Job searching is tough, especially right now. There's a better way!
If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of what to do next, the Accelerator is exactly what you need to fast-track you to the next chapter of your career.
This new online program that will guide you through a more effective job search strategy, accelerating your path to a great new job. We'll be by your side, showing you the tactics and giving you the confidence to be a top candidate who gets exciting job offers!
Regardless of your background, the Accelerator provides the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you've been struggling to achieve on your own.
Become an ideal candidate
Showcase your value (with a stronger resume and LinkedIn) and captivate employers so you get more interviews.
Use a better job search process
Find great opportunities, get in through the "back door," and increase your chances of getting the offer.
Interview more effectively
Become a better storyteller, propose solutions, and convey your value. Learn how to negotiate when the offers start.
Identify your gaps and fix them
Discover potential weaknesses in your candidacy and work through them. Learn what to do differently if you get stuck.
Who this is for
We've designed the Accelerator to guide you through a better process to land your next job, regardless of your age, background, or industry. As long as you know what job you want, we'll help you get there.
The Accelerator is perfect for you if you:
Are tired of sending countless resumes into the void
Haven't job searched in a while and want to do it right
Aren't sure what to do differently to start getting interviews and job offers
*You must have one or two specific jobs that you're pursuing. The Accelerator only works when you know exactly what you're looking for. Check out our Fellowship program if you don't know what you want next.
"Digging into the resume helped me realize that I have done some pretty impressive work and I deserve a great career opportunity. I feel my resume went from basic at best, to kind of awesome!"
"I am loving the new role I just recently landed, and have Mission Collaborative to thank for it. They give you the tools to be proactive and successful in your search."
"The course platforms were easy to use, flexible, and the whole program fit into my busy schedule. I even developed a detailed action plan that I used immediately to pursue new career opportunities."
How it works
The Accelerator is not 1:1 coaching — it's a peer-to-peer program where you'll get input and support from fellow job seekers. Starting March 20th, you'll spend 5-10 hours per week (depending on how urgent your timeline is) doing the following:
Complete assignments on your own time
Learn a better process from the experts, explore curated resources, and complete insightful exercises. Just get the work done by the recommended deadlines!
Weekly team working sessions
Work with a diverse team of peers to get ideas, insightful feedback, and ongoing motivation. Choose between Wednesdays at 7pm ET or Thursdays at 9pm ET.
Weekly calls with your Partner
Work with a peer that's on the same job search timeline as you. You'll stay accountable with weekly working session calls at times that work for both of you.
Leverage the whole community
Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from peers, your personal network, and the Accelerator facilitators. You have an entire community supporting you!
What you'll experience
Expect to spend between 5 hrs/wk (if you're not in a rush for a new job) and 10 hrs/wk (if you have an urgent timeline) working on the Accelerator. You'll have a 1.5 hour video meeting weekly with your Team (Weds at 7pm ET or Thurs at 9pm ET, you pick). You’ll also have weekly hour-long phone calls with your Partner (at times you choose together).
Mar 20 - Mar 27
Work with your team and partner to craft your value proposition
Optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile with our templates and peer feedback
Mar 28 - April 3
Identify job opportunities, refine your pitch, and address your gaps
Build a"Target List" of employers and learn how to make yourself a top candidate
April 4 - 10
Learn how to network authentically and get an "in" with employers
Tips and scripts to build relationships with employers and show your value
April 11 - 18
Begin applying, prepare for interviews, and create your Action Plan
Learn how to get referred to job opportunities and nail your interviews
More tools and resources + lifetime access to the curriculum
Keep meeting with your Team and Partner, more resources for landing your next job
We're committed to offering outstanding professional development that is accessible to everyone.
Compare to 1-on-1 job search coaching ($2,000+) and resume review services ($500+).
Enroll by 3/6
3/7 - 3/15
We're confident you'll love it. There's really no risk in joining!
