Wouldn’t it be great to have a team of people you could reach out to and get help from? By building a strong group of personal job search advisors, you can get advice to help you break down the barriers of job search.
Do you really need to hire a professional resume writer?
If you don’t have the time, energy or inclination to write your own resume, then hiring a professional resume writer is better than the uninspired document you might come up with.
Before every job interview, we’re told to be “professional.” But what does that mean, exactly?
To me, “professional” means capable, consistent, and qualified. It does not mean being a cardboard clone of every other applicant being interviewed that day – which I see far too often…
So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.
Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…
Here you are networking your butt off, going from event to event and conversation to conversation. And now I tell you that, of all the people you’ve talked with, none of them wants to help you find a job.
And sorry to say, it’s the truth.
If you’re frustrated with your networking efforts, it could be you don’t fundamentally understand that sacred truth of the job search.
When I work with job seekers one major goal is to put the networking conversation in context. Here are a couple of key points to keep in mind.