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What Does a Career Coach Do?

career coachingYou may have heard the term ‘career coach,’ but you wonder, "What is a career coach?“What can career coaching do for me?”

A career coach is someone who can help you in your career—either to advance, to secure a new job, or to transition into a new position. A coach can also be someone who helps you with starting your own business. These are broad categories.

Here are some specific things a good career coach can do for you:

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  • Improve your Resume
  • Develop a 30-60-90-Day Plan
  • Create a Brag Book

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What Is a Career Coach?

what is a career coachWhat is a career coach? A career coach is someone who helps you be better and stronger at all those things that are critical to your career success.

We don’t learn those things in school. In school, we learn the technical knowledge we need to do the job, but we don’t typically learn those skills we need to GET the job we want.

(A quick seminar on resume writing or interviewing through your college career center is nice, but doesn’t actually get you that far.)

So what kinds of things would a career coach address with you?

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How to Find a Career Coach

how to find a good career coachYou may realize that you want to work with a career coach for all the benefits you’ll gain from it—but how do you find the right coach for you?

Here’s a list of things to consider when searching for and deciding on a career coach:

  • Know What You Want to Get Out of Coaching

Do you need a Coach or do you need a Counselor?

In general, counselors will fall more heavily on the side of helping you determine which career path to take…what job you should do, what would make you happy, etc.

On the other hand, a Career Coach will tend to focus more on the here and now tools you need…how to get the job you want, how to market yourself, how to advance, etc.

  • What Kind of Coach are You Looking For?

You absolutely want someone with experience in coaching. No one wants to be the guinea pig for someone just starting out.

You may also want to consider finding someone with specific experience in your field. In some cases, their specialty knowledge can be invaluable.

  • How to Find the Right Person

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Questions to Ask a Career Coach Before You Hire Them

career coach questionsChoosing the right career coach is important. How can you make sure that you are choosing a career coach with the right match of personality, skill sets, and experience for you?

Do your research and get a few questions answered before you commit to time with a coach.

What kinds of things do you want to know? (You may be able to find some of these answers on their websites or LinkedIn profiles, rather than by asking them directly.)

What is your field of expertise?

If you're in a specialized field, it makes sense to find a coach who understands your field and has experience in it. It also makes sense to find a coach with experience in helping people reach the goal you want to reach (getting the job, getting the promotion, etc.).

What are your credentials?

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Is Career Coaching Worth It?

is a career coach worth the moneySo…you’re in a job search, tight on money and worried about the future. Is hiring a career coach worth the investment of money or time?

Well, you could ask a client I recently coached…he received a job offer for somewhere he really wanted to work, but was a little dismayed at the salary they offered him. He contacted me (a career coach) to ask what to do.

I worked with him for an hour total on coming up with a counter offer that he felt comfortable with, and he ended up with a salary $50,000 higher than what he was originally offered.

How’s that for a return on investment?

Granted, that’s an extreme case…but I’ve worked with many, many people over the years who benefited in significant ways from coaching.

One person had no trouble getting interviews, but she never received an offer…until I role-played an interview with her and discovered that she was bringing up salary and compensation way too early in the process. It scared interviewers away from her, even though she was extremely qualified. As soon as she stopped doing that, she got an offer. She might have gone months or even years before she got hired…so that coaching time earned her thousands of dollars.

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8 Reasons to Hire a Career Coach

hire a career coachThe list of reasons to hire a career coach is as long as the number of people with careers. Everyone has their own story, their own issues and obstacles, and their own needs.

However, hiring a coach can give you distinct advantages in a number of areas that many of us could benefit from in our job searching and career paths.

When should you consider getting a coach?

  • You’ve been job searching for a while with no luck.

Many a job seeker is making mistakes they don’t even realize. Sometimes it’s a resume problem. Sometimes it’s how you’re coming across in interviews. Sometimes you’re not marketing yourself well online.

If you’ve been searching with no luck and you’ve already tried some changes that aren’t working, it’s time to call in an expert to diagnose the problem and give you a solution that WILL work.

  • You are transitioning to a new career.

A coach with experience in the field you want to enter is the perfect resource to help you market and present yourself to potential employers. They can help you decide how to present your experience in a way that makes sense and appeals to hiring managers in that arena.

  • You have a difficult situation in your past that you have no idea how to talk about with potential employers.

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Should You Hire a Career Coach?

career coachOlympic and pro athletes hire coaches and trainers to help them reach the top of their abilities.

