Untapped capacityunderpaid, laid off, starting over, or called to go in a different direction?
UNDERPAID, LAID OFF, STARTING OVER, OR CALLED TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?
My approach is tailored to you.
In our very first conversation (which is complementary), we’ll chat about your immediate goal and what you need to do to get there. For some people that’s as simple as some professional packaging and interview prep. Others need more in depth work to decide what’s next and a strategy on how to get there.
I work with a number of people – just like you – with various career needs. If you don’t see something that feels like a fit we should talk. Job hunting can be complicated and it fraught with obstacles we don’t see when we get started. I can help.
These services are designed for young professionals who thought they knew what they wanted out of college. And now, well, it hasn’t worked out the way you hoped. You can make a change!
Do any of these sound familiar?
“It's so hard to keep going into work every day - the culture is toxic - I have to talk myself out of the car and into the building every morning”
“It was a lay-off. So why do I feel like I was fired?”
“I haven’t looked for a new job in years – I don’t even know where to start!”
“Why did we invest so much money in her education when she can’t find a job that uses her skills?”
These are just some of the things I hear from my clients when we talk for the first time. While their circumstances are different, there is one thing they have in common...
They are looking for more than just a job.
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 comfort 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.