Career Coaching

Your Success Journey Starts Here

Paul works with professionals at all stages of their career from students and new graduates just entering the workforce to managers and executives who are making or considering a career change. When you need ideas and suggestions to start a new career or accelerate an existing one, Paul shows you the right way ahead by inspiring you and help you identify your hidden potential.

Meaningful Guidance at Every Step

Paul uses proven methodologies to help his clients identify options, focus their efforts, prepare for job application and win. Once they start a new role, he continues to maintain contact to assure that they have personal support and coaching during their first days and weeks.

Career Coaching Mechanics

RESUME REVIEW

Review your resume and make suggestions to enhance or improve both the content and the format. You may need to provide added information or clarification of your work experience and skills. For the time that we work together, I continue to review and give comments, suggestions, and recommendations on your resume. You will be responsible for final editing and changes.

JOB SEARCH STRATEGY

Request your current job search activities and review them. I provide you with additional suggestions to find positions that are appropriate for your desired career.

eCOACHING

Provide email and text support for the agreed time period, and I respond to questions within 8 hours but typically respond in 1 to 2 hours. Send questions, comments, and suggestions as they are warranted. eCoaching is helpful while developing your resume, your career path, your job search, your interviews, and during the first few weeks of employment. eCoaching may include coaching for a career change, coaching for a promotion, mentoring through difficult times, and other challenges as they arise.

CAREER COACHING SESSIONS

Career Coaching Sessions calls are more formal coaching conversations. I intend to ask challenging questions for you to consider and answer during the conversation. You may have ideas, thoughts, or actions that are important to you, and you will be responsible for recording them. We establish goals, review your current situation, investigate your options to reach your goals, and agree on an action plan.

COVER LETTER REVIEW

Review, edit, suggest, and comment on your generic cover letter.

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW GUIDE

Provide you with my Informational Interview Guide, which will be delivered on-line as a pdf file. This booklet has recommended strategies for having a successful informational interview. The guide includes a list of potential questions and general suggestions for interviewing.

MOCK INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW

Conduct a 30 minute Skype session during which you will interview me for information. I will act as the interviewee. Provide feedback and suggestions, and then we will repeat the interview during the same Skype session.

JOB INTERVIEW GUIDE

Provide you with my Job Interview Guide, which will be delivered on-line as a pdf file. This booklet has recommended interview strategies, an extensive list of potential questions, and general suggestions for interviewing.

MOCK JOB INTERVIEW

Conduct a 30 minute Skype interview with you and act as the potential hiring manager. I provide feedback and suggestions, and then we repeat the conversation during the same Skype session.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

HOGAN ASSESSMENT and DEBRIEF

The Hogan Assessment is a robust personality assessment that provides a summary report of your key strengths, your ideal work environments. The evaluation also highlights behaviors that have caused you to be successful but may also limit your potential if they are overused. I provide a very detailed coaching session to discuss the implications and potential of the assessment and how that might drive the direction of your future career.

HOGAN 360 ASSESSMENT and DEBRIEF

The Hogan 360 assessment allows individuals (up to 60 reviewers) to assess your professional attitudes, strengths, and barriers. Reviewers may be people you work for, with, or who work for you. They can also be your peers or colleagues. The 360 provides a summary report of findings and implications. I conduct a detailed debriefing session to discuss how to use the results to improve your career performance.