Talented singers hire voice coaches to help them become better, stronger, and more skilled.

CEOs regularly consult with business experts, mentors, and personal coaches to help them stay at the top of their fields.

If all of these talented people invest in themselves with coaches or trainers who focus on them and their performance, why shouldn’t you?

Here’s something else: You went to school in order to gain the knowledge to do your job well. You do your job better than someone would without that training—right?

But let’s be real here...how good are you really at all the things necessary for your career, such as networking, interviewing, giving your elevator pitch, telling an employer why you’re valuable, negotiating a compensation package, or even working the office politics necessary to climb the ladder in your company?

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Job Search? What You Should Know About Career Coaching

What you need to know about career coachingCareer coaching can be an extremely valuable tool for job seekers, but there are vast differences in quality and experience. To find a good coach, you should know what you can expect from a coach in terms of scope, time, and cost; as well as what to look for in a good coaching fit.

What do career coaches do for you?

A career coach will focus on specific problems you are having in your career or job search and give you solutions for those problems. Some coaches may try to figure out why you believe/behave the way you do so that you can change your behavior and actions going forward. Others will give you straightforward ‘how to’ advice to overcome your particular issues.

Career coaches are can help you with any career-related issue: creating or refining your ‘brand,’ marketing yourself in the job search, resume writing, interviewing, getting promotions, raising your profile within your organization for long-term growth, negotiating salary or compensation packages, building your confidence, and even refining your speech habits so that you can inspire confidence from others.

What can you NOT expect from a career coach?

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Career Coach vs. Career Counselor: What’s the Difference?

career coaching or career counseling

When you’re stuck in your job or career path, you may start looking around for help. That’s great. Mentors, coaches, and outside trainers make us better, stronger, and more than we were before.

However, once you know you want some input, you may be overwhelmed at the choices in front of you.

Before you decide, it's a good idea to understand the difference between career coaching versus career counseling.

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Do You Need a Career Coach?

Do you need a career coach?What problems are you facing in your career or job search?

  • Are you ‘stuck’ in your career?
  • Have you been job searching for a while but not getting anywhere?
  • Do you have a situation in your past (you were fired or made a mistake) that is clearly keeping you from getting a new job now?
  • Are you ready to move into a brand-new career?
  • Has it been years since you had to look for a job—but now you do?
  • Do you want to manage your career for the best outcome?

If you said ‘yes’ to any of these, then you need to consider hiring a career coach.

A career coach is someone who can help you break through the obstacles in the way of your career success. They can spot problems you didn’t even know you have, and they can give you solutions that are personalized for you.

Look at what others have experienced:

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Five Great Ways to Step up Your Resume Game

Five Great Ways to Step up Your Resume GameAnyone who has endured or is in the middle of a job search knows the struggle of sending out resumes to hundreds of recruiters, only to be met with either no response or a response that comes months after applying with a rejection attached. When this is your situation, it is easy to feel discouraged. The job market is still difficult to navigate, and the number of applicants in today’s world makes it that much more important to stand out among the rest. One of the best places you can individualize yourself is your resume. Below you’ll find a list of handy tips to create the best executive resume format for your job hunt.

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Zanetta Siciliano - Job Search & Interview Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search Interview Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano - Career Coach, IT Recruiter, Sales & Marketing Expert

Coaching can make the difference between you getting a so-so offer (or even a job offer at all) and a fantastic offer. It's a fast, easy, customized solution for one of the most difficult, complicated, life-changing events in our lives. See more about how coaching can help you and find out more about Zanetta below.

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview Coaching

We'll give you a comprehensive strategy for your resume, interviews and salary negotiations. Get the promotion, enter a new field or more. (Can be broken up into segments.) Best Deal - Get 3 Hours for the Price of 2!

 

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview Coaching

We'll help you find more opportunities, get you prepped for the best interview of your life, and more!

Buy 1 hour of Coaching (Can be broken up into segments.)

 

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview CoachingWe'll improve your Resume or LinkedIn profile, prep you for a Phone Interview, craft a great explanation for a complicated situation, or more.

Buy 1/2 hour of Coaching (Can be recorded for you to listen to later.)

How Career Coaching Helps You

Career Coaching cuts through generic job search advice to laser-focus on what YOU need.  It's a super-fast, personalized solution for some of the most demanding, high-stakes tasks we face in our career lives:  job hunting and interviews. With career coaching, you can pinpoint whatever may be holding you back and find the right solution for it fast.

