Career Coaching/Strategy

Career Coaching & Job Search Strategy

As a professional career coach, my breadth of experience and expertise spans from executive recruiting, to targeted marketing strategy and planning, to interview skills and preparedness, salary negotiation and, of course, resume writing and polishing. Depending on your needs and areas that you see for potential enhancement in your job transition efforts, I can craft a personalized program for you that addresses and fortifies the critical tools and skills needed in today's job market. I will work with you one-on-one to gain a clear understanding of what you have to offer and help you present your career skills crisply and efficiently.

In addition to making sure your resume is top-notch, I will work with you on interviewing strategies: not only how to articulate strengths and value in a way that connects you to the interviewer, but also ensure you’re comfortable and prepared to handle telephone interviews, closing questions, behavior-based interview questions and to ask the best questions to your interviewers. I’ll also make you comfortable with the negotiating process, emphasizing that it’s simply a discussion that leads to an agreement.

Our Steps May Be..

  • Assessment and exploration
  • Position & power-up your resume
  • Establish a job search strategy
  • Create a marketing/landing plan
  • Prepare for telephone and face-to-face interviews
  • Practice negotiation

Powerful Resumes That Work

Many people find it difficult to write their own resume.  I've hired more than 5,000 people in my career so I will help you build a great resume that gets you the interview. It's all about connecting with the employer using the latest resume strategies to help them 'see you in the job'. I will work with you to design a resume to emphasize your strengths, attract employers, and get more requests for in-person interviews. 

Writing a great resume requires a thorough assessment of your skills and strengths, professional attributes and style, knowledge, past experience and accomplishments, and goals. Furthermore, a great resume must be highly targeted to address the needs of the reader. Most people find it difficult to assess their own strengths, let alone write about themselves in a highly positive light. Obtaining the guidance of a resume expert, and an expert who has also hired over 5,000 people during her career, is invaluable.

I work one-on-one with you in a collaborative process to gain a clear understanding of what you have to offer and how to articulate your strengths and value in a way that connects with the reader of your resume. Teaming together, we'll develop a resume that is specifically written to capture the attention of your target audience. My services range from critique and suggestions for your current resume, to full resume development and writing. From new grads to C-level professionals, your resume is an advertisement of who you are – let it make a powerful impact!

Want to learn more? Because you are unique, and your resume must reflect that uniqueness, please contact me to discuss your needs, pricing, and customized resume service details. 

Confident Interviewing

Your resume got you the interview.   Now, are you prepared to answer the 10 most common interview questions?   Do you have stories to answer the behavioral interview questions?  Do you have your speaking points organized, features and benefits?  Let's prepare you for that all-important interview. 

Comfortable Negotiating

Negotiation is a discussion to reach an agreement. Think of all the times in your life when you have discussions to reach agreements -- every day right? Let me walk you through my process step-by-step so that you'll be comfortable in this arena.

Why Christine Young?

Christine Young has hired more than 5,000 people in the high-technology, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. This makes her a career coach/strategist who applies her business knowledge and deep understanding of the talent acquisition process to the job search. Companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sony Electronics, Johnson & Johnson, Intel and Silicon Valley start-ups have benefited from her career coaching, HR services and training programs.

Christine is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has been actively involved in the Northern California Human Resource Association for more than a decade, having led and established local chapters. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University.