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Everyone needs help some times. That is where we come in. We can help in your current job search, with career changes, in layoff planning, with promotuon or raise requests, and in salary negotiation. DMD & Associates can help coach you on ways to elevate yourself to bring your career to the next level.

CAREER CONSULTING

Career planning is an exciting process of finding your ideal career, based upon your intrinsic interests, motivational traits, personal work style, personality, values, skills, and aptitudes. You can easily have years go by without exploring your potential for success. Surveys typically indicate that a large percentage of people do not enjoy their work. Students often decide upon a major without fully exploring the most rewarding options. Studies show people who are working in a career that supports their intrinsic interests are happier, and more successful and fulfilled. Whether a first career or a career change, millions of people are using career planning to find their ideal career.

A one-hour career consulting session is designed for the following situations:

• Currently job searching: review of traditional and non-traditional job search techniques, and suggestions to improve your current job search efforts through networking and mentorship
• Experienced but feel that you are “stuck in neutral” at your current job
• Preparing for a layoff: no one wants to go through this experience. But advance preparation can make your transition to another job smoother and less painful. Re-tooling requires reevaluating your career goals and making the right decisions
• Seeking life-work balance. Embrace it! Find happiness with your career and your life
• Searching for your 1st REAL job

The goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term action steps to position yourself to move toward your ideal career. In addition, we will identify any road blocks that may occur and proactively develop strategies to insure success.

Usually a career coach's work results in higher income, shorter searches, decisions of a higher quality, and more happiness. Good career coaches are more about careers than “just finding a job”, although they focus on the practical side of search as well. What you learn during a career coaching project, you can use again and again.

  • Testimonials

    “I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders – none have exceeded my expectations like Danielle Dayries. In less than a week, she cut to the core of my needs to execute a polished product and program that allowed me to take the next step on my professional path. Thank you!”

    –T. Fryoux, Financial Services Executive

  • Testimonials

    "After our initial meeting, I had a clear vision of where I was heading with specific targets and an action plan. As a coach, she was able to provide the push I needed as both a critic and a supporter. With Danielle’s guidance, I quickly found more opportunities. Working with Danielle was the best decision I made during my career search and clearly the best value of all of the other resources I used. I only wish I had contacted her sooner! I highly recommend Danielle and will continue to work with Danielle as a trusted advisor.”

    –A. Copeland, Operations Executive

  • Testimonials

    “I highly recommend Danielle to any professional looking for a job or new career. I started working with Danielle and her company Danielle M. Dayries & Associates after being laid off from a job that I had for 15 years. Needless to say, I was not familiar with the modern day job hunt and started from ground zero. After developing a great resume, Danielle coached me through the many job search’s, networking and interviewing tools that she has used and developed successfully.”

    –A. Subdha, Petroleum Engineer

  • SESSION GOAL 1

    Renewed sense of confidence and clarity to go after ideal career position

  • SESSION GOAL 2

    Precise goals with built in timeline

  • SESSION GOAL 3

    Prioritization of job search strategies

  • 1. RESULTS: Show me the money

    Your career funds your life. Your family’s life.

    What would you make per pay period if you were drawing a salary right now? Or, if you’re in a job, a better salary than you’re making now? Suppose you land even a month sooner than you would by trying to land on your own you would get that coaching fee BACK in salary and benefits in 1-2 pay periods, right? Now how long have you been out of work, or not doing what you want? So aren’t you paying for it already by yet not getting anywhere? Talk to a coach and learn what is possible. The fee is far less costly in the end than no salary or a bad salary month after month, year after year.

  • 2. Recruiters and Hiring Managers see the difference

    We’ve had recruiters tell us that coached clients are focused, and can readily tell their success stories unlike their uncoached competitors. Thus they have a much better chance of being put in front of the recruiters’ client companies.

  • 3. Custom help for YOU

    A coach gives you help tailored to YOU. Not off – the –shelf cookie cutter, but attention to just you, what’s genuine for you, what's real for you, what fits YOU. Unless someone spends time with you, like a coach, you just can’t find this level of help.

  • 4. Seeing what you have to offer more readily than you can

    That's what a career coach can do. You are too close to yourself to see things about you, even positive things, that the coach can see and discuss with you. She will be more objective than you, able to see your gifts and how they can be applied in the real world.

  • 5. We help you generate new ideas and new strategies you can’t readily see.

    We know that candidates can come up with strategies on their own that can work. But what happens if they don't work where do you go from there? A coach will help you develop new strategies and methods as you go along in the search. He can spot potential and opportunity you can’t see because you’re too close to you, the “product”. Even your friends and family are too close to you. A coach gives you perspective on developments in your search, so that you know what you can do something about, and what you can't. A good coach can, and will tell you when "it's you" causing a problem and when it's NOT "you". And most importantly, what to do about it.

