Job Search Support

Let's face it. Looking for a job is scary and difficult under any circumstances, but especially right now. The nature of rabbinic work and the ways in which it is conducted have changed almost overnight. Expectations of congregations and Jewish communal organizations are shifting rapidly. Economic conditions present a host of challenges. You may be wondering:

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  • What kinds of jobs should I be targeting?

  • When, if at all, should I start looking for a new job?

  • Can I pivot from one kind of rabbinic role to another?

  • How do I develop a strategy for my job search?

  • Should I consider a role as an interim rabbi?

  • In what ways will the current economic situation impact my search?

  • How can I make my resume and cover letter stand out?

  • Should I change my application materials for different kinds of positions?

  • It's been a while since I've had an interview--are my skills rusty?

  • How should I evaluate a job offer?

I have coached job-seeking clients ranging from senior rabbis and businesspeople to graduate students for more than 15 years, My clients have been seeking opportunities in many different settings, including congregations, non-profits, and corporations large and small. Moreover, I have chaired Rabbi Search committees and interviewed dozens of rabbinical candidates. I bring to my coaching the perspective of the search committee members who will screen your materials and conduct your interviews. You and I will work together to: 

  • Develop a focused and successful job search strategy

  • Uncover skills and experience that employers you're targeting will value

  • Create outstanding resumes and cover letters

  • Practice interview skills so that you feel confident and well-prepared for both online and in-person interviews

Let me help you carry out a strategic, well-executed job search. Contact me and we can talk more about your goals and how I can best support you.

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812-369-6860

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