  • Create a resume that sells you to employers (specific recommendations for YOU)
  • Know what to say to employers to show your value, based on your background and personality
  • Refine your interview performance so you consistently get offers
  • Discover personalized strategies for contacting employers in YOUR space
  • Craft a great explanation for that awkward situation (job loss/employment gap/etc.)
  • Find solutions that specifically fit your personality and style
  • Target your approach to go after your dream job

With expert advice tailor-made for you, you gain inspiration and encouragement to tackle your job search with confidence.

 

Zanetta's Background

As VP of Sales and Marketing at Career Confidential, Zanetta Siciliano has a valuable blend of experiences that make her a powerful ally for your job search.  Her 15+ years in IT recruiting, 5 years in medical recruiting and 3 years in executive recruiting give her sharp insights into what hiring managers really look for in a candidate they will hire.  Her 18 years in sales and marketing greatly benefits job seekers who must sell themselves for the job.

Every day, she guides job seekers through cutting-edge resume writing, interview prep, job search methods, and social media skills (she's a social media wiz).

 

How a Career Coaching Call with Zanetta Works

All coaching will be done by phone or Skype. You can buy coaching time in several options: 30-minute increments, 1 hour spots, or 2 hours (when you buy 2, you get 1 hour free)--as much or as little as you need.

Once you purchase the time, you can use it as you see fit--all at once, or in increments over several weeks (whatever works for you).  Your phone calls can be recorded (let Zanetta know) and the audio sent to you--this is amazingly helpful when you're covering a lot of information you don't want to miss.

 

Supercharge Your Job Search in as Little as 30 Minutes

If you are struggling in any area of your job search, personalized coaching can make all the difference in the world.  As little as 30 minutes can supercharge your job search and transform it into an exciting, rewarding experience.  If you need more time, you can discuss it with Zanetta--the decision is yours.  Once you try it, you will agree that it's the best job search decision you've ever made.

 

Get Started Now - Click on the option that works best for you.

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview Coaching

Best Deal - Get 3 Hours for the Price of 2!

  • Comprehensive Strategy
  • Resume Improvements
  • Interview Prep
  • Salary Negotiations
  • Getting the Promotion
  • Enter a New Field
  • Can Break the Time into Smaller Sessions and/or Record the Sessions for Your Convenience

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview Coaching

Buy 1 hour of Coaching

  • Find More Job Opportunities
  • Prep for the Best Interview of Your Life
  • Give You the Solution for What May Be Holding You Back
  • Can Break Up the Sessions Into Smaller Time Frames and/or Record the Calls for Your Convenience

 

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search and Interview CoachingBuy 1/2 hour of Coaching

  • Transform Your Resume Into a Marketing Document for You
  • Boost Your LinkedIn Profile for Better Networking and Getting Contacted About Jobs
  • Prep You to Ace Your Phone Interview
  • Craft a Great Explanation for a Complicated Situation
  • Session Can Be Recorded for Your Convenience (optional)

See more information and what others have to say here.

Invest in yourself with career coaching and boost your success immediately!

 

Interview Coaching Is a Game Changer!

how to get a jobJust wanted to share with you this feedback I received from someone I helped prepare for her webcam interview.

I contacted Peggy one week before an important job interview for help preparing for the interview. Since I was out of town, we spoke via Skype, which was helpful because my interview was by webcam.

Peggy gave me valuable feedback on how I came across on camera, and she gave me suggestions on how to be more confident and engaging.

I applied her suggestions and received the offer for my dream job a few months later! I cannot thank Peggy enough for her help--her interview coaching service is a complete game changer!

-Anonymous

Do you have a Skype interview (or any job interview) coming up? Personal coaching is the fastest, most targeted way to improve your interview performance.

Find out more about interview coaching and job search coaching here:

Peggy McKee Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

 

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search Interview Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano - Career Coach, Recruiter, Sales & Marketing Expert

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching
Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 3 Hours for the Price of 2
(3 hours for the price of 2 can be broken up into multiple sessions to fit your needs)

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1 Hour 

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1/2 Hour Increments

 

How Career Coaching Helps You

Career Coaching cuts through generic job search advice to laser-focus on what YOU need.  It's a super-fast, personalized solution for some of the most demanding, high-stakes tasks we face in our career lives:  job hunting and interviews. With career coaching, you can pinpoint whatever may be holding you back and find the right solution for it fast.

