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the Price of a Career Coach

Price 
Location 
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Description
$ 300
Dec 2008
Eugene, Oregon
Freelance writing jobs
Four session package  more... close row
$ 1200
Oct 2007
Kansas City, MO
changing careers
Six weeks of career counseling  more... close row
$ 300
Mar 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Self Employed
Four in-home sessions with career coach  more... close row
$ 100
Jul 2008
Louisville, KY
Teaching
45 minute individual career coach appointment  more... close row
$ 600
Oct 2007
Albuquerque
University Professor
Six weeks of career coaching  more... close row

Description of service

I paid 75.00 a week for a total of six weeks for career coaching. Each week I had a one hour session with the coach, the first two were in her office, the rest were over the phone. This cost included two text books and a three ring binder with pages of questions for me to answer, you could call it homework for each week. The coaching was to clarify my employment goals and teach me how to find the employment opportunities I would prefer. She also looked at my resume and advised me on changes to make and we did briefly discuss current acceptable interview wear.


Review of Service

The service was excellent, the woman was able to really help me understand what I was looking for in a job, and how I could choose employment that would be satisfying, not just a job. The books we used were really good and I plan to keep then for future reference. Each week I would call in and we would first review my homework and talk about jobs or career paths that my answers pointed to. We discussed ways to make contacts in different fields and how to network to find a job. That was really helpful as well. My coach was not supposed to "find me a job" but help me identify a great career for me, and help me prepare myself for finding a job in that field.


Tips

Ask up front about any extra expenses, like books, and workbooks. Ask about career search websites and expenses if you are going to use them. Find out if you are meeting face to face, I was shocked to find we were going to meet via the phone, but it worked out well, saved me gas and travel time. I did enjoy the personal meetings for the first two. Ask exactly what your coach is offering and be clear on what you are paying for. Do they have a list of tasks they preform and outcomes they expect for you to look at? Can they give you the name of a satisfied customer to speak with before you sign up?


$ 500
Feb 2009
traverse city michigan
disabled person working on selling books
A career coach and therapist was covered under insurance  more... close row
$ 350
Dec 2008
Denver, CO
Medical sales
Six sessions of career coaching  more... close row
$ 176
Jan 2008
newark nj
psychology
Recommendation for coach from sister-in-law  more... close row
$ 500
Sep 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Film and Television
Three weeks of career counseling plus extras  more... close row
$ 650
Dec 2008
Atlanta, GA
Computer Science
Career coach was a good investment in an economic downturn  more... close row
$ 140
Jan 2008
Chicago, IL
Economics
Three part career counseling sessions  more... close row
$ 150
Jan 2009
New York, NY
accounting
Price for one hour of consultation with career coach  more... close row
$ 200
May 2008
Santa Clarita, CA
Marketing
Career coach was not an expert in my field  more... close row
$ 145
Dec 2007
Lexington,KY
Financial Advisor
Two sessions with honest career coach  more... close row
$ 150
Oct 2008
Beverly, MA
Software
Help with resume and interviewing  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 150
Apr 2008
Chicago, IL
Administration
Two sessions of a career coach  more... close row
$ 3400
Jun 2007
new port richey, fl
sales
No response from expensive career coach  more... close row