Job Interviewing, Resume Writing, Job Search Coaching and Career Presentations
If you keep doin' what you're doin'...
you're going to keep
gettin' what you're gettin'!
As I talk to more jobseekers who have been on the hunt I'm hearing:
More frustration: Sending in resumes, not getting a response, going on interviews but not getting the offer.
More confusion: Wear-out from networking, running out of ideas as to where to look for job leads.
But also more determination to ask for help!
What's the battle cry of job seekers in 2012? Let's Get My A** A JOB!
I can relate, I'm also a DIY'er--but I know when I'm beat...I know when I need to seek help to put me on the right path. There are things I'm good at--and things I'm not--so rather than continually stink at the things I'm not good at--I admit that I need help from a pro--and get it.
You are a [Project Manager, IT Director, Marketing/Communications pro, Manager, Logistics, insert your title here.]. You're not a writer, you aren't on the other side of the job interview/networking desk. You can't be everything to everyone.
I have worked with clients to successfully:
The feedback I hear from the people I coach?
Clarify their job search to focus on jobs they were REALLY qualified for, stop spinning their wheels, and re-worked the resume to match the requirements of those positions.
- Develop specific networking strategies that they feel comfortable implementing and matched their personal style, to approach or re-approach networking contacts (without stalking).
- Re-write parts of their resume and cover letter for briefer descriptions that are easy to read and understand while avoiding resume-speak.
- Talk through a job description discussing how their current industry experience on their resume matches or intimidates an employer. Provide tactics to highlight their skill set and transferable skills without being misleading.
- Discuss answers to questions they're likely to get in a job interview to help them feel more confident and prepared to handle anything they could be asked.
- Provide ideas on networking leads to expand who they should talk to.
Relief, a renewed sense of direction, clarity on how to proceed, they become re-engaged in the job search process--because I have answered their questions--I removed the blocks (mental or related to their resume or job interview or networking skills) that were holding them back. Aren't YOU ready to feel this way?
Yes, there's a TON of free advice available--you'll even find plenty of articles and videos I've produced--but if you don't know how to apply this advice to your situation--or your specific situation isn't being discussed--it's not going to help you.
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"Just a quick line to let you know that I landed a very nice job after posting the resume that you reviewed." J. Gener, FL
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