The application for our June 2020 Job Search Bootcamp Intensive is now closed. Please join our interest list to learn about future Job Search Bootcamp programs.
Get all the tools you need for your social sector job search – in just one week
Has it been a while since you last looked for a job, or are you facing a job search that you didn’t expect? Are you eager to get moving on your search and feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed about where to start?
We understand, and we’re here for you!
Job searching can be a frustrating, confusing, and isolating process, especially when you’re looking for mission-driven work and even more so now, during the midst of a global slowdown in hiring.
We’ve been running our popular and results-focused Job Search Bootcamp program for nearly four years, taking hundreds of social impact job seekers through our proven process to get job search ready.
And now we’re condensing that process into a one week intensive version of the Bootcamp, to help you get moving on your job search quickly and effectively.
Why an intensive Bootcamp?
This is a quick-moving program, so we’ll get right to the point: we decided to offer this new version of Job Search Bootcamp because planning longer term is so darn hard right now.
We know that if you’re in a career transition, you need support now. While we weren’t planning on offering another group program until the fall, that feels like an eternity from now in our current environment.
We’re in a strange place, that’s for sure – but there are definitely still mission-driven jobs out there, and we want to help you land them!
So we’re adapting and condensing Bootcamp to help you get results and momentum even faster.
How it works
Job Search Bootcamp is a group coaching program designed to give you all the tools you need for a successful social impact job search.
The intensive version will condense our normal eight week program into one week. We’ve prioritized the elements that we know are most important to do in a group setting – like getting feedback on your career story, resume, and interview skills – and we’ll be focusing on those in our meetings throughout the week.
You’ll get constructive, real-time feedback from our team of coaches and you’ll get to know your cohort of fellow job seekers through our meetings and our private Slack discussion space, where our coaches will be available to answer your questions outside of our daily meetings.
As a participant in this program, you’ll receive:
- Supportive coaching and feedback from our team of expert career coaches; we’re all former social sector recruiters and HR leaders who are excited to share our insider knowledge with you and help you succeed in your job search
- Eight hours of group calls, including a three hour kickoff session on Saturday, and daily one hour calls from Monday-Friday; during these calls we’ll hone in on the key concepts you need to know, give each other feedback in small groups, and have Q&A time with our coaches
- A private discussion space, where you’ll connect with other participants and your coaches, share ideas and resources, and get answers to your questions
- Access to our entire library of content and videos via our Job Search Bootcamp course; we’ll be supplementing our group meetings with the robust content in the course, including 40+ proprietary tools, templates, and videos
- Targeted homework each day to ensure you’re making progress and getting the work done!
Why it works
Wouldn’t it be nice to get momentum in your job search and check off those tasks you’ve been putting off? Like updating your resume, dusting off the LinkedIn profile you haven’t updated since starting your last job, and finally setting up those networking meetings you’ve been thinking about for ages?
There’s a reason it’s hard to get the results you want on your own. Job searching is really, really tough. It requires tons of self-motivation, insight into your own strengths and weaknesses, and the ability to weather a lot of ups and downs.
That’s why we created Bootcamp to be a fast-paced, intense program to help you get unstuck and get results. Our meetings are action-packed and fun, and you’ll leave each one with specific steps to take to ensure you’re on track toward your goals.
The program will give you the structure, tools and motivation you need to tackle the hard stuff that’s keeping you from taking the next step in your career. And the feedback, support and encouragement you’ll get from other group members will give you new clarity on your strengths and accomplishments and help you navigate the inevitable highs and lows of the job search.
But don’t just take it from us – here’s what other Bootcampers had to say after finishing the program:
Before the Bootcamp, I felt stuck. I had been submitting applications online and doing little to no networking. My confidence was shaken. Now, I feel empowered and knowledgeable about job searching. As a result of the Bootcamp, I have a catchy LinkedIn page and a one-page resume that highlights my skills and value. Bootcamp empowered me to think differently, bolster my network and create a path to pursue my goals.”
– Abby B.
The small-group format of Job Search Bootcamp was refreshing and helpful. We quickly felt comfortable sharing our experiences and giving each other feedback; through our coaches’ professional guidance and our combined networks, several of us began landing interviews within a few weeks. By the end of the Bootcamp, I had a new job!”
– Nicole G.
