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Job Coaching "Live" Online Gains Favor

FOR DECADES, JOB SEEKERS have been counseled to practice answering 10 or more questions about their job skills and aspirations the night before a key interview, in order to put their best face, and thoughts, forward.

Probem is, problem was, even with all the earnest efforts, the candidates basically were interviewing themselves.

Today, going a few steps further than initial interview questions Paul Tieger, author of the best-selling career guide, Do What You Are, is steering people to new jobs (or at least to new job interviews) via a new Web-based program,

Known as a leading figure in right-fit job selection via personality typing, Tieger leads a counseling session of sorts in which job candidates learn to:
* Identify your innate personality type via short, probing questions
* Discover your key career satisfiers
* Learn to transfer your best skills to your No. 1 job
* Relax and ‘ace’ your interview sessions
* Design your personal job search GPS of sorts; make  map of targeted jobs

While the program is not inexpensive at $149.00, it simulates a face-to-face coaching session and includes a 30-minute career counseling session with a job coach who is well versed in Tieger’s books and his philosophies. It’s a web-based coaching program that
“goes live” toward the end.

Upon completion, seekers receive a customized search plan (based on personality type) and a list of target careers and jobs, with tips on procuring the all-important first interviews.

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