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
The primary function of your #resume is to pique the interest of the #employer enough to get a job interview. If you’re not getting calls from employers for more information what you have to offer, then this career tool is not doing its job for you.
Want to have all your career tools such as your resumes, cover letters and/or letters of recommendation reviewed by an human resources professional to improve their chances of working for you? Go check out this resource where I review all your career tools…so they can start working in your favor.
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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’ve all either had or know someone who experienced gaps in their #employment history. The only time it become a concern is during a #jobinterview….by then…you may not be prepared with the proper response to this question.
It’s extremely important to be fully confident and prepared in responding to these and other fact finding questions before you go to the #interviews and how to handle them professionally. If you’re looking for more in-depth one-on-one #interviewprep, then go here.
Another important place to address gaps in your work history is on your resume. If you’re not sure how to structure it on your #resumes…check out my resource.
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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:
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.
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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!
If you already have a resume but want to make sure it is truly working for you online, check out my resource here.
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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.
The only person who knows what you want in your career is YOU. If you want to make changes in your life, including your career, you must have a concrete understanding of where you are right now. In this video, I have also discussed four ways to get from where you are to where you want to be, in your career.
Here are the four methods listed below to achieving a successful career change:
1. What can you do or skills you have now that people are willing to pay for?
What unique skills edge and qualifications to you possess? To help you gather this self-inventory, you can download my FREE DREAM Career Guide by going here.
2. What do you know (specific subject matter) that the marketplace find very valuable?
In recent years, the rise of the social media managers and content blog writers became increasingly valuable with the rapidly growing industry of content creators of videos, podcasts, blogs, self-published authors. The business and technologically advanced climate now brings tremendous value to those industries. So, keep this example in mind when you are thinking and writing your response to this question.
3. Write down the responses to questions 1 & 2? Write at least 5 responses to each one. (Just do it!)
4. Use the info you wrote down in question 3 to formulate a new “career change” resume.
If you are looking for additional help with formulating your new resume from the information you gathered in Steps 1-3, then check out my other resource here where we can work together on your new resume to get your new career venture started.
If you have general career-oriented questions, contact me here where you can leave me a voicemail or email message and I will return your call within 24 hours.