Do you currently have a great resume that you are in the process of figuring out where and when to send? Everyone has different advice and opinions of how to play the resume game. Recruiting experts, career coaches and hiring managers say that less is more when it comes to sending out your resume, despite the host of services that will shotgun your information across the internet.
The spray and pray approach generally yields dismal results. Also, the more resumes that you have out there circulating, the harder it is to update them or to keep any one version from showing up in the wrong places.
When you are trying to get noticed, here are some tips on how to approach the process and gain the results you desire in your job search:
Get out there and network. Many of the people who come to my office, say they have been looking for a job for a long time by sending out resumes. That tactic will not work by itself. Begin building relationships that will assist you in the job search and well after you’ve landed that desired position.
This week, e-mail me for a 30 minute resume review to help you seal the deal and land that new career of your dreams!!
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Why a quick follow up is important
In life and in your career, time is of the essence. How many of you have had an interview, sent a thank you and then never followed up with the interviewer or the organization? How many of you have met someone, had an enlightening conversation and never followed up with that person? Whether you’ve just had an interview, met a new contact or had a phone conversation with a recruiter, acting quickly is the key to turning these connections in to potential opportunities for a job.
According to Gordon Curtis, author of “Well Connected,” “If you are the quickest to respond to an opportunity or the fastest to follow up on a conversation, you will be considered the most responsive person overall, even if, truth be told, you are actually a procrastinator.”
It is important in today’s job market to do whatever it takes for you to stand out in the crowd, while also staying in control and not leaving voicemails or e-mails that basically say, “don’t forget about me.”
Here are 5 tips on making your networking effective in gaining employment:
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Next weeks blog will come on Tuesday due to Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Have a wonderful holiday and continue to move your life and your career forward.
Before you can create a great life and a great career, it’s important to discover your life purpose, in order to move forward in creating the life you want and desire. So, how do you discover your life purpose? First, it’s important to understand what a life purpose is. A life purpose is a calling, a mission, or an overall theme for your life that transcends your daily activities. It is much broader than one job or career; it pervades your entire life. Below are some questions you can ask yourself which will help you discover your life purpose:
This week, I’d like to challenge you to answer the above questions and begin to discover your life purpose to create success in your life and in your career.
When clients come in to talk about finding a new career, we create a strategy that will allow them to meet their goal in a timely manner. The most successful way to find any new position is by using these three channels:
Today I want to share with you how to get noticed by recruiters and how to stand out with both your skills and credentials. There are several approaches that can help you get noticed and get ahead of the recruiting pack. Here are 9 golden rules of getting noticed by recruiters:
Use your network to connect with a recruiter
Time it right – Call earlier in the day, rather than later
Provide a standard resume
Meet face to face
Don’t’ share personal information
Show off stellar communication skills
Show that you are reliable
Stay in touch during times of employment
For more details and information on how to put these rules to work for you, feel free to call me, Deborah Sakelaris, Success Coach, at 312-798-7404. Enjoy a Free consultation phone call and see where your next job can lead you in creating success in your life and in your career.
Every day we have the chance to be powerful, inspiring and skilled at capitalizing on opportunities. Believe it or not, we all have the opportunity every day to choose how we want to spend our time on life's journey. We all have the ability to make conscious choices to create the life we dream of living. Every day is a chance to renew, revitalize, and restart any aspect of your career and life. Want encouragement? You have no reason to stay in a job you hate. Don’t like your current relationships? Change them or change your thought process about them. Not satisfied with what you are accomplishing or the direction you are pursuing with your life? You can change the course now. Don’t waste a minute of the time you have here on earth. Tell me about opportunities you pursued this week and receive 1 FREE Coaching session. E-mail me at Deborah@rodascoaching.com Enjoy your week!!!