Have you submitted application after application through online job boards, without so much as receiving a phone call in return?
Have you gone through repeated interviews, only to lose the job to someone else, or worse: to be told, “I’m sorry, but we are continuing to look?”
Maybe you have a job but it’s not the job you really want – Why did you take it?
Perhaps, you are part of the “under-employed” and you are having difficulty finding a position that was closer to the one you left behind?
Maybe you have been thinking of making a job or career change but were afraid to because of the economy or just plain uncertainty?
Or, maybe you’re just out of college or the military and you’re trying to get your new career started.
The Job market has changed dramatically over the last 5 years. What used to work doesn’t anymore. Old strategies will lead to wasted time and added frustration!
Forget what you’ve learned about your job search, networking, information sources, and your resume, because it has all changed.
In this course on "Landing the right job quickly" you will learn:
Introduction: It's not the same job market it used to be. Many things have changed including:
In this lesson, we are going to discuss my background and how I learned to be successful in a tough job market. We will discuss how the job market has changed. The rules for the new job market, and the biggest job search mistake I see most people make. This is a lesson you don't want to miss.
In the digital age, your resume is so much more than just a sheet of paper with your accomplishments on it. It's your Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, LinkedIn profile, and your blog engagement...it's your online brand. If a company is interested in you, they will go far beyond reading your resume. They will research you online. Therefore, you need to make sure your resume and online brand match. Rethink your view of your resume. The resume you submit for a position should be:
In this series of lessons, we are going to discuss:
What makes a great resume has evolved over the last 5-10 years. Resumes now a days have to be formatted for 3 audiences which includes the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), human resources, and the hiring manager. In this lesson we will discuss what makes a great resume.
In this lesson learn how Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) work and what you can do to ensure you get through this first roadblock to an interview. Also, learn where you should put keywords within your resume to move forward to the interview process.
In this lesson of advanced resume secrets, we will cover:
Learn and practice these resume tips to get the job faster. Tips include:
If you're not getting the results you want when applying for jobs, it might be because you're making some of these common resume mistakes. In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid common mistakes like:
Successful job search strategies have changed dramatically over the last 5 years. In this lesson we talk about 4 strategies that when combined can dramatically accelerate your job search. They include:
You can obtain the right job leveraging any one of these strategies, but if you combine all four together, you have a powerful career tool.
Proper research can be the difference between failure and success in your job search, or between a career mistake and a dream job. In this lesson you will learn online job search strategies including:
Networking is just as critical as ever in your career, but it has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. In this lesson we will talk about:
Learn how to develop an online presence so recruiters come to you. In this lesson, we will discuss:
Facts about hiring managers: 1) Most hiring managers have little formal training in interviewing. 2) Most interviewers are afraid of making a mistake – your job is to alleviate that fear and provide as much evidence as possible that you will succeed in the position and make them look good to their superiors. In this lesson, you will learn strategies to improve your odds during an interview.
In this lesson, we are going to talk about the types of interviews you will run into including phone interviews, panel interviews and behavioral interviews and strategies to succeed in each interview type. After all, keep in mind: The goal of the resume is to get the interview. The goal of the interview is to get the offer. The goal of the process is to generate as many offers as possible.
In your career, you will find that there are certain work environments that you thrive in and others you do poorly in. This lesson will quickly give you tools and strategies to reveal those cultures to set yourself up for success.
Learn from the mistakes of others. In this lesson you will learn about these common mistakes and how to prevent them.
The close is an often over looked aspect of the interview process. Not asking for the job says that you're not really interested in the position or the company. This brief lesson talks about why it's important to close along with different ways to ask for the job based on who you are interviewing with.
A recent survey conducted by TheLadders found more than 75 percent of interviewers say receiving a thank you letter impacts their decision-making. With that said, a well written thank you letter is one more tool that can help you get your next job. In this lesson, we will discuss:
You have all the required skills. The interviews went great. You nailed every question. You’re a great fit for the job. So you get the phone call… “We are interested in moving forward. We need 3 references we can call to validate what you’ve told us.” Weeks go by then you get the email which says “After careful consideration, we regret to inform you that…” Unprepared references can unknowingly discredit your work on projects and undermine all the preparation and effort you put into the interview. You see references are the final, but critical, step in getting the job offer.
References are often overlooked until human resources request them prior to an offer. References should be nurtured as a critical part of your career network. In this lesson you will learn:
Most people accept the first offer presented by the employer. In this lesson you will learn how to assess an offer including:
You accepted the offer, now what do you do? The last impression you leave with a company can be just as important as your tenure. The way you leave your current employment is as important as what you did while you were employed there, therefore, leave in a professional manner.
In this lesson you will learn:
Successful onboarding can mean the difference between struggling in your new job and having a great stepping stone in your career.
In this lesson you will learn:
Here is an action plan along with resources referenced throughout the course to get you started quickly and effectively. Let me know how things go.
I grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After high school, I went into the medical field in the military to help pay for college. I worked hard and advanced quickly up the ranks. After 4 years in the Army, I attended Colorado State University. I started out in Wildlife Biology but switched my major to Psychology when I decided I wanted to work in the private sector. I’ve always been fascinated with human growth and what motivates human behavior.
After a few years, I was hired on at Pentax Imaging Company, where I started out in customer service and technical support. I moved up the ranks from there to sales and later to marketing and product development. That’s where I found my passion. I love creating and marketing products and services. I worked at Pentax for approximately 12 years total with a short break from 2000-2002 where I spread my wings as an entrepreneur. At Pentax there was no formal management training program, so everything I learned was from books, audio tapes, and seminars. After 12 years, I was getting restless and wanted new challenges. Employees stayed with Pentax a long time, therefore, I was at a threshold, “Do I wait around for someone to retire, or do I look for additional challenges with another company?” I chose the latter.
My career hit it’s ups and downs from there. I choose a few companies that were going through major changes in their industries. I learned a lot during that time including the importance of:
It is my commitment to continually bring you the latest cutting-edge career systems and strategies that work, in an easy-to-access format that focuses you long-term while meeting your immediate needs.
To your career success!