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Your career coach will teach you skills to enhance your career trajectory in your current organization, or assist in developing job search strategies that will pay off throughout your career. Working together, you’ll develop a personalized career management strategy, and then your coach will support you as you begin networking and identifying opportunities, either with your current employer or your next one. Your coach is available to work with you during the EMBA Program and throughout your career.
Key elements of the process are:
The first step is to determine where you are in the job search process; focus is essential. If you are still trying to figure out exactly what you want to do, you can explore self-assessments and resources to help you clarify your goals.
You’ll explore whether activities like networking techniques, leveraging LinkedIn, attending conferences, conducting informational interviews, participating in professional organizations, meeting with executive recruiters, and searching executive-level job posting sites are suitable for accomplishing your goals.
Resume and branding materials.
Next you’ll look at your resume, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, portfolio, and any other materials you may need. Your materials will be optimized both for a quick personal look and for an electronic scanning process.
Your coach will help you find openings and make your approach. You’ll also be connected with job postings and resources in Ross Career Services.
Make sure you’re ready to shine, and be prepared for the interview in whatever format it might take place. Partner with your coach to develop your most strategic talking points, and convey the value you offer. Mock interviews can assist with feedback on your style.
Negotiating the offer.
Your coach will help you advocate for what you want in a job offer, and also assess whether a given opportunity is right for you.