Career Coaching That Works.
Finally take control of your career path with our 11-Step Career Coaching process.
CAREER COACHING WITH CAROL ANN WENTWORTH, CEO, WENTWORTH EXECUTIVE RECRUITING.
I've been a top executive recruiter for more than 30 years and I am always surprised at how few people take the steps necessary to choose, plan, and execute a career well.
Frankly, it's because they don't know how. And who can blame them? They aren't taught how in school. And very few parents have the knowledge to teach their children career skills. And if they did, it's out of date by now.
So, you are on your own to discover how. It's often hit or miss. Only the truly lucky---or those who knew their calling from the time they were young---discover a career with meaning and purpose that they enjoy doing. And pays enough to provide for the other non-career priorities in their life.
But it doesn't have to be that way. With the right guidance and some focused attention on the steps to take to build a career, it can be done. That's why I created this 11-step coaching process---to get your career on track successfully heading in the right direction.
If you follow these steps, along with my personal guidance, you will succeed.
My coaching program generally takes six weeks, with two sessions per week lasting approximately one hour. If you live near Tiburon, California I can occasionally meet with you personally nearby. The cost for the 11-step career coaching program is $2,995.
If you need help with only one element of your career support (e.g. a refreshed and rewritten resume or LinkedIn Profile) I can do this too. The cost is $1,295.
Your career is arguably the most important ingredient in building a successful and fulfilling life. It's too important to leave to chance. Don't waste any more time achieving your dreams. I only take a few coaching clients at any given time. So call now. 415-516-9343 Or text me your contact information and I will get back to you immediately.
STEP ONE | WHO ARE YOU AND WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?
1. Who are you? Your Myers-Briggs personality evaluation. 2. What kind of work fits your personality best? 3. Identify career likes and dislikes. 4. What is your “dream” career? 5. How much money do you want to make? 6. Where do you want to work? 7. What is your ideal working environment?
8. Small, medium, or large company? Your own business? 9. What has and has not worked in your career? 10. What has given you the most satisfaction in your career?
STEP TWO | EVALUATING YOUR CAREER PATH
1. Recap of what we learned about you and your career aspirations. 2. What is practical and what are “stretch” career goals. 3. How does your Myers-Briggs personality assessment measure up? 4. Does your personality assessment fit with your career goals?
STEP THREE | EXAMINING YOUR CURRENT CAREER STRENGTHS
1. What are your educational credentials, working experience, and other achievements? 2. How does your career cv work or not work for you in attaining your future career goals?
STEP FOUR | MOVING FORWARD IN YOUR CAREER GOALS
1. Based on our evaluation of your personality and discussion of your education and
experience, how do we move forward toward your career goals? 2. Creating a career strategy and tactics: a. Your personal “brand” identity. b. Survey your online identity. Will potential employers be impressed by what they see? c. Using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and You Tube to enhance your “brand.” d. LinkedIn as a career management tool. e. Your resume. Your first impression. f. The Interview. Where you either are offered a job or “voted off the island.” g. Dressing for career success. Time for an update? h. Social media to promote career success. How to use it responsibly and effectively. i. A Career Plan of Action. A 90-day plan that can change your life.
STEP FIVE | WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK OF WHEN THEY THINK OF YOU?
1. How your personal "brand" identity works for or against you. 2. Carol Ann's evaluation of your personal brand identity from her first four interactions. 3. Discussion about your initial perception by others. 4. Identifying what works and what doesn’t---and how to change what isn’t working. 5. “Soft” skills are what can make or break your career success. 6. Why a first impression lasts---and how to make a good one. 7. Are you an extravert or an introvert? Let’s discuss how to make either one work for you. 8. How to emphasize those traits of your personality that make up your brand identity.
STEP SIX | USING LINKEDIN AS THE FOUNDATION TO MANAGE YOUR CAREER
1. Most recruiters and employers look at your LinkedIn Profile. What do they see now? 2. Overall evaluation of your LinkedIn Profile. 3. Your photo is your first LinkedIn impression. Is it working for you? 4. Making your Headline work to position you for career success. 5. Your Summary. Does it reflect who you are and what you offer? 6. Building a curated list of contacts. Best strategy and tactics. 7. Commenting on posts and Group discussions. 8. How to add depth to your LinkedIn Profile:
b. Published articles
c. Educational achievements
e. Who you follow
f. Contact information
j. Slideshare 9. Using LinkedIn to create a list of references.
STEP SEVEN | YOUR RESUME
1. First impression. Will it grab the attention of a recruiter or hiring manager? 2. Formatting your resume for maximum effectiveness. 3. What to say and how to say it to best position your skills and experience. 4. Resume do’s and don’ts. 5. Your new and improved resume.
STEP EIGHT | THE INTERVIEW
1. Preparation is the key to success. Study the company website. Google search for
company information and press releases. Check the backgrounds of key people on LinkedIn. Look for areas of connection (e.g. alumni). Research the company on Glassdoor. Determine the company culture. 2. Practicing for the interview. 3. The first impression. What works? 4. Body language. How to avoid common mistakes. How to project confidence. 5. How to conduct yourself during the interview. 6. Most often asked questions. 7. Questions you should prepare to ask. 8. Following up. The Thank You letter. Checking in. 9. Preparing your references for immediate submission to potential employers.
STEP NINE | DRESS FOR SUCCESS
1. Evaluating your wardrobe style in light of current standards and your work industry. 2. Hairstyle. Makeup. Cologne. What works and what doesn’t? 3. Do you need a new “look” or a refresh? 4. Choosing two “killer” interview outfits. 5. Is it time to begin a nutrition and exercise program?
STEP TEN | YOU
1. Review of your “soft” skills. 2. What are your key strengths? 3. What do you need to improve on? 4. How do you plan to strengthen your “soft” skills? 5. Smoothing out the “rough” spots in your personality. STEP ELEVEN| YOUR CAREER PLAN
1. Putting your plan down on paper. 2. Define your Goals. 3. Write a Personal Mission Statement.
4. Describe and write down your personal brand description. 4. Choose your ideal companies to work at. 5. Plan how to maximize each company contact. 6. Check that your LinkedIn Profile is complete. 7. Check that your resume is bulletproof. 8. Is your social media supporting your career and personal goals? 9. Have you practiced and role-played your interviewing skills? 10. Do you have superlative references ready to submit? 11. Is your wardrobe and personal presentation read to go? 12. Final evaluation by Carol Ann. SUGGESTED READING | SHARPENING YOUR AXE
There are several books you should consider reading as you go through our career coaching process. Here are my recommendations:
1. A Mindful Career, by Carol Ann Wentworth 2. Manifest Your Destiny, by Dr. Wayne Dyer 3. A Plan for Life, by Eric Wentworth 4. The Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business, by Ted Prodromou 5. 365 Ways to Manifest The Law of Attraction, by Dr. Wayne Dyer 6. What Color is Your Parachute?, by Richard N. Bolles