Is the Career Design Fellowship right for me?We've designed the program to help you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry. Below are examples of when the program will NOT be a good fit for you: Career Needs You already know exactly what you want and just need help landing a job ASAP You have a unique situation that you're looking for help on (starting a company, figuring out how to get promoted) Time/Effort You're not able to commit to completing the assigned work (about 7-9 hours per week) You're not able to put your best effort into the program You can't make at least 3 of the Team Meetings Format You want one-on-one industry expert coaching You don't find peer-to-peer learning rewarding Attitude/Willingness to Collaborate You want the answers handed to you and aren't willing to put in the hard work You aren't excited to spend some of your time helping your peers You don't want to share thoughts/details about your career with others (all participants commit to keeping information discussed in the program anonymous) Still not sure if the program is right for you? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is leading the program? What kind of support can I expect?This is not a 1:1 coaching program where some “career expert” will just hand you the right answers. Instead, it's a peer-learning program supported by a career design expert we refer to as a Program Manager. Your Program Manager will guide you through the Fellowship at each step of the journey, offer dedicated support and ensure you're satisfied with the experience. We’ve found that this peer-to-peer style works better for most people because it creates a level of accountability and diversity of perspectives that will help you make breakthrough progress (without costing $1,000+ the way private coaching does)! While the Fellowship does not include 1:1 coaching, you do have on-demand access to your Fellowship Program Manager anytime you need the extra support! You can reach out to your Program Manager for any of the following reasons: You need tech support with any of the tools we use in the Fellowship You have a question or want feedback on an assignment you're working on You have a concern about your Team or Accountability Partner You're feeling stuck or frustrated and need some additional support You're unhappy with your Fellowship experience for any reason (we will fix it!)
What do you mean by "career design"?We're not just talking about changing from one career to something entirely unrelated and different; we're talking about making some sort of change to your career that brings you more fulfillment. For some people, success is finding a similar role in a new organization, and for others, success is starting over entirely in a new role, new organization, and new industry. We'll help you figure out what's best for you!
How much time will this take?We've designed the Program to be about 7-9 hours of work per week (mostly on your own schedule, except for the Team calls, which are 1.5 hours weekly). We’ll give you the tools you’ll need to be successful, but it’s up to you to put in the time and effort required to make these changes in your life. Participants get the best results when they keep up with the suggested deadlines, put in maximum effort to the assignments and attend all of the weekly Team video calls and Accountability Partner meetings. In other words, the more you put into the experience, the more you get out of it!
What technology do I need to participate?All you need is a computer with a webcam (tablets won't work!), reliable wifi, and a Google account. We'll be using a program called Teachable for the program curriculum, a tool called Slack for our community discussion forum, a platform called Jitsi Meet for our video calls, and Google Docs for our assignments.
What if I have to miss one or more of the Team video calls?While we really want you to participate as fully as possible in the Program, we understand that you may occasionally have a conflict. When you enroll, you'll be asked to choose either Wednesday or Thursday meeting times. If you need to miss just one of the four Team video calls, you can give your team advanced warning and make up the work later. However, if you need to miss more than one, we suggest you wait for the next Program.
Refund PolicyYou're eligible for a full refund up until 7 days before the Program begins. After that, we cannot provide a refund, but we can transfer your enrollment to a later date up until two weeks into the Program. If you are still feeling totally lost after the Program, we'll provide 1-on-1 coaching to help you figure out exactly what to do differently. If you’re following what we suggest and it’s still not working, we will give you your money back.
Who created the program?Grant Schroll, cofounder of Mission Collaborative - I'm passionate about helping others figure out who they want to be when they grow up. I've navigated several career changes myself, going from engineer to consultant to designer and now entrepreneur. I use my background in Design Thinking and facilitation to reimagine career change and create transformative experiences for bold people like you! Ashley Artrip, Lead Facilitator at Mission Collaborative - I’m on a mission to make changing careers less painful. I combine my experience from Gallup, where I worked on employee engagement research, and at SV Academy, which is a career accelerator for underrepresented minorities breaking into sales roles. I am a certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach, and I deliver actionable career advice that’s built around your strengths and what makes you unique so you can bring your whole self to work.