Vinik EPS career coaching services are geared towards:
The services listed below are available on an hourly basis. We can also customize a package based on your individual needs.
Resume and Cover Letter Preparation.
A targeted resume and cover letter are essential tools for marketing yourself to potential employers. We will help you create documents that are visually appealing with focused and relevant content for your specific industry. We can review drafts you have already created, or start from scratch. Before reviewing any documents, we will have a discussion about your goals and examine any relevant job postings.
Interview preparation, including mock interviews.
Interviewing is not an innate skill! It requires preparation and practice to become confident in your abilities. We will discuss what aspects of your background to highlight, develop a strategy for dealing with any weaknesses, and evaluate your interview body language and behavior. We can help prepare for specific interviews, or work on general interview strategy. We can also help practice and prepare for informational interviews or networking meetings.
One-on-one sessions to explore career interests, develop a job search strategy, and/or create a networking plan.
Know what you want to do, but having trouble getting there? Considering a career change but not sure if it is the right move? Realize you need to “network,” but hate the idea and don’t know where to start? Schedule an hour-long meeting to clarify your thinking and develop a concrete plan. You will leave the meeting motivated and energized with a list of concrete homework assignments to get you moving towards your goal.
LinkedIn profile review and strategy.
Recent surveys indicate that over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find and research candidates. We can help create a LinkedIn profile from scratch or enhance an existing profile, and we will teach you how to maximize LinkedIn’s potential as a job search and networking tool. Learn which groups to join and when to post, how to locate and contact alumni through the new University pages, and tips for making sure your profile gets viewed by the right people. We can also assist those who wish to use Twitter in their job search.
Administration of the Strong Interest Inventory and follow-up interpretation.
Unsure what field is the best fit or you? The Strong Interest Inventory is a widely used assessment that can help clarify your interests and point you in the right direction. It can be taken online in about 35-40 minutes, and will ask about preferences regarding occupations, subject areas, activities, leisure, people, and characteristics. Laura Hosid has completed training and received certification from CPP, Inc. to administer and interpret the Strong Interest Inventory. After you take the assessment online, we will meet to discuss your results.