Career Coaching

WHAT CAN A CAREER COACH DO FOR YOU?

CC2Athletes hire coaches to help them progress beyond their current and sometimes stagnant abilities. People hire fitness coaches to assist them with getting into shape and staying fit. We hire coaches because, if left to our own devices, we may be too satisfied with our performance or not believe we can do any better. But the right coach can help find and squeeze out that last bit of effort that can propel their clients to the next level.

Today, professionals are hiring Career Coaches to help them plan for and achieve their professional goals and dreams. A Career Coach can play a pivotal role in thinking differently than you do, challenging your thoughts, and providing insight or ideas which you hadn’t thought of before. A coach’s unique perspective can be a catalyst for change that turns out to be just what you need.

Do you have a DREAM for your professional future?

A Career Coach can help you develop the confidence to…

  • Follow your dreams…envision it, prepare for it, be daring, and make opportunities come alive.
  • Live your dreams by believing in yourself and your gifts.
  • Trust in your instincts and gut intuition.
  • Create a solid and achievable plan.

Do you have a plan? Does it include training, talent, confidence, passion, and not letting anyone or anything derail you from obtaining your dreams? Perhaps this is the perfect time to consider scheduling an appointment with Terry, MCK Resume Service’s Professional Career Coach, to help you prepare for advancement and achieve your professional goals.

With a Career Coach, you can learn how to balance your professional life.

Terry works confidentially with each client. He is professional, non-judgmental, a great listener, and a creative thinker. He will help you think “outside the box” so you can know yourself better, reduce daily stress, slow down, focus, and live a happier life with the success you want and dream about.

He will enable you to create change and see what stops you from being your very best. It’s an action-oriented partnership where together you work on important issues of your professional life: being more successful, building confidence, supporting and raising your level of performance, overcoming fear, doubt and limitations you put on yourself.

Your Career Coach can help you get to where you want to be as a professional.

Candidates who want to change careers and are willing to do what it takes to get there may learn new skills, go back to school, do whatever it takes to be able to say, “Just get me the interview because when they meet me they’ll give me the job. I know I can do it.” That’s the confidence you can develop through Career Coaching.

The value of Coaching is in the process—taking you from where you are, to where you want to be. Goals are discovered and a plan is tailored to your specific needs to reach those goals. It’s not therapy or counseling. Coaches don’t give advice or fix things. They explore what you want for your career and then strive to help you achieve it. It’s deep, challenging, fun work and you’ll be surprised at the quick and lasting results you get if you do the work and trust yourself.

Coaching works! It’s an amazing, logical, and magical experience. Would you like to take the grand tour of yourself and find the job or career or calling that you were made for? Don’t just endure life, define it and love it.

Terry Kaufmann is a Career Advancement Coach…helping others build their plan to achieve professional dreams. To schedule a coaching session, email: MCKResumeService@gmail.com or call 727.278.4367.

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5 ways to be an exceptional employee

be exceptionalIs there a way to become that employee your boss can’t possibly live without? Ask yourself the following questions to determine if you might be an irreplaceable employee.

Are you willing to go the extra mile? Employers expect you to do your job, but are you the type of person that goes over and above? Employers love when someone picks up the slack where needed, pitches in when necessary, and stays late if required.

Are you flexible? An adaptable employee is willing to adjust when companies make changes. They don’t insist on doing things their old fashioned way. Employers know they can count on them to make adjustments when necessary and keep the company moving forward.

Are you progressive? Offer creative new ideas to save the company money and/or time. Be sure to promote the company to others so it gains profits and remains steadfast.

Are you developing new skills? An employee that learns new skills and applies them to their job is an asset to a company. By staying current in your industry, you improve your performance and become invaluable to those you work for.

Are you a problem solver? A company does not have much use for an employee that causes problems. But, an employee that is adept at solving problems – well now that’s someone an employer wouldn’t want to lose.

Although this list is not all inclusive and doesn’t determine who will earn or keep their position, these tips can help you become an invaluable and possibly irreplaceable employee. Be sure to examine your work ethic and how you operate within your organization. If you are lacking in any of these areas, polish up and improve your performance.

If you are currently searching for a new job, consider partnering with me to create a job-winning resume and cover letter. Let me help you shorten the length of your job search and get you on track to the career of your dreams. 

Contact Michelle at MCKResumeService@gmail.com or (727) 278-4367 

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5 resume writing tips for new grads

college grads3It’s that time of year when college grads start contemplating writing their first resume. They know the competition for jobs is fierce, so how do they go about presenting themselves in the best possible light?

Here are a few tips:

  1. Create a professional email address. One of the biggest complaints from employers is when a new college graduate uses a cutesy or unprofessional email address. For example, something like icarryagun@gmail.com  is not going to help your job search. Be sure to create a professional email address that you will continue to use for business purposes.
  2. Be relevant. For a new college graduate, a one page resume is usually a good length. Be sure to include experience that is relevant to the job you are applying for. Although it’s great that you maintained a paper route from age 14 to 17, it isn’t really relevant to an employer considering you for a civil engineering position. Employers are interested in the academic credentials and experience you obtained while in school.
  3. Be honest. Avoid the temptation to pepper your resume with buzzwords and skills you don’t actually possess. It annoys employers when they interview an applicant and find they can’t explain what’s on their resume. It can cost you dearly when a hiring manager finds out you lied – and they always do.
  4. Proofread. Submitting a poorly written resume plagued with spelling and grammatical errors, passive language and other easily correctable mistakes is a surefire way to catapult your resume right into the trash bin. Be sure to proofread your resume and have one or two trustworthy individuals reproof it for you to make sure it’s perfect!
  5. Work full-time at finding a job. Don’t make the mistake of thinking employers will find you just because you posted your resume to a few job sites. This is only a starting point. Whether you are a recent grad or an experienced professional searching for a job, never sit back and wait for the next job to find you. There are jobs out there – work hard and you’ll find the one for you!

Wishing you much success in the adventures life has to offer!

Need help designing a resume, cover letter, follow-up thank you letter, or LinkedIn profile? Contact Michelle at MCK Resume Service

I am offering a 15% discount to new grads on entry level resumes during the month of April!

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Looking for a job?

job search tip yellowGet your family and friends involved!

Make your job search a team effort by telling your family and friends that you are searching for a job.

It is important to have a strong support system. They can be there to cheer you on in victory, or pick you up if you’re feeling down. Furthermore, your support team can keep an eye out for any job opportunities they come across.

Keep in mind, every person you know is a potential contact. Following are some ideas of who you can involve in your job search:

  • Family members
  • Friends
  • People in your address books (hard copy, e-mail, and social media)
  • Your Christmas card list (or comparable)
  • Co-workers from past jobs
  • People you know at the gym, physical trainer, or sports teams
  • Neighbors
  • People who come to do work at your home
  • Clerks you know at stores
  • Barber, hairdresser, manicurist, etc.
  • Waiters, waitresses, restaurant managers
  • Your doctors and their staff
  • Religious associations
  • Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, or any other group you belong to

I’m sure you’ve got the picture!

Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in creating or updating your job-winning resume. ~ Michelle Cook Kaufmann, Resume Writer

Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.  ~Author Unknown