John had never conducted a job search since he had always been part of a family business. His first comment to us was, “I am like a deer caught in headlights.” Here is how our services transformed John’s knowledge and skills to make him a highly competitive and proactive candidate:
- Focused coaching, supported with group seminars on topics related to change and career development
- Brainstorming possibilities and conducting research on these opportunities
Big Result: Leveraging PROMARK connections in the community to introduce John for networking opportunities and help him re-enter the work world by
- Preparing marketing materials, including his first ever resume, from sheets of handwritten notes
- Targeted coaching on interviewing preparation, follow-up and job search methods, including using technology in the search.
PROMARK Advantage: The team approach used by PROMARK has resulted in huge outcomes for John. The primary coach leveraged the combined expertise of all PROMARK coaches to help John sort out ideas, research and turn ideas into results.
Notable Success: Several intentional and carefully planned networking conversations uncovered an opportunity for John. He interviewed for this position and eventually accepted this offer. What is particularly important to know is that this career area was not on John’s initial list—this idea became a reality through several conversations with his coach, conducting research by completing several position analyses and talking to people in this field to gather information and get advice.
John’s comments: “I never needed to look for a job and was completely unprepared for my transition…working with Tim and his team helped me recognize how I could transfer a life-long experience in one industry into several fields…I also learned how to market my skills and learn the language required to be successful in a proactive job search…can’t thank these folks enough.”