JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES
It’s hard work to look for work. At Prototype, we know you need a strategy and a structure as well as the actual tools of job search. When you meet with a Prototype counselor for a job search strategy session, your conversation will cover some or all of these topics (depending on what you need):
-Revitalizing a stalled job search if you’ve hit a dead end
-Developing a job search strategy that fits your skills and target industry
-Identifying target companies in your preferred industry or territory
-Structuring a job search process to fit both your schedule and your hired-by goal
-Creating effective networking strategies that don’t make you cringe
-Strengthening interview performance to build your confidence
-Negotiating the offer to meet your goals for work schedule, duties and income
Each session is developed around your needs, and lasts for approximately 1-2 hours – although we strongly recommend two hours for the first session, to ensure enough time to develop an action plan and other strategies that will move you closer to your goals. Some of our clients are satisfied with one meeting and others choose to work closely with their counselor for the duration of their transition. We’re located in St. Paul, MN and enjoy meeting in-person whenever that’s convenient for our clients. But if distance is an issue, we’ll gladly conduct your sessions over the phone.
A Prototype counseling session costs $160 an hour (billed in 15-minute increments for only the time used). Although we recommend two hours for the first session, there are no pre-packaged or pre-paid requirements – you simply decide as you go along whether and when to meet with your counselor again. Payment is made at the time of each meeting, using check, cash, Visa, Discover or MasterCard.
To schedule a meeting, contact us by phone or email. We will work to find the most convenient time for your schedule, including evenings if you are not available during the day. We understand that your job search may be confidential; when leaving a message please provide a “safe” phone number or email address (typically not your employer’s phone or email!).