great expectations.....it is all about you! What to expect....

Résumé review . . . . A no cost, no obligation preliminary review of your résumé.  You cannot afford ANY mistakes in your resume.  A mistake is a reason to put your résumé into the left stack.  A “B” grade résumé is not good enough.

Sage Counsel . . . . From a seasoned and very experienced recruiter who has been in Human Resources for decades.  In that capacity I was responsible for separating the applicant wheat from the chaff.  That knowledge is applied to individuals interested in increasing their odds for getting their résumé selected for further review.

Assessment . . . . That can take the form of such tools of the trade as, for example a unique behavioral interview.  Once completed, we will do a question by question review to include the report that would have been shared with the hiring manager.  You get to read what the recruiter says about you!  What will they say about you?  What you can do about increasing your chances of success.

Development of the critical Objective Statement . . . . Little on the resume is more important than a statement from you that describes in a sentence or two, just what it is that you want to do.  Altering your core resume to align and harmonize with the requirements of the available position as presented in their job description, is critical.

Solid Ideas . . . . about how you will go about finding that meaningful job and career – for example, accessing and utilizing the “Book of Lists.” 

Discovering YOUR talents. . . . .and in what direction you should look to capitalize on them.  How do you honor your talents and forgive your limitations.  Understanding that all people will do what you want them to do when what they do is what they want to do.  And the key to that is understanding the language of communication that your recruiter displays . . . is s/he visual, auditory, or tactically driven? . . . How do you get to understand their dominant language and what to do about it?

It costs!  But, think of it as an investment.  One young lady said when discussing fees, “Look!  My family just spent $125,000 putting me through college. This is not an issue!”

After the Preliminary Résumé Review . . . . Used in part by me to test YOUR commitment to going to work very hard for yourself, the retaining fee is $949 and THAT buys approximately up to 10 hours of my time.  Beyond that, think in terms of $90/hr. if needed and for any part of an hour!

 

 

The vocational counselor's role is to help those who seek a career move to find one that is more in line with their temperament. It often turns out that the career associated with an individual's talents is a far better fit than whatever it is that they have been doing thus far. It can be an interesting and circuitous route we take getting to the career we wind up in. [Do we really choose it?]

 

Sometimes it is the college student who questions his/her academic track; sometimes it is the mid-career middle-ager who needs help questioning his/her vocational choice. Most always, it is the person who has the courage to look in the mirror, and ask, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" --as if we ever grow up!

 

Although I conduct, interpret, and counsel on assessment results, the theme has always been to help the person get a grip on understanding, appreciating, and embracing their passion. "Play to your talents" is the mantra.

 

The concept SOUNDS easy, but it is not. It is a tough row to hoe. Thinking about it, it is the "concept of passion" that is tough, however accurate the assessments. Although we spend much quality time identifying talents and how that fits into career choices, everyone just knows that they should be passionate about some endeavor; but they often get lost wrapping their heads around the "concept of passion." Sure, in time, we get to understanding, identifying, and appreciating the passion; but what a ride with ego often getting in the way!

 

However, I have now switched to a different approach (and here is where the rubber meets the road): I pursue a discovery of what the person is "curious about."

 

Discovering an individual's "passion" or, what they are "curious" about gets them to the same enlightened place. I find that the road to getting there is much easier to transverse when appreciating the concept of "curious" vs. "passion."

 

So, bottom line, the better question is, "What are you curious about?" and not "What is your passion?" And certainly NOT, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"