Work Search / Job-Hunting Services: Strategy & Tactics

“Career Refocus”: Career & Work Search Strategy Review with Recommendations

This creative and innovative intake and working interview helps you learn effective work search process as well as helping us learn your situation, review your work search activities, do a critique of resume, complete and interpret two work search effectiveness assessments and give you next-step recommendations for more effective job hunting (1 1/2 hours, $150 USD).

Professional Resume Critique

This review and written suggestions increases the impact of your resume to get prospective employers to desire an interview ($75 USD).  Cost of the critique is applicable to full resume development, if selected following critique.

Professional Resume Writing & Development

Resumes, often dull chronologies, must excite readers to take action–call or email for an interview, but most resumes don’t do this.  This service puts you in partnership with your consultant to produce in about 3 hours a document focused on getting the prospect employer to contact you: 1-2 pages in length in 2 formats, MS Word and Scannable, includes information gathering interview/questionnaire ($199 USD; second version of resume, $75, same formats).  Satisfaction guaranteed, or the full fee refunded.

Cover Letter Writing & Coaching

Letter writing to accompany a resume must engage and excite readers to want more, both a comparable and stimulating resume and then to interview you, the candidate.  This service includes an information-gathering interview and coaching (usually one hour) so that you learn the skill ($75/letter USD).

Interview  Practice & Coaching

“Practice makes perfect,” as the saying goes.  Those investing in rehearsal improve their presentation dramatically.  Initial service takes 1 ½ hours, includes video recording and review ($150 USD); a second videotaping and review, often exponentially improving your delivery, is $75/hour USD.

Research for Work Search / Career Enhancement

Finding insight and critically important information can both help in the application process of cover letter and resume development as well as in preparation for interviews and making career changes.  This service may involve Internet and/or library research ($80/hour USD billed by the quarter hour).

Work Search Roundtables & NetWork 2 NewWork events

These highly regarded but never copied two-hour career and job transition support group Roundtables meet weekly in Grand Rapids, Michigan ($5 USD donation suggested per session).   More information elsewhere under GROUP SERVICES for the two locations.

NetWork 2 NewWork events coach and assist in development of true networking skills.  They occur every other month, usually on the 3rd Tuesdays (or occasionally Wednesday) of January, March, May, July, September and November at various venues around Greater Grand Rapids.  More information can be found under GROUP SERVICES.

Training and materials used in leading such support group sessions (including reproducible forms and materials) are available for those EaRN collaborating churches and non-profits wishing to implement such a community service ministry.  Please contact me to discuss your situation and intention.  See more about this and other services in the GROUP SERVICES section under Employment and Resource Network (EaRN).