If you are at a career crossroads, you are not alone, and trying to go it alone limits you.
We specialize in making the process easy, building your confidence, and getting you the information you need so that instead of satisficing, you can go after work that really fulfills you. AND we can show you how to design your own job that lines up with your life and core values.
If you would like career coaching, or to consider participating in a transition support group, send an e-mail to schedule a consultation. (20-30 minute call), and we can look at your specific situation and make recommendations based on your needs.
And feel free to sample the tools we use most frequently with our clients:
Career Discovery Workbook:
This workbook includes my favorite self-assessment which is based on the principles in Richard Bolles’ famous What Color is Your Parachute series. Click here to Download. Using “in my element” stories, you are able to identify moments in your life when you are proud of yourself (most likely using your strengths) and when you are enjoying yourself (an indication of your core values). Where these two situations cross are clues to the type of work you will find inherently most fulfilling, and the type of work environment in which you will most thrive.
If you would like guidance as you work your way through the exercises in the workbook, simply send an e-mail, and we can support you with anything from a quick answer via e-mail, to a more formalized coaching support system.
I’ve devoted an entire section of this website to helping you learn how to find out about the different kinds of jobs out there, and learning how to information interview more effectively. It’s filled with career interviews and personal advice from successful individuals in a wide variety of fields. Check out our CAREER EXPLORATION VIDEO LIBRARY
Watch a short video class on how to do an information interview step by step. It includes everything from how to find people to interview, to how to prepare, what to ask, and most importantly – how much quicker you can achieve all your goals if you learn this powerful technique and practice it regularly, whether or not you are in transition. To view the video, click here.
This is a short overview on how we like to do resumes here at Aspyrre. Click here to download. It includes a template, along with basic explanations about how to do each section. We are currently working on a video class that gives you a much more in depth explanation, but for now, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
This is a document that helps you prepare for a behavioral interview. Click here to download. I got it from a great website called Quintessential Careers, and they have many other resources available as well. A behavioral interview is how most people interview these days – they will ask you to think of a time when you were in X situation, and how did you handle it? The way to prepare is to have several situations already thought of where you had to handle a number of things. This way when you interview, it will be easy to remember and you have less of a chance of getting flustered, not really being able to think of a good answer, and then being embarrassed. Usually I find I have a hard time thinking of these things on the spot – but give me an hour and I’ll come up with several great examples. In the interview you don’t have an hour – but if you prepare, you’ll have these at the tip of your tongue.