XLR8 Career Coaching
Helping you plan and achieve your "next level."
So you have a goal. You want something.
But you're not sure how to achieve it.
Maybe you aren't even sure of what it is. But you know you want it.
Your questions may sound something like this:
- "I've never had to look for a job before. I have no idea what to do. So ... what do I do?"
- "I'm stuck in management. How do I move up into corporate executive roles?"
- "What should I include on my résumé? How do I even design it?"
- "I don't want to brag. So, how do I sell myself in an interview without sounding conceited?"
- "I hate my job. I want to change careers. Where do I start?"
- "I got fired. Who's going to hire me now?"
- "I've been sending my résumé for weeks, and I'm not getting responses. What's wrong?"
- "How do I summarize 20+ years of work in just two pages?"
- "I'm returning to work after raising a family. How do I get hired with no recent experience?"
- "I just graduated. What now?!"
I hear them all the time, and yes. I DO have answers.
Whether you’re a senior executive targeting your next leadership position,
or a brand-new graduate trying to land your very first “professional job” …
No one is immune to the anxiety, uncertainty, and down-right jitters that come along with a new job search or sudden change in your life plan.
And the thought of sitting in front of people you don’t know and trying to convince them of how awesome you are is just nerve-wracking, if not downright scary.
For 20 years, almost every single client I have worked with has had these exact same issues!
So, you’re not alone. Far from it.
- To know the right things to say.
- To use appropriate body language.
- To dress correctly.
- To truly know the job requirements.
- To impress the interviewer.
- To win the next interview!
The remedy? Confidence.
You need confidence in your abilities, skillsets, prior accomplishments, the value you bring to the company, your true worth, AND your ability to communicate these effectively.
Confidence is rarely an inherent trait. It's cultivated.
Interview anxiety stems from the fear of being judged negatively,
and also from the pressure that most job seekers put on themselves to perform well:
That pressure is overwhelming.
And this is where your coaching comes in.
There are several key areas of uncertainty that I have consistently encountered in nearly all of my clients.
My coaching is structured around these primary issues.
Below are descriptions of my structured and unstructured coaching session plans.
We will address various aspects of career and life planning, including goal setting, removing obstacles, strategy planning, career advancement, relationship building, and defining and attaining your specific visions for personal achievement.
Basic Interview Coaching:
Personal, one-on-one consultation to prepare for the interview.
Includes basic interview preparation as well as advanced personal marketing techniques.
Considers the psychology behind the interview and the interviewer, using strategic statements, questions, and sales tactics to increase chances at securing an invitation for the next interview as well as a high position in the interviewer’s mind.
Advanced Interview Coaching:
Addresses interview anxiety and leverages strategies to overcome fear and confusion while developing confidence in your abilities and boosting certainty for a strong interview.
In these sessions, we will practice communication of your “personal brand,” while also identifying strategies to subtly steer the interview in a positive direction.
Strategic Marketing & Job Search Coaching:
A step-by-step plan for both defining potential target positions, target companies, and for creating high-impact marketing campaigns.
We'll focus on branding, creating your “elevator speech,” gatekeeper tactics, the “hidden job market,” reaching decision-makers, gaining introductory meetings, and converting meetings into interviews.
We'll also explore tactics for guiding the interview to identify pain points early in the discussion in order to effectively communicate what matters the most to them!
Additional Services: Personality Inventories, Career Direction Inventories, Career Transition Resources, College and Graduate Degree Planning, Spiritual Gifts Inventories, Social Media Development, and Networking Tools
Reach out to me and we'll have a confidential conversation about your goals.
Use the form below, or email your résumé and details about your current situation to:
Liz @ XLR8Industrial.com