Career Development & Job Search Coaching

Professional Career Development Coaching

Are you looking to explore your career options and find a job in your new field?

Professional Employment Search Coaching

Do you already have a professional career and need to find new work in your field? 

Need some quick advice?

Do you have some tactical decisions you need some help sorting out

Professional Career Development Coaching

I provide a rich structure and form that allows you to explore your options, understand the viability of your options, and create a professional development roadmap that will lead you to your next job.

Includes:  

  • Understanding how to access the full power of your Personality Type in your career.
  • Investigate your skills, interests, and values and how these relate to finding your Best Fit employment.
  • Access and develop your professional natural network to obtain quality leads on positions.
  • Review and update your resume and LinkedIn profile to better represent where you are headed
  • Learn to more effectively interview and negotiate offers
  • Develop short and long-term professional development goals and aspirations
  • Create a Professional Development Roadmap

Professional Career Development & Employment Search Coaching is a good fit for you if: 

  • You are employed in a professional field that you don’t like, and you want to find a new position in a new field.
  • You feel stuck in your current role and want to discover other roles that are a better option for you, at this point in your professional life.
  • You are an established professional and would like to make a change from your current field into another field.
  • You are a young professional with a few years of experience and would like to learn how to create and implement a professional development plan.
  • You are a young professional with more than 5 years of experience, but do not find your current field satisfying and you want to learn how to create and implement a professional development plan.
  • You are considering the possibility of getting an advanced degree, certification and/or other specialized training, but you are not sure if this is the best use of your time and money.
  • You are thinking of starting a business, but not sure this is the best option for you right now.

DIY (Self-directed Individual Learning)

  • Prerecorded videos designed to bring you through the process.
  • Materials include: Charting the Course & Landing the Job workbook

DIY+ (Self-directed Individual Learning with Coaching)

  • Prerecorded videos designed to bring your through the process.
  • Three individual coaching sessions with Markey
  • Materials include: Charting the Course & Landing the Job workbook

Singular Sensation (Individual Private Coaching)

  • Private sessions on-line or in-person over 3-4 months designed to support you through the process.
  • All private services are customized to where you are now and where you want to go 
  • Post Coaching sessions: meet with Markey in a month, at 6 months, and 1 year after you complete.
  • Materials include: Charting the Course & Landing the Job workbook

Singular Sensation Intensive (Individual Intensive Retreats)

  • 3 full days in-person or 6 half days on-line with Markey to support you through the process.
  • Post Intensive Retreat: meet with Markey in a month, at 6 months, and 1 year after you complete.
  • Materials include: Charting the Course & Landing the Job workbook

Hourly Consultation

Do you have some tactical decisions you need some help sorting out?

I provide tactical consultation for people who want to address specific questions about interviewing, negotiating offers, and professional networking.  This is best used for tactical (immediate and short-range), rather than strategic (long-range) assistance.

Topics include:  

  • Interviewing & negotiating for specific positions.
  • Marketability Evaluation
  • Resolving a difficult employment situation – deciding to stay or leave.
  • Networking tips to access the hidden employment market
  • Resume Consultation

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Testimonials

What Others Have to Say

Markey helped me when I lost my job of 10 years in 2020. She helped me clarify what I actually wanted from my next position, from what type of industry I wanted to work in, to the corporate culture I would be most comfortable in, as well as defining what is important to me personally.

Her workbook, Charting the Course & Landing the Job, proved to be a valuable tool in helping me prepare for interviews and salary negotiations. Markey also helped me refine my resume and strengthen my LinkedIn profile.

Additionally, she helped me with everything from how best to set up my office for videoconferencing, to how to angle the camera for best effect for on-line interviews.

Markey made herself available to answer questions and kept me positive during my job search. I managed to find a new job that aligned perfectly with the goals that we set together!

She is genuine and honest, and I recommend her services to anyone in the market for a job or career change.

IT Professional, New York

Markey Read gave me the tools to move forward with my personal and professional development with kindness, flexibility, and insight. She listened and discerned where there were opportunities for change, while keeping me grounded at the practical level.

Her direct questions and expertise helped me to resolve my ambivalence and clarify my values and goals while staying open to new possibilities. She connected me with other professionals who were generous with their time in sharing their experiences with me– truly an invaluable resource!

Through my work with Markey, I arrived at a deeper understanding of my personality type, which is integral to my satisfaction in work and life. Ultimately, working with Markey allowed me to develop a vision and plan of action to expand my career in the areas which bring me a sense of purpose and joy, while continuing to grow, learn, and earn in my current profession. Thanks to Markey Read, I am moving forward! 

Educator & Counselor, Vermont

I worked with Markey during a challenging time in my personal and professional life. Professionally, I was a member of a leadership team in a small business experiencing management conflict while simultaneously navigating elder care for a family member in a different state.

Markey’s experience, familiarity with the patterns that manifest themselves in small management teams, belief in placing personal needs in the appropriate place for each client, and empathetic ear helped her ask good questions to guide me along my path.

I am in a better place personally and professionally after working with Markey.

Sales & Marketing Professional, Vermont