  • 6. We know the latest REAL ways to land a good job.

    A good career coach knows the latest in many, many job search methodologies, topics and issues. Good coaches "keep their ears to the ground" so to speak, making sure they know what employers and recruiters are thinking. A coach has had many other clients, has seen what’s worked/not worked. She helps you avoid time consuming mistakes. As a member of the Louisiana Workforce Development Board and two Society of Human Resource Chapters (SHRM), Danielle has unprecedented access to hearing what employers are seeking in an potential candidates and provides you with that insight and wisdom.

  • 7. Staying focused on you investing time and effort into your career.

    A good coach will keep your focus on career pathing, not just THIS job search, but for every other one you're likely to have.

  • 8. Helping you come up with good answers to tough or awkward questions.

    Do you know manage that often asked question "We think you're overqualified"? Or how to answer the "weakness" question? Do you have a gap in your work history, were laid off or involved in a firing? A good coach works with you to generate honest answers, but answers that advance your search.

  • 9. Setting goals, staying motivated.

    A good coach helps you set realistic goals, and he helps you stick to them, AND helps you stay motivated despite ups and downs.

  • 10. Working for you, not the employer.

    We work for you, not a hiring company. Just you. A good coach advocates for you even if YOU get in your own way!

  • 11. Decisions

    Your coach is your personal “sounding board” and part of your unofficial Board of Directors. She’ll help you decide on ways to go weigh and measure between and among options.

  • 12. Ongoing temperature check of how it's going.

    The coach is there after each interview, for example, to debrief with you: how did it go, what does it mean and what’s next?

ARE YOU READY FOR
CAREER CONSULTING COACHING?

WE CAN HELP.

Career Consulting Session
$125 for one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

Career planning is an exciting process of finding your ideal career, based upon your intrinsic interests, motivational traits, personal work style, personality, values, skills, and aptitudes.

You can easily have years go by without exploring your potential for success. Surveys typically indicate that a large percentage of people do not enjoy their work. Students often decide upon a major without fully exploring the most rewarding options. Studies show people who are working in a career that supports their intrinsic interests are happier, and more successful and fulfilled.

Whether a first career or a career change, millions of people are using career planning to find their ideal career.

This service includes three sessions that entail analyzing your past experiences and discussing options to pursue a career that aligns with your core values. We will discuss the use of various tools and most importantly, review the decision-making processes.

The goal is to develop a set of specific short-term and long-term action steps to position yourself to move toward your ideal career. In addition, we will identify any road blocks that may occur and proactively develop strategies to insure success.

As you engage in the career coaching sessions, you will have your own customized career guide with all the elements of your ideal career, career possibilities, research steps and custom action plan. Your completed career guide will continue to serve as a useful reference for research and decision-making throughout your career.

To the extent you complete the recommended exercise and action steps, you will have outlined a plan to position yourself to move toward your ideal career. You will know the steps you need to take and have a timeline to achieve your ideal career

  • Session 1

    Session One will introduce you to my Exploration, Research and Job Search approach including the steps and materials; and how to use those materials in your own self-study career development.

  • Session 2

    Session Two will be conducted after the exploration phase of the search to review outcomes and aide in narrowing down the possibilities.

  • Session 3

    Session Three will be conducted 2-3 months later and provides a check-in on the outcomes of your self-study, answers any questions you have as well as getting specific about what you can do to move toward your ideal career. More sessions if required can be scheduled at this time for an additional fee.

  • Session Goal 1

    Apply essential decision-making steps and tools

  • Session Goal 2

    Ask yourself key decision-making questions

  • Session Goal 3

    Develop a plan

  • Session Goal 4

    Conduct Informational Interviews or Job Shadowing

  • SESSION OUTCOME 1

    Grow your professional networking during the process, aiding in the ease of making a transition via new networking contacts.

  • SESSION OUTCOME 2

    You will leave these three career change planning sessions with a step by step guide customized for you to pursue a new path. This guide also includes a strategic job search action plan so you can visualize the steps necessary to secure a new job, once we have determined what you are targeting!

  • SESSION OUTCOME 3

    These sessions are designed to help you discover your authentic lifework, a career based on your strengths, values, and life purpose.

Are you ready to take control of your career pathway?

Career Change Sessions
$125 for one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

You want a raise. Whether your performance review is around the corner or you’ve taken on new responsibilities over the past few months, chances are the thought of asking for a raise or promotion makes you nervous. Planning is the key to effectively asking for a raise or promotion.  Long before you consider heading to the negotiation table, you should be laying the groundwork for a bigger paycheck.

