Career Intensive

Find and land your ideal job, now and forever

Land your ideal job.

It's no secret that job search has changed, never mind landing an ideal job. People settle for less-than-ideal jobs. Usually because they don't know kind of job they want or why someone would hire them. 

The Career Intensive is a hybrid coaching program to find & launch your career story. Even if you don’t know what kind of job you want yet.

It is a system you can use for every job move, not just this one. It's time to get intentional about your career.

Launch your Career Story

You're motivated to find a new job, but don't know where to start. 

You have a diverse career already, and are not sure how to piece all of your past work together for a future role. And not just any job. A career that makes your heart sing, has real-world impact, and uses your favorite skills.

I know that feeling and have helped hundreds of people figure out their next career move.

Through years of experimenting, combined with wise mentors, a meditation practice and a foundation as an educator and playwright, I created a way to find your career story. 


Why do I need to know a career story?

A career story gives you a foundation for your job search so that you know what to write, say and do in your job search. 

The Four Stages of Job Search Preparation:

  • Reflection
  • Testing
  • Targeting
  • Action

Here’s how it works…

1. REFLECTION: Remember, you aren't looking to land any job. You want to land a job that uses your favorite skills, in your ideal environment. You want to look forward to going to work. You cannot know what your next role needs to be without self-reflection.

The first two weeks of the Career Intensive are spent in this stage.

2. TESTING: When people take jobs without testing them first, they might be happy for 3-6 months. But then reality kicks in. It feels like:
  • I made a mistake
  • This isn't what they said it would be.  I wish I knew more before I took the job
  • I don't know how much longer I can be here
  • I don't know if I can leave now, maybe I'll stick it out 3-5 years, so I don't look like a job hopper

You'll test opportunities against values and your ideal job list. I teach you the exact conversations to have to avoid jumping into the wrong role.

You'll spend 1 week testing (well...sometimes this takes longer, but there is one week of content on how to do this).

3. TARGETING: Once you know what you have to offer and where you would like to work, you can tailor all your marketing material (resume, LinkedIn, networking speaking points) for a specific job.

It takes the guesswork out of what to say in your marketing material, because you'll know the right words to use.

The more targeted you are, the more attractive you look to hiring people. I know it sounds weird, but they will like your confidence so much, they will try to sell you on jobs. This is impossible without a target.

You'll spend weeks four to six working on your target.

4. ACTION: Once you have a clear career brand, you take action. The last two weeks are spent putting things into place and mapping out your next moves, so you have a search strategy you are proud of. 

You get continued support with the bi-weekly group calls, and online forum.

Past group calls have included:

- practicing your networking pitch
- talking out interview questions
- reviewing eachother's LinkedIn profiles
- how to work with recruiters

The Career Intensive

The Career Intensive is a hybrid coaching program with a rolling start date. You can start anytime you are ready to take your career to the next level. Ideally 8-10 weeks before you plan on being in active search.

This program prepares you for active search. Active search is when you are sending out resumes, networking and going to interviews.

I created this program because I had same conversation and shared the same content to multiple clients. They didn't need a full intense coaching program -- they needed a structure to trust, resources as they went, quick responses to questions, and some help with their resume. 

You're the owner and hero of your career.  I just help you to see it.

This program is for you if:

  • you know your resume is a little "off" or "dated", and nobody calls you about jobs (even when people with the same degrees and less experience get head-hunted).
  • you know you need to make a career change, but don't know to what.
  • you want to know that your career brand is consistent and something you are proud of.
  • you are looking for a structured program that doesn't take over your life.
  • If you are looking for a community of professionals that are also at this exact career cross-roads.
  • If you are smart and only need a coaching session or two, your resume reviewed, and access to feedback when you need it.

The Career Intensive gives you eight program modules that provide a framework to define and launch your career brand.

While the program is designed to be completed in 8-12 weeks, some past participants have done it in three weeks -- they took the material they needed, created a resume and landed a role. Others take the course in preparation to land a new role six months to a year from now, but want everything in place.

The main program is:

Module 1: Find your Stories
Module 2: Define your Career Values
Module 3: Target and Researching Ideal Roles
Module 4: Target and Keywords
Module 5: Resume Formats
Module 6: Tailor a resume
Module 7: 10 Things Every Job Search needs
Module 8: Implement your plan

This program includes:

- An individual call with Kerri to assess your current career brand and map out your program ($350 usd)

- The Eight Modules

- Resume in a Weekend Course ($97 usd)

- Fortnightly group calls for three months (this has had the most value for past participants)*

- Access to the LinkedIn forum to share ideas/struggles and get feedback for three months*

- Resume review by Kerri ($179 usd)

This goal of this program is to have you understand your value & strategic advantage, know your career story narrative, identify your ideal job target, and have a resume that communicates your new career brand.
 
You will navigate your search without questioning if you are making the right moves, you'll know you are.

I'm excited to see you start!

*If you enjoy the membership aspect of the program, you can opt to buy a monthly membership past three months for only $25/month

Build a strong foundation for your search

The hardest part about job search is questioning what to do next. You question every word, conversation, move, and idea and it feels heavy.

You are not overwhelmed by your job search because of lack of information. You are overwhelmed because you there is a plethora of information out there, but no map.

The Career Intensive leads you through the process of knowing your career brand and stories,  knowing what job would be a great fit (and which to avoid), how to establish your brand on your resume, and plan a productive job search from the roots.

Plus a safe place to test out ideas before you launch.

I created the Career Intensive to give you the support and framework to navigate a change and establish a career brand, along with others like you who are creating and testing careers brands too. 

Testimonials

We journey this life. We share our stories with our friends. But for that thing we spend the most of our time doing—work—we don’t really convene around or journey in honest ways. Sure there are professional organizations, but we often can’t speak freely in those because there is an element of performance. So, thank you, for giving us a space to share our career stories, in the thick, in the transition, in the life. I am quite appreciative!
Leanne
The content is solid, Kerri. The best part of this has been the group calls. Just listening to what other people are going through, and how they navigate the change has huge value for me. It normalizes everything. 
Rachel

FAQs

How does this program differ from regular coaching with Kerri?

The intensive program is less time with me, but gives you full access to client-only material and group calls.  Each program comes with one private 1-1 coaching call with Kerri, on a subject of your choice + a resume review.

Through my regular coaching program, I often;

  • spend 3-10  hours working individually with clients to figure out their career stories and mapping out their search strategies
  • take the lead on writing the resumes or LinkedIn profiles, including accomplishment bullets, based off of client conversations
  • have regular weekly or bi-weekly 45-60 minute coaching sessions where we dive deep into an topic and plan a strategy around that
  • help people see, through questioning and conversations, obstacles or gaps to work through to reach their career goals.
  • Each client is supported through email or phone support for an additional 20 minutes a week, as needed.

The cost for regular coaching programs is $750-$1,200 a month.

Can I upgrade to a 1-1 coaching program if I need to?

For sure, you can. If you want to upgrade you would pay the program difference. 

Also! 

  • Participants of the Career Intensive get a discount on hourly coaching

I help people use their stories to land ideal work. And if they don't know what kind of job, I help with that too. Stories + Job Search Strategy

Every person can land a job doing what they love. But, I know that the systems to get you into those ideal roles is overwhelming. The rules of job search have changed.