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Let’s design your career plan together

A career “action plan” helps you find unique career breakout opportunities, take proactive risks, be more resilient, and standout from the competition.

Let’s design your career plan together

A career “action plan” helps you find unique career breakout opportunities, take proactive risks, be more resilient, and standout from the competition.

Career Coaching

TheKnown Experience provides a proven, systematic, and relationship-based approach,
leveraging 10+ years of experience helping hundreds of talented PhD scholars like
you, from all disciplines, quickly and effectively transition to their dream career
no matter what it is.

 

SPECIALTIES

Though focused on the professional and career needs of PhD students
and scholars, other coaching competencies include…

Students & New Graduates

Early Career Professionals

Career Changers

Anonymous PhD scholar Large Patent Law Firm
"As a direct result [of working with Joe], I got a highly-coveted legal internship at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and, a few months later, a job at a law firm." 
Sam Ulin, PhD Principal - Clearview Healthcare Partners, San Francisco, CA
"I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Joe as a life sciences doctoral student and since as a key industry representative, and in all roles he has been an incredibly valuable player."
John Yamauchi, PhD Director of Strategic Partnerships - Scientist.com, Solana Beach, CA
"[Joe] understands advanced-degree professionals, especially, and is a valued and sought after career and professional development and community-building resource, helping us identify clear and efficient paths to achieve success and satisfaction in our career transitions and trajectory."
Sujata Emani, PhD AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow
"I have Joe to thank for a great deal of my success. Many of the careers that Joe introduced me to were ones that I did not consider when I was entering graduate school."
Rahul Kapadia, PhD Staff Mechanical Engineer
"I have known Joe for close to 8 years now. I was quite impressed with Joe’s commitment to graduate students and the steps he takes to help them."
Sergey Sundukovskiy, PhD Co-Founder, CTO/CPO, Raken
"Joe is a consummate professional with a clear, concise and substantive communication style."
Guillermo Moratorio, MS Sr. Manager, Engineering, Edwards Lifesciences
"Joe is always well prepared, attentive, ready with questions, and has a general interest to understand the issues and gaps present for companies hiring new graduates." 
August Mao, MS Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
"Joe is dedicated to making sure that students and alumni get the [career] opportunities that they deserve"
Daniel Corbalan Product Design Engineer, Google NYC
"I owe my confidence, professionalism and eventual career path to Joe’s support. He was instrumental as I was starting my career, always eager to provide guidance to a new engineer."
Daniel Kao Software Engineer - The New York Times, NYC
"Joe has reached out and helped connect me to resources and other alumni that have helped me in my post-undergrad career."
Chad Fondiller Associate Producer, CBS Sports Network
"Joe is a stable and valuable connection to my beloved alma mater."
Kelly Lim University Recruiter, Twitter
"It has been a pleasure to work with Joe and we look forward to coming back to San Diego to recruit because he made it such a positive experience for us all."
Lee Anne Masetti-Martin Executive Manager- Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco
"Joe is professional, forward thinking, goal oriented and an "outside-of-the-box" thinker. Without his help, we would not have had, and continue to have, the success that we do."

1:1 Career Chat

Imagine having your own career coach highly experienced in helping solve PhD scholars, students and young professionals career challenges, on call to answer any pressing career questions, as soon as they come up.  Now you do!

WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • An online pre-assessment survey
  • A 60-minute Career Chat to discuss/get an answer to your main career question, and set a plan to move forward.
  • A follow up 30-minute call to discuss your progress

CAREER COACH:

Joe Cribari  LinkedIn.com profile
Founder & Chief Career Strategist
View advising testimonials 

Schedule Your Appointment $75


Not sure?  Feel free to schedule a free 30-minute career
assessment to see 
what approach or plan is best
for you
(one per guest):

Schedule A Consultation

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You choose: “chats” and sessions can be in-person and at an awesome San Diego Cafe, by Hangouts/Zoom/Skype, or phone.

Custom Career Transition “Action Plans”

Especially for Students & Scholars 

A custom career strategy helps you affirm and adapt your academic and career goals (even if things change), and effectively identify and utilize a valued PhD professional network representing diverse professions and industries.

Gathering proven insight and utilizing top resources helps you better understand and develop your distinct value (and fit) to industry and top organizations, while building your knowledge and confidence.

What's Included

  • An online pre-assessment survey
  • An initial (1) 60-minute career/job search strategy session to create an effective “action-plan” with your coach.

  • Two (2) 30-minute Career Chats to share updates, challenges, and keep you on track to successfully complete your custom career plan
  • One (1) 60-minute Interview Prep Session
  • One (1) 60-minute Mock Interview
  • Unlimited questions during your job interviews and negotiations
» A total of 4.0+ hours of 1:1 advising and Q&A with your career coach

CAREER COACH

Joe Cribari  LinkedIn.com profile
Founder & Chief Career Strategist
View advising testimonials 

Schedule Your First Session  $395

 

Not sure?  Feel free to schedule a free 30-minute career
assessment to see 
what approach and/or plan is best for you (one per guest).

Schedule A Consultation

For Early Career Professionals 

The value of your education extends well beyond your years on campus, especially when it comes to your career development and professional trajectory.

We offer job search and career planning resources for young professionals, along with ways you can make the most of your professional network in San Diego and other top job markets.

What's Included

  • An online pre-assessment survey
  • An initial (1) 60-minute career/job search strategy session to create an effective “action-plan” with your coach.

  • Three (3) 30-minute Career “Chats” to to share updates, challenges, and to keep you on track to successfully complete your custom career plan
  • One (1) 60-minute Interview Prep Session
  • Two (2) 60-minute Mock Interview
  • Unlimited questions during your job interviews and negotiations
» A total of 5.0+ hours of 1:1 advising and Q&A with your career coach

 

CAREER COACH

Joe Cribari  LinkedIn.com profile
Founder & Chief Career Strategist
View advising testimonials 

Schedule Your First Session  $495

 

Not sure?  Feel free to schedule a free 30-minute career
assessment to see 
what approach or plan is best for you.

Schedule A Consultation

Successful Action Plans Often Include…

UNDERSTANDING YOUR ASPIRATIONS & VALUES
This initial and vital and often overlooked piece of the career puzzle includes
working with your coach to define what is important in your life; be it knowledge,

autonomy, money, power, family, social impact, and so on.
IDENTIFYING & CONNECTING WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
You don’t need to go it alone. Work with your coach to identify and effectively connect
with your vast network is one of the most valuable things you can do for your career.
This includes effectively and sincerely connecting with your PhD peers in industry who
understand your unique circumstance, doing what you aspire to do professionally,
and can mentor you and open doors to top employers.
RESUME, COVER LETTER & LINKEDIN REVIEW
Work with a proven resume coach to turn your cover letter, emails, and resume/”Industry CV”
into documents that clearly compliment each other and get you more interviews.
Includes a proven, unique CV to resume template, especially for PhD researchers for creating
“Industry CVs” that stand out from the competition
          + A LinkedIn makeover that compliments your resume
          + Proven tips and exercises from your coach
          + Two rounds of edits after completing your final draft
INTERVIEW & NEGOTIATION
Proven tips and advice to make all the unknowns-known when preparing for and
during your interview, allowing you to create a confident and dialectic discussion
that will clearly align your value with an employer’s needs.  And get more offers.

Just some of the many local and national
organizations looking to hire talent like you.

Don’t forget your peers hiring for their budding startups, too.