If you've never worked with a career coach before, these are some common themes that come up and what the work often entails:

 CAREER EXPLORATION

CAREER EXPLORATION

MAKING A CAREER CHANGE, OR TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT OPTIONS ARE OUT THERE FOR YOU? 

Together, we can examine your values, interests, personality, and skill sets, and how these align with possible career paths. Through parsing out what matters to you, we can use self-awareness to inform your career decisions.

 job SEARCH STRATEGIES

job SEARCH STRATEGIES

Feeling pretty confident about where you want to go, but wondering how to get there? Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to start!

Based on your areas of interest, we'll create a multi-faceted search strategy and set concrete goals for the road ahead. Job searching can feel overwhelming and frustrating- my goal is to make the process manageable for you and to help you feel more empowered. Similarly, if you've been searching but are feeling stuck, I can analyze your process and give you feedback/concrete action items to move you forward feeling re-energized.

 Getting Tactical 

Getting Tactical 

Get concrete Feedback and Insights on All of your Job Search MaterialS

Make your resume and cover letters as effective as possible for each application, get feedback on your LinkedIn profile and learn strategies for how to harness the power of this tool, quell your interviewing anxiety (mock interviews included), discover networking best practices so you dread the process less, and more.

I now use Aileen’s “Cover Letter Writing Guide” every time I write a cover letter, and its the single best resource I’ve found in my job searching process. Honestly, she has unlocked the mystery for me in cover letter writing and more importantly, how to decipher a job description so you can really understand what the potential employer is looking for. Its like magic but way simpler!
— Amanda S., former client
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My Approach

At the heart of our work together is you; for the past 10 years I've used a person-centered approach to career coaching and am incredibly passionate about helping people move towards achieving career satisfaction. All of the information you receive will be tailored to meet the realities of your life and its circumstances. Whether you're certain about your career path or completely lost, the process can often times feel intimidating and unstructured. I work with individuals to create structure and help them identify and set concrete goals.

Many times, exploring a new career path or moving forward with trying to land a position in a chosen career field falls at the bottom of the to-do list. Sometimes this happens because people are busy, and other times it's because the process seems too daunting.  Using a goal-oriented approach, and working with me to keep you accountable, will help you go from feeling stuck to feeling productive and like you have more momentum in your process.