Allan Smith Career Coaching
Allan Smith Career Coaching

Allan Smith Career Coaching

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: INTERVIEW SUCCESS COACH BUILD CONFIDENCE ✰ REDUCE ANXIETY CAREER MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT CAREER EXPLORATION & TRANSITIONS JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES IMPACT RESUMES Thank you for checking out my profile! 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 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. As a Certified Career Coach, 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 well is a skill, full of traps and opportunities to mess up. I developed an extremely effective interview training program that provides advice, rules to follow, and skill-building techniques. You will be excited to feel your confidence blooming as you learn the techniques 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: If you are a non-parent or Dad going through a divorce, understand that a great attorney is very important, but they do not help you with many crucial post-breakup situations: 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, within you and from others; how to 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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Susan C.

Life Coaching

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
Apr 20, 2021
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Jovanna G.

Life Coaching

My experience was great working with Allan. I thank him so much for his patience with me. He saw in me what I didn't see in myself and he motivated/pushed me to improve my confidence. We met several times to help with my interviewing skills. By the end I was prepared to conduct my interview with confidence, proper pace, and the right language needed for a successful interview. Thank you again Allan.
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Jovanna, thank you! You have been a treat to work with. I am so excited for your success!
Aug 11, 2021
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Walker P.

Life Coaching

Allan was absolutely excellent. I was going through a tough transition period of not being to find a job. We did a resume overhaul and interview prep. He also helped me focus my search on jobs that I actually wanted to get and thinking about 5+ years in the future instead of just my next job. We still keep our engagements going on an as needed basis. Allan is so knowledgeable about the job hunt, and after getting a job, we talked through all my tough issues or problems at work on a monthly basis. A strong recommend!
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Thanks so much, Walker! Working with you is a pleasure.
Jul 28, 2021
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Monique K.

Resume Writing

From resume to coverletter to important business conversations, Alan is an excellent wordsmith. A compassionate guide.
Allan Smith Career Coaching's reply
Thank you so much, Monique!
Jul 2, 2021
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Kevin R.

Life Coaching

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!
Jun 5, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I try to keep my resume prices as affordable as I can. Some assignments require more of my skills and time, such as for more senior-level professionals and those with challenging or missing work experiences. RESUME PRICES: EXPERIENCE Entry-level Resume $139 Letter Pkg $29 LI Edit $89 (0-2 yrs.) Mid-level Resume $190-$250 Letter Pkg $39 LI Edit $99 (3 - 8 yrs.) Professional Resume $275-$329 Letter Pkg $49 LI Edit $99 (8+ yrs.) Executive/ Resume $379 Letter Pkg $69 LI Edit $139 C-Suite **My LETTER PACKAGE includes both a Cover Letter AND a Thank You letter! I also offer discounts when a client commits to 2 or more coaching packages. CAREER COACHING SERVICES: Career/Executive/Management Coaching: $100/Session . Each session deals with specific topics that address growth and success issues for clients, such as understanding one's qualifications & skills, matching clients' capabilities with the best jobs, networking skills, exploring career changes and transitions, organizational politics awareness, and interviewing skill-building. Executive coaching shifts to management and career development. EXPLORE (New Career Exploration): $100/session A 2-4-session workshop which takes a big view of your work history, personality, job setting preferences, and skills, while discussing transitions and options. Then we research and examine relevant job postings together. Interview Skill-Building: $100/session 60-minute sessions which teach the basics of interviewing success, while writing and practicing answers to key questions that relate to your experiences and skills. This requires 2-4 sessions, depending on the individual's overall experience. Career Search & Networking Strategies: $100 A 60-minute workshop that introduces strategies to find the right job listings plus techniques that build your network and discover hidden openings. LIFE COACHING $100/session Life is about facing reality and creating our best selves to deal with it, and succeed in our jobs, relationships, and in thoughtful behaviors. "Being present"can bring enormous benefits.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We typically start out with a brief, free phone conversation and soon set an appointment to meet in person or by phone. I coach most of my clients remotely by phone, internet and sometimes video chat throughout the US and overseas.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have an undergraduate degree in Economics, and an M.A. from Washington University in Organizational Behavior. I completed many doctoral courses in graduate education, particularly learning and motivation theory, developmental and clinical psychology, and the psychology of groups and organizing. I more recently was awarded Coaching Certification from the Institute of Career Certification International--the only non-profit international certifying agency that requires a minimum of four years of documented work, a professional sponsor, and rugged qualifying interviews. I also founded a healthcare company and ran it for 10 years, have been President of three companies I didn't own, and Executive Director, Regional Marketing Director and Business Development Director of others.

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