your job search process. You will also complete assignments to help prepare you for interviews and networking.  Together, we will create an action plan for you to execute based on a timeframe that meets your needs.

Deliverables:

  • Access to the full Birkman inventory and a personalized 60-90 minute session to review your results
  • Five 50 minute strategic coaching sessions focusing on your industry, job hunting tactics, and how to achieve your personal and professional needs and desires in your next career move
  • Targeted resume creation and cover letter strategies
  • Coaching on the use of LinkedIn, and informational interviewing as networking tools to get your resume in the hands of decision makers
  • Guidance on the application process and interview preparation.

This is a good choice if you are thinking about a change within your industry or a related field and you are not sure how to go about it. Especially good for people who have been with the same employer for a while, haven’t looked for work in the last five years, or know they need to make a change.

To schedule your free 30 minute consultation with Sarah, click here.

Career Coaching

The Career Coaching package allows us to work more closely together to understand your work preferences, your work style, your top strengths, as well as what potential roles and industries might suit you best.  You will take the Birkman Inventory, which you can read about here.  The Birkman is widely respected and valued for our purposes.  We will discuss the results in detail and use them to inform your job search process. You and I will go into depth regarding what careers are a good match given your knowledge, skills and abilities.  We will look at job openings together and discuss how to accurately interpret them and fairly assess your qualifications. You will also complete assignments in order to gain insight so that your next step is a good fit. Together, we will create an action plan for you to implement with the objective of landing you – not a “job” – but the next best step in your career.

Deliverables:

  • Comprehensive career assessment and evaluation
  • Targeted resume creation and cover letter strategies
  • Eight 50-minute career coaching sessions designed to help you select a career direction and identify jobs that will meet your personal and career goals
  • A tailored, personal, and tactical job search action plan
  • Guidance through the application process, interview preparation and negotiation tips.

This package is especially useful for college juniors & seniors who are undecided about a career, the underemployed, as well as people who have been laid off and want to take advantage of that with a fresh start.  This is a also good choice when you know you want to make a change, but you are unclear about your options.  I can also help you if you want to consider what would be the best career move at this stage of your life.

To schedule your free 30 minute consultation with Sarah, click here.

Professional Development and Executive Coaching

Give yourself the gift of upping your performance at work with this package.

What You Get

Regular, personal coaching to help you:

  • Address professional challenges
  • Become more effective and productive
  • Manage workplace issues
  • Deal with difficult staffing issues
  • Develop strategies for advancement

 

Three, six and 12-month packages are available. This is very useful for the working professional who needs support from an objective, experienced leader who can provide guidance, offer insight, and raise important questions in your decision-making process.

To schedule your free 30 minute consultation with Sarah, click here.

Questions?  Contact Sarah at sarah@avarahcareers.com or 302-668-3967