Advantage Career Solutions
Richard Phillips, Career Counselor and Coach
Destiny is not constant; a snap of the fingers, and a new world is created. The smallest effort produces incalculable results. - Alain

Take Advantage Of My Free Introductory Session

I offer a free 30 minute telephone session to help you get started toward solving your career challenges. The session is an opportunity for you to talk with a professional counselor and coach about what you want from your career or job and to get some initial feedback on what some solutions might be. It is also gives you the chance to experience my counseling style to see if I'm someone you'd like to have help you.

What can I talk about in the session?

You are free to talk about any career related issue that's on your mind. Usually, when someone calls me it is because they fit into one of these broad categories:

  • I'm worried about the economy and I want to be ready if something happens to my job.
  • I know the job I want, but I am having trouble with one or more parts of the job search process.
  • I'm not sure I'm in the right career for me, but I don't know how to find something else.
  • I'm just not happy with my work life, but I don't know exactly why.

One of the most valuable reasons for spending this 30 minutes talking with me is that you can begin to pinpoint exactly where your career is off track. And that is a big step forward toward finding a solution.

What should I do to get ready?

You don't have to do any elaborate preparation before we talk. It's part of my job to help you with the questions I ask. Typically,what I'll want to know is:

In which of the four categories above would you place yourself?

What is your current situation and why isn't it satisfactory?

What would you like to have instead?

What have you done about it?

What have the results been?

What happens if I want to continue our discussion beyond the 30 minute free session?

If you find that the 30 minute session has been useful and want to continue working with me, we can schedule a two hour Career Solutions session to take place either in my office or over the telephone. For details: Career Exploration Session

How do I schedule a free session?

Simply call me at (650) 329-9412 and tell me you'd like to talk about your career issues. If I'm available when you call, we can begin immediately or schedule a later time that is more convenient. If I'm not available, I'll call you back, usually by the following business day.