Here to help: Bright Green Talent launches career coaching services

March 11, 2009 at 5:58 pm 1 comment

dsc_1294-1Penned by Nick

Yesterday, due to popular demand, we launched our Career Coaching service to offer individuals 1-on-1 consultations.

Choose your flavor — $57 for 30 minutes, or $97 for 60 minutes — and enjoy a generous, fun, professional portion of career counseling, courtesy of Bright Green Talent.

Though this announcement itself is hardly newsworthy, the back story on why we’ve brought this service to the fore, well, that’s worth delving into:

Recruiters live somewhere between lawyers and tax collectors on the professional reputation scale — nearly universally reviled, we’re ultimately seen as a necessary evil. Many charge too much for services that oftentimes seem unprofessional and unscientific. There’s little transparency in the industry, and even fewer firms have innovated in the sector.

Candidates also conventionally dislike recruiters. Most candidate-recruiter interactions feel like the exchange of a $1 bill: something done quickly in order to consummate a transaction, with little personal appeal. The industry’s ethics industry, are questionable at best. Having worked in the field for 15 months, I’ve seen enough to make a dead executive turn in his grave. “Bait and switch” tactics where recruiters say they have a candidate just to get a job order, only to then say “the candidate took another job, but I’ll find you another one” are rampant.

Bright Green Talent has always aimed to  set new ethical and practical standards in the recruiting industry, building our practice around helping people find meaningful careers. With the launch of our Career Coaching service, we take another step in this direction. We’ve always been focused on building long-term relationships with candidates. By sharing with candidates what we’ve learned from sending folks on over 500 interviews in the last year, we hope to improve others’ chances of getting a green job, and also increase transparency in the field.

This is a small step towards a more personal, professional service. More importantly, we’re moving towards a more human practice that reconnects people with quality, practical information on green jobs in hopes that we can start putting people back to work.

To learn more or sign up,  please visit www.brightgreentalent.com/career-coaching. As always, we’re happy to help.

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  • 1. Joy Yacoub  |  March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Hello Nick,
    This is a great idea and kudos to the source! As industry and practice standards are yet take root, Your service offers competent, consistent and accurate information right from the start. Indeed, it will prove itself priceless and very appreciated!
    Sincerely,
    Joy Yacoub

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