Stand Out. Get Hired. Do The Work You Love.
“I got new energy and self-confidence after taking your class. I feel better about my networking, negotiation, and interview skills in a way that I could not have done alone.”
– Michelle W.
Job Search Bootcamp is a six week small group coaching program designed to help social impact professionals kick start or reinvigorate a job search. For two hours each week, you’ll meet with me and a small group of other job searchers to build your skills in each step of the job search process.
In between sessions you’ll complete assignments and check in with your accountability partner to ensure you’re making progress. At the end of the program, you’ll have a 30 minute individual career coaching session to ensure you’re fully ready to tackle your search.
In addition, you’ll get lifetime access to a shared online group for discussion and support, a growing network of program alumni, and a set of job search guides and templates you can use now and for future job searches.
Bootcamps are designed for professionals with approximately 5-15 years of full-time experience and an interest in doing work that has a positive social impact in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors.
Ready to go?
What You’ll Get
If you join Job Search Bootcamp and complete all assignments, within six weeks you will have:
- Goals and a plan for your search, to help you structure your time and work smarter not harder
- Accountability and support from an expert coach and peers going through the same experience
- Motivation to get started on your search or move forward on a stalled search
- Clarity and confidence in knowing what you’re looking for and how to tell your “career story”
- Tools to help you stand out and get hired: a revamped resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter
- Proven tactics to help you succeed in behavioral interviews and feedback on how you come across
In addition, you’ll get:
- Insights from a career coach and recruiter who knows the nonprofit, public, and private sectors
- Templates and assignments to help you implement proven strategies right away in your search
- A peer network and relationships you will rely on far beyond the program
Why Group Coaching?
Group coaching is an excellent way to get many of the same benefits you would get from individual coaching at a lower cost and with the added bonus of meeting and getting support from a small group of like-minded peers. Groups are limited to six participants so that they are small enough for plenty of discussion and you’ll have opportunities to partner with and get to know everyone else in the group.
Who It’s For
Job Search Bootcamp is a good fit for you if you are:
- An early or mid-career professional (approximately 5-15 years of full-time experience) who wants to launch or re-energize your job search
- Interested in doing work that has a positive social impact, whether in the private, public, or nonprofit sector
- Ready to roll up your sleeves and can commit to spending at least 3-5 hours per week working on your search
- Excited to build a network of like-minded peers and open to giving and receiving honest feedback
Each week, we’ll cover a different job search topic, with time for discussion, Q&A, and feedback. You’ll also complete assignments and give/get feedback from peers in between sessions.
1Define Your Direction
Developing your search strategy and goals
2Tell Your Story
Identifying your strengths and “career story”
3Activate Your Network
Networking strategy and tools
4Create Your Toolkit
Resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles
5Nail the Interview
Interview strategy, practice, and feedback
6Negotiate the Offer
Negotiation strategy and best practices
January 2018 programs are now full.
You will also be notified when registration for the next round opens in March.
Meetings are held in person in Seattle, in Pioneer Square for daytime groups and Lower Queen Anne for evening groups. Groups launch quarterly (January, April, July, and September) and virtual groups are coming later in 2018.
If you would like to be added to a waitlist for a group that is full or you are interested in a future date beyond what is listed below, please fill out this form and I’ll notify you when space opens and new groups are scheduled. I also offer custom programs for organizations or groups who would like to participate together; please contact me for details.
[FULL] January: Daytime Group
- Meets on: Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
- Early Pricing Ends: January 5, 2018
- Start Date: January 16, 2018
[FULL] January: Evening Group
- Meets on: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm
- Early Pricing Ends: January 5, 2018
- Start Date: January 30, 2018
Cost includes 12 hours of in person group meetings, a 30 minute individual career coaching session, lifetime access to course materials, and inclusion in a growing alumni network.
Ready to go?
Group size is limited to six, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
The job search process can be incredibly daunting. The structure that Erin brings to this process and the support from fellow job searchers is invaluable. It helped me reflect on my job search as well as my career as a whole.”
– Stephanie S.
Before the Bootcamp, I felt stuck. I had been submitting applications online and doing little to no networking. I was particularly frustrated when I was rejected for a job I applied to that I thought I was a perfect fit for. My confidence was shaken. Now, I feel empowered and knowledgable about job searching. As a result of the Bootcamp, I have a catchy LinkedIn page and a one-page resume that highlights my skills and value. Bootcamp empowered me to think differently, bolster my network and create a path to pursue my goals.”
– Abby B.
Erin is a skilled facilitator and networker who knows how to coach people through their hesitancies and uncertainties about the job search. The homework and exercises she provided were top notch and very useful for clarifying goals and problems. She’s an unwavering cheerleader for people to find their best selves in work that’s meaningful for them. I would highly recommend her Bootcamp.”
– Toni H.
I feel like the job search process has been demystified! I am now more able to articulate my own professional background and goals. I identified issues with my resume and cover letter that I didn’t even know existed, and have since fixed them. I flipped my LinkedIn account from something I despised and didn’t understand to a more controlled and polished networking tool. And I feel much more prepared & confident going into job interviews.”
– Jessica L.
The Bootcamp provided a space for me to develop a clear idea of who I am as a professional and to share that in a succinct way with external connections. The intense self examination of my values, my worth, and my skills has been invaluable to me and given me a renewed sense of possibility and opportunity in my job search. Within three weeks of starting the bootcamp, I had my first interview in nearly two years, for a job I felt truly matched my skills and values.”
– Heather P.
Prior to the Bootcamp, I felt stuck in my search. I was unsure of the direction I wanted to focus on, and unsure of the effectiveness of networking. Through the process of working with Erin and our group, I was able to identify companies that I would like to work for and dispel negative assumptions about networking, and I now feel much more confident about that aspect of the job search. Resumes and LinkedIn were de-mystified, and I now have a framework of what works. There were so many valuable things I learned through this program, it is tough to choose just one.”
– April M.
The small-group format of Erin’s Job Search Bootcamp was refreshing and helpful. We quickly felt comfortable sharing our experiences and giving each other feedback; through Erin’s professional guidance and our combined networks, several of us began landing interviews within a few weeks. By the end of the Bootcamp, I had a new job! If you’re a mid-career nonprofit professional who’s feeling “stuck” in your job search, I highly recommend signing up.
– Nicole G.
When I first learned about Job Search Bootcamp, I was feeling defeated, unfocused and unsure of myself as a professional – even with an extensive professional background! The group process and accountability, individual assignments and ongoing encouragement helped to turn all of that around. I was successful in recreating my job search material, narrowing and focusing my networking and outreach, and regaining confidence in my skills and abilities. I highly recommend this group to anyone going through a career transition, relocation or even if you just need a career reboot and shakeup!
– Lauri B.