SCHRADER ADVISORS GROUP

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Career Coaching



Strategic Career Coaching & Resume Advice

If you're like 80% of workers, you're probably working in a career that's unsatisfying but "pays the bills". You might often consider doing something else, and there are any number of reasons why:

  • The Career You Went To School for Isn't As Rewarding As You Thought It Would Be or It Was Great But Now Unrewarding
  • Your Dreams Were Interrupted By Getting Married, Having Kids, Need To Pay the Mortgage, or Other Family Related Issues
  • Technology Has Made Your 'Job' Obsolete
  • Your Boss or Company Is More Focused On Revenue or the Stock Price At Any Cost

We Can Help

If you've become one of those people who starts the "tell me about yourself" conversation with what you do for a living, don't worry. SCHRADER ADVISORS GROUP can help you. You shouldn't be defined by your job — that's just what you do to pay the bills. Instead, we'll help you learn to define yourself, and your job, by your passions and dreams.

Career coaching can help you realize your dreams. We're not miracle workers, nor can we recruit for imaginary jobs, but we can help you find a job that's more satisfying and rewarding as you earn a living and find peace with yourself.

A local radio announcer said it best: "I don't work for a living. I go to the studio every day to have fun. You can't imagine how great it is sit down, play music I love and get paid for doing it. This isn't a job." Are you ready to see if you could do what you love and get paid for it?

Interview & Resume Advice for a Younger Generation

Resumes are meant to be advertisements to get you into an interview. If you can't get interviews, then you need help with your ad campaign — your resume. But if you are getting the interviews but not the job, then you need to work on your interview skills.

If you are fresh out of school with a BA in something, then no one is going to expect you to have a three-page resume with accomplishments. If you have a Masters, then you will be expected to be a bit more thorough on your area of study. If you have a Ph.D. then you will be expected to review your expertise and be able to articulate your course of study.

Interview Advice

Whatever your education level, there are some questions you need to be able to answer before you go to the interview:

About the Company:

  • Is it private or public?
  • Is it global?
  • What are their revenues?
  • If they are public, how has the stock done?
  • Number of employees?
  • Office locations?
  • Who is the CEO - have you looked him up on LinkedIn?
  • Is there anyone on the Board of Directors you recognize?

About the Interviewer(s)

  • What is the interview process?
  • Who are the interviewers?
  • HR types that are filtering the interviews?
  • Hiring Manager?
  • Is there any connection on LinkedIn?

About the Product(s):

  • What is it?
  • Why would anyone buy it?
  • Who is the competition?
  • What is the market share?

About the Position

  • What else besides the published description can you find out?
  • Who do you report to?
  • Who does he/she report to?
  • Why is the position open?
  • Growth?
  • What caused the growth?
  • Replacement of someone who didn't produce?
  • How often has this territory had a replacement?
  • What is the training process?
  • What administrative processes are required i.e. weekly, daily reports?

Should You Interview?

If you can't answer at least most of these questions, then stay home. You will be wasting your time as well as the interviewer's time. You need to demonstrate that you have more than a casual interest in the company if you expect a 'next interview'.