Designed to help resume clients accelerate their job search once armed with a great resume. JumpStart Coaching provides the materials and a better understanding of what to do next with your resume and career documents in today’s competitive market. JumpStart includes materials to help you stay organized while searching for a job. The basics of applying online, networking, and answering the popular question, “Tell me about yourself?” will be reviewed. This coaching builds your confidence, introduces you to job search strategies, and prepares you to start using your new resume.
Personal Brand Coaching
Struggling to define your top skills and traits that set you apart from others? Possibly want to transition to something new but do not know your transferable skills? Or, you know your top skills but do not know how to communicate them to prospective employers? Brand coaching helps you define who you are while aligning your brand with your career stories to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Job Search Coaching with a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator
Online job postings did not make looking for a job easier; instead, they made it more competitive as employers can receive hundreds and even thousands of resumes now for job postings. Your job search can drag out for many extra months, which can be emotionally draining. Job search coaching includes JumpStart Coaching information and builds upon that foundation to help you create a custom plan, understand active job search activities, and stay confident throughout your search. StartingBlock Career Services helps clients develop a multipronged job search approach to land interviews and offers quicker.
Interview Coaching with Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC) and former Executive Recruiter
Just the thought of interviewing can be daunting. Many people make the mistake of not properly preparing for them. Interview techniques have become more complex as hiring managers try to make the tough decision on who is best for the position. Therefore, candidates need to communicate their values and stand out so they can generate an offer. Ellen Steverson, a CEIC and former executive recruiter, provides you with leading interview questions and includes modeling the best answers so you can hear and learn how to answer questions authentically while covering your stories to prove you are qualified! Interview Coaching consists of a mock interview and typically includes 2, 90-minute sessions. Clients will need to plan to prepare personal interview answers between coaching sessions to nail the mock interview in session two. Mock interviews can be recorded for review later.
Virtual Interview Coaching with Certified Employment Interview Consultant and former Executive Recruiter
Phone, video/digital, pre-recorded questions, one-way live, and two-way live interviews—WOW, interviewing has become more complicated with technology and companies relying on virtual interviews before conducting any in-person interviews. Are you ready for virtual interviews? Have the right platforms set up, correct lighting, and know how to best video yourself? Although employers may find it is an easy way to access best talent, save time, and expand reach across the country or globe, for unprepared candidates, virtual interviews can quickly rule them out. Do not let virtual interviewing prevent you from landing your dream job. Instead, Virtual Interview Coaching allows you the time to prepare, practice, and shake off your nerves so you can confidently handle these interviews.
LinkedIn Coaching with a Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert
In 2020, LinkedIn has 690 million members in 200 countries and regions worldwide. As LinkedIn has grown, more and more hiring managers now rely on LinkedIn to form their first opinion about a candidate. What does your profile say about you when it is half empty, never used, has information gaps, or lacks even a photo? During LinkedIn Coaching, we share a screen and review the different sections of LinkedIn so clients can better understand the social network focused on professional networking. Through LinkedIn Coaching, you will better understand the best ways to navigate and use LinkedIn now and, in the future, to build your network and ensure a great first online impression.
College Graduate Coaching
Coaching for college graduates is very customized, as each graduate has unique challenges, concerns, and skills. Coaching allows the time needed to prepare for the job search, learn more about the field and jobs you are applying for, and build your confidence and communication skills. Coaching is modified to include specific needs, as well as many graduates, want more personalized services throughout the job search to handle the challenges as they arise throughout the job search process. College Graduate Coaching is customized based on the individual needs of clients.
You understand the critical benefits of networking—it allows you to help others, exchange ideas, grow professionally, develop communication skills, and open doors to new opportunities, to name a few. Yet, you may not know how to begin, what to say at events, or how to improve on the networking you have done. Network Coaching allows you to create a plan with strategies that align with personal and career goals to optimize your networking time and reap the benefits of having a strong network now and in the future.
With extensive sales and business experience, Ellen Steverson provides business coaching to entrepreneurs looking to increase revenue. From product development to sales to referrals and repeat customers, Ellen works with each entrepreneur to develop strategies and implementation plans to help them reach their goals. She developed and teaches the NRWA’s Sales Mastery / Best Business Practices 6-week course for NRWA’s members to thrive and grow their businesses like she has since 2011.