How long have you been doing this work?
You want someone with a combined education/experience > 3 years
What type of tools and strategies do you use?
You’re looking for specifics, names of assessments, exercises, etc. Listen for a process.
How long does this process normally take?
Run fast from anyone who makes claims here like “Within X days – Guaranteed!” Every client is different and the time frame varies widely based on career choice, experience level, and other factors. Expect to hear a range from reputable coaches. E.g. “Most of my clients land well within X-Y…”
How much work will I be doing on my own?
You want to hear about homework, expectations, # of hours.
What support can I expect outside of our formal coaching calls?
The answer will depend on fees and the coach’s style. This is a case where you get what you pay for. If you want last minute interview coaching, or on the spot help negotiating competing offers, etc., you will pay for that and it will be worth it to land the job or say, increase your starting salary by 15%.
What are your fees?
These are going to be based on the specific services you require. After a conversation to determine your needs, a reputable coach will provide you with their fees and covered services in writing so that you can make an educated decision about how to proceed.
CLIENTS Who Found Their career fit
I found Sarah to be wise, measured, and demonstrating deep knowledge…
I found Sarah to be wise, measured, and demonstrating deep knowledge regarding the needed skills to develop in a successful job search. I am seasoned in the work world, but had not been on the job market for 19 years. My situation clearly needed a different approach, and the homework was truly beneficial. I am so pleased, as it really was an experience of personal growth for me.
Maureen McMahon, Pediatrician