Job Search Coaching

Job search coaching – manage career transitions with confidence

Finding a new job doesn’t need to be stressful or challenging if you approach it with clear goals, solid marketing tools and a personalised strategy.

We specialise in providing practical, collaborative 1:1 job search coaching that positions you as the standout candidate – from job search to job offer.

With professional support from one of our career management coaches, you will be more informed, more confident, and more equipped to achieve career transition success.

Strategic job search coaching helps you avoid missed opportunities and gain insight into what recruiters really care about.

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Providing adults with a personalised career development roadmap strongly increases the likelihood that they will achieve employment (by 25%).

OECD 2021

Position yourself as the ideal candidate

Job search coaching with Strategic Career Management includes practical support at every stage, from identifying an ideal role to positioning yourself for career progression.

You work with qualified job search coaches who are registered members of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA). Using a collaborative approach, we have helped hundreds of jobseekers find and successfully transition into new rewarding roles.

Meet our job search

Helen Holan

Leadership and Career Coach since 2008

About Helen

Kendal Drew

Leadership and Career Coach since 2014

About Kendal

Personalised job search coaching

Our job search coaching services are tailored to suit your specific goals. They empower you to succeed in your job search and career development at any stage, whether you’re:

New to the workforce and lack experience in the process of job seeking and career planning

Mid-career and need help transitioning your career and articulating the value you bring to a new role

An executive who wants strategic personalised coaching to identify and secure your next position

Job search coaching will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge to:

  • Gain clarity about your job search goals and how to achieve them
  • Understand and articulate the value you bring to a new role or organisation
  • Use your network to open up hidden opportunities
  • Promote yourself effectively and consistently online and offline
  • Apply to recruiters and potential employers with confidence
  • Position yourself as a preferred candidate

Thank you to Kendal and her fantastic team for the executive coaching, leadership development and career search service that you provided to me.  I’ve achieved placement in both senior executive and non-executive roles because of your coaching and guidance and I couldn’t be happier.  The executive development fundamentals and career mapping principles that I learnt remain incredibly useful in everyday practice.
Thank you Kendal!


My session with Helen provided clarity around how to proceed with my career choices. Helen was very honest and insightful in her feedback and provided a very useful report to enable me to rework my CV, LinkedIn and job search process to provide me with a stronger proposition to prospective employers. The changes to my application process enabled me to get shortlisted on my next application.


Kendal, thank you for your advice, it was gold. I had people seeking me out saying “I’ve been told I need to speak to you.” I had a great time, putting into practice everything you mentioned and how to say it. I was blown away by the response and have made some invaluable contacts, including ex-ministers that want to have a chat.


Hi Helen. Thanks so much, you were an immense help during my job search journey! I’ve been in the role almost 6 months now and enjoying the new industry.


Thanks Helen, could not have got this role without the help that you provided. After seeing you and tweaking my resume and cover letter, I sent out my applications and got multiple interviews and offers.  Turning down job offers is not something I’ve experienced before!


G’Day Helen.  Just a quick one to let you know I had some success with my resume and picked up a full time plant operator position with [Company X] and will be able to start Cert III Building and Construction.  The first thing the interviewer commented on was how professional my resume looked!  I ended up applying for 5 jobs and have heard back from 4 about an interview.  So thanks again for helping me out.

Nathan, Perth

What to expect from job search coaching with Strategic Career Management

Before your appointment, we ask you to provide your current resume and LinkedIn profile and information about your goal role(s). If you have an advertised job in mind, we request details of the role, position description, and any concerns you have about your application.

During your 1:1 consultation, we establish your career direction plus your goals – long-term and short-term. Together we explore how to present your skills, knowledge, and capabilities in the best light possible drawing on proven marketing principles.

You gain greater understanding of how to promote yourself effectively using essential personal marketing tools including your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Plus, we share proactive activities to help you access the hidden job market.

Your job search coaching is tailored to meet your specific needs. Depending on the service you choose, it may cover the following:

  • Improve your personal marketing materials

  • Use networking strategies to increase your job opportunities

  • Build and manage your online presence

  • Pitch yourself to recruiters and potential employers

  • Access the hidden job market and conduct an effective job search

  • Develop a customised plan to help you strategically progress your career

Job search coaching services

Standard Job Search Consultation:

$395 including GST

  • Standard face-to-face consultation (1.5 hours)
  • Review of and discussion about personal marketing materials
  • Discussion on developing an appropriate pitch to recruiters
  • Discussion of proactive job search activities
  • Guide to writing an outstanding resume
  • Support to develop a job search action plan

Plus Job Search Consultation:

$595 including GST

Standard Consultation inclusions plus:

  • Comprehensive, tailored follow-up Job Search Report containing:
    • Detailed feedback and suggestions on your resume, cover letter & LinkedIn profile
    • A draft pitch for use in proactive job search activities
    • Guidance on making the best use of LinkedIn in your job search
    • Guidance regarding targeted proactive job search activities
    • A written, step-by-step action plan

Three quarters (75%) of adults who receive career guidance report being satisfied or very satisfied with the guidance they receive.

Getting skills right, OECD 2021, OECD Publishing, Paris

You can choose to have your consultation in person at our office in West Perth or via video meeting.

Need some additional support? Ask us about follow-up consultations and ongoing mentoring.

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Land your ideal job with 1:1 coaching

Get in touch today and discover how we can help you find your ideal job. Helen or Kendal will get back to you within 1 business day.


Hi Kendal!!! I have THE BEST news! I was offered a role at Company X! I am just so excited. And I wanted to drop you an email to say thanks. The guidance you offered in our sessions was just so valuable! I could not have gotten here without your help. I’ve recommended you to so many people in my network.

AC – Perth

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