What services do you offer?
Call to Career provides career coaching and resume writing services.
What is executive career coaching?
Executive career coaching is a process by which clients identify issues with their careers or their job searches and work with a coach to devise effective solutions to those issues. Since career coaches are trained in the area of career development, they are attuned to what is going on in the workplace as well as the job market, and they are well equipped to assist clients with moving forward with their careers.
How does this coaching work?
Call to Career works with clients virtually on an individual and sometimes group basis, partnering with clients to master different aspects of the job search (i.e., social networking, interviewing, and salary negotiation) and get unstuck in terms of their careers.
Is virtual coaching effective?
Most coaching is done virtually. According to the International Coach Federation (ICF) over 94% of all coaching is virtual. And according to a survey conducted by ICF, here are some of the benefits that clients reported that they received from coaching:
How long will it take?
Executive career coaching is available at Call to Career in monthly increments. Most executives need two to three months of career coaching in order to make a career change or learn how to most effectively search for their next positions.
Who is a good candidate for career coaching?
Executives who are willing to take responsibility for their own careers are good candidates for career coaching. To find out if you are ready for coaching, take the following assessment: Are You Coachable?
How can career coaching help me find a new job?
A career coach can help identify where you are getting stuck in your job search and suggest interventions to help you overcome obstacles. A career coach can also help you stay focused with your job search and teach you how to use the cutting edge tools to expedite your search.
How can career coaching help me identify a career that I am well suited for?
Through career assessment a coach can help you hone in on your unique strengths. Once those have been confirmed, the career coach will help you identify and research careers that are appropriate for you.
Why should I pay someone to write my resume? Can´t I do it myself?
You can write your resume yourself if you choose to. And in fact you can purchase The Complete Guide to Resume Writing on this website to help you write a good resume. But most executives find that it is difficult to write a crisp, professional resume themselves that objectively highlights their achievements without either underselling or overselling themselves.
Particularly in this bad job market, you want a resume that makes you look like you deserve the salary that you can command. Without an executive look and feel to your resume, it will be hard to convince a hiring manager that you are worth the investment.
Once I decide to hire Call to career to rewrite my resume, what is the process?
After we receive payment, we will send you an email asking you to complete an attached questionnaire and reply with your current resume. After we receive both documents, it takes three business days before you receive your draft. After you receive your draft, we ask that you review it thoroughly to see what revisions you would like to make. You have two opportunities to request revisions from your resume writer. We will work with you to ensure that you are pleased with the finished product.
How much do most resume writers charge?
According to Frank Fox of the Professional Association of Resume Writers, certified resume writers typically charge between $300 and $600 to produce an executive resume and $200 to $400 for a midlevel professional (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120827444400016433.html?mod=googlewsj). You can read the article on Wall Street Journal at the URL above.
What distinguishes Call to Career from other career coaching/resume writing services?
Call to Career insists on delivering excellence to its clients. This excellence has been recognized by the media with the owner of Call to Career, Cheryl Palmer, M.Ed., CECC, CPRW, being quoted repeatedly in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN/CareerBuilder, MarketWatch, The Ladders, ExecuNet, and HotJobs. She has also been interviewed on Fox Business News as well as Maryland Public Television.
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