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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!


COACHING PACKAGES


Freshen Up Your Resume 

This is good for you if you are set in your career direction and know what job you are after next, but need help optimizing your resume to attract hiring managers — and ATS software. 

This package includes: 

  • 1 resume edit / notes 
  • 1 resume design template 
  • Sample resumes 
  • Resume tips guide for editorial and content roles. 

Learn more about this package.

$350; Email Chandra@thetalentfairy.com 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.”  

“The best advice I have received yet for my resume.”

“I think I was stopping myself from going after many opportunities because of my resume, and therefore my messaging and talking points were all over the place. I didn’t know how to describe my career, my skills, and my future. Having Chandra’s “magic touch” on my resume has changed that mindset and I’ve not been this excited to put myself out there in a long time.” 

Read more testimonials.


Starter Package

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.

$579. Schedule by emailing Chandra@thetalentfairy.com. 

“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

Jumpstart Your (New) Career  

 

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 in a new corner of media or 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 Chandra@thetalentfairy.com. 

“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.


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 $579 (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 $399/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 $99/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 a package below and you’ll receive for free the Talent Fairy’s “Brands Editors Love” share doc and 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.


RATES & PAYMENT

Outside of the packages above, my rates range from $200-300/hour with a 1 hour minimum. Payment is due upfront via PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. (I invoice for executive coaching only). 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 ;-).