Through years of experimenting, combined with wise mentors, a meditation practice and a foundation as an educator and playwright, I created a way to help you find your career story.
The Four Stages of Job Search Preparation:
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 (sometimes this can take 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 of 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 will know the right words to use.
The more targeted you are, the more appealing 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 that you are proud of.
You will 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 each other's LinkedIn profiles
- how to work with recruiters