Coaching

NSENG provides a full portfolio of customized coaching services to help accelerate your job search. 

The job search is all about marketing yourself– it takes positioning, packaging, differentiating, communicating, connecting, engaging and effectively delivering a compelling value proposition. That’s exactly what Marty’s been doing for the past 30 years in his corporate career and what makes his efforts more effective than traditional job search coaching approaches. As a valuable trusted advisor, he doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, he tells you what you need to hear.

The NSENG coaching services include:

  • Development of a job search process and plan that prioritizes your time and accelerates your efforts.
  • Writing a clear value proposition summary that communicates your unique competencies for use in your resume, LinkedIn profile and various email responses to job opportunities and career networking.
  • Writing or critiquing resumes.
  • Writing or critiquing LinkedIn profiles
  • Development of impactful cover letters that can be used in response to job opportunities and engaging your network.
  • Interview preparation skills and advice leading up to and during the interview process for both traditional and behavioral-based interviews. This also includes a two-hour mock interview option.
  • Development of a target company list that helps focus your job search and provides an effective way for your network to help you.
  • Creation of a target marketing campaign that directs your efforts to specific companies and networking contacts that can accelerate your search.
  • How to overcome being viewed as over-qualified.
  • Writing a 90-day onboarding plan as you progress through the interview process.
  • Strategies and tactics for negotiating a job offer.

To hear a 3-minute video on “The what-the-hell approach to job search”, click here.

To view a 3-minute video on “7 key metrics for your job search”, click here.

To listen to a podcast interview of Marty Gilbert’s perspectives on “networking”, click here.

If interested in obtaining more information or receiving a coaching proposal, please contact Marty Gilbert at martygilbert1@gmail.com or 847.732.7400 to arrange for a no-cost exploratory call.  Here are a few quotes from some of my coaching clients:

Project Management Director“A sincere thanks to Marty Gilbert, for leading NSENG and particularly for his job search coaching services. My situation for a job search was sudden and unexpected so I reached out to Marty and I’m glad I did. With his guidance and hands-on efforts, he challenged my thought process and completely reworked my resume and email communications so that they more effectively communicated my sills and value to prospective employers. He also prepped me for interviews that helped me come across more skilled, confident and proactive.”

VP Marketing:  “Marty delivers highly personalized and comprehensive 1:1 coaching. He quickly addressed my key objectives by unearthing my most marketable skills and suggesting process improvements. In addition to his tailored recommendations, I learned a wealth of best practices that would be impossible to quantify here. I highly recommend NSENG and Marty’s coaching services to any executive conducting a search.”

Sales Executive“I am an accomplished national salesperson, but I had no idea how to sell MYSELF. I still lacked the confidence and the roadmap as to how to “put it all together”.  Marty’s one-on-one coaching has been invaluable. From revising my resume to literally giving me a step-by-step ‘Action Plan’, Marty’s help has been awesome. Also, when job opportunities have arisen, Marty has coached me through next steps and follow-up. His clear, concise approach combined with a fair amount of humor, has really ‘lightened the load’ of navigating the modern job search process.”

Director of Credit & Risk Management“Marty’s insight into the job search process was above and beyond what I expected. Having been through layoffs in the past, I needed a coach who would assist me in creating a focused and effective search campaign. The tools and strategies Marty taught me are invaluable in getting the most effective results in shortest amount of time. I thought I knew a lot about job search, but Marty showed me strategies I either did not consider or didn’t know existed. On top of that, he is very professional and down-to-earth, which made the coaching process fun. I highly recommend utilizing Marty’s services.”

Chief Executive Officer“Marty Gilbert is an outstanding coach! I had the pleasure of being coached by Marty through a recent career search. Marty’s approach is based on candor with a detailed roadmap and tools to help you find your next position. He keeps you on top of your search activities and focused on networking! Marty is a great resource & coach for anyone going through a job search.”

Chief Financial Officer“My resume wasn’t telling a compelling story and I hadn’t interviewed in twelve years. Marty helped flush out my value proposition for potential employers on paper and made me more confident in telling my story in interviews.”

VP Marketing“I was contacted by a retained executive recruiter for a fantastic VP Marketing opportunity, but I realized my resume needed finessing to better position me. Marty’s deep industry expertise was so evident — he was quick with recommendations to sharpen how I positioned myself and his coaching session made all the difference, enabling me to advance forward to the finalist stage. Additionally, he coached me through the details of an executive-level employment contract and the many variables to consider and/or negotiate.  It really prepared me well.”

Director of Program Management: The process of looking for a new job can be very intimidating. There is the pressure of having an outstanding resume, a value proposition that sets you apart from the crowd and cover letters to go with every job you apply for. Marty eased all of my fears by addressing each of these tasks and helped me get through the effort with confidence. I thought I had a good resume but Marty helped in making it unique by reflecting my experience, accomplishments and personality. He also guided me through the whole process from the start to the end… I can’t speak highly enough of the coaching services that Marty provides.”

Sales Account Executive:  “Marty put together a clear outline of what needed to be done to get back into the job market and get noticed above the large number of other job seekers.  Armed with a powerful resume, cover letters, intro letters and an excellent strategy, I am confident of getting job offers soon. Well worth the investment if you want to approach your job search correctly.”

Innovation Manager: “Marty’s support was instrumental in helping me maintain a growth mindset during my search. His coaching and connections are top-notch, and he manages one of the most valuable and productive professional networking groups in the Chicago area. I highly recommend Marty Gilbert as an executive coach.”

VP Marketing“Marty is a rare find in the world of executive search coaching – he is more than willing to customize the approach to what you actually need versus the “one size fits all” packages that you often find in this space.  And this tailored approach makes the investment in your career very worthwhile.”

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