I specialize in helping editors, writers, and content strategists navigate the next steps in their careers.
Journalism and editorial work is not what it used to be — the roles are constantly changing and the path isn’t as straight forward. I know this first-hand — I was an editor myself for 20+ years before becoming a recruiter. I now work with media and non-media brands to find their talent in content marketing, brand publishing, and other editorial-like content areas. I feel strongly that editors make the best hires. Let me help you discover your unique, transferrable skill set and optimize your marketing materials to move your career in a new, exciting direction.
My services have been streamlined and updated based on feedback and success with my previous coaching clients (see testimonials below). I’m looking forward to working with you and welcoming you into The Talent Fairy family. xo, Chandra
Job Posting Review: My most popular service! I will review (and sometimes decipher) job postings / descriptions you send me, providing insight on if you are a unique fit and advise on where relevant, how to pitch yourself for the role.
Cover Letter Editing & Strategy: I will line-edit your cover letter and provide overall strategy notes on how to improve your cover letter writing in general. Please provide the job description in advance.
Edit Test Consultation: I will provide help with how to approach your edit test for an editorial or content role. Note: I will not provide ideas or edit you — that’d be cheating! — but I will give insight into what the hiring manager is likely looking for, how to shine, and show off yourself and your skills.
Interviewing Technique & Strategy: Help with strategizing how to best represent yourself in an interview for a specific role via a phone consultation or a mock interview session. Please provide the job description in advance.
Linked In Consulting: I will walk through your Linked In profile with you and discuss how to optimize it to attract hiring managers and recruiters. Note that this one-off service requires that you first have a focused career path and a highly optimized resume that aligns with that career path. If you don’t, please consider The Talent Fairy Coaching Basic Package above.
Portfolio Consulting: I will walk you through your portfolio and advise on how to best optimize for the role(s) you are pursuing as well as provide examples of successful editorial portfolios. Note that this one-off service requires that you first have a focused career path and a highly optimized resume that aligns with that career path. If you don’t, please consider The Talent Fairy Basic Package above.
Executive Coaching: I will help you work through issues and challenges you are facing in your editorial or content management role — such as dealing with a new boss, acquisition, merger, restructure, or promotion.
Resume Writing: I will fully rewrite your resume so it is optimized to attract hiring managers and recruiters for the specific role(s) and industry you are pursuing. Note that this one-off service requires that you first complete at least three hours of Career Therapy. Resume takes a minimum of 2 hours.
Note that I no longer offer a stand-alone resume editing service. I found that resume writing is so personal and specific that it requires a deeper relationship with my clients. The resume / LI service is part of the The Talent Fairy Basic Package (see above) or can be added on to the Career Therapy packages.
Thanks for taking a look at my services. I’m looking forward to helping you find a job, and a career, you love. To learn more about me and my own career journey, please see my bio. Do note that I require all payment upfront via credit card or PayPal. If you have any questions about my services or the coaching process, email me at [email protected].