COLLEGE STUDENTS

 

Many college students are hopeful about their job prospects, but not highly confident.  Are you getting enough support from your on-campus career center to help you land your dream job?

According to a national poll, 39% of college students NEVER visit their career services office. . . so if this is you, you're not alone. Are you overwhelmed and frustrated by the internship or job search process? Searching for a job or internship while keeping up with your classwork, papers, exams, and extracurricular activities can be a real challenge. 

RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATES

 

If you graduated from college and landed a job. . . congratulations! If you graduated without a job and are still exploring your career options. . . your search is ongoing. In either scenario, the transition from college to career is a significant one full of new opportunities and new challenges. 

Many recent graduates ask  “is this all there is to life after college?” As a new employee, you may be feeling underemployed and asking “how can I use my college degree in my career?” If you are still looking for your first job after college, you may be asking yourself, “did I choose the right major or career path?” 

PARENTS  

How do you support your son or daughter’s job search efforts without suffocating them? How do you encourage their efforts without being overbearing? There is a role for parents during this challenging time. How do you provide advice while preserving your relationship? 

This is a major transition for you and your adult-aged children and it comes at a time when you are defining the next phase of your relationship--  one that will last the rest of your life. Conflict involving your son or daughter’s job search can result in negative long-term impact on your relationship. 

College Students

If you haven’t visited your college career center for support in your internship or job search, you’re not alone. According to a national poll, 39% of college students never visit their career services office. And 61% of college students say the career center is never or rarely effective at helping them land a job.

If you are utilizing your college career center to find a job or internship, has it been effective and convenient? Are you getting all of the support you need? Are you able to speak to your campus career services staff by phone or video chat when it is convenient for you? Do you have a detailed job search plan with task for every day? If you answered "no" to these questions, a career coach can help.  

Career Ready Coaching . . .

  • provides one-to-one coaching that is focused on you and your career goals

  • helps you build confidence and empowers you to take control of your college to career transition

  • determines your level of career readiness by providing an objective assessment of your current strengths and weaknesses

  • serves as an objective voice to help you overcome any obstacles you encounter during the job/internship search process (your parents cannot be objective no matter how much they want to help)

  • helps you create and sustain momentum during the job search process

  • offers phone or online video-chat coaching sessions at convenient times

Learn how Career Ready Coaching can help. . .

Recent Graduates

The fact is 41% of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed (IHE). Perhaps, you took a job after graduation that provided a steady paycheck and some benefits, but you are not doing work that you are passionate about. Or perhaps, you are working in a part-time job that doesn’t require a college degree.

Getting a job after graduation that provides a paycheck is different from building a career that provides fulfilling and meaningful work. How do you change course, follow your passion, and achieve your full career potential? How do you find a job that allows you to make a difference in the world?

Career Ready Coaching . . .

  • helps you clarify your short-term and long-term career goals through one-to-one coaching

  • works with you to develop a plan for achieving your goals

  • provides accountability that supports your momentum as you work towards your goals

  • helps you to identify, acquire and practice the key career skills for interviewing, professional networking, public speaking, business etiquette and more that sets you apart from your peers

  • offers phone or online video-chat coaching sessions at convenient times

 

Learn how Career Ready Coaching can help. . . 

Parents of college students
& recent graduates 

If your son/daughter worked with an academic tutor in high school, an SAT/ACT prep tutor, or a college admissions counselor, you already understand the benefits of having someone other than yourself providing advice to your child. It is never more important than during the biggest transition of their lives to provide them with the support and resources to be successful and happy.  

Just at the time when your college-age children are trying to establish themselves as their own adults, adding the pressure of a job search can be too much for many families.

How do you support your student or gradate's job or internship search efforts, without suffocating them? How do you encourage their efforts without being overbearing? How do you provide advice while preserving your relationship? 

Career Ready Coaching . . .

  • serves as a buffer in the personal relationship between you and your adult-age children and helps avoid the conflict that can arise as a result

  • provides the needed guidance of a trained, professional coach during this important transition

  • delivers an objective assessment of your adult-age children's career readiness vs. employer expectations (you cannot be 100% objective)

  • provides individual support that most college career centers are not able to provide

Learn how Career Ready Coaching can help. . . 

 
 
 

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