San Francisco Bay Area Career Coach
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Spruce up your potential.
When you are in search of a job, you are marketing a product: YOU. To that end, it is so important to take the time to assess what you want from your career, what your core skills are, what you can contribute to your employer. It is not only important to know these things, but know how to communicate them, on paper and in person. Spruce Career Advisors can help.
We offer complete career coaching services to people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not in the Bay Area? No problem. We are also happy to chat on the phone, or video conference using Skype, Google Hangouts, or whatever works best for you.
Take control of your future.
We have all been there. Walking out of the interview, you want to bang your head against the wall. You wish you could go back in time and answer questions differently. You wish you hadn't hemmed and hawed. You can't believe you couldn't think of a good example of this or that. The one thing that you have control of during the interview process: preparation. That's where Spruce Career Advisor comes in.
For a free 30 minute phone or video consultation, call us at 650.464.9809 or email us.
Indrani Stangl, M.A.
"A few months ago, I asked Indrani to look at my resume. She also gave me a consultation on how I could best present myself and encouraged me to go after positions which I didn't always feel qualified for. Fast forward to now: I am set to start an ideal position with one of the world's leaders in my field. In addition to the position that I accepted, I received 3 other offers for great jobs. I interviewed for a total of 6 positions and was offered 4 of them. If that is not an impressive success rate I don't know what is."
"For the past decade, Indrani has been the single most important resource in helping me find a job and advance my career. With decades of experience in Silicon Valley Indrani mixes tried-and-true pearls of wisdom with a cutting-edge knowledge of current job market trends."
We understand. You are tired. You are content. You are happy enough.
But are you? Your job is easy. And finding a new job is hard. You have tried with zero results. At least you have a job, right? You are better off than some people, right?
Well, that may be true but what is stopping you from having your dream job? What's stopping you from making more money? It's probably YOU.
Spruce Career Advisors can help you assess your core talents, and find a fit for your next role. It doesn't matter if you have never done that job before. It doesn't matter if you are worried about your lack of experience, or a gap in your resume, or if you have convinced yourself you can't do it. You just need a little support, and a little guidance. Spruce Career Advisors can help.
You're in a rut. What's stopping you?
It's time for a change. You have been thinking about it for years. You are bored. You are uninspired. You are just going through the motions. What is stopping you from finding a niche, thriving at work, leaping out of bed each morning because you can't wait to start your day? YOU. You are your own obstacle. Get going with Spruce Career Advisors.
Opportunities hide. Find them.
Your neighbor. The people at the dog park. Your kid's teacher. The people seated next to you at your favorite restaurant. Everyone knows someone that works.
Spruce Career Advisors will help you get your 'elevator pitch' ready because you never know who you will bump into. Be prepared for that amazing opportunity that presents itself when you least expect it.
Job search is a state of mind.
"The toughest part about career management is seeing yourself, your accomplishments, and your goals subjectively and getting frank, honest feedback. Indrani gave me some real insight as to what I was doing well and what I could improve on. She also connected me with people who, likewise, helped me assess what I needed to do to reach my goals."
"Indrani took my work history as a whole and helped assess my core skills to build a cohesive story. I was able to clearly convey my strengths to prospective employers and landed a great job."
"I simply feel more confident and calm walking into a job interview after talking with Indrani, because I know I've done my due diligence and homework, so I know I'm prepared."
"I would recommend Indrani's career counseling services to anyone without reservation. It will be the best time and money you could invest in your career."
"Indrani assisted my college grad with finding his first job. She was very responsive and knowledgeable about the job search process. She helped my son create the right resume for today's world, provided the required interview skills, and helped him devise an interview strategy for each prospective employer. After months of languishing on his own, he quickly landed his dream job thanks to Indrani's skill and guidance!"
Every one of us has been affected by the Corona Virus pandemic. Whether your small business has been shuttered, you have been laid off or furloughed, or you are struggling with the 'new normal' of working from home while managing your children, you are not alone.