Part-Time Virtual Career Advisor


Virtual, Part-time Career Coach/Advisor, Independent contractor (immediate)


Seeking a Career Advisor/Professional to join our team to help accelerate a fast-growing career coaching firm focused on college students and recent grads. The firm, Next Great Step®, is a leader in this market segment and is meeting a critical need to support career planning for young adults.

Our coaches utilize the Next Great Step® methodology that helps clients figure out a career path and then provide the tools to help them achieve success in the approach. Coaching is typically conducted weekly, via small group sessions or one-on-one, which may occur over video conferencing or phone.

Applicants should have a track record working with college students/early careerists – this can include work in a corporate/HR role, recruiting, college career services office, sales, corporate consulting, or management.

This is a part-time, flexible independent contractor position. Work is done virtually.

Major Responsibilities

 Ability to quickly learn and apply the Next Great Step© approach and model

 Assess the candidate skills and provide feedback using the NGS approach

 Present and facilitate concepts confidently in a small group or 1-1 environment

 Communicate effectively both written and verbally; strong attention to detail and follow-up

 Conduct mock informational interviews and formal interviews

 Create/edit strong resumes and LinkedIn profiles

 Ability to work independently and collaboratively with our team, proactively meet candidates’ needs

 Track student case progress and provide follow-up output from each session

 Speak with parents to share progress updates


 Bachelor’s Degree or higher level of education required

 Passion for launching early careers, delivering exceptional client service

 5 years of experience in HR, Coaching, Sales, Corporate Consulting, or Management

 Willing to learn the Next Great Step© approach of how to advise students

 Experience advising colleagues or subordinates with a structured approach

 Dynamic presentation and teaching skills

 Excellent oral and written communication skills for mock interviews, professional communication letters and resumes

 Experience speaking with executives, parents and students to sell a service

 Knowledge of LinkedIn, Google Suite, Social Media platforms

 Bonus: marketing and social media knowledge


If the position sounds like a good match for your skills and experience, please submit your resume, along with a short note responding to the three points below, to

The subject should include “Career Coach Position” and your last name. Please address the following:

  1.     Describe your experience providing career or developmental coaching or interacting with early careerists, college age through recent/post-graduates.
  2.     Confirm that you are comfortable presenting content in a private or group setting.  Share examples of when you presented material to others. Specify if you have experience with writing resumes, cover letters and developing LinkedIn Profiles.
  3.     Share how many hours per week you would be able to devote to your coaching clients, keeping in mind this is a part-time position.