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(Stay-at-home parents, people affected by layoffs, etc)
As the title implies, this package is especially for people who have been out of the workforce for some period of time, voluntarily or involuntarily.
These clients often struggle with self-doubt about their qualifications, concerns over skills that may be stale, and uncertainty about what their next steps are.
We work together to address these concerns and make sure you are well prepared to succeed in reentering the workplace.
the components of this package include:
Strategic coaching sessions
Access to the full Birkman assessment and a personalized analysis of your results
Coaching on the use of LinkedIn, networking, and “informational interviewing”
Targeted resume creation and cover letter strategies
Support throughout the job search process with everything from post-interview debriefs, to managing the nerves and doubts that can come with making a change
Accountability, encouragement and a mirror when you need it
Identifying the best path for re-entry
Crafting the story of your absence in a way that you can deliver with confidence and credibility
Establishing your portfolio of skills, abilities, and traits that make you the best candidate for the job you want
Methods and scripts for reconnecting with your professional network and building new connections
Navigating the sometimes challenging transition to new responsibilities while maintaining a functional work-life integration
This work is generally completed within 3-6 months, with month-to-month extensions available.
FAQs About Hiring A Career Coach
What does a career coach do?
Why should I hire a career coach?
Why can’t I do this on my own?
I like the safety net of applying for jobs online, can’t I just keep doing that?
What should I look for in a career coach?
Have a question that wasn’t covered here today?
I started Avarah Careers because I recognized the need for a service like this – at every stage of life. If you’re going it alone and not getting the results you want, I may be able to help.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A CAREER COACH
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.