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Series: The Must Knows of Career Coaching

Series: The Must Knows of Career Coaching

Over the next few months, we will be posting articles to help existing career coaches, and those of you that may be considering becoming a career coach through our career coach certification program. This series will focus on “Career Coaching Competencies.” This is great information to help you serve your clients, set up success systems, […]

A Case for Career Coaching

A Case for Career Coaching career coaching

The Impact, Effectiveness and Sustainability of Career Coaching I received this from a client and wanted to share! This is a great study and helps show the incredible benefits of career coaching. Helen Mancuso, MPA CWDP CPCC, at Luzerne Community College, presented this information to the Department of Labor in 2017. “Effectively serving our students […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Storytelling in Job Search

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Storytelling in Job Search powerful questioning

Hiring authorities want to hear stories. They read hundreds and even thousands of resumes each month, and they need to be entertained. They wrote the position descriptions/job orders; they know the requirements of a job. What they want to hear now is how a candidate will be able to meet the requirements of a position, […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Check-Out the Target Company Culture

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Check-Out the Target Company Culture Company culture

Understanding a company’s culture can make or break an interview / and or job offer. A company’s culture is like the company’s ‘personality’ and it can define the work environment (cubicles, pods, telework), and the company’s mission, objectives, and management style. For example, wearing the appropriate attire to an interview is important. If the company’s […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Make Your Thank You Letter Work Smarter

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Make Your Thank You Letter Work Smarter Thank You Letters

Do you send a Thank You letter after an interview? Thank you letters can also be known as “cinch the job offer” letters. Many interviewees do not send thank you letters – so the ones that do send thank you letters often have an edge up on those that do not send the letters. Thank […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Body Language

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Body Language

Body language speaks volumes. Visual cues can convey powerful statements.  Non-verbal cues can often be stronger than verbal cues – remember the 55/38/7 communication rule – 55% is how you appear including visual cues; 38% is how you sound including voice, tone, mannerisms, enthusiasm, positive energy; and 7% is what you say, the words that […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Proofreading a Resume

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Proofreading a Resume

I have spoken with a number of recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers. They often tell me that they would like to see better resumes. Here are some typical recommendations for improving resumes: There are too many typos, misspellings, and errors in punctuation. One HR specialist told me that she read a resume with 20 […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Leveraging Soft Skills (Behaviors & Characteristics) in Job Search

  Our clients’ soft skills (behaviors and characteristics, those things that are peculiar, distinctive or typical to a person) can often be useful in resume development and interviewing. Hard/technical skills can often be taught, but soft skills (natural talents, behaviors and personality traits) are often useful on-the-job and can make or break an interview. A […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Tips for Military at Holiday Season

  One of my tips for military clients who are leaving military service – is to network with their entire circle of influence. Most military will tell me that they do not have many people to network with – as their only circle of influence is in the military. However, they often forget that they […]

Diane’s Latest Articles on Veteran and Military Job Search Opportunities

Diane’s Latest Articles on Veteran and Military Job Search Opportunities job search opportunities

Use these links and articles for help during your job search, or to help you coach your clients: 1.) Veteran Friendly and Military Friendly Employers 2.) All “Veteran Job Search” Articles by Diane Hudson 3.) Diane was recently interviewed by AARP for an article on military transitions. View the article here: Out of Uniform and Into the Job Market […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: The Cost of a Bad Hire

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: The Cost of a Bad Hire

Recruiting takes time and money. A hire that goes bad, i.e., quits soon after being hired or is let go due to a poor fit with the company culture, costs the company thousands of dollars in lost production, new recruitment and HR costs, and new on boarding and training. It also costs the company hundreds […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Branding & Brand Management

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Branding & Brand Management Brand Management

Personal branding is about creating a “vision” in the mind of others that draws them back to you. Use the brand to express and communicate your skills, talents, experience, personality, and values. The goal of branding is to develop and build your reputation that allows you to grow your network in a way that draws […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Career Coaching for Managers

A recent survey of Human Capital Institute members indicated that their top priorities for 2015 include: Employee Engagement Succession Planning Manager as Coach / Coaching Culture Performance Management Workforce Planning This is good news for career coaches; employees want managers who can provide a coaching culture and coaching opportunities that include succession planning. Career coaching […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Avoid Digital Dirt

  Avoid Digital Dirt – Online Reputation Management Digital dirt is extremely difficult to remove from the internet and it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to remove such dirt, by working with firms that specialize in removing negative information from the internet and social media. According to a recent Recruiting Trends conference, statistics […]

Happy Holidays To All CPCC’s and Participants!

Happy Holidays To All CPCC’s and Participants!

To all the Certified Professional Career Coaches and those enrolled in the CPCC program, I wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous 2016! I had a very busy year with the introduction of the new CPCC (www.cpcc-careercoach.com) website, we enrolled nearly 100 new CPCCs in 2015, and we plan to roll-out updated […]

Career Coaching Competency: Powerful Questioning

Career Coaching Competency: Powerful Questioning powerful questioning

This is Article #4 in our New Series: The “Must Knows” of Career Coaching – Core Competencies By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CEIP, CPRW Director, Certified Professional Career Coach Program Communicating Effectively means asking Powerful Questions. “Career Coaching is a query-based approach to guiding job seekers to self-actualization and discovery of career choices and professions. It […]

Co-Creating a Great Career Coach Client Relationship

Co-Creating a Great Career Coach Client Relationship Creating a Great Career Coach Client Relationship - Career Coach Certification Online

This is Article #2 in our New Series: The “Must Knows” of Career Coaching – Core Competencies By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CPRW, CEIP Co-Creating After setting the foundation and establishing a coaching agreement, and even during that phase, it is important to establish trust and intimacy with a client and introduce the coaching presence. Relationship […]

Setting the Proper Career Coach and Client Foundation

This is article #1 from our series: The ‘Must Knows” of Career Coaching – Core Competencies Every month we’ll be adding a new article. Let’s get started with this months! Setting The Proper Career Coach and Client foundation focuses on two specific competencies: – Meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards – Establishing a coaching agreement. […]