doeS JOB hunting GET YOU DOWN?

Too many job seekers describe their experience as impersonal, demoralizing, and confidence-sapping. It's no surprise why:

You're overwhelmed sifting through online postings, wondering which jobs you even want and if you're good enough to land them. 

You're dreading updating your resume and writing cover letters, sending off tens of applications only to wait, hope, and receive boiler plate rejection emails or total radio silence.    

You're starting and stopping your search, feeling stuck and struggling to find the motivation to make it across the finish line. 

With this experience as the status quo, no wonder job seekers give up partway through their search, accept the first offer to come along, or simply decide to stay in a job that's making them miserable.

Landing a job you love should not be so hard.

And it doesn’t have to be.

we take a different approach

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I'm Liz Cohen, the Founder and Head Coach at Next Step Careers. I've worked for organizations like LinkedIn, Facebook, Duke University, startups and nonprofits, and I've helped hundreds of job seekers land jobs they love.

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.

Here's the #1 lesson I've learned along the way: Most job seekers are spending too much time on the wrong job search activities.

What's standing between most job seekers and a job they love isn't their education or their resume -- it's their approach.  

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 a better version of yourself.

If you're ready to take the next step in your career, I want to help you too.

Years of retail inspired me to return to college and change my career path. After graduation I excitedly applied to dozens of positions, expecting the combination of my management experience and difficult new degree to place me among the most desirable candidates. Weeks crept by and I did not receive a single interview. A friend had recently been assisted by Liz during a career change and heartily recommended her. Liz has a comprehensive understanding of the job finding process, and excels at breaking it down into motivated steps. She is attentive, upbeat, and deeply knowledgeable. Within a few days of crafting my LinkedIn to Liz’s vision, recruiters were chasing me. Liz helped me frame my strengths during interview prep, and after receiving an offer, gave me the courage to successfully negotiate a higher salary. I am very happily employed with a company that appreciates me, and it is due to Liz’s skill and passion.
— Shane, Data Analyst (Fall 2017 LYDJ Premier Course Member)

9 weeks to a new career and a new you

Whether you're finally gearing up to land the job of your dreams, troubleshooting a stagnant job search, or want to make sure you do the job search right -- this course is for you.

In 9 weeks you will:

  • Learn today's most organized, data-driven approach to landing a job you love
  • Feel more confident in who you are, what you want in your career, and your ability to achieve it
  • Improve your written and verbal communication skills
  • Be prepared to navigate all of your future career transitions
  • Yes... you'll have a dynamite LinkedIn profile, resume and cover letter too ;)

The secret to our proven approach is this: you've got to focus the majority of your job search energy on the activities that actually land you the job. 

First you've got to FIND IT: You need to find a clear answer to the toughest question "What is my dream job?", and then quickly and effectively tailor your resume and LinkedIn profile to show you're a strong candidate for the job, and prioritize the best opportunities to pursue. If you don't invest energy up front in these activities, you're gearing up for a long, confusing and result-less search.

Then you've got to LAND IT: Not just with our dynamite formulas for nailing every single interview question and writing 30-minute cover letters, but by focusing your time on strategically building relationships with the right people who will help you get your foot in the door and make sure you're the candidate who gets the offer. 85% of jobs are landed through networking, so if you focus on applications instead of relationships, your chances of success are sadly slim. 

Lastly, you've got to set yourself up to LOVE your job! It doesn't just 'happen'; you need to negotiate for the highest salary and strategically select the offer most likely to keep you happy long-term. And you need to transition smoothly to maintain strong references and relationships for the future, and hit the ground running in your new job.  

You'll learn all this and more, step-by-step, in our 9-week course: 


Week 1: Define your dream job 

Week 2: Tailor your brand

Week 3: Find opportunities


Week 4: Build your network

Week 5: Create stellar applications

Week 6: Ace the interview



Week 7: Negotiate a higher salary

Week 8: Choose the best offer

Week 9: Hit the ground running


85% of jobs today are landed through networking, and less than 40% of available jobs are posted online. 

This means landing a job you love requires the hard work of putting yourself out there, building relationships with people who work at your target companies, and clearly communicating your professional brand every step of the way.

It takes work. But if you're ready to work hard, we're here to help you make it happen.

We've helped people find, land, and love dream jobs at:

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Through the Land Your Dream Job course, I landed a job (and several offers along the way) within a month of moving back to the States after three years abroad — and negotiated a $10,000 increase in salary to boot. Liz’s personalized coaching was absolutely invaluable for me. Liz will cheer you on and give you the confidence boosts you need, but she’ll also ask you tough questions and make you look at things from different perspectives. (I can’t begin to count how many times I said “You’re right! You’re so right!” on our calls.) I was so lucky to have Liz as a partner in my job search and highly recommend her as both a course creator and 1:1 coach. Working with Liz is a no-brainer if you’re looking for guidance and accountability.
— Cristina, Recruiter (Washington D.C.)
Just like star athletes, musicians, and actors utilize coaches to hone their craft, I also knew as a seasoned professional that I could benefit from expert advice and perspective during my career transition. Liz Cohen’s “Land Your Dream Job” course provided me with the tools and techniques necessary to nab my next job in my career. The combination of one on one coaching sessions with written and video materials was the perfect mix of resources from my point of view. But the true value to this course was Liz’s ability to connect with me on a personal level in order to help me understand my competitive edge and ensure I consistently hit it out of the park. There is certainly a wealth of information and resources out there but I truly believe that “Land Your Dream Job” is a cut above the rest.
— Dana, Marketer (Colombus OH)
Through her LYDJ course curriculum, Liz gave me the tools to narrow down my job search and use my limited time wisely. After the initial guided soul searching, I felt so sure of myself when it came time to apply, interview and eventually accept a job. Liz provides all of the resources you would expect from a career coach: cover letter templates, resume suggestions and interview prep questions. But the reason you need Liz on your side isn’t the cheat sheets, though they are helpful. You need Liz because as your career coach she will become your advocate through what can often be a defeating time. She prepares you for the inevitable speed bumps of rejection and un-returned emails and with her positive outlook you feel confidant pushing forward. She’ll help you find and land your dream job and in the process you won’t lose sight of why you ventured down this path to begin with.
— Haley, Sales (Seattle WA)

our 9-week course includes

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  • 30 Instructional Video Modules teaching you today's most organized, data-driven, job search process
  • Weekly Homework to keep your job search on track
  • 20+ Cheat Sheets making the hardest job search activities EASY (resume, LinkedIn and cover letter templates, interview prep, networking and negotiation talking points & more!)
  • 3 BONUS Videos: 
    • Tackling Resume Gaps
    • The Job Search Silver Bullet
    • Overcoming The Job Search Blues
  • BONUS: Lifetime Access To All Land Your Dream Job Content
  • BONUS: In-course commenting, to get your job search and technical questions answered


To cover all the material in our 9-week course costs our private coaching clients >$4,000. Is it worth it? Absolutely -- investing in a personal guide to help you become your best professional self (and often earn a raise 2-4x the cost of coaching) is the best money you can spend. 

But not everyone can afford this investment, and it was important to us to make this proven content more accessible to all job seekers. 


Course participants will pay just $347 for the entire course and all bonuses. That's a 90% discount from what you would pay to cover this material in 1:1 coaching. And it will never be this inexpensive again.

PLUS, if you want accountability, support, and to barrel through this course in 9 weeks with a small group of like-motivated job seekers and Liz as your personal coach, we also offer a PREMIER course for just $997 that includes: 

  • 2 Hours 1:1 Coaching With NSC Founder, Liz Cohen (an $800 value)
  • 50% Discount On Additional 1:1 Coaching Time
  • BONUS: Private Facebook Group for ongoing support throughout the course
  • BONUS: Weekly Accountability Messages, Tips & Tricks to keep you moving and motivated
  • BONUS: You'll be one of only 35 students participating (and our premier course is only offered 4x / year)

The next premier course cohort is kicking off January 8th, 2018. If you're ready to commit to landing your dream job, there's never going to be a better time than right now. Claim your spot today!

our money back guarantee

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Similar courses cost $2,000+ and do not include 1:1 coaching time as our premier course does. We charge significantly less for this course experience, because we believe that great career advice should be affordable, and we know the impact hands-on support can have on people's job search success.  

This course has the power to profoundly change your life. Seriously. We've seen clients transition from small family businesses to tech giants. We've seen professionals wondering whether they'd ever find a job land the job of their dreams. We've seen people go from fearful to fierce when approaching the job search. We're confident that if you do the work, you'll get enormous benefit from this experience. And we're happy to back that up with our risk-free money back guarantee. 

If you're unsatisfied with our course in any way, we'll give you a full refund within 60 days of purchase. No questions asked. Seriously. 

I contacted Liz after losing a job I truly loved. I was feeling unhappy and stressed and dreaded the idea of trying to find a new one. I spoke to coaches in Copenhagen where I live, but they were so business as usual; they all used the word networking but they couldn’t tell you how to do it. I decided to try this upbeat and positive NSC approach to job searching. It was amazing! So crystal clear, a blueprint you can start moving on right away. Liz helped me to re-evaluate what is important to me, and provided the kind of hands-on guidance I needed. I came away from the 9-week course with a new plan of action for my professional future. I’m actually a completely different person than when we started. I feel confident and positive about the process of carrying on with the changes I have put in place. Thank you Liz!
— Beatriz, Copenhagen, Denmark
I was referred to NSC by a client of mine who recognized I wasn’t setting myself up for a long-term career. When Liz and I first spoke it was clear she had a strategic, organized approach to job finding. In the beginning the best part of the coaching experience was having an expert hold me accountable. Later, it was Liz’s broad work experience that gave me insight and best practices. Another huge benefit was her help with written and verbal communication. She helped craft great emails, cover letters, resumes, my LinkedIn profile, and coached me on interview prep. Now, not only have I landed my dream job and negotiated a $22,000 raise in my salary, I also feel incredibly lucky to have found someone so intelligent, successful, and driven in my corner. My experience using NSC was extremely positive and I highly recommend it.
— Alex, New York NY