During each one-hour session, we help you to negotiate the ideal compensation package by thoroughly analyzing your background and professional achievements.

The goal is to make sure you are confident and prepared to ask for raise and/or promotion and be prepared for any obstacles by thorough preparation and rehearsals.

We will make sure that you are equipped with the perfect strategy and tool kit to confidently express your professional value and worth.

  • Testimonials

    “I hired DMD & Associates to assist me in getting ready for my annual review. My consultant was able to realize all that I had accomplished in the last year and put that into a document that persuaded my supervisor to give me the raise I deserved. I would have never received this raise if I had not reached out for the expertise of DMD & Associates. This session paid for itself literally 10X over.”

    –A. Michot, Advertising Executive

  • Testimonials

    “I hired DMD & Associates to assist me in getting ready for my annual review. My consultant was able to realize all that I had accomplished in the last year and put that into a document that persuaded my supervisor to give me the raise I deserved. I would have never received this raise if I had not reached out for the expertise of DMD & Associates. This session paid for itself literally 10X over.”

    –A. Michot, Advertising Executive

  • Testimonials

    “I hired DMD & Associates to assist me in getting ready for my annual review. She was able to realize all that I had accomplished in the last year and put that into a document that persuaded my supervisor to give me raise. I found out later that I was on the only person in the organization that came in with actual documentation of my performance and was also the only employee to receive a raise! I would have never received this raise if I would not have used DMD & Associates. This session paid for itself literally 100X over.”

    –A. Michot, Oil & Gas Industry

DO YOU THINK YOU DESERVE A RAISE?

Asking for a Raise or Promotion Coaching Session
$125 for one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

Is running a small business the next career change for you? Waffling between owning your own business and working in a traditional employment setting can keep you running in circles. If multiple career and job changes have affected your confidence and clarity, it’s no wonder you may be “on-the-fence” about taking a business risk. You may want to determine whether entrepreneurship is right for you – and we can assist you with that important step.

We will work with you in evaluating the entrepreneurial ecosystem and identifying strengths and needs, engaging local entrepreneurs and community stakeholders, and providing actionable strategies that can implemented with ease.

We can become the objective resource for solopreneurs or small business owners who need strategic advice and guidance and aren’t sure where to begin.

Presentation of a targeted report to address your specific new business objectives:

• Business Concept Summary
• Step-by-Step Action Plan with built in deadlines to guarantee ongoing progress
• General Entrepreneur and Small Business Resources
• Business Structures
• Business Registration
• Business Plan Resources
• Competitive Research
• Market Research
• Marketing Resources
• Online Presence
• Community Resources
• Recommended Reading

  • Testimonials

    “DMD& Associates aided me in developing an easy to implement action plan that I aided me on staying on track while embarking on this venture. The plan provided the structure and resources I needed to not feel overwhelmed. It made a huge difference in the ramp up time to open our doors and I am so thankful for this unique service.”

    –L. Simon, Owner Bed & Breakfast

  • Testimonials

    “DMD& Associates aided me in developing an easy to implement action plan that I aided me on staying on track while embarking on this venture. The plan provided the structure and resources I needed to not feel overwhelmed. It made a huge difference in the ramp up time to open our doors and I am so thankful for this unique service.”

    –L. Simon, Owner Bed & Breakfast

  • Testimonials

    “DMD& Associates aided me in developing an easy to implement action plan that I aided me on staying on track while embarking on this venture. The plan provided the structure and resources I needed to not feel overwhelmed. It made a huge difference in the ramp up time to open our doors and I am so thankful for this unique service.”

    –L. Simon, Owner Bed & Breakfast

ARE YOU EXPLORING OPENING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

Entrepreneurial Action Plan & Coaching
$300 for plan and one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

Haven’t interviewed in a while? Just want to brush up on your skills and gain a little more confidence? The resume opens the door, but we will not leave you there. We formulate a set of interview questions and answers so that you are prepared.

We equip you to engage the interviewers effectively and memorably. You will benefit from an interview rehearsal session(s) with a DMD & Assoc. career coach, trained to help you improve your skills and learn specific strategies for answering the toughest interview questions—and just as (if not more) importantly—tips on asking your own questions!

Significantly improve your interviewing skills to dramatically increase your chances of landing your ideal job.

