I am pleased to announce that Career Solvers was recently nominated for a TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award by Career Directors International. Career Solvers has been nominated for this award 29 times since 2006 and won 11 awards for Best Executive Resume, Best Technology Resume, Best Sales & Marketing Resume, Best International Resume, Best Creative Resume, and Best Cover Letter.
I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. After coaching over a thousand clients at every professional level and across practically every industry, I’ve found that most make the same rookie mistakes.
If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot:
Pro bono work can include anything from nonprofit projects to community service and even religious or alumni events.
No matter what you invest your time in, it’s all a lot like an extended behavioral interview. These experiences are a great way to shine, build credibility in professional circles and get your name out there — if you have the right attitude.
When I diagnose problems clients have with their interview strategy, I often notice they answer interview questions too generally. They attempt to convey their fit for the job by describing the personal attributes they think make them relevant for the position. They explain they are team players, flexible and good communicators; they claim they are passionate about their work. But rarely do they go much deeper, failing to reveal just how they have leveraged these attributes and skills.