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

We are finally at part 5 of the 5-part series, New to the job market. If you have not seen the first 4 parts of the series, check them out at the links below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

If you still do not have your #resumes or #coverletters completed, please check out the resource here.

Ok, let’s jump right into the final part of this series. You’ve worked on your resume(s), cover letters and letters of recommendations. Placed your resume(s) on job boards & specific social media profiles and regular networking should start yielding you some job interviews by now.

If you’re getting nervous about the upcoming #interviews and don’t know what your first steps are… check out this audio series that can help you prepare for it.

Have any additional questions or want to connect? Contact me here.

New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 4 of 5

We have come to the 4th part of the 5 part series where you are making the successful steps to be taken seriously in the job market, even if you’re new. Before we delve into the part 4 of the series, you will need resources from parts 1-3 to prepare you for part 4. Check them out here below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Now that you have gotten caught up…Let get into part 4.

You are now taking your #jobsearch skills to the next level. If you went through part 1, you should already have your #resume completed. If you still need your resume completed, check out my resource to get it completed.

Now it’s time to use Google to your advantage for your local area. Follow the steps in the video, which are…
1. Look up local employment agencies in your area
2. Call at least 10 of them at a time to make in-person appointments
3. Complete each of their online profile before you go to the appointment.
4. Interview the employment agencies by having some general interview questions ready to ask to assure you are good fit for their agency
5. Follow-up with each employment agency representative until you find a good contract, temporary, part-time or full-time job opportunity.

No one is going to drop #job opportunities in your lap…you’ve got to go out there and find them.

In part 5, we will discussing how to use and prepare for #interviews because part 1 through 4 should have created some job or career opportunities at this time.

Have questions or want to connect with me? Contact me here.

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 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.

Show them what you can do…

How can you separate yourself from the other candidate in your next #jobinterview? Begin a #professional version of show and tell during the #interview

Do you have sample project displays you can show?

Do you have a video demonstrating your skills, knowledge and abilities you talked about in the interview?

Those are just as small portion of the information I go over with you in the one-on-one interview coaching sessions. Schedule your interview coaching session today by going here.

Do you have general career-oriented questions? Contact me here.

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.