Equity’s career transition services are quite different from industry norms. To us, every client is unique. Each presents with different needs and expectations. Furthermore, people have varied learning styles. Hence, it makes no sense to put you through canned, cookie cutter group sessions that leave you, more or less, self directing your career transition.
Cost Effective Career Transition Services
Working with our team is akin to the personalized attention high power athletes receive from their coach while being groomed for prime time. Our services are tailored to work with your personality and delivered at a pace that makes sense for you.
And this is precisely how we customize our services to be cost effective.
Once we understand your needs, we drill in to identify your strengths, first. While enhancing them, we maximize your budget effectively by working deeply on other areas where you need the most help.
We offer a full suite of career transition services, some are listed below. You may not require them all. At your one-on-one sessions, your coach will focus on your specific needs, setting milestones and achieving results.
Dealing With Uncertainty
A job loss can create emotional distress, like any other loss. It paralyzes your ability to move forward. Our career transition services includes job loss counselling to constructively address these barriers. You work through the emotional phases of loss in a safe place with a professional at your side.
Looking for a job is a job. Your career transition cannot begin until you are over the loss and at a healthy place emotionally to handle the challenging that awaits. Job loss counselling is vital in helping individuals move onward as quickly as possible.
Discovering Your Path
For some individuals, a job loss leads to reinvention and new possibilities. Your coach will engage in a discovery of the path that offers you the best advantage. Is it better for you to continue doing similar work? Should you transition into a different role? Are your skills transferable to different sectors or organizations? Would consulting and entrepreneurial pursuits suit you better? Through a series of insightful queries, your coach will guide you through an exploration of realistic possibilities, injecting structure to your journey.
Any residual procrastination is managed with short manageable tasks to keep you moving forward. Ultimately, we want to set you in a direction with realistic goals and a pathway that is best suited for your circumstances.
Defining Your Personal Brand
Your LinkedIn profile and resume are, first and foremost, selling tools and not a historical summary of your career. They showcase your skills and demonstrate results to potential employers.
A compelling value proposition that defines your abilities must come through from your digital profile as well as your resume.
We help you craft a powerful resume that will inspire readers to want to learn more about you. This session has a very specific objective: To entice recruiters to meet with you in person.
The Job Search Campaign
There are two fundamental pathways to succeed at landing your dream job. Both are critical for helping you gain optimum exposure. Our methods are proven for accessing opportunities and conducting this outreach.
a. Visible: We identify methods for pursuing specific positions posted online, in print or through recruiters. We share our experience on the best methods to apply for competitive jobs. These tactics will greatly increase your chances of getting past the ‘gatekeepers’ who control access to hiring managers.
b. Hidden: We teach you a unique skill of how to become known to key decision makers, even if no job seems open at the time. Our creative networking techniques will put you in front of the right people who can open up more doors.
At this session we provide answers to many useful questions such as: Which websites and job boards are best? How can social networking channels broaden possibilities? How can I utilize recruitment firms, effectively? What letters should I send, how do I write them and what is the best timing?
Consequently, we ensure that you know where and how to proceed efficiently.
Succeeding at Interviews
Interviews are about effectively selling under pressure in different venues to varied audiences. It is a learned skill. Accordingly, we help you to properly prepare for your interviews, ask the right questions, answer questions convincingly, tell stories, deal with compensation and present professionally. We help you communicate in a style that is natural for you. We understand the multi-tiered hiring process, intimately. Our goal is to help advance you to the next stage.
While we can practice mock scenarios and provide you pointed feedback, our personalized sessions offer you so much more. You may call on your coach for pointers prior to actual upcoming interviews. We will help you channel those butterflies in your stomach to your advantage. Our coaches understand the marketplace and are often knowledgeable about the hiring strategies at specific firms you will interview at. We remain by your side, helping you adjust your plan for success.
Closing the Deal
In conclusion, this journey is about having you secure the best legitimate and attractive offer.
We will help you utilize references and review the terms of your employment. Where possible, we can help you boost your negotiation skills to improve the offer. Most of all, we will help identify common loopholes in employment contracts and assist you with working through them with your potential employer. We discuss productive on-boarding strategies and help you get started on the right foot in your job.
Our clients, from virtually every industry sector and functional specialty, speak volumes about the impact we have made and the ease of collaborating with us.
Let us demystify the complexities of Career Transition and help you transform pending uncertainty from a ‘chill’ to a ‘thrill’.