With steep competition and fewer available jobs, how will you stand out?
Here are some ways we can help:
Information Interview Techniques
Gone are the days of effectively looking for work on job boards and online postings. Why? Because if you are reading about, and applying to these jobs, you can count on at least 100 other people with the same plan. Not to say it isn’t possible to secure work this way, but there are steps you can take to increase your odds.
Information Interviews are professional meetings set up by you to learn more about your field, network, build new contacts, and subtly let employers know you are available for work!
Learn how to approach companies and organizations in line with your career goals or dream job. Just because they are not hiring at the moment, does not mean you can’t introduce yourself right now.
Cover Letters & Résumés
We all know these are the standard tools for job search, but are your current documents doing your skills and experience justice? Does your cover letter tell a personal and memorable story about why you are the best person for the job? Is your résumé easy to read and lined up with a specific job description?
The purpose of the cover letter is to entice the reader to read your résumé…
The purpose of the résumé is to convince the reader to interview you…
The purpose of the interview…is to get the job!
If you have been sending out a lot of résumés and not getting many or any interviews in return, it may be time to think about a having them professionally re-written.
Interview Preparation Strategies
If it has been a long time since you’ve had an interview, or you feel past performances have held you back from securing a job, a bit of practice and a few strategies may be all you need. Discover accessible ways to increase your confidence and better prepare for any interview situation.
You’ve taken all the right first steps, but how do you keep the up the momentum? Each job search strategy requires appropriate follow-up and maintenance. Learn a few tips to help establish yourself as a professional at every stage of the job search process.
One of the greatest keys to successful self-marketing is consistency in presentation. From cover letters and résumés to LinkedIn profiles and web biographies, make sure your message to potential employers is relevant, clear, and focused.