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You’ve found your career compass! Cheesy? Yes, but for the record, I’m not a woo-woo career coach. I’m here to help you find a new job you love or thrive in the one you’ve got. I know that straight-talk and tough love can be just as productive as the cheerleading that us editor folk need right now. See packages below and read testimonials from people I’ve helped in the 20+ years I’ve been coaching and supporting the editorial community. xo, Chandra

Coaching Services

Resume editing and optimization • Linked In editing and optimization • Cover letter strategy and editing • Proposal/LOI/pitch letter strategy and editing • Mock interviewing / interview skill-building • Personal branding (building your “story”) • Mastering your pitch / “story” talking points • Identifying transferable skills and prospective roles • Deciphering job descriptions and eligibility • Networking strategy • Edit test strategy and feedback • Determining competitive compensation / negotiating salary and benefits • Executive Coaching • Management training • Reorganization / Hiring Strategy • Feedback and editing of any proposed or published editorial or nonfiction writing • and more, just ask!


Starter Package

1. Get Unstuck From Your Rut 


This is good for you if you need help tweaking your career direction, you’re considering roles in or outside of media, and you need help crafting effective messaging that will lead to a new job you’ll love.

This package includes 3 hours of coaching:

  • 1 hour introductory coaching session 
  • 1 ½  hour of resume, LinkedIn profile, or cover letter editing 
  • ½ hour follow-up edits or coaching 

+ Talent Fairy Career Goals and Skills Assessment Worksheet, Talent Fairy resume and cover letter templates, Brands Editors Love share doc, and Talent Fairy’s Career Resource Guide. 

Learn more about this package.

$649. Schedule by emailing [email protected] 

“[My resume] looks AMAZING. Wow! I feel like Steve Martin in Father of The Bride when Hank tells him, ‘Welcome to the 90s, Mr. Banks.’ My shiny new resume is finally in tune with 2021 thanks to you!” — content marketing strategist, 2021

Chandra’s fresh perspective and proven expertise were invaluable in helping me assess my job skills and reboot my resume and LinkedIn profile. Her unique blend of support, humor, sage advice and encouragement were exactly what I needed.” — J.B., business and legal writer/editor, Dec 2020

“Absolutely loved working with Chandra. She was easy to talk to, has great insight into the industry, helped me redo my resume to accurately show my experience, and had great interview feedback. Highly recommend!” — freelance writer, Fall 2020

“Chandra is the no-b.s. talent fairy. She has a knack for identifying your strengths and weaknesses within the first hour of meeting you and giving honest feedback. More importantly, she takes the time to listen to your concerns and needs and she won’t send you on a career path without offering helpful insight and resources.” — editor, summer 2019

Best Value

2. Make Your Pivot  


This is good for you if you have worked in the same role for several years and want a fresh start, whether that’s in a new corner of media or pivoting to creating content for a brand, nonprofit, or corporation.

This package includes 5 hours of coaching: 

• 1 hour introductory coaching session 

• 2-3 hours of resume, Linked In profile editing and/or cover letter editing

• 1-2 hours of coaching including identifying transferable skills, job title and salary assessment, company targeting, job search strategies, and more.

+ Talent Fairy Career Goals and Skills Assessment Worksheet, Talent Fairy resume and cover letter templates, Brands Editors Love share doc, and Talent Fairy’s Career Resource Guide. 

Learn more about this package.

$967. Schedule by emailing [email protected] 

“Chandra’s experience in the magazine industry and with the new direction media has taken was exactly the kind of expertise and background I was looking for, and she’s helped me find new ways to approach what I’m trying to do with my career transition. And her huge network of contacts has also been invaluable.” — editor, fall 2019

“Chandra’s an expert coach with contagious enthusiasm whose work on my resume helped clarify my background and my goals, and whose edit on a cover letter I’m convinced got me an interview.” — R.B., managing editor, summer 2019

 Read more testimonials.

The Pu Pu Platter

Individual Coaching Services   


This is good for you if you just need help with a specific issue, piece of content, or aspect of your job search. 

Examples of Services: 

Cover Letter Editing & Strategy: Editing one cover letter tailored to a specific job posting + ½ hour call to discuss. / $220 

Edit Test Consultation: Help with how to approach an edit test (I will not provide ideas or edit you; I’ll just insight into what the hiring manager is looking for, how to shine). Via 1-hour call. / $220 

Interviewing Technique & Strategy: Help with strategizing how to best represent yourself in an interview for a specific role via a 1-hour phone call and/or mock interview session/ $220 

Linked In Consulting: We will walk through your Linked In profile on a 1-hour call together and discuss how to optimize it to attract hiring managers and recruiters. It’s ideal that you have an optimized and speciality-focused resume before revising your Linked In profile. / $220

Resume Optimizing: This service helps optimize your resume to attract hiring managers and align with ATS software. All edits will be done online via Google docs. You must be set in your career direction and what specific roles you are going for to use this service. If not, sign up for package 1 or 2 above. / $450+ 

Anything else — just ask! / $220 per hour minimum. 

Schedule by emailing [email protected] for a link to pay.

“[Chandra’s] detailed notes, the ability to consolidate years of experience on my resume into something digestible and exciting [got] me excited about the next phase of my career and putting myself out there.”  

Read more testimonials.

ongoing support

Career Therapy


This package is good for you if your resume, Linked In, cover letter, and other job-search messaging is in good shape and you need tactical advice and support to land that next role in media or content creation. 

This package can be personalized to include:

• 1:1 coaching / check in calls 

• Editing of materials

• Email support consisting of concise questions about your job hunt and quick reviews of cover letters, LOIs, proposals, etc. 

3 Hours Anytime calls, edits, and/or email support $679 (current clients receive 10% off)

5 Hours Anytime calls, edits, and/or email support $967 (current clients receive 10% off)

Weekly 30-min weekly check-in call (up to 4 per month) + email support $425/month 

Bimonthly 30 min bi-monthly check-in call (up to 2 per month) + email support $199/month 

Email Support Only No calls, only email support $125/month  

Note: Weekly, Bimonthly, and Email Support Only packages expire after 30 days. 3 Hours and 5 Hours Anytime packages expire after 365 days.

Learn more about this package.

“Chandra helped me navigate the next steps of my career during one of the most uncertain and competitive job markets we’ve ever seen. Not only was she able to help me figure out what I wanted to do next, but she gave me invaluable advice on telling my story and communicating my strengths and value. With Chandra’s help I was able to land an interview at a dream company and she’s been so helpful every step of the way. If you’re working in media and need help navigating your career — hiring Chandra is one of the smartest moves you can make!” – M.L., health writer/editor, August 2020

Read more testimonials.

BONUS! Sign up for any package and you’ll receive for free the Talent Fairy’s “Career Resources Guide” created exclusively for editors and content creators which includes resume and cover letter templates, select articles and salary/rate share docs, recommended job boards, online communities, networking groups, and more.


Payment is due upfront for all services; you can pay via PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. Email me to schedule your first session and I will send you a link to pay. 

Students & Recent Grads: All services are 50% off if you are currently in school or have graduated from undergrad within 24 months.

Can’t find what you’re looking for in any package above? 

I can help you decide. Email me to set up a 15 min complementary info call. Looking forward to connecting and helping you find a job, and a career, you love. xoxo, Chandra  


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Join Women’s Media Group!

WMG is a great way to network with women within different corners of media (books, podcasts, tv, etc), attend (now virtual) events, and heck, just meet friends in this very disconnected world we are living in. Dues go to scholarships and fellowships for young women from diverse backgrounds break into media. Win, win, win! Email me and I will nominate you! Or, you can self-nominate and name drop me ;-).