Developing Current and Future Leaders
As a benefit to our network, Propel Careers provides career development services so that we can assist in the development of individuals in our network. The industry knowledge of the Propel Careers members is extremely beneficial to providing insight into the industry, relevance of skill sets especially transferable skills, and knowledge of companies and roles which could be appropriate to an individual. Through these activities, Propel Careers provides personal interaction to understand your career interests, goals, and aspirations. These services can be priced a la carte, or as a package depending upon the needs of each individual that we work with. Please contact Lauren Celano here to discuss working with Propel Careers.
Identification of Opportunities
We will speak with you about how to prepare a search strategy to identify relevant roles and/or companies which could be a good fit for you given your background and interests. This includes strategy on informational interviewing, company outreach, and using LinkedIn. We can also work with you to identify the relevant skill sets you bring to each company and role.
We will either create a new resume or review your current resume and revise it using our feedback and industry knowledge. We will discuss your skills and experience, and their relevance to the positions being sought. This process generally occurs over a series of discussions with you to ensure we are highlighting your relevant skills. The deliverable can be either a general resume, or a specific resume tailored to a certain job description.
Building an Online Presence
We will personally provide guidance into building an online presence on sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs so that your experience and thought leadership are highlighted in a professional manner. A proper online presence is critical in building your professional brand. It allows companies and recruiters to find you when relevant opportunities arise.
Based upon your career interests and goals, we can work with you to identify networking events to attend and organizations with which to get involved to expand your network and build key industry relationships. Propel can also provide best practices for effective networking and following up with connections made to increase the value of the relationship.
We provide guidance for both informational interviews and job related interviews to ensure you are prepared and presented in the best light. For the informational interview preparation, we cover how to schedule informational interviews, questions to ask during the discussion to maximize career relevant information, and how to follow up to maintain the relationship. For job interview preparation, our guidance provides assistance in coaching you through the interview process. This includes how to prepare for an interview, typical interview questions with tailored responses to ensure refined, focused answers, questions to ask during an interview, suggestions for phone, Skype, in person on-on-one and panel interviews, and how to follow up.
Cover Letter Review
We will create a cover letter or review your current cover letter and revise it based upon our feedback and industry knowledge, discussions of your skills and experience, and the relevance to the positions being sought. This process generally occurs over a series of discussions with you to ensure we are highlighting your relevant skills. The deliverable can be either a general cover letter, or a specific cover letter tailored to a certain job description, depending upon the needs of the individual.