Job Searching Over 40 Isn't Easy.
Land a 6-figure+ role you're inspired by faster than you can say
"I'll take it"
This Client Landed a 6 Figure+ Executive role in less than eight weeks
I found myself at a career crossroads and was not sure what direction I wanted to take and needed some guidance. [Jess] helped me cut through the clutter and gave me a clear path of next steps to take. It wasn’t just about finding a job. It was about finding meaningful work that I would enjoy and add needed value in a culture that was aligned to my personal beliefs and style. Valuable knowledge that I will be able to apply for many years to come.
Long Beach, CA
What if Job Search Worked?
The job search system as we know it is broken. Learn the system that's working.
Job search as you know it – polishing your resume, applying online, hearing back from the employer, interviewing and getting hired – is a severely broken process. Recruiters, HR Managers, Coaches and other career professionals all agree.
You've seen for yourself evidence that the job search system is broken. The lack of feedback, black hole of online applications, ghosting and more are evidence of this.
So what happens when one system exists but no longer functions? A shadow system emerges - a completely separate system that those who know how the process actually works use, while those who are sticking to the rules use the formal system, even though that is broken.
The hidden job market is that "shadow system."
But it's about more than just tapping into the hidden job market.
While getting access to Hiring Managers, Recruiters, and HR folks is hard enough, access is only part of the problem.
I've created a system for helping you get hired fast for a job you love.
Midlife Executive and Professional Job Seekers, is this you?
"I haven't job searched in years.
I don't even know where to start."
"I've gotten a few interviews, but I still haven't landed a job."
"I am completely stumped as to why I'm not getting hired. I'm doing all the right things."
"I've applied for so many jobs I've lost count. What is going on?"
"I've had my resume re-done professionally, but it's still not getting me interviews or call backs. Nothing seems to be working."
Sounds like you?
Don't worry, you're not alone. . .
Job Search Has Changed
Job Search in the Digital Age is Not What it Used to be. . .
The rules of job search have changed drastically since the last time you job searched.
Social media, ATS (applicant tracking systems,) remote work, and so much more making its way to the scene.
It used to be, all you had to do was send in a resume and viola! you had a new job. But it's a whole new ballgame today.
You're putting in the effort, but you're just not getting the results.
Even if you decide you're going to play this game, good luck getting feedback on your efforts. It's like a black hole - you might get ghosted, and even if you do hear a no, you'll be very unlikely to get information about how to improve your performance.
You don't know who your competition is, but you can be certain that you've got an uphill climb. With no information on how or what to improve, you're operating in the dark.
What does all of this mean for you?
- Loss of confidence,
- Imposter syndrome (worrying there's something wrong with you),
- Lack of motivation to continue,
- Indecision about how to move forward
- Second-guessing your efforts (especially when you feel like you're spinning your wheels) . . .
You're stuck between really wanting or needing to land a new job, not knowing how, taking a beating emotionally and mentally every time you experience a rejection, and just giving up.
What can you do? (Because clearly, this is not working.)
No One Wants To Job Search
Learn how to job search so you can get hired!
With a problem so painful, it's no wonder that no one wants to job search. Who in their right mind would?
But it doesn't have to be so hard.
It’s not about:
Even if it’s been years since you last searched, or you've been searching for too long, getting hired is only about one simple thing:
How good you are at searching for a job.
In fact, you can get hired faster and easier than you thought possible for a job you actually want.
Yes, you have to be good at what you do, and a good resume doesn't hurt, either, but what gets you hired is being seen by people who can hire you for the job you really want.
But let’s face it – no one teaches you how to job search.
A Great Job Search Strategy is the Difference Between People Begging You to Take the Job, and Crickets
I started helping job seekers because I saw so many incredible candidates getting passed over (and feeling destroyed about it) not because they're not awesome, but because they didn't know how to job search.
Which is exactly why I wanted to help more people.
because you aren’t sure how to land your next role?
You are talented and experienced, but the game has changed before your eyes. . .
Knowing how to job search is a critical skill.
If you're not seeing results from job searching the way you’ve been doing it, it's time to stop wasting time and energy on the same ineffective strategies.
