Allan Smith Career Coaching
Allan Smith Career Coaching

Allan Smith Career Coaching

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Introduction: WORKING WITH ME CAN HELP YOU GET A BETTER JOB SOONER! HOW? ✰ IMPACT RESUMES THAT GET NOTICED ✰ INTERVIEW SUCCESS COACHING ✰ CAREER EXPLORATION & TRANSITIONS ✰ JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES--FROM INTERNET TO INBOX ✰LEARN NEW SKILLS & METHODS ✰BUILD CONFIDENCE --- REDUCE ANXIETY ✰ CAREER MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT Most coaches have either a successful career, an advanced degree, or a coaching certification, but I have all three. Perhaps more importantly, as my clients get to know me, they will see that I really care about their success. Having achieved a Master's and additional doctoral training in Industrial/Organizational and Behavioral Psychology means that no matter what your current circumstances- bad job, bad divorce, bad relationship, unemployed, anxieties or bad habits that hold you back--I can coach you through it to a better, higher functioning, more successful place. Having been Certified as a Career Management Professional in 2009, I can write a great custom-made resume that markets you to the targets you choose. Additionally, I know how to provide excellent and encouraging career exploration and advice, search strategies, and comprehensive interview training. For Resume and Career Clients: With every resume purchase, I include a minimum 30-minute coaching session as part of the process to make sure we unearth the real value and impact you have brought to your jobs. Being a certified Career Coach means I have the answers to the questions about a job search and can teach you skills and actions to make yourself a great job candidate. All my resumes are custom-written by me with full participation of my clients. INTERVIEWING is a highly coachable SOCIAL skill, full of both opportunities and traps. Using the best long-term research and literature, I developed an extremely effective method for customizing interview training to the different needs of each client, providing worksheets to gather your key qualifications and experience, up-to-date advice, rules to follow, and most importantly, skill-building techniques. You will be excited to feel your confidence blooming as you experience the methodology and preparation that sway interviewers in your favor. It is a great feeling to begin an interview with a positive attitude because you understand and have the skill to represent yourself in the best light. If you read my reviews, you'll see that my customers are MORE than satisfied. For Life Coaching Clients: Being unemployed or having little job security is in the top ten stressors, as is going through a divorce. I understand (from personal experience) that a good attorney is very important, but they do not help you with many crucial post-breakup situations. I am especially proud of my work with divorced dads, because there are so many challenges. Among those are how to deal with your money; how to make sure you are a major and positive influence on your children; how to fend off anger and resentment and deal with unkind or non-supportive friends and family, all of which are exacerbated by unemployment. I can help you keep major life changes from interfering with your career. I struggled for years after my own divorce, letting forces around me push me this way and that. I wish I had had the guidance I needed to talk over choices and decisions, and the encouragement to move forward in a healthier and more productive way. Now I can at least assist others to get back on track.
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Serves Saint Louis, MO

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21 years in business

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Adam R.
Aug 14, 2023
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Allan is great at helping you figure out how to get the most out of your resume. He is also great at helping you understand the things that will help you land a job. He did a great job in helping me see value in my own attributes that I couldn’t see before.
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Jennifer S.
Nov 23, 2021
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I hired Allan to fix my resume and help me with job hunting. I am in an uncommon life situation having been out of work due to health issues and following a major cross country move. I was having difficulties marrying my work experience, current education and job goals in my new location. Allan was exceedingly helpful in reworking my resume and showcasing my job talents. I especially appreciated his personal phone call and his ability to think outside the box. I was very averse to the generic approaches of other job coaches on this site, so Allan's immediate and direct phone conversation was a wonderful change. I just got an interview and am undergoing a background check for a true career job with a great salary and minimal commute. I know this is due to my new and improved resume thanks to Allan!
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Jenifer--what can I say to such a generous review! Only that I have enjoyed our collaboration, am so happy that positive things are in motion for you, and that you deserve all the best luck in the world. Please remember to keep me updated on your journey. Best, Allan
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Jennifer D.
Jul 18, 2022
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Allan has great breadth and depth of experience so he brings a lot of valuable insight about how you can do your best work. He is kind, funny, and easy to talk to. His support has helped me to clarify many things in my professional life, and he has helped me to identify things that I didn't realize were blocking me. I 100% recommend working with him to advance your career.
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
I so appreciate your kind words!
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Susan C.
Apr 20, 2021
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Allan’s career coaching has been invaluable to me. His background as a coach, combined with his education including organizational behavior and psychology, and his real-world experiences as owner of a company and President of others, blend to provide a unique perspective. Together, we’ve navigated some tricky circumstances in the workplace. He asks the right questions, then helps me to address situations in a healthy and positive way. I started the coaching option as a last resort, realizing that I can’t continue under present conditions. He’s offered me hope and tangible tools. I highly recommend engaging his services to anyone searching to find better…
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Susan, Thank you so much for your kind words! I always enjoy our sessions and look forward to seeing you in your next successful endeavor. Best, Allan
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Kevin R.
Jun 5, 2020
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I was at a real crossroads trying to more effectively run my own business while also searching for a potential employer that could use my strange collection of skills. Allan helped me narrow my focus in both areas until one emerged as the better option. Sometimes our discussions would be about immediate concerns such as an upcoming interview. Other times we would discuss longer-term goals for my career and life. I eventually landed a fantastic job after honing my resume and working through interview preparation with Allan. If you, like me, have been spinning your wheels and getting nowhere, and could use some focus, direction, and great advice, I highly recommend working with Allan.
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Kevin, I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and wish you continued great success. You deserve it!
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