Freshen Up Your Resume
Feel like your resume is stuck in 2010? That it doesn’t have the keywords (or right words) that media brands, content agencies, or the corporate world is looking for? I will help you frame your media and content experience so it’s attractive to hiring managers and recruiters in and outside of media for the specific roles you are applying to. (Don’t know what roles those are yet? See Get Unstuck From Your Rut below). I’ll provide you with a new design template and optimize your resume so it’s ATS / bot-friendly from a keyword and layout standpoint. This package involves one round of edits by me (either live on a call or via Google docs) and one follow up review to make sure you are on the right track.
$350. Email Chandra@thetalentfairy.com for a link to pay.
Get Unstuck From Your Rut
This with this starter package, I will help you re-define your personal brand messaging so you can be focused and efficient in your job search and a stronger candidate for employers. This package includes 3 hours of coaching/editing which folks often choose to break into one hour of 1:1 coaching (via phone or video chat) to solidify your job-search focus and two hours of editing your messaging (resume, Linked In, portfolio site, and/or cover letter). It’s right for you if know your future path, but just need help articulating your editorial skills to get there (i.e., from editor to manager/director) or to an adjacent career, such as content marketing/strategy, digital or social media, or corporate marketing/branding/communications.
$579 Schedule by emailing Chandra@thetalentfairy.com.
Jumpstart Your (New) Career
You CAN find a job that you love using all the skills you learned as an editor or writer. You just need to know how to spin that skillset, baby! This package includes 5 hours of coaching and editing of your personal brand messaging. It’s right for you if you have worked in content creation most of your career, but now feel like you need to shake yourself off and start fresh — either to a new role in content, pivoting to content marketing/branding/mar-comm, or a new media platform. This package provides all the personal brand messaging work of “Get Unstuck From Your Rut” above (resume, Linked In, etc.) with the 1:1 coaching you need to define your unique transferable skills; discover the roles (and job titles) you’re best qualified for (in and out of media); and target the right employers/clients so you can get on the path to your next fulfilling career.
$967 Schedule by emailing Chandra@thetalentfairy.com. Note: I’m happy to split this payment into 2 parts — just ask.
Created to meet client demand as a follow-up package to the Get Unstuck / Jump Start packages above, this package is most like a traditional career coach or life coach experience. It’s right for you if your resume and other messaging is already in good shape, and you’re looking for expert guidance as you navigate the job search process. I will keep you accountable, focused, and confident in your new career direction while helping you manage the job-hunt roller coaster. I can review cover letters and applications, advise on edit tests — and be on call with quick assessments (“YES! You are qualified for that!”), gut-checks (“Follow up next week”), and tough love (“Let. It. Go!”). And when you have to deal with HR awkwardness, edit tests, salary negotiation, and any other sticky situation else, I’m here, too. Also happy to provide personal contacts, connections, and relevant openings when relevant and available. Payment options vary based on your needs:
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
1:1 Executive Coaching
It’s not easy being the boss. It’s also not easy managing creative people, especially in this new world where you can’t chat IRL. Content teams are smaller, jobs are bigger, and as a manager, you’re expected to not only produce high-calibre content, but also make sure it meets corporate’s KPIs. It can also be quite lonely when your own boss is too busy to help you sort through the dynamics of managing a creative team and the conflicting goals and expectations placed on content creators right now. As a former executive editor and content marketing agency head myself, I know what it’s like.
I also coach EICs in print and digital, VPs and directors in content marketing, and other content leads to provide you with strategies for dealing with leadership and corporate challenges as well as how to bring out the best in your own team. I’ve helped countless content leaders work through seemingly impossible situations, such as mergers, new leadership, budget cuts, reorganization plans, rebranding, and more.
$250/hour. Email Chandra@thetalentfairy.com.
BONUS! Sign up for a package 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.