Pricing + Services

Pricing for writing projects is  per item.  Pricing for Career Strategy and Interview services is per hour. 

 

Level of Complexity

Rates for all services are calibrated for three experience levels:

  • Entry to 5 years (Entry)
  • Five - eight years (Mid-Career)
  • Over eight years (Executive)

Hourly rates are higher for more experienced clients and since it takes more time to work with more complex projects, the total price is more expensive for experienced professionals. 

 

OUR PROCESS

step 1

Career Strategy - lays a foundation for job search with skills assessment, target marketing, and an effective networking approach

step 2

Writing - targeted resumes and letters market your major accomplishments for the job

step 3

Interview Preparation - Your brand is strengthened by interview training and a developed narrative. Advanced research skills lead to better company research.  

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CAREER STRATEGY - $50 - 65/hr

SKILLS ASSESSMENT

I provide a skill assessment to help you identify the strongest recurring skills in your work history. We use Story Development to flesh out these skills. your recurring strong skills.  

JOB ANALYSIS

You can't write an effective resume and cover letter if you don't understand the job. Further, you must understand the job function to do effective company research.   

TARGET MARKETING

An approach to identify your key industries, companies and contacts to pursue in a networking, email, or job search campaign. Clients need to make a choice and a commitment to pursue contacts and leads in specific companies. and industries.

NETWORKING

Networking relies heavily on research. It is not haphazard or random.  I work with clients to create a systematic approach to networking with the right people who have the best chance of helping them.  We use Target Marketing to identify the right group of contacts for you. 

 

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RESUMES

$150 - $240 each

The purpose of the resume is to get the interview, nothing more.  Chronological resumes document your work history in order from present to past. If you have significant gaps, consider a skills drive resume, a project driven resume or a combination to focus on your accomplishments not your tenure.

COVER LETTERS

$120 - $200/each

The purpose of the cover letter is to introduce you to the employer and explain how your skill set is consistent with the three top requirements of the job description. If you don't sell relevance in your letter, you won't be contacted.   Focus on the job only; omit cliches, interests, generalities and maxims. Be specific and carry a serious tone.  

POST INTERVIEW LETTERS

$150 - $200/each

The post Interview letter (thank you note) is a strategic marketing tool that is used to re-sell your qualifications. The technique is to provide a short solution to a problem that was raised in the interview. When written correctly, this letter demonstrates that you were listening to the interviewer's concerns and if hired, can provide solutions

VALUE PROPOSITION

$150 - $250/each

The Value Proposition is a marketing piece that presents the benefits of your unique knowledge, skills, and abilities to the employer. It may include one or two major accomplishments (or project descriptions) to drive home the point.  A well crafted value proposition can be reformulated into a 30 second pitch or networking opener.  The Value Proposition  is your branding statement.  

 

INTERVIEW PREPARATION - $50 - 65/hr

RESEARCH

The internet is a big place! Advanced search techniques are essential to navigate the overwhelming amount of information out there.   Once you learn efficient search techniques, you will be able to research your industry and companies quickly and for high relevance.  Google search techniques can be used in LinkedIn to navigate their immense database and find the right hiring managers that you need to contact. 

STORY DEVELOPMENT

The Story Development exercise was created over 50 years ago and is an effective way to document your accomplishments, knowledge, skills and abilities.  The ability to explain "stories" or projects in a story form makes you relatable to the employer and helps you articulate your features and benefits.   This exercise sets the foundation for Networking and Interviewing.  It is a pivotal step in the career search process.

MOCK INTERVIEWING

The main benefit of mock interview practice is that you can make any and all mistakes - but they won't count! During this process, your mistakes will be identified and you will have a chance to correct them.  Mock Interviews are usually taped so you can watch yourself in action and see what you look and sound like to the interviewer.   The Mock Interview focuses on your body language, concentration, quality of questions and answers, and how you prepare for the interview. 

CASE INTERVIEW PREP

The Case Interview provides the candidate with a business case study. The interviewer leads the candidate through a series of steps and the candidate must ask appropriate questions to get additional information.   Candidates are not graded on getting the right answer, but on how they obtain information, follow clues, and solve problems or issues using appropriate decision models and frameworks. 

Business Case scenario interviewing is used more frequently with technology candidates because companies are more concerned about business acumen. They assume the candidate has the tech skills to do the job or they would not be selected for the interview.