Take things to the next level.
My Get Hired System will re-build your confidence in yourself and your job search skills
It's time to try something new.
A GREAT STRATEGY = JOB SEARCH RESULTS
(And you can build a great strategy that gets you hired, without stress.)
See what Jenna had to say about the program!
It's time to try one of
Wishingwell Coaching's Midlife
Job Search Programs. . .
Stop Job Searching & Get Hired Now
Choose the level of support that's right for you.
Not everyone wants or needs the same level of job search support.
We offer a range of support designed to give midlife professionals and executives the job search strategy, mindset and support they need to get hired fast. See what program fits your needs.
Ready to Get Hired?
Become the candidate employers can't wait to talk to.
What can you expect from the programs?
Be poised to get hired.
I can't promise you a new job, but I can promise you that you'll have a whole new strategy for job searching that will allow you to land a 6-figure+ role you find meaningful and in your zone of genius. You'll also be able to take this strategy with you into future job searches, and that this search will be shorter because of that strategy. Many people have left these programs with an offer (or with multiple offers!) but everyone's timeline is different. What's certain though, is that you'll be more confident, be getting more results, and be well on your way to being hired!
Know how to job search with confidence.
If you're feeling like you don't know what you're doing wrong (because you aren't getting the results you want,) or you haven't even dipped your toe in because it's all just so overwhelming, don't worry. By the end of your program, you'll be able to job search with confidence. Work with me one:one, and have a job search customized exactly for your job search situation. Work in the group program, and you can put the effort in to get the results you need with my proven tools and strategies, plus office hours. You'll get results in real time. That's not just something that sounds good, that's real results.
Know what to say to immediately attract hiring managers and recruiters – so you're hired! (and not the next candidate.)
It's time to stop struggling to articulate what makes you stand out from the crowd, and be able to convince others that you’re the right person for the job. With my branding tools, you'll be able to do just that. In this program, we'll find your personal brand and polish it until it shines like a diamond. Not just that, but you'll have a real strategy for drawing those people to you, so they are contacting you for opportunities. How does that sound?
Master your mindset (to bring your A-game.)
This program is truly different, because we focus on mindset, and with my background as a therapist, we can tackle things like imposter syndrome, confidence, dealing with rejection, fear of the unknown and more. Job search is one big head game, and knowing how to handle your mindset is key to a successful job search. Whether we meet one:one or in office hours, I love helping people with these topics.
Crush interviews (like bad bosses crush egos.)
Learning to crush interviews goes well beyond the popular CAR or STAR methods, deep into the strategy behind the interview. Learn what the interviewers are really looking for, so you can be the candidate they’re dreaming they’ll find. Once you see this strategy, you won't be able to unsee it. . .
Learn how to network, interview and more.
Yes, even you. If you're worried you don't know how to interview because it's been such. a. long. time, or if the thought of networking makes you break out into hives, fear not. You'll learn how to network, interview and in my one:one support you'll even learn to negotiate, (and so much more!) so that it's all as painless as possible! And don't worry. This isn't trick advice like, "just get out there!" These are advanced strategies!
Know how to find companies (& uncover job opportunities) that seem like they were made for you.
If right now you’re worried about making a mistake, finding the right company culture for you, getting into a bad situation, don’t worry. Short of having a crystal ball, we’re going to be able to predict what will jobs are ideal for you, and uncover opportunities that seem like they were made for you - really!
Answer "Tell me about yourself."
Isn't this the dreaded interview question? We will cover this so that you'll be able to answer this in your sleep.
Know what to put on your resume.
If you're like many job seekers who join this course, you might describe yourself as a "Jack or Jill of all trades." Because you can do so many things, you wonder what should go on your resume. And with years of experience, it's hard to leave stuff out. Don't worry, we'll have you laser focused, so your resume is exactly what employers are looking for.
Be confident and get results!
You might not believe it right now, but you will feel more confident and be more successful in job searching once you work with me in this program. Why? A few reasons. One, you'll know how to job search. Two, you'll become the job seeker employers want to hire. Third, you'll have a new group of friends cheering you on.