What you’ll leave with
After our week together, you’ll walk away with:
- A clear understanding of the key elements and current best practices for a successful social impact job search, along with tools, templates, and recruiter-sourced best practices on topics from telling your story to negotiating your offer
- Clarity on your biggest career priorities, to ensure you’re focusing on the opportunities that are right for you
- A tailored job search strategy and plan you’ll be able to execute on right away
- Honest and constructive feedback to help you develop and feel confident telling your unique career story
- Best practices to develop a compelling job search toolkit – LinkedIn profile, resume, and cover letter – that will get you noticed and help you stand out
- Strategies to navigate the current job search environment, including how to approach networking, find opportunities, and interview virtually during this unique hiring environment
- A tight-knit group of social sector job peers who will expose you to new opportunities and networks and help you navigate the ups and downs of the job search, long after our week together is over
- Lifetime access to our full set of 40+ tools, templates and videos via our Job Search Bootcamp online course, to help you successfully navigate both this career transition and future ones
Who it’s for
This program isn’t for everyone. It’s probably a great fit for you if:
- You’re a mid-career professional, with about 10-20 years of work experience
- You’re able to dedicate at least 20-25 hours to this program during the week-long intensive, and 3-5 hours the week before to complete required pre-work
- You want to do work that has a positive social impact, in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors
- You have ideas about the types of roles you’d like to target; it’s ok if you’re not 100% sure or open to a few different paths, but if you want to focus on deeper career exploration we encourage you to consider of our other programs instead
- You’re open to coaching and new ideas about the best way to get results
- You’re excited to work with a group of like-minded peers and to give and receive honest feedback in a group setting
To be clear, this is going to be an action-packed week! We want you to get the most from this experience, so please make sure you’ve reviewed the logistical details and call times below. In addition to our daily meetings, you can expect 2-3 hours of additional work each day, so please ensure you’ll be able to commit at least 20-25 hours to this program during the week it’s scheduled.
If this is not possible for you right now, please join our interest list to be notified about future programs, or consider signing up for our self-paced version of the Bootcamp.
When it happens
The Job Search Bootcamp one week intensive will take place from June 20th-26th, 2020. Applications will open on June 3rd and close on June 10th, or when spots sell out.
Because this is a small, fast-paced program, we carefully evaluate fit and review all applications before granting admission. Please review the schedule below and consider your availability before applying to join us.
Job Search Bootcamp Intensive Schedule:
- Saturday, June 20th: 3 hour kickoff meeting from 12:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
- Sunday, June 21st: independent work time
- Monday June 22nd – Friday June 26th: 60 minute calls each day, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific
All meetings are held virtually via the Zoom video meeting platform and will be recorded. Because this is a new offering, spots will be limited and members of our interest list will receive early application access. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as this program typically sells out before the final deadline.
What it costs
Your investment in the intensive Bootcamp includes eight hours of group meetings, coaching support via our Slack discussion group, lifetime access to all course materials and recordings, and inclusion in our growing network of social impact professionals.
- Early pricing (apply by June 7th): $797 **plus a bonus 30 minute resume review session with one of our coaches ($100+ value!)**
- Regular pricing (apply by June 10th): $997
We strive to keep our pricing as accessible as possible, and we also know that these are particularly challenging times. If you feel you are a good fit for this program and the cost is barrier for you, we will be offering a limited number of need-based partial scholarships. You will have the option to share more about your situation in the application.
Want more support?
If you’d like more support as you navigate your career transition, we’ll be happy to help! Participants in the Bootcamp intensive will have the option to add 1:1 coaching sessions after the program and to join our Community Connect membership program, which is currently open only to current and former clients. We’ll share more about these options during the program.
Ready to go?
Sign up for our interest list below to receive priority access to the application when it opens.
Not able to join us live?
We know that the timing of our meetings may not work for everyone. In addition to our live Bootcamp groups, we now offer a self-study version of the Bootcamp that you can join at any time. With this program you’ll get access to all the course materials immediately and you can work through them at your own pace. Sign up today to get your Bootcamp journey started!
Learn about the Self-Study course
What Bootcampers say
Bootcamp was the best time and money I have spent in a long time. For anyone who is in the midst of or even thinking about a career transition, this is such an exceptional opportunity to refine your thinking about who you are and what you want, and to develop a compelling case for why prospective employers would want and need you on their teams.”
– Becky S.
“I am so thankful to have done this course. I drew on so much of the good practice and advice through the interview and negotiation process and my AMAZING accountability partner helped prep me every step of the way! I am pretty sure I would never have landed this new job without Bootcamp.”
– Adele H.
“Thank you for ALL your help, support, cheerleading and guidance. I’m pretty excited that I landed the first job I applied for in a decade, and that it’s going to be such a good fit. The Bootcamp was brilliant for me, and I really appreciate the network you’re building.”
– Rebecca V.
“Before Bootcamp, I knew what I needed to do to kickstart my search, but I felt overwhelmed. I needed accountability and motivation to kick my job search into gear, and the Bootcamp did just that. If you are looking for accountability and structure in your job search, this program is for you!”
– Elsa W.
“There is so much advice online, but you’ve curated it at just the right level in this course. The community and accountability to a group was key to keeping my energy and focus, and the best practices from an accessible, knowledgeable and relatable coach are a great value for the money. And the intentional thinking about my strengths, what I’m looking for, and what I have to contribute is a foundation that will serve me beyond just this moment.”
– Sara C.
