Career Services - Parkland Consulting Group

Career Services

Choosing on whether to start a business isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. We understand! Deciding to make it a side hustle to augment your income or establish a path for your passion or make the jump to a full transition out of employment, there’s a lot to consider as you evaluate whether to stay an employee or become an entrepreneur. But if you dread your day-to-day role and dream of being running the show yourself let’s begin.

What We Offer

Transitioning from employee to entrepreneur is by far a path that one doesn’t take lightly. We offer an in depth look at your resume and position history from the tricks and trades of the industry. Many people struggle for years trying to determine if they have the right skills to make the leap to entrepreneurship. I say hell yes you do!!! We dive into your strengths to help you identify which skills you can use to run your baby. It’s essential to be successful as possible when your start your business; we help entrepreneurs by providing them with a solid foundation for their business. Do not try to be someone you aren’t or pretend to have skills you do not have. Pretending will only set to fail down the road. Instead, focus on your natural talents and abilities. These are the strengths that will help you succeed as an entrepreneur. We will work through the decision-making process to decide which direction to take during your skills assessment. We’ll start by taking inventory of where you’re at. Normally, the interest in entrepreneurship is driven by a lack of satisfaction at work, so, if the job is the problem, we can determine what the next possible career move is if you don’t start a business. First, we explore the ideas and opportunities that may exist for you in business. Don’t worry! Even if you don’t have an idea or clue, we’ll help identify the possibilities. We’ll talk through the options, and you’ll take away some homework to dig in further. Simultaneously, we’re looking at entrepreneurial opportunities; we’ll have a similar discovery into alternative or parallel employment opportunities. Looking at the options in accord with each other helps provide a better look at all the future paths so that we can make the most informed decision going forwards. How We’re Different: We take our 20 plus years of experience and knowledge to develop a unique plan to get you from the day-to-day race to doing things your own unique way. Our program will blend our strengths in career coaching, 20+ years of corporate HR experience and entrepreneurship to bring you a unique point of view and guidance as you consider this very critical professional and personal decision.

Why Choose Us

  • You have been dreaming about your business, but your full-time job has taken your focus and you need a fresh start.
  • You find yourself struggling between your side hustle and your full-time job and you are ready to create that consistent income so that you can develop your exit strategy from your day job.
  • You have left your day job and have been in business for 1-3 years but still struggle to get consistent income.
If you read this and say Damn that me, then this is for you…

How It Works

This multi-session process has some hurdles you will have to jump on the journey; therefore, we’ll work to get you to and through the decision-making process to decide which direction to take at each step.  We’ll start by taking stock of where you’re at. Typically, the interest in entrepreneurship is driven by a lack of satisfaction at work, so it’s likely a job search is on the horizon if you don’t start a business. 

FAQs

We meet with clients once a month for one hour. Through many years of experience and testing of different time frames, we’ve found that this frequency yields the greatest returns in terms of change. Meeting once a month offers time for reflection and application of learning between sessions.
We work with all level professionals and executives whose careers span many industries and functional areas. Our superpower is the ability to work with you to pull out your best-selling points, help you craft your message, and provide honest, practical feedback so you can bring your A Game to the next chapter of your life.
We work 100% virtually by phone and Google or Zoom video. We’ll have our initial strategy session by phone, Google or Zoom, which is extremely effective for me to observe and pick up the nuances of your responses and body language.
We don’t write résumés, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, or other materials from scratch. We do have a vast hands-on background and stay up to date on current practices, so I am happy to review, analysis, and coach you through the process of taking your career marketing tools to the next level.
To see if we’re the right fit for each other, schedule a complimentary phone consultation. Please attach a copy of your résumé, including a note about your situation, target jobs, and timing.
We can usually get started with a few business days but will be contingent on client volume.
Since 2000, I’ve have helped my clients express their distinctive value to prospective employers and achieve rewarding work. WE have spent over 20 years as a lead executive recruiter, outplacement consultant, and corporate communications manager for companies’ worth $1M to $21B. I’m a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Certified Professional Recruiter (CPR).
We’re very down-to-earth, friendly person who will put you at ease while providing a comfortable space to be yourself during this process. That said, we do care about success, so please be prepared to come to work. We will have a few laughs but, we believe in candid, honest feedback that others may not want to share.

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