Congrats on Your Child’s Commencement! Does your son or daughter have a job in hand?

Commencement is a rite of passage. Your child has earned a college degree, the basic credential needed to enter the job market. If she has majored in business, science, engineering or finance, she is very marketable. If he has majored in one of the humanities, the phrase is “not so much.”

Getting a job after college graduation ideally should be planned during the junior year, after a major has been selected. Here is where the help of a qualified career coach can have a major impact. For in truth, university career centers are not set up to provide effective one-to-one coaching. The centers are dealing with classes ranging from hundreds to thousands of individuals. Oh yes, they do offer classes in resume preparation and cover letter writing. They announce area job fairs where students can meet with prospective employers. But they cannot and do not provide a basic curriculum in how to identify and secure the right job with the right organization.

Perhaps your son or daughter had the good sense and good luck to land a solid internship during the summer break between junior and senior years and parlayed that experience into a great job offer.

Perhaps your son and daughter has not been so fortunate and is now living with you and flooding the market with resumes and cover letters, while holding down a job at a Panera or Starbucks. Perhaps they have pooled their resources and are sharing apartments with friends and fellow graduates.

You know they aspire to something better. You want them to find something better.

Are you willing to hire me as their career coach? I have worked with many college graduates looking for their first “real” jobs and have helped them find those jobs within six to eight months upon graduation. It will cost you less than what your child paid for a three-credit class at a four-year university.

Contact me for a free, no-obligation session. It will be the best investment you ever made.

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