Career Prep 

Free career coaching—from home

Hoosiers now have access to free, one-on-one career coaching offered by a team of experienced advisors.

The program is virtual and open to any Indiana resident. It provides up to four months of career coaching to both employed and unemployed adults who want to find a job, plan a career change or upskill for their current role. Coaches will also help match participants with job opportunities and identify necessary training and education.

Enrollment is easy at careercoaching.yournextstepin.org. Anyone who fills out a brief form and questionnaire will get a call from a career coach within two business days.

The initiative, announced in June by the Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and Ivy Tech Community College, was built in collaboration with InsideTrack, a non-profit that has coached more than 2.5 million students in its 20-year history. InsideTrack is part of the Strada Education Network, which moved to Indianapolis in 2018.

Career coaches from InsideTrack will help participants define their career aspirations and goals, identify their professional motivations, overcome barriers to a successful job search and provide free assistance with creating and updating job-search materials, such as resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles.

The new program continues a longstanding partnership between InsideTrack and colleges and universities in Indiana.

“This online coaching program with proven experts provides another avenue for residents to succeed in finding their next career step,” said Fred Payne, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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