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Career Counseling and Career Coaching

Career Counseling and Career Coaching help you identify and obtain the information you need to make informed decisions about your career, education, and lifestyle through confidential individual sessions.

Available Help

If you’re looking for a job or want to change jobs, you will need:

  • To identify your interests for your next job or range of jobs.
  • A competitive resume and cover letter.
  • Effective job search strategies.
  • Savvy interviewing skills.

To meet your specific needs, The Professional Edge offers:

  • The administration and interpretation of interest inventories to help identify your interests.  Choose to take the Strong Interest Inventory, Forte Assessment, or both.
  • To write a competitive resume and cover letter for you.  Click on the menu selection, "Resumes and Cover Letters," to read more about each.
  • To teach you job search strategies and how to apply them.
  • To prepare you for interviews, answering common interview questions, and negotiating your salary and benefits in your next job offer. 

Note:  Sessions on job search strategies, interviewing skills, and negotiating salary and benefits include detailed handouts with descriptions, examples, summaries, scripts, and formulas for how to answer specific questions.  .

During your sessions, you also have the opportunity to:

  • Overcome your fears.
  • Determine your values, goals, and priorities.
  • Explore your views of risk, choice, and change.
  • Choose criteria for making your decisions.
  • Identify options and the pros and cons of each.
  • Make informed career decisions.
  • Explore possibilities for your higher education.
  • Determine a major.

Typical Issues

Do you identify with any of the following? If so, consider career counseling or career coaching.

  • "I've just been laid off and I need to find a job."
  • "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up and I'm 45."
  • "I want to go back to school, but I don't know which major to choose."
  • "I think I know what I want for a career, but I want to make sure I'll like it."
  • "My job requires a lot of overtime, and I want to spend more time with my family."
  • "I know what I want to do for a career, but don't know how to change careers."
  • "I hate my job, but I don't know what else I can do."
  • "I need to write a resume before I can even think about looking for another job."
  • "Everybody tells me what career to choose, but I want to make my own decision."
  • "I'm afraid of interviews and need help."

Eligibility for Career Counseling and Career Coaching

The location of your residence determines your eligibility for career counseling or career coaching.  

  • You are eligible for Career Coaching if you live anywhere in the United States.
  • You are eligible for Career Counseling only if you live in Georgia and want career counseling in person in Atlanta, Georgia.  

What can you expect from Career Counseling and Career Coaching from The Professional Edge?

  • Expect help in making your own informed decisions about your career, your education, and lifestyle.
  • Do not expect decisions to be made for you, do not expect a road map for your future to be identified for you, and do not expect a job to be identified for you.

What do Career Counseling  and Career Coaching Clients say about The Professional Edge?

Career Coaching Clients

"I would highly recommend Terry Wynne to anyone in the job search process. Within one month after completing coaching, I got the job of my dreams in business development with a fortune 100 company.  Terry is very thorough and well-informed about many industries.  Without question, her greatest strength is that she truly cares about her clients.  Coaching was the best investment I ever made!"  

"I loved coaching and the services were phenomenal.  The cover letter and resume were over and beyond my expectations.  Terry was personal, supportive, patient, and motivating.  She brought out qualities in me I didn't know I had.  Coaching gave me knowledge of what to say in interviews and how to prepare for them.  Plus, I gained confidence and learned how to practice my interviews."

 "Coaching provided me with insight into myself through questioning of what I wanted out of my life and career.  I gained clarity and a sense of control of what I wanted out of my career path which was empowering for me.   As a result of coaching, I feel much more prepared and confident to answer questions in an interview by phone or in person.  Confidence is a major take away.  My new resume looks much more professional than the ones I’ve written myself and shows my higher levels of management.  I have already recommended Terry to many people.    Thank you for a wonderful experience in coaching."

“Working with Terry Wynne was one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career.  She is incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and engaged in the process of helping you reach your goals.  I started working with Terry when I decided that I was ready for a career change after being with my employer for more than ten years.  In addition, I was close to completing graduate school for an MBA degree.  I felt incredibly rusty regarding job seeking, and interviewing, after being at the same company for such a long time.  I also wanted to move my career in a new direction which brought on different challenges to finding a new job.  Terry worked with me to hone my job searching skills and interviewing techniques based on today’s practices.  She also helped me identify career options that fit my skills, professional experience, education, and career passions.  I now feel more than prepared to advance my career in the direction that I want to take it today and well into the future.  If you choose to work with Terry in order to achieve your career goals it will be a decision that you will not regret.”

“I came to a cross road in my career with great uncertainty about next steps, but had the fortunate experience of being coached by Terry Wynne, The Professional Edge.  Having 14 years left before retirement, I knew that my next move would have significant impact on the remainder of my career.   My coaching sessions with Terry led me to greater insights and clarification of my talents and gifts.  She was able to help draw out and bring back to light my true interests and most important goals that had become lost in the lack of advancement in my current job.  I took advantage of the taking the Strong Interest Inventory as well and her feedback provided new perspective on things that I already knew about myself.  However, seeing my occupational themes and how they align so well with my experiences and current interests, gave me greater confidence in determining a new career path.  My coaching sessions with Terry were very enjoyable as she has great interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor and genuinely cares about her clients’ success.  Her professionalism and excellent follow up skills kept me on target with my goals plus she has a wealth of knowledge to share across so many different areas.   Terry challenged and encouraged me in ways that helped propel me forward and I now feel more favorable and excited about future career options.  If you are a ready to make a change in your career or need assistance with your resume or job search, I highly recommend Terry Wynne’s career coaching services. You will be very satisfied and pleased with the outcome.”

A Career Counseling Client

"Terry Wynne has been very helpful in my search for a new career. She helped [me] to understand what my interest inventories said about what I would enjoy doing. She has allowed me to steer our meetings while offering helpful suggestions. I have felt comfortable and confident during our meetings. I feel my time spent consulting with her was well spent and enlightening. The advice and methods were what I was looking for when I sought a career counselor."

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