  • Create a resume that sells you to employers (specific recommendations for YOU)
  • Know what to say to employers to show your value, based on your background and personality
  • Refine your interview performance so you consistently get offers
  • Discover personalized strategies for contacting employers in YOUR space
  • Craft a great explanation for that awkward situation (job loss/employment gap/etc.)
  • Find solutions that specifically fit your personality and style
  • Target your approach to go after your dream job

With expert advice tailor-made for you, you gain inspiration and encouragement to tackle your job search with confidence.

 

Zanetta's Background

As VP of Sales and Marketing at Career Confidential, Zanetta Siciliano has a valuable blend of experiences that make her a powerful ally for your job search.  Her 15+ years in IT recruiting, 5 years in medical recruiting and 3 years in executive recruiting give her sharp insights into what hiring managers really look for in a candidate they will hire.  Her 18 years in sales and marketing greatly benefits job seekers who must sell themselves for the job.

Every day, she guides job seekers through cutting-edge resume writing, interview prep, job search methods, and social media skills (she's a social media wiz).

 

How a Career Coaching Call with Zanetta Works

All coaching will be done by phone or Skype. You can buy coaching time in several options: 30-minute increments, 1 hour spots, or 2 hours (when you buy 2, you get 1 hour free)--as much or as little as you need.

Once you purchase the time, you can use it as you see fit--all at once, or in increments over several weeks (whatever works for you).  Your phone calls can be recorded (let Zanetta know) and the audio sent to you--this is amazingly helpful when you're covering a lot of information you don't want to miss.

 

Supercharge Your Job Search in as Little as 30 Minutes

If you are struggling in any area of your job search, personalized coaching can make all the difference in the world.  As little as 30 minutes can supercharge your job search and transform it into an exciting, rewarding experience.  If you need more time, you can discuss it with Zanetta--the decision is yours.  Once you try it, you will agree that it's the best job search decision you've ever made.

Get Started Now - Click on the option that works best for you.

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching
Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 3 Hours for the Price of 2
(3 hours for the price of 2 can be broken up into multiple sessions to fit your needs)

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1 Hour 

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1/2 Hour Increments

 

Peggy McKee Career Coaching Special Offer

Peggy McKee Job Search Interview Coaching

Peggy McKee - Job Search, Interview, and Career Coaching

Do you need a career coach?  I am running a special you need to know about:

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Peggy McKee Career Coaching - 3 Hours for the Price of 2 = $500

 

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Peggy McKee Career Coaching - Half Hour = $125

(you can add .5 hours as needed on the order page)

 

Zanetta Siciliano Job Search Interview Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano - Career Coach, IT Recruiter, Sales & Marketing Expert

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching
Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 3 Hours for the Price of 2 = $300
(3 hours for the price of 2 can be broken up into multiple sessions to fit your needs)

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1 Hour =$150

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching

Zanetta Siciliano Career Coaching - 1/2 Hour Increments = $75

Why you need a career coach...

 

  • You get interviews, but not offers.
  • You can't find the right jobs for you.
  • You don't know how to approach companies you want to work for.
  • You are experienced, but you can't get interviews.
  • You are a new graduate and can't get interviews.
  • You have suffered a job loss and can't explain why.
  • You are about to have a panel interview and you're anxious.
  • You're about to do a Skype interview.
  • You have a shot at your dream job and you want to make sure you get it.

The truth is that there are as many reasons to hire a career coach as there are job seekers.  Each person has their own unique situation.

Let's solve your problems and push you higher in your career!

 

Others who have been helped by career coaching...

 

  • A C-Level executive stuttered when explaining his job loss (he didn't even realize it) and couldn't get hired.  In just a few minutes, we discovered the problem and gave him a powerful way to explain the situation.  He got a great new C-level position.
  • I Skyped with a job seeker about to interview via webcam to help him become more confident and engaging on camera--he got his dream job!
  • An extremely talented and experienced professional got lots of interviews but no offers--we role-played to discover that she mentioned compensation in every interview.  When she stopped, she got an offer.
  • Out of work for months, a management-level candidate was about to take a job with a large pay cut. We worked on how to approach new companies, and he got an interview and a great role at his same salary as before (no pay cut!).
  • One woman said that coaching helped her value herself differently and speak more confidently about herself, which extended outside of her career into other areas of her life.  Who doesn't want to feel more confident about who they are and what they do?

 

Let's supercharge your job search and your career!

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