Comparing career plans
As you can see in these industry comparisons, most career plan sites offer the same old approach that will not work in today’s scarce job market. Some are quite expensive and yet when you are done, you still don’t have a clear plan of action.
The biggest drawback you see here is that they all offer consults based on psychometric tests – those creepy aptitude or personality tests designed to “classify” you into a score, category or type.
They want to categorize you INTO a box instead of helping you think outside the box. With the severe job scarcity you have to deal with out there, not thinking outside the box in your job search will keep you stuck in an underemployment gulag.
A second drawback of most career plan consultants, coaches and advisors is that they come from HR or recruiting backgrounds. Their experience is finding candidates that conform to specific company job requirements – to fit you into that square peg. They are experts in training you how to interview, polish your resume or find hidden opportunities. While those are necessary skills, they are not the skills that will help you rise to the top of any hiring manager’s short list. Having a defined career is.
And finally, there is the cost. Since all these career planners base your career plan on a series of expensive psychometric tests, and consulting on those, your career plan programs can go on for months, and cost thousands. You don’t have to spend thousands to get great results.
The Define Your Career difference
Define Your Career is a proven, organized self-selection process. You determine what your optimal career or business is and put an action plan together quickly to achieve it. Coaching is there to support you if you get stuck.
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Whether you need a fully coached, three week CareerPlan Pro Fast Track program or just individual coaching session for specific issues, it’s up to you. We do not try to play an all-knowing God or be your life coach, or lure you into an expensive long-term program. It’s only $39 per coaching session.
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We support you to develop your optimal career plan as quickly as possible, and for your particular speed and style. Starting out from whatever the education, credentials, or experience level you are at right now.