Career Coaching FAQ

The job search process is complex, so it’s fine to have some questions before making the decision work with Prepory. Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about our career coaching services. 

What services are provided through Prepory’s Career Coaching program?

Prepory’s Career Coaching program, Sprout, is a 90-day intensive that pairs you with a Career Coach who will guide you from beginning to end of the job search process. Through Sprout, clients complete an interest/aptitude assessment to explore strengths and weaknesses, identify target companies, salary, target geographies, receive tailored positions to apply to, collaborate with your career coach to draft several versions of your resume and cover letter, obtain a LinkedIn upgrade, participate in mock interviews, learn how to negotiate compensation packages, and receive ongoing support during your career search process.

Do you provide a-la-carte career coaching services?

We recognize that each career search process is unique, so we have options for a-la-carte or other types of engagements. Contact us at info@prepory.com directly to learn more.

Who are the career coaches?

Prepory career coaches are full-time team members that have worked across several industries including recruiting, management consulting, education, law, marketing, and human resources.

How do I meet with my career coach?

You and your career coach will communicate via phone, email, and video conference. The majority of the 90-day career coaching program occurs via regularly scheduled video conferences. You and your career coach will work together to select a time that works best for you to meet.

Is there a guarantee I’ll get hired after working with Prepory?

While Prepory Career Coaching alumni are hired 30% faster than the market average, there are no guarantees in the career search process. Our goal is to support job seekers and ensure our clients have the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the career search process, land a job, and negotiate a healthy salary.

How many hours of service can I expect from my career coach?

In addition to your scheduled sessions, your career coach works   behind the scenes to source positions, edit your career collateral, and strategize career plans for you. In total, your career coach will spend between 75 to 100 hours working towards your success.

Will participants be required to pursue a specific career?

Absolutely not. There are no requirements stipulating the nature or type of employment that participants choose after program completion.

What’s the time commitment for the Career Coaching program?

The Career Coaching program consists of 2 – 4 hours per week. The first month and a half of the program will involve intensive career coaching and assistance. The following month and a half of the program will be responsive to where you are in your job search process (e.g. interview prep and follow up for specific positions). Sessions will last about an hour and will be flexible according to your schedule. You’ll also receive unlimited support from your career coach via email and phone.

Is the program tailored to my specific needs or is it a generalized program?

Your assigned career coach will provide you with both general and personalized advice. The job search process is extremely nuanced, so our program is tailored to serve your needs, improve your strengths, and minimize your weaknesses.

What is Sprout and how is it different from Prepory’s Career Coaching?

Sprout is Prepory’s Career Coaching program.

If I’m not ready for full-time positions, can you help find me an internship?

It depends on the industry and type of internship. You can contact us directly to discuss the options we have available for you.

What are Prepory’s results like compared to the typical person not working with Prepory?

According to a 2018 Survey conducted by Randstad US, it takes, on average, five months to finally land a new job. Our average client earns full time employment within 3.5 months – more than 30% faster than the market average. On average, our clients are three times more likely to score an interview compared to their experience before working with Prepory.

Why should I participate in Prepory’s career coaching program?

Prepory’s Sprout, career coaching program, is the only career coaching program that enables you with all of the tools, knowledge, and career collateral to succeed by aligning incentives through an income share agreement. Sprout is built to incentivize Prepory to work harder and smarter to help you get the best compensation package possible. Through our program career coaches guide clients from the beginning to end of the career search process. .

What is discussed during the 90-day intensive career coaching program?

Although the program is tailored to your specific goals and skill set, our career coaches will cover the following topics: personality/aptitude assessments, goal setting, job search mapping, résumés, cover letters, online presence, job sourcing, interview prep, and compensation negotiation. Topics are subject to change to best address your specific concerns and weaknesses.

What type of jobs or industries do Prepory Career Coaching alumni work in?

Our clients have earned positions across an array of industries including finance, government, technology, education, and consulting. However, our coaches have expertise across many different industries and will tailor programming to best serve your interests.

