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Stay-at-home parent? Affected by a layoff? Or gaps in your work history?
People who have been out of the workforce for some period of time, voluntarily or involuntarily, face barriers in finding a good job – both real and imagined.
Mindset is the key here. So, if you have self-doubt about your qualifications, concerns over skills that may be stale, and uncertainty about what your next steps are, that’s totally normal.
We work together to address these concerns and make sure you are well prepared to succeed in reentering the workplace.
We’ll work together to get you ready to re-enter the workforce
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 can be done quickly, or you can take your time, it’s completely up to you!
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. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.