“As a recent grad, I’ve been daunted and intimidated by the application process. Chandra helped me realize my strengths and assets and turn them into marketable skills!”
— coaching client, summer 2020
Package #1: Create A Media-Friendly Resume
Was the last person who advised you on your resume your college career counselor? Unless you were lucky enough to have a former media executive as a counselor, your resume likely needs a re-think. The media industry has its own preferences for how experience is formatted and how your skills are highlighted with a special emphasis on showcasing your niche and creativity. I will help you makeover your resume so it speaks the language of the editors you’ll be applying to work for. This package includes a full resume optimization review (I use a tool that ensures that the bots “get” you and your experience), detailed notes from me on how to enhance your experience and skills for potential employers, and a dos and do’s guide to resume writing. I’ll also provide an easy-to-implement design template so you can present your experience in a format that is hiring-manager friendly. //$150 for college students or graduates less than 24 months out of school.
“The best advice I have received yet for my resume.”
“My resume was hard to manage and I had trouble organizing all the info in a way that showed my experience clearly and concisely. Enter Chandra. She consolidated, reworded and repackaged it all — even getting my voice and brand shining through too. 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.”
My coaching services are specifically tailored to your talents and passion so you can land in a first job that will set you on the right path for the rest of your career. With this starter package, I will help you articulate your skills and talents and define your career direction so you are focused and efficient in your job search and a stronger candidate for employers, inside and outside of media. This package includes 3 hours of work together and followups via email. // $249 for college students or graduates less than 24 months out of school.
“The hard fact is there is nothing more brutal than the New York media scene. Chandra helped me, and countless others, edit resumes and find dream jobs. She inspired and coached us when all we had was a dream. All of us wouldn’t be where we are if it wasn’t for her—and we’re forever grateful.” — A.J.B, content strategist
“Chandra is the no-BS 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.” — H.D., writer
“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., editor
Ala Carte: Mix & Match
I can combine any of the below services to give you exactly what you need to feel confident in your job search and career path. All services are $100/hour or $249 for 3 hours (a 50% discount off of my usual coaching services). Email me what services you are looking for and I can provide an estimate.
Resume editing and optimization • Linked In editing and optimization • Proposal and cover letter 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 • Feedback and editing of any proposed or published editorial or nonfiction writing • and more, just ask!
Email Chandra@thetalentfairy.com to get started.
Hi there! Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this loooong page. Basically all of this is to say, that I will use all the skills I’ve learned in my 20+ years working in the media industry (in print magazines, digital journalism, branded content, and content marketing) and the same number of years coaching whippersnappers just like you, to help land your first job in this crazy but awesome industry. Looking forward to connecting and helping you find a job, and a career, you love.
Reach me at Chandra@ed2010.com.
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