Our 3 month program is tailored around each person’s individual needs, but generally follows this format:
Part One: Intake meeting: We learn about your background, interests, strengths, and goals for the future. We discuss a plan for your job search and career exploration.
Part Two: Strong Interest Inventory Test: People do best in careers that they love. For many people, their early career years are spent trying to discover their passions and career strengths. DAA offers the Strong Interest Inventory test to help identify potential careers based on your interests. We are certified practitioners of Strong and will interpret the test’s results in our second meeting. Strong has been around for roughly 80 years and has developed excellent correlations matching the interests of individuals with potential careers.
Part Three: Our third meeting is generally reserved for resume critiquing, on how to develop your networking skills, and how to go about a job search.
Part Four: Interviews are a crucial part of the job search process, and in our fourth meeting we review how to prepare for an interview, and we conduct an actual mock interview. We videotape the interview so that young adults can watch their performance and improve, with a focus on responses, body language and putting your best foot forward.
Part Five: We provide a critique of the interview during our fifth meeting and we discuss progress in networking and job search activities. We also discuss negotiation skills, which are important for discussions of salary, promotions and job offers. This overview of effective negotiating can provide the foundation for a life-long skill.
Part Six: We allocate time for a sixth, and final meeting to provide greater emphasis on any of the above topics, or other relevant topics that may arise during our time together.