Career Transition Counseling
Dr. Gary Olney, CEO of AMR, states, “Changing jobs or careers takes preparation.”
Individuals frequently ask questions about what it will take to find another job or change careers and how long it will take. They would like to be told, “This will not take long, and we will do it all for you.” The reality is that it is a step-by-step process that requires preparation.
AMR becomes a partner with each individual in successfully changing jobs or careers. As a partner, we provide coaching, counseling, and a support system enabling the individual to develop the job search skills, explore possibilities, and maintain the necessary focus and self-confidence to achieve his/her career goal.
Individuals who change jobs or careers:
- Prepare, work, and commit themselves to applying the skills and techniques taught
- Display open-mindedness toward self-assessment, who they are, and what they want to do
- Identify past achievements and work to make an effective presentation of themselves
- Demonstrate self-discipline and focus on the process and possibilities
Can a person learn to demonstrate these characteristics or traits to make a job or career change? Yes! These traits and behaviors can be developed through learning the techniques of AMR’s step-by-step process.
AMR’s CAREER TRANSITION COUNSELING PROCESS is as follows.
- Assessment Process: Determine strengths, skills, abilities, accomplishments, interests, satisfiers, dissatisfiers, possible career alternatives, and “best fitting” environments through testing assessments.
- Job Search Materials and Marketing Plan: Develop competitive marketing materials with Accomplishments, and Benefits including resumes, profiles, and letters. Develop a marketing plan with job search goals, activities, and timelines; identify specific career alternatives; and utilize market research and internet job sites.
- Interviewing: Develop a database of Skills, Accomplishments, and Benefits in preparation for interviewing. Prepare for the most difficult interview questions; handle group and stress interviews; and effectively present skills, accomplishments, and benefits. Learn the best techniques for handling a Behavioral-Based Interview through practicing how to respond specifically to questions regarding Performance and Technical Skills.
- Networking: Teach effective networking skills to get the appointment, establish rapport, identify needs, and ask for referrals. Learn to apply marketing materials in networking.
- References: Provide reference consultation and development.
- Negotiations/Closing: Help the Client evaluate alternatives and negotiate the best employment compensation.
Confidentiality is an essential part of AMR services for individual clients. Therefore, nondisclosure is honored.
AMR CAREER TRANSITION COUNSELING BENEFITS include:
- Provides competence and knowledge of the job market in various industries, aiding the individual in planning a future career and career choices.
- Identifies strengths, skills, interests, values, beliefs, satisfiers, dissatisfiers, and market niches through assessment instruments with the results used to develop marketing materials, interviewing techniques, and job search strategies and targets.
- Builds competitive job search skills: verbal and written communications, marketing plan and strategies, marketing materials, research techniques, networking, interviewing, and negotiating skills.
- Develops and expands the individual’s networking contacts reducing the time typically required to obtain a new position.
- Provides on-going guidance, coaching, support, objectivity, and motivation to carry on a productive job search campaign.
- Keeps the individual focused on the job search with professional expertise.
- Enables the individual to talk candidly and receive the benefit of an objective sounding board.
- Ensures a commitment throughout the program.
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