“I thought about this Bootcamp for some time before joining and am thrilled with the results! It was a major confidence booster, and the work I did to update my job search materials is invaluable. I really enjoyed this virtual format and the pace at which it moved. I’m WAY farther down the job search path, and I feel like I’m ready to move forward.”
– Mindy N.
“This experience far exceeded my expectations! I am blown away by the depth of the resources you have provided and am so grateful to feel like I have the confidence and game plan I need to get a job I love! Connecting with others and going through the job hunting process as a group was incredibly valuable and an added benefit to the course material, resources, structure and 1-1 support.”
– Kim T.
“This format is even better than one-on-one coaching, because you have the power of the group to support you. If you need to step back and take a fresh look at your career path and you want to meet like-minded social impact professionals over a focused six-week program, take the Bootcamp.”
– Erin T.
“Before Bootcamp, I felt unmotivated and unfocused. I didn’t know how to spend my time and what next steps to take. Now, I feel confident and sure of my past work experience and how to share it. I have a framework for what to do at every step of the process, and a cohort of folks who I can reach out to for practice, encouragement, advice, and ideas.
– Fannie W.
“The job search process can be incredibly daunting. The structure that you bring to this process and the support from fellow job searchers is invaluable. It helped me reflect on my job search as well as my career as a whole.”
– Stephanie S.
“Erin is a skilled facilitator and networker who knows how to coach people through their hesitancies and uncertainties about the job search. The homework and exercises she provided were top notch and very useful for clarifying goals and problems. She’s an unwavering cheerleader for people to find their best selves in work that’s meaningful for them. I would highly recommend her Bootcamp.”
– Toni H.
“I feel like the job search process has been demystified! I am now more able to articulate my own professional background and goals. I identified issues with my resume and cover letter that I didn’t even know existed, and have since fixed them. I flipped my LinkedIn account from something I despised and didn’t understand to a more controlled and polished networking tool. And I feel much more prepared & confident going into job interviews.”
– Jessica L.
“The Bootcamp provided a space for me to develop a clear idea of who I am as a professional and to share that in a succinct way. The intense self examination of my values, my worth, and my skills has been invaluable to me and given me a renewed sense of possibility and opportunity in my job search. Within three weeks of starting the Bootcamp, I had my first interview in nearly two years for a job I felt truly matched my skills and values.”
– Heather P.
“Prior to the Bootcamp, I felt stuck in my search. I was unsure of the direction I wanted to focus on and the effectiveness of networking. Through the process of working with our coach and group, I was able to identify companies that I would like to work for and dispel negative assumptions about networking, and I now feel much more confident about that aspect of the job search. Resumes and LinkedIn were de-mystified, and I now have a framework of what works. There were so many valuable things I learned through this program, it is tough to choose just one.”
– April M.
“When I first learned about Job Search Bootcamp, I was feeling defeated, unfocused and unsure of myself as a professional – even with an extensive professional background! The group process and accountability, individual assignments and ongoing encouragement helped to turn all of that around. I was successful in recreating my job search material, narrowing and focusing my networking and outreach, and regaining confidence in my skills and abilities. I highly recommend this group to anyone going through a career transition, relocation or even if you just need a career reboot and shakeup!
– Lauri B.
“Before Bootcamp, I didn’t know how to tell my story and was losing focus on what I wanted. I also felt lonely. Now, I feel more energized and I know that there are many people like me out there who are also struggling with the job search. I’ve improved my resume and cover letters, I am better prepared to tell my story to others, and I’m much more organized with my job search goals.”
“If you’re ready to launch a focused job search, Bootcamp is a great way to prepare to go into interviews with confidence and gives you tools to feel more in control of the search process. The materials are extremely relevant and informative and the small group format provides a great forum for learning from other participants.”
– Jennifer A.
“I am really glad I took this course. I feel more aware of my strengths now, and all the work we put in helped me realize what I can bring to an organization. In the Bootcamp, you will learn things that can really push you ahead in your job search and you’ll grow a strong network at the same time.”
– Suti S.
“Before joining Bootcamp, I was burnt out and I knew I needed a change, but I didn’t know how to focus my energy. I was excited about the possibilities but had no clue where to start in looking for something next! Now I have so much more clarity on the roles I know I would be a great fit for. I also feel like I’ve gotten to know myself a lot more through this process, which makes me feel confident going into my job search.”
– Carrie Z.
“Before the Bootcamp, I had a sense of the direction I wanted to go, but I didn’t know how to go about it. I also knew my resume and cover letter were in desperate need of a makeover. Bootcamp gave me a new perspective on how my materials were being viewed from the other side, and provided tools to make things tangible and practical. Having a group of like-minded individuals to bounce ideas off of was such a big help, and being able to write and submit resumes and cover letters has been so much easier since solidifying what I envision for myself and how I can make that show up on paper.”
– Leslie A.