What cities do Prepory clients typically get hired in?

Prepory clients have earned positions all over the world, including Tokyo, Boston, North Carolina, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, and New York. If you’re interested in moving to a particular city, your career coach will work with you to identify opportunities in that area.

How long does it take for your clients to land a position?

According to a study completed by Randstad, the average job search process is 5 months long, but the majority of our clients are hired within 3.5 months.

Frequently Asked Questions: Income Share Agreement

What if I am already working or what if I already have an offer from another company before participating in Sprout?

You can participate in Sprout regardless of your employment status.

What happens if my income falls below the minimum income threshold?

The minimum income threshold for this ISA is $40,000 per year ($3,333.33 per month). If your income falls below $40,000 per year ($3,333.33 per month), your payments will pause with no penalties or interest. Your payments will resume when your income is above the minimum income threshold.

What happens after I get hired?

Our servicing partner, Vemo, reaches out to request employment verification information (e.g. recent pay stubs) and get you set up for easy, seamless processing of your ISA.

Is there a trial period for the Sprout program?

Yes. You can cancel within one week (7 calendar days), so there is no risk in trying it out and benefiting from risk-free career coaching.

What is the minimum income threshold?

The program is completely free until you’re hired and making at least $40,000. Once you’re earning $3,333.34 per month ($40,000 per year), you’ll pay 10% of your income for 12 months.

What is an income share agreement (ISA)?

An ISA is a contractual agreement in which a participant does not pay money upfront for services. In this case, the participant would not pay for Prepory’s career coaching services, Sprout, upfront. Afterthe three month program and the three month grace period are over and the participant is earning at least $40,000 per year ($3,333.33 per month), the participant shares 10% of post–program income over 12 months.

Do ISAs have participant protections?

Even though the ISA adjusts according to income, the minimum income threshold creates and maintains expectations for both the participant and the company. If the participant completes the program and is not earning $40,000 per year ($3,333.33 per month) ( a year or more within five years, the participant will never pay for the program. Conversely, the payment cap protects participants who earn a substantial amount of income from paying an exorbitant amount of money for the services provided.

10% of my income for 12 months sounds like a lot. Is it really worth it?

Although 10% of your salary for 12 months sounds like a lot, Sprout participants cut the average job search process by 1.5 months. Therefore, the program pays for itself. Your coach will even help you negotiate your salary and benefits package to help you earn the most for your level of expertise. Additionally, with an ISA, Prepory and our client are incentive aligned. Most career coaching services have higher upfront costs with no method of holding the service provider accountable to provide a results-oriented offering.

What is the process to apply for the Sprout program and how long does it take?

  1. After an initial conversation with a Prepory team member, you’ll be invited to apply via email. Once you complete the application and are approved, you will be able to begin career coaching.
  2. When you receive your invitation, you can visit prepory.vemo.com to complete your application. The application will only take a few minutes to complete, and your account will be up and running within one week.

What is our refund policy?

Right to Cancel

The coachee reserves the right to cancel his/her enrollment in Prepory’s career coaching program (the “Program”) and the associated Income Share Agreement, without any penalty or obligation, within seven (7) days of executing the Income Share Agreement.

  • You may cancel by writing to us at Vemo Education, 3905 Tampa Rd #2453, Oldsmar, FL, 34677. A mailed cancellation letter will be deemed timely if postmarked no later than the cancellation date listed above.

Right to Cancel

  • The coachee reserves the right to a full refund (in the form of a full reduction in your ISA amount and payment cap), without any penalty or obligation, within seven (7) days of his or her program start date.

  • If you withdraw from the Program, you will receive a pro rata refund (in the form of pro-rata reduction in your ISA amount and payment cap). If you have completed 60% or less of the Program through the last day of programming, you will be responsible for 100% of your ISA payments (with the full payment cap) for your Program.

  • For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the coach’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the Program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the Program), multiplied by the number of days scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.