You’re looking for a new job and you haven’t been as successful as you would like. That is, you haven’t been hired in spite of all the effort you’ve put in.
The fact is looking for a new job is hard and stressful, even if you’re not changing careers. And, it’s a lot harder than it used to be: There are hundreds of applicants for each position advertised; there are Applicant Tracking Software systems being used by organizations to screen for keywords and sift through those hundreds of resumes, even before a human being in HR sees your document. So even if you’re perfectly qualified for the position you’ve applied to, you may not get noticed by HR because your resume didn’t have the correct keywords in the right places.
The whole process feels like a crapshoot.
It doesn’t have to feel that way. Jumpstart Your Job Search helps you develop the tools and outline processes that can make you more successful in your quest.
To be successful in your search, you need to know the organization’s problem that needs solving and demonstrate that you know how to solve it; and you need to know someone who can provide entree to the organization; someone from your network.
Jumpstart Your Job Search helps you define your professional value, which is critical in determining which organizations and positions you need to target; how to articulate that value verbally (in an interview), virtually (through social media, like LinkedIn), and in writing (through your resume).
Each module addresses specific aspects of the job search and helps develop the tools you need.
Module 1: Developing Your Professional Value
- What position / title / role are you targeting?
- What do you like about your current job?
- What are your top 5 strengths / skills?
- In a sentence or two, what is it that you do really well?
- Stories that reflect your professional brand.
- Resume template
- Cover letter template
Module 2: LinkedIn
- Your profile
- Leveraging your network
Module 3: The Interview
- Purpose of the interview
- Their purpose
- Your purpose
- Research and preparation
- How to research the organization and the people you will meet.
- How to dress
- What to take
- What to leave behind
- Questions to answer / Questions to ask
- Follow up strategy
- Letter template
- Follow up call: timing and frequency