Providing Proven Expertise To Help You Maximize Your Career Potential
We will work one-on-one with you to help you maximize your career potential. From creating a selling résumé and planning your interview approaches to establishing goals and effective negotiation strategies; we are here to help guide you to career success.
We are Proud to Provide Cutting-Edge Career Services
Qualifications and Expertise make a huge difference. Working with a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) who has demonstrated a thorough knowledge (to a panel of examining judges) of both résumé design /writing and job search strategies help you achieve a highly effective competitive edge in your journey through the job market. Mark Berkowitz NCCC, CPRW, IJCTC, CEIP , owner of Career Development Resources, LLC is one of the nation’s leading résumé writers as identified in the Jist Works publication Professional Résumés For Executives, Managers, And Other Administrators and quoted extensively in the book Winning Interviews for $100,000+ Jobs. He has even been referred to as a “Résumé Guru” by a certified résumé writer in far-away Melbourne Australia!
Clients who share financial information, report that with our enhanced résumé and proven strategies, their new salaries are, on average, 33%+ higher than their old salaries, when moving into that next position. Candidates seeking positions in higher academia can take advantage of our track record in developing the valuable Curriculum Vita.
Certified Professional Resume Writer
Working with a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) Qualifications and expertise make a big difference when creating your resume. Owner of Career Development Resources, LLC, Mark D. Berkowitz, NCCC, CPRW, IJCTC, CEIP, is one of the nation’s leading resume writers as identified in the Jist Works publication Professional Resumes For Executives, Managers, And Other Administrators and quoted extensively in the book Winning Interviews For $100,000 + Jobs. Clients who share financial information report that with our proven strategies, their new salaries are, on average, 33%+ higher than their old salaries when moving into their next position.
At Career Development Resources, we will help you develop an aggressive cover letter that competitively exemplifies your valuable experience, personality, style, skills, and all-important accomplishments to accentuate your value and appeal. A professionally written cover letter makes a terrific first impression and substantially differentiates you from candidates who just don’t bother with this important tool. Depending on your career campaign, you might consider that differently worded letters are used to: apply to a posted or printed announcement; work with an executive recruiter; contact a company directly even if they haven’t announced a vacancy; or use a contact as a bridge to this new organization. You have only two opportunities to sell yourself into obtaining that all-important interview: your résumé and your cover letter. Our strategy is to design both for maximum effect.
WHEN EMPLOYERS CONTACT YOU,
YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE
AND YOUR SKILL AT INTERVIEWING
WILL DETERMINE WHETHER YOU GET AN OFFER.
Everything that you do to get your interviews will be wasted if you don’t convert them into job offers. And yet, most people assume that there is little they can do to prepare for these critical meetings. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The fact is that smart job seekers are very well prepared. Furthermore, if you want to optimize your success you should be able to control the pace and general direction of any interview.
Control of these sessions begins before the interview ever starts and continues after it has ended.
- The image you project,
- the questions you ask,
- the answers you give,
- and the many things you don’t do,
- …all play their parts.
And when you do get an offer, it should be for your maximum worth. What you earned with your previous employer has almost no bearing on your potential value to a new employer. If you allow your talents to be bought at bargain basement rates, it won’t be long before you and your family are unhappy.
There are numerous techniques and strategies in this area which are simple to absorb and easy to apply. Those we assist can learn them in a minimum of time and such strategies can have a tremendous impact on the income and benefits negotiated. Over the course of a career, the knowledge that we supply in this area alone, can be worth many hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more).
Few things in life are more important than winning the right job!
Winning the right job is never easy.
For some reason, very few people seem to realize that the good positions at all levels are won by those who devote their time and energy to becoming proactive job candidates, and who then market themselves in the most intelligent, strategic manner.
To find and win the job that is right for you, you must understand the different avenues for entering the job markets, and you must know how to logically approach each market segment. It is all too easy to operate without an understanding in this area, and from our experience, doing so can prove to be very costly. Avoiding the common pitfalls requires extensive knowledge of job search strategy and technique. We thoroughly educate our clients in these areas, and once understood, this information can be of incomparable value time and again throughout a person’s career.
Before anything else, you need to understand yourself and your potential.
