is Career Dimensions different from an employment agency?
Career Dimensions does
not place people. Instead, we teach our clients a self-initiated job
search process for assessing what they want in a career, researching the
job market and selling themselves through targeted networking, resumes and interviews. Our
clients find their own satisfying jobs.
Q. How long does this process take?
It depends on the
client's specific needs, which we discuss in an exploratory session.
Someone who wants the entire job search or career strategy process can
plan on about 10-12 sessions. For resume or interviewing help, a couple of
sessions are usually sufficient.
Q. What kinds of people do you
We work with
professionals, managers, recent college graduates, relocating spouses and women returning to
the work force. While this group is diverse, common traits among our
clients include: confusion about career goals, a commitment to
personal and professional growth and dissatisfaction with current position,
even though performance may be excellent.
Q. Will I need to go back to
Probably not. We help
you identify your transferable/functional skills and how they apply to
Q. Do you use a lot of testing?
Generally, our clients
have a good deal of life experience. Therefore, we use exercises that draw
from successful accomplishments to give us the best information for
developing their ideal job descriptions and two-minute commercials.
Q. How successful are your
"self-initiated" job search techniques?
programs have a success rate of approximately 86% which compares favorably
with the national average of 84%.
Q. What are your fees?
Taunee Besson, a
certified Career Management Fellow, charges $100 for a get-acquainted appointment
and $195 per hour thereafter. There is also a materials fee which varies
according to each client's tailored program.