Menu of Services:


EXECUTIVE AND PERSONAL COACHING / STRATEGIZING

We provide critical support, analysis, feedback and brainstorming to challenge and assist you to meet your work and life goals. Our expertise lies in assisting you in exploring what you believe so that you can explore and capitalize on your full range of viable opportunities and options.

CAREER DECISION MAKING - TESTING AND ASSESSMENT

Your career choice determines not only what you will actually "do" on the job and what your future mobility and growth options will be, but to a great extent, it also determines your lifestyle. Career planning and decision making is a step-by-step process that will help you identify and pursue personally fulfilling opportunities and create the lifestyle that you want.

Through testing, counseling and planning with your career strategist you will identify your style, interests, values and skills and combine that core of self information with marketplace information. By understanding all of the key factors, you will be able to make satisfying career / life decisions.

JOB SEARCH CAMPAIGN STRATEGIZING

Key skills for your career success and survival are understanding your niche and worth in the marketplace and being able to effectively demonstrate your benefits to an employer.

At Pivotal Choices, we assist you in developing effective personal marketing strategies that work in today's job market.

RESUME / PERSONAL PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT

To be successful in today's marketplace, you need to build a winning presentation that positions you as a prime candidate. Our top notch resumes and cover letters have been the key to opening doors for our clients for more than 14 years.

STEP-BY-STEP JOB SEARCH COACHING

Because looking for work is only slightly less stressful than being in a job that you hate, most clients appreciate having a coach in their corner to support, motivate, challenge, and strategize with them when they get stuck or are unsure of how to proceed. We offer coaching by the half/hour so that you can get as much or as little help as you need in any situation.

INTERVIEW PREPARATION AND COACHING

Getting in the door is great, but if you don't get the job it can be very frustrating. We assist you in determining the best way to position and leverage your skills and personality so that interviewers are rating you on the best you have to offer. This may include interview strategizing and role-playing.

SALARY / OFFER NEGOTIATIONS

Most people leave money on the table, misrepresent themselves or don't ask for accommodations that would make the job a win-win fit. We can assist you with pre-negotiation research, role-play and coaching throughout the process. We have successfully coached clients that added between a few thousand and twenty thousand dollars to their initial offers.

DUAL CAREER MANAGEMENT

Dual career couples face unique opportunities / challenges that often cause dissatisfaction in one partner and can lead to marital disharmony.

Understanding how negotiate opportunities and challenges can lead to positive career / life payoffs for both parties. Consultation and counseling focus on individual and couple goals and communication, career decision-making, and problem solving.

PRE-RETIREMENT COUNSELING

Many people die within five years of retirement because they have lost their purpose. We help you to create plans for what you are hoping to accomplish next, what you want your life to look like, how you are going to fill your days. Golf really isn't the answer for most people.

OUTPLACEMENT

We contract with your company on your behalf to provide any or all of the services listed above. Because you are not a number to us, you will receive top-notch counseling and coaching to prepare you to get and enjoy your next position.

OTHER
If you don't see what you are looking for, or you're not sure what you need, contact Mary Jane Ward, M.Ed., NCCC, to schedule a telephone consultation. Personalized service is our hallmark.