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.

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.

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3 Undeniable Signs your Job search efforts are not working & What you can do to make it work

Are you unemployed or “underemployed” looking for a much better opportunity and seem to be getting nowhere?

If your full time job is looking for a job…there may be some things that might be missing from your job search that could be hurting, not helping your chances of getting the job you want. I want you to know that I have been there before…literally! I know what it’s like to spend hours each day on the computer editing your resume and cover letter to fit every job you’re applying to. Each time uploading your resume to each of these companies applicant tracking system (ATS) only for the system to autofill your information in the wrong place, so you have to fix each one… Pounding the pavement to handing our resumes and business cards to every business that may be looking for your experience, qualifications and educational background…

All that effort you’re putting out…only to hear NOTHING as responses to your job search efforts is downright FRUSTRATING!!!! I know this job/career search process was frustrating for me, until I started evaluating how I was applying my efforts. I also started learning how things work from the human resources recruiters or also known as talent acquisition specialist perspective, as I gain more human resources experience. Once I realized the signs, I also figured out what to do about the signs…so let’s get into it…

Sign #1 – Your resume does not answer the key question that recruiters, company owners and hiring managers are asking after looking at your resume for 15-30 seconds…The primary questions they are asking…can you do the job you are applying for based on the information on your resume? Do you have the specific experience and qualifications to do the job well? If you’re not sure your resume answers any of those questions or recruiters, hiring managers and company owners, check out this resource to make sure your resume answers this questions right away!

Sign #2 You have only applied to a few jobs but expect to see positive results right away. First, let me say this…just like sales people have to put in the work with their sales goals completing as many sales calls, you have to complete as many applications as possible to see results. I know this sounds old school but principles are timeless. You have plant enough seeds in order for you receive and benefit from the harvest. If you only apply to three jobs in a week, then don’t expect opportunities to just automatically fall in your lap. You have to put in way more work than that to see the true benefit, especially in this job market. If you are looking for additional help with what to do to improve your chances, leave me a voicemail here by clicking the “Send Voicemail” tab on this post and I will respond to your questions within 24 hours.

Sign #3 You have not received any responses to your job applications on or offline. This sign can be frustrating but your resumes and cover letters you are using may not be fully tailored to the jobs or career opportunities you are applying. For example, you would not list the same set of skills for a construction worker job, then apply for a telephonic customer service job. The skills and qualifications you have listed on your resume(s) may not fit the jobs you are applying, so the ATS system may not even place your application or resume for the hiring managers, recruiters or company owners to even review. If you want to make sure your resume(s) and job applications are getting pass the ATS and get some responses from the decision makers, check out the tools review resource. Your resume(s) and other career tools should work for you, not against you in our job/career opportunity search efforts.

Listen, I want you to truly succeed in your job/career opportunity search, so you can find the job or career that fits you, or pays you to your satisfaction. I want to assure you that your efforts are not futile, but may just need some slight adjusting to be truly successful. If you’re looking for additional resources to narrow down what your career goals are, then check out my FREE DREAM Career Guide, to help you get clear about the career that truly fits your uniqueness. Take care and stay connected with me.

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5 Before your next job interview..AVOID these 6 things

Listen, I know you may be nervous and jittery about your next job interview, especially if it’s for an awesome opportunity you’ve been looking forward to. Whatever you do, please AVOID these six actions I’m about to discuss…if you have any hope of landing this job or career opportunity.

We are now on avoidance #5 of our 6 things to avoid before or during your next job interview….

Avoid #5 Being dismissive, ignoring or being unintentionally rude to the receptionist or front desk personnel at the company you are interviewing. The moment you enter the parking lot where the in-person interview is taking place…. the interview actually begins. Some companies start observing you the moment you are on their property. They may sometimes watch your interactions with people as you walk in and how you interact with the receptionists or front desk personnel. They also asked front desk personnel to provide feedback on each of their interviewees, so not paying attention to them or being unintentionally rude to them can harm your chances of getting the career or job opportunity.

If you’re struggling with your interview process, and need additional in-depth resources to help you with your next career/job interview? Schedule an interview coaching session to obtain the “industry specific” strategy and tools to DOMINATE in your next interview or if you’re truly motivated and move at your own pace, find this resource helpful.

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