This post is part five in a six-part series that will discuss the benefits of career coaching. Part four discussed the coach’s role in career marketing and job search management. Part five discusses the coach’s role in interview skills and salary negotiation.
There is never a second chance to make a first impression. This fact has never been more true in the job search. Interviewing and salary negotiation can be tricky elements to master; interviewing is both art and science and salary negotiations can be akin to a poker game: the first person to show their hand loses.
Interview Skills & Salary Negotiations
- Are you confident of your performance in the interview situation?
- Are you able to “sell” your accomplishments without sounding as though you are bragging?
- Are you articulate and well-presented?
- Are you comfortable in a “stressful” interviewing situation with more than one interviewer?
- Can you quickly and easily accommodate to a new environment?
- Are you an accomplished negotiator, confident of your ability to negotiate the “best” compensation package possible?
- Do you fully understand the potential of various bonus structures and schedules?
- Do you understand the value of equity participation and other non-traditional compensation models?
Your career coach will help you develop and refine powerful interviewing skills, pushing you to perform at your best, communicate your value and earn a compensation package well beyond your original expectations.
If you can answer “YES” to most of the questions and are confident in your ability to manage your job search, then you are reasonably well-prepared to move forward on your own. However, if you still feel the need for the expertise, insights and support of a career coach, don’t hesitate for one minute. If you answered “NO” to more than just 3-4 of the questions above, I would strongly urge you consider the value a career coach could bring to your job search, career performance and compensation. With years of training and experience, career coaches know what works and what doesn’t work, how to optimize your results, and how to help you land your ideal position. With your career coach at your side, you can move forward confidently and successfully.
For more information on career coaching, please contact my office: 704-882-2839 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for part six, the last part in this series, where I will discuss the coach’s role in references.