In today’s #job market, being prepared is absolutely critical…if you want to be successful. Having your career tools in top notch condition should be no different.
What are your career tools? Your resumes, coverletters and letters of recommendation….just to name a few.
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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.
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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.
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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!!!
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This is Part 2 of the 4 Part Series to get them PREPARED for the workforce. I’m talking about ways to the #careertools necessary to function, especially when they are looking for new or better #jobopportunities. Check out the resources that will get them through this process easily!
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In your job search or business activities, you may hear people mention letters of recommendation, but do you really understand what it is? Do you understand how this #careertool can truly help to distinguish you from other candidates in the job market or in business, if you’re an entrepreneur? The title “Self-Praise sound conceited…Why letters of recommendation can boost your Professional Reputation”, speaks to how others view you and its influence on the new professional relationships you cultivate interviews and business meetings.
I don’t want to assume that everyone reading or listening to this post knows what a letter of recommendation is, so let me explain. A letter of recommendation is a letter written by a person(s) who have experienced working with you in a professional capacity and writes a letter communicating how they felt about the work you do, the way it which you do it and how they felt your work positively affected them and the organization you are both associated with. It’s not be textbook definition, but it gives you a better idea of what the letter of recommendation is and what’s included. Now, let’s talk about how this career tool can help you in your career and business ventures.
Your career and your business life cannot survive without other people. I know you wanted to think otherwise, but nothing can be further from the truth. In your career, you need people who will create and offer job/career opportunities. In business, you will need people to market your business to and continuously patronize your business, if you ever hope to keep your business alive. So taking the time to understanding how people work and what they respond to helps you utilize your career tools strategically. The letter of recommendation is no different. There are two major questions that your letters of recommendation will answer for your future employers or new business relationship, if it is structured correctly. Here are the questions:
1. Can this candidate or possible business partner do what their resume or professional snapshot says they can do?
The letter of recommendation written by an individual you worked with or worked for in a job, contract position or voluntary capacity answers the question of what you can do. Your skills and qualifications are validated in the letter of recommendation because it is discussed. The individual should reference two or three of your core skills and qualifications for the industry you have experience or education. This give the business person or interview another person’s perspective on your qualifications and how it will benefit their organization.
2. What is the work ethic or personality type of this person that I cannot find out from this interview?
Since the person writing the letter of recommendation is someone you have previously worked with some capacity, then they should also reference information about your “positive” or “energetic” personality. The person should also reference your strong work ethic and overall attitude of getting the job done well and quickly. These type of phrases in the letters or recommendation will communicate to the future employer or future business partner that you have the aptitude to meet their business needs because of how you work. It is vital to understand that someone else speaking on your behalf automatically bears more weight that you speaking for yourself.
Overall, the letters of recommendation will positively enhance your reputation without you saying a word. Other people you have worked with validates your experience, work ethic and overall qualifications, so it is extremely vital that you use letters of recommendation in your career strategy, especially during job interviews. I want you to know I am hear to help you to become a better version of yourself, professionally. If you need help with getting your letters of recommendation completed or reviewed to make sure this career tool is working for you, then check out the career tools review resource .
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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.
Avoid #1 – Being late for the interview(s).
It doesn’t matter what type of interview it is…phone interview, in-person (one on one or panel), video or audio conferencing. The result of being late shows this employer you are not responsible with your time and will reflect badly on their first impressions of you. Remember, this is the beginning stages of forging a professional relationship, so timeliness is absolutely critical in forging your connection.
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