Posts in Strategic Career Coaching
perfect sense

“This makes perfect sense, but it’s not necessarily intuitive. It really requires me to step back and really think about how do I make myself attractive to other employers. There’s legwork, but it’s not as daunting as I thought. Before this call, I was going in five different directions trying to figure out what the next step was.”

- Senior employment counsel

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an approach and process to move forward

“I do think this has all been helpful. You’ve given me an approach and process to move forward. All the things we’ve been discussing—that’s why I don’t have a résumé. The process that you’ve outlined on determining my goals and the target pool of employers will be a helpful tool for me in thinking about my career and in formulating an approach for the résumé.”

- Senior securities defense litigator

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I’ve been really struggling

“I seriously appreciate this advice. I’ve been really struggling with interviewers, and I didn’t understand why until now. I’m glad to have a way of more proactively addressing the problem—before red flags are raised about why I’m applying for these jobs.”

- Former GC downshifting to senior counsel roles

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I’m finally connecting the dots.

“I didn’t really have a clear thought process for my job search before. I’m finally connecting the dots. This all makes total sense. And it feels like something I can do. I have to dig deeper and think more. I’m realizing how much I haven’t thought through. I have a lot of questions to ask myself!”

- Senior associate considering in-house roles

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I have stage fright.

“I just stink at interviewing. I have stage fright. It’s true. And I don't know what to do about it. Your coaching made me better—I wasn’t as nervous. And I was told that I came across as more confident. And these are all really great ideas to continue to improve.”

- In-house counsel at Fortune 100 energy company

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job interviews

“I just got back from an interview at an aerospace company in [state]. The feedback from recruiters and employers is that the résumé is impressive (thanks, Shauna!) and my experience is great. I’ve gotten to the final rounds in several set of interviews.”

- Senior in-house L&E counsel

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