Listen to this episode of my podcast, MentorShelly Career Podcast , Episode 17 – Job search techniques that work – Part 1 https://anchor.fm/mentor-shelly/episodes/Episode-17—Job-search-techniques-that-work—Part-1-e29gk0
If you read & listen to different news stories about layoffs and emerging markets carving out their place in the economy, you’ll understand the times have changed.
For example, if you’re looking into the IT or technologically related fields such as cyber security, that industry is experiencing growth. If you’re working in factories doing manual labor, that industry is experiencing some major declines due to technological advances.
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The challenges you face when #lookingforajob can drive any sane person crazy even if you feel you’re doing all the right things such as…applying online, applying in-person, going to industry specific networking events etc.
Keep in mind, the quality of your #careertools can also make it break your chances of getting callbacks for #interviews when you do apply for jobs.
Want to make sure your career tools are truly working for you? Check out my resource to help get your #resumes #coverletters & other careers tools are working for you…not against you.
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We’re all familiar with the image of the “pushy” salesperson peddling their products & services trying to force it down people’s throats…although they’ve been told “NO”…I’m not interested.
This image has damaged the true value of the art of selling. Let’s face it, we have to sell…in an #interview for your #career opportunity, in #sales presentation for a business, in showcasing #consultingservices or whatever #business transaction takes place.
Learnining how to communicate your value is extremely important and it’s no different in the #job market.
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We are now in the 3rd part of the 5 part series for the high school or college students entering the job market. Before you delve into part 3, check out the first two parts to get all the valuable nuggets…
If you still do not have your career tools, such as your resume and your cover letter completed, check out my resource here here to get those completed as soon as possible! You will need those #careertools to complete the steps in part 3.
Ok, now that you have gotten the first two parts, now let’s get into part 3.
If you have your bare minimum career tools completed such as your #resume and #coverletter, then you can jumping right into using the career tools on the online job boards and social media platforms. The online platforms I personally recommend are the following:
1. LinkedIn.com (Social Media Network where employers look for candidates)
2. Indeed.com (The most popular online job board since 2015)
3. CareerBuilder.com (One of the most resourceful job board for the last 15 years)
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In Part 1 of the 5 part series, I talk about the importance of having your #careertools such as your #resumes and #coverletters. If you are looking for help to get your resume completed? Go and check out the resume creation specials here! Take advantage of them while they last!
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I can certainly understand exactly the level of frustration in that statement and the tedious task of applying for jobs online these days. Trust me, I understand and want to give a few tips and tricks to make this process as painless as possible.
Please understand that most employers are using applicant tracking systems (ATS) to process their applications and cutting down on the amount of candidates who will get to the interview process. It helps to have the right career tools, such as your resume, cover letter and letters of recommendations already prepared to help you move the application process along.
If you do not have any of these career tools or need help with getting them completed, please check out this resource to get your career tools completed, so you can get more efficient with your job application processes online. If you do have your career tools completed, then use it in the following ways.
-Save the full resume in Notepad version
-Upload this version of your resume to the ATS for the jobs you are applying for
-Create a different resume for every industry you have more than one year experience working
If you struggle with getting your career tools (your resume) to get you the desired result (a callback from an employer with an interview), then check out check out my other resource where you can have your career tools reviewed and updated, so they can produce the desired results.
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1. You should have a complete professional portfolio to house all of your career tools, such as your resumes, cover letters, letters of recommendation, award certificates and other pertinent documentation. If you do not have a professional portfolio, check out these two options below:
Please look into obtaining one of these portfolio, so you can stand out from the rest of the job candidates more professional, instead of showing up to an job interview with a manila folder.
2. Make sure you have all of the essential career tools completed and updated. If your career tools like your resumes, cover letters and/or letters of recommendations could use a well-needed make over, check out my career tools review service, which you can find here.
If you don’t have any of your career tools prepared? I will work with you directly to get the process started by you going here.
3.. Cultivate and Maintain Productive & Professional Relationships. Having key relationship can truly help you garner career opportunities normally not released to the public. It is important stay connected to your professional network through phone calls, social media and simple emails. Technology has made it much easier for you to stay connected, so there’s not excuse.
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There have been times where I don’t want to be bothered with resumes, cover letters and all the other career tools because it seems like a chore….
Well, let’s consider this scenario for a moment. If you were a real estate broker attending a networking event where at least 60% of the people there stated on their attendance card, they are looking to buy or sell their current primary residence. As you “work the room” with some of these people, the conversations leads to them asking you what you do for a living and you say, I’m a real estate broker. At least five of the ten people you have spoken with in that event expressed a very strong interest in conducting real estate transactions.
Hmmm…Stop and think for a minute, do you think you are in the right place at the right time as a real estate broker? Let me ask you another question, do you want to be in that networking event without your business card and a way to obtain their contact information? You see where I’m going here. The moral of the story is….have your career tools ready for business, to cultivate promising business and #career opportunities.
Just like this story of you being the real estate broker, you do not want to hear about career opportunities and not take full advantage of them. Granted, you can garner career opportunities without career tools, but you always put yourself in a better position, when you have your career tools ready to work for you.
If you are struggling with having your resumes, cover letters or letters of recommendation work for you and you need to have them working for you again, check out this resource here.
If you don’t have any of your career tools completed and need my help to get them created and structured for the career of your choice, check out my resource here to discuss the career tools needed to jumpstart your success in your chosen industry. The saying goes, when preparation meets opportunity, SUCCESS is inevitable.
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