Human Resources

Individual Career Consultation

Individual career consultations are available on a limited basis for benefits-eligible employees who wish to develop in their careers at Cornell.

A career coaching appointment can be made after the following steps have been completed:

  • Create an account in Optimal Resume
  • Complete the skills assessment module
  • Create/update your resume and cover letter
  • Practice interviewing skills
  • Explore options at Cornell
  • Create a development plan
  • Discuss your career interests with your supervisor

The career coaching process begins with an overall exploration of development needs and career questions. It continues with a plan for accomplishing short- and long-term goals. Depending on need, the coaching can focus on any of the following development topics:

  • Assessing skills, interests, and values
  • Exploring new roles and careers at Cornell
  • Researching possibilities at Cornell through informational interviewing
  • Creating a development plan for your current position
  • Preparing for a development discussion with your supervisor/manager
  • Building a professional network
  • Discussing options for continuing education

 

Developing strategies to manage common career stage transitions at early career, mid-career, or late career/retirement

To schedule an appointment with a career consultant, contact Talent Planning