Our 30+ years of experience in working with clients from all walks of life enables us to be of substantial help in these areas. We effectively help people plan their moves with a clear picture of their strengths, and with solutions in mind for dealing with any possible liabilities. The result is that their chances for reaching their goals are multiplied exponentially.
You need an effective action plan to generate interviews and the proven techniques to make it all work and successfully transform your candidacy into a solid, lucrative job offer.
Career Change Services
With Career Development resources’ 30+ years of experience, we can help you successfully map out and navigate a career change or transition. It is important to first identify your motivated abilities, interests, goals, values, and operating style. Then integrate these with the needs and requirements of potential job targets. Let our expertise help you avoid making an unprepared leap and instead help you achieve the success and satisfaction you deserve. Look for experience, certification, strong ethics, and the ability to understand your needs in the quadruply certified career professional you choose. Your career coach will become your career management partner. The right “fit” will ensure that you achieve your optimal results. You too can benefit from our expertise instead of suffering from your mistake.
Career Coaching for Executives and Professionals
Thinking about finding a better or higher paying job; facing a potential layoff; or are you unemployed and searching for a quality job? Are you content at work, or do you desire more recognition, more appreciation and enhanced job satisfaction? Maybe the time is ripe for a major change. At Career Development Resources you can work with a National Certified Career Counselor, Internationally certified Job and Career Transition Coach, or a Certified Professional Résumé Writer to help accelerate and manage your job search / Career transition campaign. An executive coach sees things that you don’t, such as your self-limiting strategies and faulty assumptions. Trust our expertise with over 30 years in business helping people, just like you; attain a higher level of career satisfaction and reward.
Job Search Coaching
Whether you are currently working or between jobs, a manager or a beginner, Career Development Resources will help you navigate a step-by-step process to help you achieve your career objectives. Maybe you want to improve your current position? NOW may be the best time for some critical career decision making, especially in this tough economy. We provide help, REAL HELP! We can help you dramatically accelerate your career advancement campaign and identify better jobs with:
- Job Search Coaching
- Strategy Development
- Personality Style Identification
- Interview Training
- Business Writing
- Cover Letter & Résumé Writing
- Salary Negotiations
We have a proven track record in helping candidates of all skill and experience levels with the right job- specific assistance and employment opportunities for their precise wants and needs. With our expertise, we will help you set and reach your short and long-term goals. We have a proven reputation for helping our clients substantially increase their salary. Receive more money in your pocket for your hard work. Elevate your potential because you have what it takes to pull it off.
Career Development Resources, LLC is a career management firm in Yorktown Heights, NY, offering world-class career counseling. Recent studies show that the majority of working Americans are unhappy with their jobs. If you feel trapped, financially unrewarded, or unsatisfied with your job, contact us for a career assessment. We can help you target and land a job that fits your personal profile. With step-by-step guidance, we will help you identify your aptitudes, interests, motives, goals, and values; as well as identify your unique achievements … and then integrate them with appropriate career-categories and organizations accordingly.
- Occupational Categories
Let us help you choose a career that fits your personality, values, interests, and skills using our comprehensive proven techniques. Not every ‘career test’ ( and we absolutely hate using the word test in this capacity) is suitable for each person. In making or putting-off the decision, most people encounter one or more stumbling blocks.
As an over-simplification, people find themselves in one or more of the following situations:
- I’m not sure what jobs fit my interests …
- I’m not sure what kind of a job I’d be happy in…
- I don’t know what kind of job I’d be good at…
- I can’t seem to identify jobs that are compatible with my values…
We’ll help you figure out where the hang-up is and then go about getting the concrete information necessary in making valid career decisions. We will explain, in great detail, how your abilities, experience, personality style, and values match up with desired careers. If you are possibly changing fields, we’ll teach you about transferability of skills and how to demonstrate how your past experience is valuable in this new venue. This is tapping into the kind of professional expertise you just won’t find in a $20 self-help book or Youtube video.
Whether you are looking for your first job or are ready to move on to another one,
Career Development Resources is your Career Advancement Solution!
At Career Development Resources, LLC, we will conduct a mock interview to assess your weaknesses and strengths. We will make sure you feel prepared to take on any question and nail that interview. Feel confident when you are marketing yourself to a potential employer.