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CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO AND WHO YOU ARE IN 30 SECONDS?

Sounds challenging, but it's possible. It is called an 'Elevator Pitch' because it is the length of time you would describe yourself during a short elevator ride. Since there are a limited number of points you will discuss, it should be...

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Happy New Year! Clearly, 2021 will be different as we continue to settle into this ‘new normal’ lifestyle. If your year includes looking for a job or changing careers, take a look at this blog entry that summarizes some of the important points to consider as you begin your search. Employers are h...

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WHEN YOU START TO LOOK FOR A JOB, WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO?

Many polish up their resumes. In some cases, this is a good idea, but ONLY if you know what you want to pursue.

Resumes need to be tailored for the job, so sending your generic updated document to as many postings you find will...

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WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU TALK TO AN INTERVIEWER ON A VIDEO CALL?

If you said the interviewer, think again.

Unfortunately, many look at the face on the screen when they are talking to interviewers.

It’s understandable.

One of the first things you are told to do during an in-person interview is...

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REMEMBER TO SAY THANK YOU

Let’s say the employer is considering you and an equally qualified applicant

-You send a thank you note.
-The other person doesn’t
-Guess what happens

Many recruiters have said they would offer the job to the person who sent a thank you note. This simple gesture does...

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INTERVIEWER: DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:
YOU: NO
OUTCOME: YOU'RE OUT

Yep, it’s over and done, even if you feel they have covered everything. Indeed, you must be curious about something. Perhaps the company culture, how they evaluate employees, etc. Questions should come from your natural intere...

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IT ONLY TAKES ONE PERSON…
GET COMFORTABLE WITH NETWORKING

The adage 'it's who you know' is crucial when you are job hunting. As you might know, only 15% of jobs are posted online. Taking the extra step of reaching out to connections will increase your chance of landing a job through this hidden ...

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YOUR RESUME WILL GET YOU THE JOB. TRUE OR FALSE?

False: the sole purpose of your #resume is to obtain an #interview.

Of course, the resume should make you shine by showcasing your experience, skills and accomplishments in a well-formatted document. Stay away from the nice-looking templates sinc...

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LIFE HAS CHANGED
SO WHY SHOULD YOUR JOB SEARCH STAY THE SAME?

Since everything has changed dramatically in recent months, consider how you will navigate your job search in this ‘new normal’ world.

If you have been laid off or have decided this is the perfect time for a career pivot, understand ...

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Testimonials

a month ago
I am so grateful to Karen. Her unique process helped me focus on what I want to be doing so I can have a more fulfilling and successful career. She gave me great insights on my skills and the most current and innovative ways to market myself. I highly recommend Karen to all new job searchers and anyone looking to make a change. Thank you!
AdmiralOdawg
2 weeks ago
I highly recommend Karen! She was fast, flexible and very responsive upon initial contact. She helped me dust off my resume after seven years of neglect and show me how to present my work experience in a way that is relevant today.
- Brian M
4 months ago
Karen's guidance has been invaluable to me while I've been looking for employment. She helped to update my resume, and was both candid and encouraging while critiquing my LinkedIn and recommending how to improve my profile. Additionally, Karen showed me how to network effectively through social media, and how to conduct informational interviews. While the latter task seemed daunting, once I began it almost immediately gave me a profound sense of direction. Throughout our working together, Karen was always generous, insightful, and supportive. I'm grateful to her for helping me to expand and reorganize my job search, and would strongly encourage anyone to seek her help.
- Benjamin M

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Feeling stuck? Do you want to make a career change, have you been laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, or have you recently graduated from college? As an experienced Career Coaching professional, I can help you explore your options and identify your interests.

KTS Career Coaching is a boutique firm providing you with customized career coaching, assessments and comprehensive job search assistance. 

As a Career Counselor for over 25 years, I have helped thousands discover their career interests, write résumés and LinkedIn profiles, develop interview skills and learn successful job search/networking strategies.   

Even before the pandemic, I understood the anxiety people felt when thinking about the job search, interviewing, or changing jobs. In light of Covid-19, I remain aware of trends affecting job hunting by speaking with recruiters regularly which gives me insight into what they seek in candidates.   

I offer one-on-one career coaching to help you determine your ideal role. Since everyone is unique, my counseling style provides a personalized action plan rather than a 'one size fits all' approach. With my experience of living abroad and traveling to 33 countries, I have a deep appreciation of diverse cultures and connect easily with people from all parts of the world.  

Professionally, I am pleased to be recognized as an expert in the career coaching field, interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for an article about advice for recently laid-off individuals. I have held Career Consulting roles at the University of Southern California's main career center, the Marshall School of Business, and Occidental College. Additionally, I served as the Career Services Director at Pitzer College (part of the Claremont College Consortium) for over 12 years.     

Furthermore, I served as a Mock Interview Consultant with two highly regarded International Education Admissions Advising companies. In that role, I prepared clients for admissions interviews at colleges, MBA and graduate programs.   

I am a longstanding National Career Development Association (NCDA) member, a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) and a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers/Career Coaches (PARW/CC).  My Bachelor’s degree is in Psychology and I hold a Master’s degree in Industrial Psychology.​   

Clients include mid-to-senior career professionals, C-suite executives, individuals returning to the workforce after taking time off, recent college graduates, those laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus outbreak and individuals changing careers.   

Industries include entertainment, education, engineering, healthcare, technology, finance, business, marketing, sales, public relations, nonprofits, real estate, management consulting, higher education, communication & media, science, startups, the arts, military and more.    

KTS Career Coaching is pleased to provide career counseling services to all University of Southern California alumni (Classes of 2017 or before) worldwide. 

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