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New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 3 of 5

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…

Part 1..Go here

Part 2..Go here

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)

Want to connect with me? Go here.

New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 2 of 5

In Part 1 of the “New to the job market” series, I discussed the importance of having your #careertools prepared. Watch Part 1 here.

In order for you, the new job seeker, to become successful, you cannot do it alone. Your personal #network is extremely important. I don’t mean just simply reaching out to people you know and asking them for job leads or opportunities, but truly #connect with your network.

Take the time to find out how they are doing and “LISTEN” to them. You may be surprised by what you find out and how you can be helpful.

I will be discussing the importance of your online presence in Part 3 of the series, so look out for it.

If you still have questions about this job market series, connect with me here.

New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 1 of 5

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!

If you already have a resume but want to make sure it is truly working for you online, check out my resource here.

Have questions? Contact me here.

Applying for jobs online can be a pain…

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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.

If you have general career focused questions? Contact me here. You can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will return your voicemail or email within 24 hours.

Don’t do these three things on your resume, if you want the job

As you know, we talk about several issues with resumes that human resources professionals have seen as common hinderances. Some of these things can literally bar you from obtaining the career opportunities you want, so do your best not to make these mistakes or misuse your resume in these three ways:

1. Misspelled words or grammatical errors
This mistake can happen to the best of us, but it can be avoided by simply using the spell check feature on your work processing system and reviewing your #resumes thoroughly. If you are struggling in this area as well, go ahead and check out my resource to help you eliminate misspelled words and grammatical errors.

2. Placing dishonest information on your resume.
This misuse of your resume speaks to your lack of integrity, if you have ever considered lying on your resume. My advise….DON’T DO IT! It will come back to haunt you in unexpected ways.

3. Using the resume not specifically match targeted to position or industry you are applying.
This misuse of your resume is understandable. If you want to get the career opportunity in the right industry, your resume will need to tailored to the specific industry. If you are struggling with getting your industry specific resumes completed, check out my resource .

If you have general career focused questions or concerns, contact me here.

Just graduated? Two ways to you can win in your career

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:

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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.

Still haven’t figured out your DREAM Career path after high school or college? Check my FREE resource here that will help you get CLEAR about the beginning stages of your career.

If you have general career oriented questions, please feel free to reach out to me here.

Don’t think you need a resume?

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.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here where you can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will respond to your voicemail or email message within 24 hours.

Are your career tools working for you?

Let’s be honest, if you’ve been working in the same position for a while, chances are, you have not updated your resumes. In this video, I talk about one of my clients looking make some career changes and ran into this problem. Her career tools had not been updated in at least five years, which was the length of time she has been on truck driving career path. I was able to help her by her using this resource here.

Once she her #careertools got the professional overhaul it needed, she not only applied but got the job she was looking for as part of her #career transition process….YAY!!! I’m grateful to have helped her in this process of transition.

The other resources that I shared in this video are:

Looking for self-directed interview help? Go here.

Do you want to change your career but don’t know where to start? Check out this resource here where we can cultivate your DREAM Career specifically tailored to what you know and love to do.

If you have general career and job related questions, reach out to me here….where you can leave me a voicemail message and I will return your message within 24 hours.

Just got Fired? 5 Power Moves to quickly get your next career opportunity

Let’s be honest, no one likes to hear these dreadful words…”you’re fired”, “we have to let you go” or “our professional relationship has now come to an end”….which boils down to you not having a job. If this is your only source of income…then this can be a devastating blow to your finances…Yikes! Nobody likes to be in that position, but all hope is not lost. In this video, I provide five powers moves to take back control of your career and your financial life. Here they are….

1.Don’t Panic…Mindset is the key to getting back your career on track.

2. Rediscover your personal and professional knowledge, #skills and resources…use my FREE Resource to help you discover your abilities by going here.

3. Revamp your #career tools (#resumes, #cover letters, #letters of recommendations etc.) by going here

4. Reconnect with your personal and professional network…by phone, emails, or in-person meetings.

5. TAKE MASSIVE ACTION!!!

If you have general career and job related questions, please contact me here, where you can leave me a voicemail or email message.

Difficult Job Interview Questions & How to Respond Strategically – Part 2 of 4

In Part 1 of the series, we discussed the first question, ‘Why Should I hire you?”. Click on the link here to watch.

Now let’s get into Part 2 of the interview series..the next interview question…. I want to prepare you as #careercoach to be ready for the difficulties in your career process.

If you looking for assistance with even more interview preparation questions, check out my resource here to get you even more strategic direction.

Want to conquer more in-depth, industry based interview questions that other candidates fumble and get nervous over? Do you want to shine bright to the interviewer, instead of crumbling under pressure during the interview process? Schedule your interview coaching session by going here.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here