Back by Popular Demand! Register for Career Focus Coaching Series, a $150+ Value: After the tremendous response we received late last year, UK Career Development is reintroducing free consultations for UK staff with its One-to-One Career Focus Coaching series. We've set aside a limited number of priority coaching sessions for new UK Career Development clients (UK staff only).
The concept is simple: UK career coach Diane Kohler will meet with you, confidentially, to discuss your career goals. From the application process through interviewing, we can offer personalized advice and a proven track record of helping UK employees just like you.
As an article from Kiplinger recently pointed out, many professionals are paying up to $150 an hour for professional career guidance. UK employees now have access to similar services, absolutely free!
Diane's take: Pongo's online, self-guided resumé service is among the best we've seen. The Pongo website will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a world-class resumé that can help you stand out from other applicants. As a UK employee, you'll enjoy a free six-month membership absolutely free (resumés normally start around $120 and up, so this is a tremendous service provided to you by the University!
Diane's take: Skillscan's self-assessment tools are of tremendous value for anyone considering a major career move! Complete the self-assessment in about 20 minutes gain more complete knowledge of your transferable skills and preferences, enabling you to create a career development plan or strategize your next career move. This highly valuable service is free for UK employees (normally a $14.95 value).
Diane's take: Interview Mastery is unique among online resources in its focus on helping you excel during job interviews. In my experience as a career counselor, I can honestly say this service offers some of the best guidance you'll find on answering the most difficult job interview questions, handling behavioral-event interview questions (like those commonly asked during UK interviews!!), addressing tough questions (on salary, for example), and much more. When you consider how important the interview is to securing a job, isn't it worth 20-30 minutes of your time to check out this free service paid on your behalf by UK? A six-month subscription, normally $30, is yours for free.
Career Development is offering three exciting events over the next few weeks: Brush Up On Your Interview Skills (4/17); Dust Off Your Resume, Find Out What's Old and New (5/8); and Declutter Your Networking Strategy (5/23).