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.

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Can be selected as preliminary work to Ideal Work Assignment (see Career Change & Redirection section of Individual Services page). Available in person and/or Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp.

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– $150 USD.

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Critique of Resume or LinkedIn Profile

This review and written suggestions increases the impact of your resume to get prospective employers to desire an interview.  Cost of the critique is applicable to full resume or LinkedIn profile, if selected following critique. Available in person and/or Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp.

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– $80 USD.

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Writing Resume or LinkedIn Profile

Resumes, often dull chronologies, must excite readers to take action—call or email for an interview—unfortunately most resumes don’t do this.  This service puts you in partnership with your consultant to produce in ~3 hours developing a document from scratch focused on getting the prospective employer to contact you. Available in person and/or Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp.  Satisfaction guaranteed, or the full fee refunded.

– Resume $180 USD.

– LinkedIn profile $80 USD.

– Resume and LinkedIn profile $220 USD.

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Targeted 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, showing clear you match the employer’s stated needs.  This service includes an information-gathering interview and coaching (usually one hour) so that you learn the skill. Available in person and/or Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp.

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– $80/letter USD.

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Interview  Practice & Coaching

“Practice makes perfect,” as the saying goes.  Those investing in rehearsal beginning with the analysis of your match to their stated needs improves your presentation dramatically. Crucial is the ability to tell stories of situations you dealt with, what you did, and what the outcome was. We coach help you prepare. Includes video recording and review; a second videotaping and review, often exponentially improving your delivery. Available in person and/or Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp.

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– Sessions $120/hour USD billed by the quarter hour.

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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. Can be added to other services.

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– $120/hour USD billed by the quarter hour.

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Work Search Roundtables & NetWork 2 NewWork events

These Work Search Roundtables highly regarded two-hour career and job transition support group Roundtables meet weekly in Grand Rapids, Michigan ($5 USD donation suggested per session).  Currently the Roundtables are free being offered each Wednesday morning via a secure Zoom meeting–limited to 20 people each session, alternating Wednesday morning meetings in Ada at St. Robert of Newminster Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church facilities . More information elsewhere under GROUP SERVICES for the two locations.

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NetWork 2 NewWork events coach and assist in development of true networking skills.  From 2012 through mid-2019 they occurred every other month, usually during the 3rd week of January, March, May, July, September and November at various venues around Greater Grand Rapids. The event format and schedule is being redesigned to fit our current physical sequestering and avoiding group gathers to stem the COVID-19 spreading, likely via Zoom, MS Teams or Whatsapp. More information can be found under GROUP SERVICES.

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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).