The Job Gym

An 8-step program and book to be released 2023. Designed for those students and graduates commencing their career journey.

Don’t know where to start your job search or sick of rejections and not hearing back from recruiters or hiring managers? Well, improve your career and job opportunities by securing your place to this exclusive and limited careers bootcamp that will get you “job gym fit” ready, prepared, and motivated to successfully apply for roles.


G – Exercise One – Get your attitude right

E – Exercise Two – Executing the job search strategy

T – Exercise Three – Tailor your resume

H – Exercise Four – Hone your cover letter

I – Exercise Five – Invest time in doing research

R – Exercise Six – Reach your interview potential

E – Exercise Seven – Executing the interview

D – Exercise Eight – Delivering the close

Coaching Service

The Bootcamp Program

Suited for those seeking “kick start” to move up or out of their current role, seek another role after retrenchment, or seek a career change

Exercise 1 – duration 1 hour

  • Cover letter – the why, what and how – template provided (yours to keep)
  • Resume – what makes an effective resume and how to construct (template provided) yours to keep
  • How to tailor your resume to each role you are interested in
  • Review of your LinkedIn profile and tips to improve so employers can find you
  • After completion of the Bootcamp there is the opportunity to forward your cover letter and resume for review and discussion

Exercise 2 – duration 1 hour

  • How to structure your job search using our 3 step approach
  • The secrets of a headhunter and how to tap into the “passive” job market
  • How to build your “Connectors” network that will last
  • How to stay motivated and manage your time and search effectively

Exercise 3 – duration 1 hour

  • How to prepare for that first chat or interview, either face-to-face or video
  • What to research when you have been approached for that first chat
  • How to answer the “tell me about yourself” question using a simple technique
  • Why behavioural interviews and how to answer the questions
  • the STAR methodology explained enabling you to succinctly answer behavioural questions
  • What do you say when they ask “what is the salary you are looking for” 
  • Questions you should ask the interviewer
  • How to close the interview so that you know what is the next step is

Major benefits – you will definitely gain the knowledge to

  • Construct a cover letter that interests the reader and for them to want to learn more about you
  • Be able to tailor a resume that is suited to each role application and position
  • Understand Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), how they work and using them effectively
  • Compile a strong job search strategy knowing which advertised roles to apply for and know how to tap into the hidden job market
  • How to research and prepare for each behavioural interview and nail it, using the STAR methodology technique

Additional Value Adds

  • An exclusive one hour 1:1 career coaching session with Lena Coates (valued at over $400) redeemable after the Bootcamp and valid for 3 months from that date to have your resume personally reviewed by Lena Coates or discuss any other concerns or issues confidentially
  • Templates for a cover letter and resume yours to keep
  • Guide Sheet – 10 of the most “Commonly asked Behavioural Questions” yours to keep
  • Ebook Coates and Associates Career Coaching “Identify your Career Values” yours to keep