Creative Change Careers, LLC Serving northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland
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What We Do

Our firm offers a wide range of career services to assist individuals in a variety of circumstances from someone who desires to advance within their current employment to a person who decides to change professional fields altogether. The initial client meeting, in-person or over the phone, is devoted to establishing the client's situation, needs and to clarifying what we believe CCC can accomplish for the client.

Clients choose which services, such as the following, are most needed to help them in their self-understanding of career goals and to advance their professional agendas:

EVALUATION for Self Understanding

  • Excavating Who You Are Today through Stories from Your Past
  • Myers-Briggs, Strong, Firo-B and Other Instruments
  • Clarification of Motivated Skills, Values and Interests
  • Information Networking for Exploration of Options

TOOLS for Career Development and Job Search

  • Resume, CV and/or Bio Development
  • Inquiry, Cover and Thank You Letters
  • Creating an Internet Profile for Efficient Use of Online Resources and Effective Social Networking

MARKETING to attain your Professional Objective

  • Delivering 'Professional Objective' and 'Self Description' Statements
  • Penetrating the 'Hidden Job Market'
  • Identifying and Utilizing One's Natural Network—"The Right Way"
  • Expanding One's Reach—Networking, Ads (for some) & Identifying 'Connectors"
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • Face-to-Face Effectiveness — Interviewing (Video Taping Available)

LONG-TERM PLANNING for Career Development

  • Five-to-Twenty-Year Goal Setting
  • Networking for Life
  • Lifetime Tactics for Career Building

Part of our coaching philosophy at CCC emphasizes the importance of forward momentum and not 'getting stuck' in any phase of career transition. We believe that job search and career change are among the hardest work most people will ever pursue — not physically, but psychologically and emotionally. At CCC, once assessment is completed and a client's objectives established, action and results are promoted as the proven anti-dote to the stress and tension of change.

We provide a notebook laying out the steps for achieving his or her goals to each client who completes 10 hours of work with CCC. This approach enables clients to take control of their transition goals including using our coaching services as they feel needed to keep their efforts on track.

For more information about our services, please use our contact form, email us at shela@creativechangecareers.com or call us at 571-225-4062.

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else."
— Sir Tom Stoppard, Czech-born British Playwright and Screenwriter

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
— James Baldwin, American Author and Activist

"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."
— Lily Tomlin, American Comedian, Mark Twain Prize (2003)

"In my practice as a psychiatrist, I have found that helping people to develop personal goals has proved to be the most effective way to help them cope with problems."
— Ari Kiev, M.D., A Strategy for Daily Living