I have two career coaches I am interested in. One has a six-month program that cost $5,000 but does have a payment plan starting at $1,500 upfront for the first month and $700 for five months. They through the entire job search process. What should I ask if someone gets a job halfway through the course of the program or 3-5 months before the program ends? The career coach is officially certified and has a podcast. Offers weekly calls, and an infinite amount of calls for interview prep. What other questions should I ask Career Coach # 1?
The second career coach has a 4-month program that cost $3,800 or $3,900 with a monthly payment plan of $997. Bi-weekly calls and infinite interview prep. I have asked some follow-up questions to which they have not responded.
An alternative career coaching company offers a Highland Ability Test or HAB which can be taken remotely. They are licensed and authorized to administer the test. Their career coaching mainly focuses on career clarity more than all other topics and that cost $800.
Other career coaches have priced at $3,000-$5,000
Others have $1,000 - $2,000, but a few have no payment plan.
One coach has a $7,000 program which I am staying away from. They couldn’t tell me a payment plan and had way too many options.
I am currently working full-time in a job and looking to know my God-given purpose and what jobs are best aligned for me. I don’t know what to do with my life or how to successfully pivot careers or change careers.
I want to make sure I am making the right decision.
I am thinking about taking the HAB test and then doing career coaching. I would rather do a payment plan. I am trying to fit the coaching in my schedule while holding down a full-time job.
I want to be wise here. I didn’t know who to talk to about this as my family has never use a career coaching and have never sought help when they were fired from a job or found themselves in long-term unemployment or seeking a career change. I am a millennial in my 30s who has gone through unemployment and many difficult challenges as a job seeker for over six years. Thank you.
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"I did a TON of work leading an ERG!
But I have no idea how to put it on my resume, or if it even belongs there..."
Oooo, my friend! Your ERG leadership role absolutely, 100%, should be on your resume if you are seeking out a new leadership/management role.
Now that THAT is out of the way, let's talk about HOW to include that role on your resume.
1️⃣ List it out as its own role.
Just because your ERG leadership position wasn't your Full-Time job, does not mean it hasn't earned its own place on your resume!
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2️⃣ Include your ERG role within a leadership subhead of your current role/company.
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3️⃣ Focus on quantifiable accomplishments.
Metrics, please! People, money, scale, scope. Numbers help tell your story.
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4️⃣ Double down on those accomplishments.
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To make sure you're including the right stuff here, review job postings, LinkedIn company profiles, and company websites.
✍ Ready to get writing? ✍
Off you go!
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