Make incredible connections (and know how to make more.)
In the group you'll make incredible connections, and you'll learn the art of making more. People who can give you feedback and insight, people who can ask you questions, re-frame your thinking, and sometimes, put you in touch with other people (sometimes just the right person) to skyrocket your search.
land your job
How can I virtually guarantee you'll land faster, and in a role you love?
JUST ASK THESE HAPPY CLIENTS.
A Powerful Job Search Program to Take You to the Next Level
You’ll get a network of highly motivated, highly professional job seekers just like you who are interested in helping you succeed. This community will provide you with opportunities for accountability, inspiration and the help you need on this difficult journey.
We spend time on topics like imposter syndrome, confidence building, self-care, fear, and more. Job search isn’t just about tactics and strategies. It’s about mindset too: bringing your best, most confident self to the process so you land the job you really want.
This program will help you do just that.
"I highly recommend Jessica's job search [group]! I was skeptical at first that a group ... could help me with my career goals, but I found the input of the other group members extremely valuable! Jess's facilitation of the group was spot on. And I learned so much from her branding materials! I went into the group overwhelmed with the prospect of updating my resume and LinkedIn page, and came out with top notch versions of both!"
Barbara S. Jenks
Yes. These are skills and strategies that, if you implement them, are proven to make your job search faster.
With one:one coaching, you'll get deep personalized insight into you and your own job search so you can see specifically what might be holding you back. Take a look a the testimonials on this page, including the video from Jenna, describing her experience landing a new role.
A great resume is important, but even resume writers will tell you that a great resume is only a piece of the puzzle. Getting hired is about putting yourself in front of the right people, understanding how to talk about yourself in a laser-focused, compelling way, talking to companies that align with your brand, and more. Relying solely on your resume and online applications is an outdated method that will likely lead to frustration.
You are right for this program if you are job searching or are wanting to re-learn job search skills for a professional, executive or C-Level position. You are in midlife (30-60-ish years old,) and you're ready to support and be supported by other people as we go through this journey together. You also realize that job search isn't just about skills, but it's also about mindset, and getting the support and answers you need right now. You can see more in the next section "is this program right for me?"
We both know that job search can take a while, and it's different for everyone. The one:one coaching packages each have their own minimums to ensure that you get the results you came for. Please email me to learn more.
The membership is a month to month program, and I know you will benefit from the curriculum, support, coaching and network of the program! You'll have access as long as you are a member.
I work with people across many industries, and if you have a professional job, these strategies will work for you. New people are joining the program all the time from diverse backgrounds, and no matter someone's background, you don't know who they know. They could have a connection that can be helpful to you. If it's important to you that I've worked with someone from your background, reach out and ask: firstname.lastname@example.org
People who don't want to support others, learn anything new, or be respectful and kind need not apply.
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Hi, I'm Jess
I'm Jessica Sweet, an experienced and certified career coach and Harvard teaching hospital trained therapist. I coach midlife professionals and executives to help them get past the mindset blocks that hold them back and help them accelerate their career results.
Over my 13 years of coaching, I’ve helped hundreds of clients in their careers. I've seen what works, what doesn't and have the "inside track" on industry trends.
I teach job seekers strategies that are proven to work. In fact, one simple strategy is shown to make job seekers who use it 4x more likely to be hired than job seekers who don’t. Another strategy improved one of my client's visibility on LinkedIn over 800% in just 4 weeks.
I have helped clients get hired at great companies, but the truth is, you wouldn't know most of them. I'm not going to throw big company names at you.
Because while you'd definitely recognize some of the companies where my clients have landed, most of my clients prefer working in small to mid-sized companies and even start-ups. This is my sweet spot, and where most of my "jack and jill of all trades," people-people, problem solver clients love to be.
I have worked with clients all over the world, and my career advice appears in Forbes.com, CNBC, Business Insider, Monster.com, FastCompany and more.
In my free time, you'll find me hanging with my daughters and husband, curled up with a good book, or on a beach somewhere basking in the sun (with sunscreen!)
Let us help you do this!
I'd love for you to be our next success story!