Our job interview tips and techniques will:

• Take you step-by-step through the likely job interview
• Reveal the qualities that interviewers may look for
• Provide numerous sample questions
• Show you curveballs they may ask
• Sharpen your answers
• Develop questions to ask in turn
• Help you establish common ground with the interviewer
• Help you control nervousness and make a better all-around impression

  • Testimonials

    “I had not interviewed in over 10 years and Danielle gently walked me through what to expect and performed a mock interview rehearsal session with me and by the end of the session, I felt soo much more confident. She asked me questions that I would have never dreamed to prepare an answer for, coached me how to provide the best examples of relevant skills and experiences and how to ask them questions as well. I went to the interview and blew them away! Thanks DMD & Associates, Inc. – I could not have done this with you.”

    –T.Fitzgerald, Software Engineer

  • Testimonials

    “I had not interviewed in over 10 years and Danielle gently walked me through what to expect and performed a mock interview rehearsal session with me and by the end of the session, I felt soo much more confident. She asked me questions that I would have never dreamed to prepare an answer for, coached me how to provide the best examples of relevant skills and experiences and how to ask them questions as well. I went to the interview and blew them away! Thanks DMD & Associates, Inc. – I could not have done this with you.”

    –T.Fitzgerald, Software Engineer

  • Testimonials

    “I had not interviewed in over 10 years and Danielle gently walked me through what to expect and performed a mock interview rehearsal session with me and by the end of the session, I felt soo much more confident. She asked me questions that I would have never dreamed to prepare an answer for, coached me how to provide the best examples of relevant skills and experiences and how to ask them questions as well. I went to the interview and blew them away! Thanks DMD & Associates, Inc. – I could not have done this with you.”

    –T.Fitzgerald, Software Engineer

DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE THE CHANCE YOU’LL LAND JOB OFFERS?

Interview Rehearsal Session
$200 for one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

If you want to negotiate your salary or ask for a raise, we provide resources and a process jam-packed with insider tips, proven strategies and salary negotiation secrets.

Discover the do’s and don’ts of negotiation so you can effectively negotiate your salary or ask for a raise.

This service will help you to earn what you deserve and get paid what you are worth

You’ll learn how to:

• Get the raise or salary that feels impossible to achieve
• Identify each and every benefit, perk and concession to negotiate
• Overcome the most common fears that make you reluctant to ask for a raise
• Leverage the top secrets to negotiating the highest amount
• Communicate the proven strategies to become the #1 candidate so you can negotiate a top salary

  • Testimonials

    “I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders – none have exceeded my expectations like Danielle Dayries. In less than a week, she cut to the core of my needs to execute a polished product and program that allowed me to take the next step on my professional path. Thank you!”

    –T. Fryoux, Financial Services Executive

  • Testimonials

    “I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders – none have exceeded my expectations like Danielle Dayries. In less than a week, she cut to the core of my needs to execute a polished product and program that allowed me to take the next step on my professional path. Thank you!”

    –T. Fryoux, Financial Services Executive

  • Testimonials

    “I have spent thousands of dollars in four years on multiple expert coaches and resume builders – none have exceeded my expectations like Danielle Dayries. In less than a week, she cut to the core of my needs to execute a polished product and program that allowed me to take the next step on my professional path. Thank you!”

    –T. Fryoux, Financial Services Executive

DO YOU NEED HELP NEGOTIATING THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SALARY?

Salary Negotiations Coaching Session
$175 for one session

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • “Investing in myself by hiring a professional career coach was the best thing I could have done. The coach made me work hard on myself and acknowledge my strengths and abilities, all the while offering encouragement and insightful questions. She has a great ability to zero in on what is important and keep focused on what needs to be done. If you are ready for empowering change in your life then call Danielle and get ready to see great things happen. Thanks, Danielle.”

    Y. Tenneyson IT Systems Analyst

Is there someone you know who is looking for a new job, pursuing a promotion, or interested in “recession-proofing” themselves during periods of economic uncertainty?

A DMD & Associates Gift Certificate makes the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, graduation or any other occasion!

  • A gift certificate of any dollar amount that the recipient can use towards any DMD & Associates, Inc. career services.
  • A hard-copy gift certificate (6″ x 4″) that will fit nicely into a greeting card.
  • An electronic copy of the certificate that you can also e-mail (please specify your preferences during checkout).
  • Perfect last-minute gift idea – gift certificate delivered to your inbox instantly!
  • Payment accepted via credit card (PayPal) or check!
  • A gift certificate of any dollar amount that the recipient can use towards any DMD & Associates, Inc. career services.
  • A hard-copy gift certificate (6″ x 4″) that will fit nicely into a greeting card.
  • An electronic copy of the certificate that you can also e-mail (please specify your preferences during checkout).
  • Perfect last-minute gift idea – gift certificate delivered to your inbox instantly!
  • Payment accepted via credit card (PayPal) or check!

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