“Most people chase success at work, thinking that will make them happy. The truth is that happiness at work will make you successful.” —Alexander Kjerulf

Michael J. Formica, Online Career CoachingYou had another first interview today, and you’re anxious about getting a callback for a second. You’re probably second-guessing how the interview went, which means you’re really second-guessing yourself. You’re not sure how to get past that first interview, and you don’t necessarily know what you’d do if you did.

The first thing to bear in mind is that whether you get past that first interview really doesn’t have much to do with you. It has more to do with standing out in a crowd, which isn’t really magic, but does take a certain skill set and strategy. Just showing up isn’t going to cut it any more; you need to be ready with more than just your resumé and a sharp suit.

Career coaching provides you with the tools to be prepared. engage, follow-up effectively and, ultimately, close the deal. If you’re interested in successfully upping your game in an authentic and proactive fashion, we can work together to support your efforts to reach your goals, establish a career path and realize your dreams.

What To Expect

Interview Coaching

Interview coaching that will teach you the #1 skill for being an effective and engaging interviewee, as well as provide you with additional tools supporting that advantage.

Resume Re-engineering

A standout resume design and rewrite that consistently catches the attention of hiring managers, and pushes it to the top of proprietary employment search engines, like Monster and CareerBuilder, as well as global search engines, like Google and Yahoo.

LinkedIn Profile Management

LinkedIn is your digital calling card. It provides hiring managers and other professionals a window into who you are , what you do and what you can do for them. Optimization of your professional digital footprint is an imperative part of establishing a strong platform and public presence.

Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a brief statement of who you are and what you do. With a little revision, it can be re-purposed for use as a voice mail, part of an introductory email, part of a cover letter or as a quick personal narrative at networking events.

An all-important, and often overlooked, elevator pitch that, in 50 words or less, presents you and your skill set in a polished and professional manner. For use as a voicemail, part of an introductory email, cover letter or to answer that dreaded question, “Tell me about yourself.”

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

When you post your resume on various job sites, search engines treat it like a web page. Optimization of your resume brings it up in the ranking and increases the likelihood you will be chosen as an interview candidate.

“The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win.” —Miyamoto Musashi