Wondering if individual coaching is right for you? Read below to learn more about my process and coaching program details. If you have questions after reading the information below or you are ready to move forward and set up your first session, contact me and let’s get started!
Individual Coaching Process
My coaching process is designed to help you prepare for and execute a successful job search. I work with clients through the three phases below, starting with foundational work to clearly define your strengths and direction before updating your resume and other job search materials and then preparing for interviews. I tailor this process for each client and before we dive in to our work, we’ll talk about your specific situation to determine what to focus on.
While we usually work through the stages below in order because they build on each other, I understand that each client is different and that the job search doesn’t always follow a linear path. If you have an interview coming up or need to send out a resume right away, we’ll adjust this process to meet your needs.
1Define Your Direction
We’ll focus on your strategy and unique career story
We’ll create or update your job search strategy and develop your unique career story, highlighting the experiences and accomplishments that are most relevant for your next step. We’ll also create a tailored job search plan that you’ll execute on moving forward, so that you use your time most efficiently to get results.
2Update Your Toolkit
We’ll tailor your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile
We’ll update and tailor your resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile to match the roles and organizations you’re targeting. We’ll ensure that your materials reflect current best practices and that they tell a clear and compelling story that will get the attention of recruiters and hiring managers.
3Nail the Interview
We’ll practice and prepare for interviews
You’ll learn strategies to successfully anticipate and prepare for tough interview questions, and we’ll conduct a comprehensive practice session to immediately improve your interview skills.
Meeting with Erin one-on-one was the best investment that I made in myself this year. I was lost, had low confidence and was fairly unprepared for moving from a non-profit background to working for a large business. Erin helped me refine my job search, completely change my marketing materials (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn) and improve upon my interviewing skills. She also helped me shift my job search process from cold-applying to jobs online to focusing more on relationship building within target companies. Her experience as a recruiter and coach really shows in the advice and supporting materials that she provides to clients. Thank you Erin!”
– Jane L., Nonprofit to Private Sector
Individual Coaching Program Details
I offer a three month individual coaching program to address the most common needs I see from my clients. If you are interested in my small group coaching program, please see my Job Search Bootcamp page for more details.
The program includes the following:
- Six one on one coaching sessions to discuss your career goals, identify specific and actionable next steps for you to take in your job search, and troubleshoot any questions or challenges you have. Sessions are 60-90 minutes and will be held in person or via video call depending on your location and availability.
- Exercises, worksheets, and other activities (aka homework!) that I’ll ask you to work on in between sessions, which will give you structure and ensure that we can spend our session time digging in on the most important topics for you. Even after we’re finished working together, you’ll have access to my full library of coaching tools, templates and resources to use moving forward.
- Feedback and edits to your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn summary; in addition to giving you feedback during our meetings and guides and templates for you to reference, I will provide written edits and comments to your materials to ensure they follow current best practices and tell your professional story clearly and concisely.
- Email support in between sessions; if a quick question pops up or you need my feedback on something small, I’m just an email away. I’ll always have your back!
$500 per month for three months
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Contact me and we’ll set up a time for our first meeting.
I can’t recommend Erin highly enough! Being new to Seattle, I struggled with the job search for several months before meeting Erin. She helped me focus my job search strategy and update my marketing materials so I could network with confidence. Erin listened carefully to all my questions and concerns and provided thorough written feedback on all my materials. I wish I had hired her months ago!”
– Shawn L., Sustainability
Here are some answers to common qustions about my individual coaching program; please also see my General Coaching FAQ page for more information about my coaching approach and philosophy and my Client Testimonials for feedback from past clients.
What if I need more sessions?
This program is designed to meet the needs of most job seekers, however sometimes clients find it helpful to keep touching base after we finish the program, and I’m more than happy to do that. If you’d like additional sessions or support after we finish your program, we can continue working together on an as needed basis; this could be through brief accountability check-ins, getting my support in preparing application materials for a role you’re applying to, or prepping for an upcoming interview.
What if I get a job before we’re finished?
If you land a job before we’re finished working together, that’s great! If we’re less than 50% of the way through our program, I will be happy to refund you the remaining balance. If we’re more than halfway through, you can use the remaining time at any point over the next six months or donate it to my “pay it forward” program to help another job seeker in need.
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Making a career change can be a challenging and confusing time. I often went into our meetings unsure and filled with questions, but Erin always listened intently, and provided sound advice and recommendations on active steps to take to move forward. After following her recommendations on a search process, I landed a great job. After my loved ones, Erin was the first person I contacted to share the good news!”
– Eli R., Business Owner to Private Sector Startup