Want to Quit your job?

Listen awesome folks….I understand what you are going through with your current job. It is not fulfilling or rewarding….man if it wasn’t for those obligations waiting for you at home, you would’ve quit long time ago! Trust me, I completely understand how you feel right now. I know you are this close to QUITTING and telling that “boss” of yours to go “fly a kite”….but….

Before you give them a piece of your mind and all the emotions with it, please do these four things before you leave…

1. Discover what you really want to out if your career. It’s always best to transition with a plan. If you don’t have a plan at all, check out my FREE Resource to help you figure out your next steps in your career.

2. Create you strategic career plan. An extremely wise person one quoted, “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. More truthful words have never been spoken! Since you are at your wits end with this crazy job and may need more one-on-one help with your career transition, go ahead and schedule your career strategy session where I will work with you to get your systematic plan for your next enjoyable career opportunity.

3. Take MASSIVE Action on your career plan by networking & applying for jobs. JUST DO IT!

4. If you execute #3, then you will land interviews…get fully prepared with my resource where you can professionally prepare to handle your upcoming interviews like a true BOSS!

If you have any general career-oriented questions or concerns, please reach out via voicemail or email here and I will return your voicemail and/or email within 24 hours.

Not sure what you want to do after high school?

I know and understand that life transitions can be hard sometimes. Knowing what to do and how to do it are taken for granted by people that have already been through the process. See… in high school you go to classes, listen to your instructors, take notes, pass tests, gain general knowledge… Those are all predictable. So what happens now? Real life begins. This transition does not have to be scary, if you have a plan and focus on executing your life and economic plan. Here are two action steps you can use to begin your transition to RESPONSIBLE adulthood.

Action Step #1. Start by being productive & make some money with a business or job you can get right now!
It makes no sense to be in your parents place once you are 18-years old and not find legal ways to make money. You can start off at places like…fast food places, coffee shops, restaurants, part-time work or even starting your own small business. The possibilities are endless! Keep in mind, this is literally just to start from somewhere, until you figure out what type of career you want. To get you started in the right direction, you can take full advantage of my FREE Dream Career Guide.

Action Step #2 Contribute to household bills, if you still live with your parents.
Once you have implemented Action Step #1, then start contributing to at least one or two household expenses. Your parents love you and want to help you, but you will make them proud when you take the initiative to start taking responsibility without them suggesting it. I know this transition is new and fresh but it’s better to plan and face it directly than you feeling the disadvantages of having responsibilities being thrown at you.

If you are looking for one-on-one help with your life and career transition to map out your DREAM CAREER and overall economic life? Check out my resource here

Have general career-oriented 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.

How to prepare for two types of Job Interviews

Ahh….the job interview… How many of us lost our nerve trying to figure out the strange nuances of job interview success. I know I did when I was younger! Before I gained insight and experience in the human resources field, I didn’t even think to ask about the type of interview, much less know what to do in them. I’m glad you get to benefit from my human resources experience. There are several types of job interviews conducted in today’s technologically savvy environment, such as direct panel interviews, telephonic panel interviews, video-based panel interviews, one-on-one direct interviews, instant messenger-type interviews and conference call interviews. The two types of interviews discussed in the video will be direct panel interviews and video-based interviews.

1. If you are not familiar with any of these interviews, let me take the time to expound them. The Direct Panel Interview usually take place at the corporate location where most, if not all the members of the panel will be working. The panel will be comprised of members of the organization working with you or your department directly or indirectly at various levels. You should expect all the members of the panel to ask you key questions regarding the job and your duties, along with your current and previous career experience. If you want to get even more prepared for this process, check out my self-directed resource here that can help you walk that interview and OWN IT…like a BOSS!

2. The Video-Based Interview can also be a panel interview or just one-on-one with an interviewer, it depends on the company. In either case, you will most likely have a link sent to you via email to attend the interview where you may get to see the interview through the computer or tablet and they have the ability to see you as well. Keep in mind, just because the interview is remote, please do not take it lightly. Please dress professionally, just as you would for a direct, in-person interviews. It is extremely important you establish yourself as a professional, even through video.

If you need additional coaching support with your upcoming interview, schedule an interview coaching session by going here.

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

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.

Two Interview questions you need to ask, if you want the job…

Every #jobinterview is different but you must prepare thoroughly for each one. Both you and the interviewer should be asking questions to decipher if you are a fit for their organization or is their organization a professional fit for you. The only way for you to know this is by asking key questions in the interview.

I talk about 2 of at least 15 questions specified in my self-directed #interview prep resource, which you can find here.

Looking for an additional, in-depth interview resource where you get the opportunity to work with me one-on-one? You can find my resource here.

Have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here.

5 Steps to transition from Student to Career Professional

I understand the transition from high school or college to the working world can be scary but you don’t have to go through it alone. To help you transition and figure out what you want for your professional life, grab my FREE resource, the MentorShelly’s DREAM Career Guide! It will help you figure out your career goals and dreams based on what you truly love to do. Grab it here .

If you have other career-oriented questions or want to start your career with professional level guidance, start by scheduling a consultation with me here. We will work together to get your career started with strategies that WORK!

For general questions regarding job search or interviewing, please contact me here.

How to Present Yourself in a Job Interview

 
Your communication skills are extremely important in the interview which plays a huge role in how you present yourself. In this video, I talk about one of the ways to help you improve how you present yourself in a job interview. To get the entire article from the June 2018 DREAM Career Newsletter….go here to get your FREE copy.

If you are nervous and looking to get rid of your nervousness and be ready for whatever your next interviewer throws at you, schedule your interview coaching sessions here.

Just starting out in the working world and don’t know where to start? Grab the FREE D.R.E.A.M. Career Guide that will help you get started with the job or career you actually want. Get it here.

For general questions, you can leave me a voicemail message or send me an email here.