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is job searching getting you down?

Too many job seekers describe their experience as lonely, long, and confidence-sapping.

The average job search can take up to 6 months, and finding a job you love can be even harder: 
almost 70% of US employees are not engaged -- or are actively disengaged -- at work.

It doesn't have to be this way. 

What we do

We provide free tactical resources on our blog and one-on-one coaching for job seekers interested in the structure, actionable feedback and step-by-step guidance we've found drives the most effective job search process. We're also piloting our 9-week online course, Land Your Dream Job, this fall. 

Find it: Our Career Direction Diagnostic and exercises help you figure out the right career path and next step for you.

Land it: Most job search resources share tips on what-not-to-do or the least-common-denominator action required. But job seekers have told us what they really need is concrete, step-by-step guidance on how to tailor your professional brand, build relationships into your dream companies, nail your interviews, and land the offer. 

Love it: Once you've received an offer, it's time to negotiate salary and make sure you choose a job you're set up to love. Even then, loving your job is active labor. It takes clear goals, intentional action, self-awareness, and relationship-building expertise that we help you put into practice. 

Whether you're interested in a new position, transitioning to a new industry, or moving up in your current organization, we're here to help you take that next step.  

Who We Are

I'm Liz Cohen, the Founder and Head Coach at Next Step Careers. Throughout my career, working for organizations like LinkedIn, Facebook, Duke University, startups and nonprofits, I've seen firsthand the common needs and struggles of job seekers from all backgrounds.

I believe everyone deserves to land a job they love -- and I know that with our approach, anyone can. Even better, the job search can (and should!) make you a stronger professional and better version of yourself.

At LinkedIn, I worked with experts to create data-driven training programs, and was inspired by the impact of step-by-step guidance on job seekers' confidence and results. I founded Next Step Careers to carry this mission forward.  

Small steps in the right direction can have profound results. 

I've coached hundreds of job seekers to find, land and love their dream jobs. If you're ready to take the next step in your career, I want to help you too.


We've helped our clients land jobs and be successful at companies including:

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Working with Liz was one of the best things to happen to my career. Through well thought out exercises, weekly goal setting and mock interviews Liz helped me define my ideal role, highlight my existing skill set, and empowered me to present these assets with confidence. What makes working with Liz so effective, and so special, is the delicate balance she strikes between powerful motivator and trusted friend. She provides actionable feedback with a touch of humor and makes the toughest conversations just that much more approachable. With Liz in my corner I was able to secure a role in my dream industry in just a few months. More importantly, I enjoyed the process and learned more than I thought possible.
— Jessica, Chicago IL