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.
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.
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 confident 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.
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!
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.
Working with Liz was one of the best things to happen to my career. 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.
Liz exceeded my expectations and helped me land a new job in less than 1 month. Her knowledge and expertise in today’s current market and professional world was exactly what I was looking for. She whipped my LinkedIn profile and resume into shape and was extremely detail oriented and meticulous. Most of all, I felt she was really present and alongside with me in this very personal journey. I came into the process feeling uninspired and deflated, and after working with Liz I feel confident and excited about my career.
I reached out to Next Step Careers because I felt stuck after eighteen months of applying and interviewing for jobs. At the time, I had run out of motivation and I really needed help and advice from someone that would inspire me and push me in the right direction. I wasn’t even sure career coaching would help because I didn’t see how I could change my way of doing things. But after months of reading the Next Step Careers blog I decided it was time for one-on-one help. After just one 30-minute conversation with Liz, I noticed a very distinct difference in my attitude and approach; she knew what I was looking for in my next career and I knew what I needed to do to get there. Liz helped me by encouraging me to take a new approach to networking, getting me in the right mindset going into informational interviews, and equipping me with the confidence, coherence, and enthusiasm I needed to excel in the interview that landed me my dream job. I went into the interview poised and prepared, conducted the interview with grace and assertiveness, and left the interview feeling more confident in myself than I ever had before. I would recommend Liz and NSC to anyone who thinks they are doing everything right in their job search, but can’t seem to ‘catch a break,’ or to anyone who is just beginning their search and wants to start off on the right foot.
Thanks to the hard work and coaching Liz provided, I was successful at securing a new career in HR with Amazon. I could not have done it without her knowledge and guidance. I have never been more happy at a job, and have never been more motivated to keep learning and moving forward. I cannot thank you enough for helping me get where I am today.
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.
I wasn’t sure I needed a coach. But Liz and Land Your Dream Job are an indispensable resource for me and my career.
I came to Liz with a vague sense of dissatisfaction in where I was in my career, but without a set of goals or a plan forward, and she totally changed the game for me. Everything from the initial exercises about values, priorities, and passions through to the coaching on how to negotiate offer terms was not only useful, but really shifted the way I thought about my career and life more broadly. Rather than thinking about job-searching from the outside in and trying to fit myself into the roles I thought existed, Liz showed me how to to start from myself and my own values and discover what else is out there that could bring me joy. And at the end of the day, Liz’s process really works! I landed a job with an organization I’ve admired for years, and could not be more thrilled!
Liz is a rock star! Her advice and insight proved vital to my job search. She was always willing to answer any question I had, and helped me hone my networking and interview skills. I’d recommend Liz to any twenty-something navigating the real world and looking for a more fruitful and fulfilling career.
I signed up for the Land Your Dream Job Course after spinning my wheels for over a year job searching. I knew I needed help breaking up my daunting to do list into bite-sized pieces that would allow me to feel like I was making forward progression without taking over all of my free time. The course helped confirm that my approach of focusing on networking was the right one while also providing quick and easy ways to tidy up my standard cover letter, resume, pitch, and probably most importantly—my LinkedIn profile. The course would not have been the same without Liz’s infectious positive attitude and supportive tone. It’s clear this is her passion which only strengthens her case that putting the time into defining what is one’s ideal job can pay off dividends. I can’t recommend Liz and her course more highly to other jobseekers out there.