Career Planning

At Raven Career Development, we work with clients on all six core fundamentals of career planning:

1. Planning & Analysis

  • Quantify your skills and experience
  • Discuss specific industry segments and how they align with your professional goals
  • Balance professional goals with quality of life and compensation requirements
  • Identify Companies that may be a good cultural “fit”

2. Resume & Cover Letter Development

  • Quantify your knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Identify and group your accomplishments into a thoughtful, targeted document
  • Present your background in a format that is relevant to companies you wish to work with
  • Discuss how your personality and professional experience will add value to a specific company

3. Social Networking Strategy

  • Increase face-to-face interactions with peers and employers
  • Gain valuable feedback from employers regarding your competitiveness, desirable skills, and future openings
  • Develop professional, thoughtful social media presence (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, etc.)

4. Interview Preparation

  • Discuss interview styles and how to properly adapt
  • Discuss proper dress and attire
  • Begin organizing background, experience, and thoughts
  • Practice distilling background and experience into relevant, succinct Tell Me About A Time stories
  • Practice answering difficult questions: conflict resolution, job termination, employment gap, etc.

5. Compensation Negotiation

  • Compensation benchmarking for salary, benefits, relocation expenses, performance bonuses, and professional training contracts
  • Pre-interview preparation addressing salary inquiries during interview
  • Post-interview compensation offer review
  • Compensation negotiation strategy and acceptance

6. Professional Development & Promotion

  • Identify desirable skills and work experience that will enhance your professional background
  • Identify projects that will increase your industry knowledge and expand your professional network
  • Organize your thoughts for conversations with management regarding your professional development
  • Learn how to market these skills for internal and external promotions