Career counseling begins with a Career Action Planning (CAP) session. In this 90-120-minute meeting, we’ll explore your career problem and come up with a plan to solve it. I’ll identify what’s working, what needs attention, and steps you can take to solve your problem.
We’ll begin with a “guided tour” of your career so far, including: 1) Decisions, turning points, and what you’ve liked and disliked about your work so far; 2) Ideas you’ve had about the future, even if they seem fuzzy, wild, or impractical; and 3) Attempts you’ve made to land a new job and/or solve your career problem, including any obstacles you think you’re facing.
Next, I’ll identify What’s Working, What Needs Attention, and Next Steps you can take to reduce wasted time, money, and frustration. You’ll leave the meeting with my written comments and recommendations, a booklet on doing a smart search, and a link to the recorded feedback part of the session.
The fee for the CAP session is $265. I prefer payment by check or cash, but I do accept debit and credit cards. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, afternoons and evenings.
Beyond the CAP session, I coach people on a start-to-finish project basis. I provide structure, strategy, and support to help you define and achieve your career objectives. Although there’s a basic process I use, our work is personalized for you and your circumstances.
Compared to a more traditional, haphazard job-search approach (responding to posted openings, hoping to get a response, trying not to act as confused or desperate as you feel) career counseling is an investment that can pay for itself. Developing a clear sense of direction and conducting a focused, strategic and active search will shorten the time to find rewarding work.
Among those who have benefited most from my career counseling services are mid-career, college-educated people in law, healthcare, sales, social services, financial services, the arts, science, technology, and education.
For more information or to schedule a CAP session, please call me or complete the contact form.