It is your job search and you are not entirely powerless in taking some control of how you go with it. The way that you approach your search can impact on you successfully gaining a position.
That doesn’t mean that the employer has less significance to your job search. They may hold the major share of the upper hand because your quest is to impress the employer to the extent that they choose you.
You have the ability to leverage a number of competitive advantages to position yourself in the best position to be placed for an interview. Professionalism, rich and dynamic achievement statements, quality research on the future company of choice, in depth preparation for your interview and resume content, and a creative and thorough approach to networking.
You choose your success and what that looks like for you. You can upskill, reskill, know your skills base and how that translates to other industries.
You can increase you chances of success by practicing interview skills and your overall presentation skills. You can increase your chances by engaging in more widespread job seeking skills. You will increase your chances of success with a confident approach, and that will come from putting in the work in all of the above ways.
And one final success technique: get support.
You don’t have to do your job search on your own.
With an experienced career coach you won’t miss a step in the journey to your new job.
You’re a smart, professional executive who’s looking for your next job. You’ve got proven experience that you know will place you in a winning position. And that means getting your résumé placed in the ‘interview’ pile on the recruiter’s desk.
But each job application that you’ve submitted lately doesn’t seem to scream out “Look at me, I’m the Winner”! and you’re not getting call-backs or interviews. You know that if you keep submitting the same résumé written in the same way, nothing’s going to change. It’s time to change your approach and create the best résumé that you can write.
You’ve seen the job that ‘speaks’ to you and matches your skills set, your experience and stretches your professional development. It’s the ideal job that ticks the box for where you’d love to work in the future. You’ve been looking for a great job for a while, and this job seems within your reach.
The first step to take is to review your résumé.
Having a standout résumé is exactly what you need to present you in a way that will create impact in the seven seconds that the recruitment panel will generally spend reading through the first page of your résumé.
A review of your résumé is exactly what we do together in a FREE 30 minute “Review Your Résumé” call that I’m offering.
During this 30-minute session we’ll review three key areas in your current résumé:
- Overall impression to a new reader
- Feedback on your Career Summary section
- A maximum of 3 suggestions to increase the impact of your résumé.
Book your Free call here so that you can increase your chances of being in the interview pile with your résumé: https://calendly.com/lindenfuller/review-your-resume-30-minute-free-call
Is Career-Seeking draining your energy?
During these changed times for job stability and job seeking it can be challenging to maintain your energy and an optimistic frame of mind with so much doubt and uncertainty around a post-covid workplace world.
One thing humans are hard-wired for is certainty, and without certainty there can be a tendency for the fight or flight response to trigger. Emotional reactions kick in.
Most humans have reacted to the ‘Now’ covid world with emotional as well as reasonable thinking, but what about the Future world of work? We can’t know exactly what that looks like right now, but what we can know is that government subsidies of various industries and businesses cannot be sustained for long time periods, and when that support ends there are many unanswered questions about what our Career-Seeking world will look like.
“If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” Abraham Maslow
Becoming job ready now in preparation for a future of uncertainty can require work on self-awareness, self-trust and resilience, as well as having as much certainty as you can with a sharp, relevant and up-to date resume ready to go.
Embrace change with a Transformation & Career Coach.
Focus on what’s most important to you and discover a process of developing both the inner confidence to know what you want and the courage to pursue it.