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Looking for a Job is a Full-time Job

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.

Want to connect? Do so here.

Time Gaps in Your Employment & How to Handle Them in an Interview

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.

Still not sure what your career path should be? Download my FREE DREAM Career Guide here.

Connect with me here.

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 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.

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.

Looking for a Career change?

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.

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.

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.