The Job Search
When my son started to learn how to drive a car, he had been watching us drive for years but had never driven before. He studied hard, asked questions, took his test for his learner’s permit online and passed the first time he tried. YAY! Even with all that reading and learning, he had never driven before and was nervous when he got behind the wheel.
Heck! When we moved to North Carolina, there was no reciprocity between North Carolina and Pennsylvania where we used to live like there was between New York and Pennsylvania when we moved there. I had to take a written driver’s test, something I hadn’t done for what seemed like 100 years!
I had to read the driver’s education book and spend some time thinking about what they might ask, special situations that might be asked be asked about. I had to think about things I had done normally for so long so that I could answer questions about things I had done for a long time.
Job Search Doesn’t Have to Be Hard!
Job search doesn’t have to be hard, difficult, painful or take a long time. The skills needed to find a job are different than those needed to do a job.
There are new skills you need to learn like how to interview well or negotiate salary. There are others you can do yourself or hire people to do for you like writing a great resume or hire someone to do it for you that will allow you to standout.
There are many tips and tricks to having an effective LinkedIn profile (like turning off notifications in your privacy settings so that your co-workers and boss aren’t notified when you add your phone number and email address into the summary area of your LinkedIn profile during your search). Knowledge required for your search are different.
How People Learn To Job Search
There are two stra. tegies people use to job search.
- Trial and error. You don’t get the interview you want and realize that you have 2 spelling errors and one grammatical mistake in your resume. You arrive at a job interview unprepared. You shoot too high when you look for jobs and lose opportunities you could have won or shoot too low and leave money on the table.
- Ask the wrong people for advice. You ask friends, family, maybe a former or current boss who has hired people. They are well-intentioned but don’t have experience in a lot of situations. They know what they like and what has happened to them but may not have seen what you are going through.
Coaching Can Make a Difference
It is important to get the best advice you can and work with an expert. Not a recruiter who has a vested interest in what they tell you about jobs because they earn nothing unless you join their client’s position. You need advice from someone who works for you and not a corporation as an outsourced talent acquisition pro.
Beyond what you will find on the site in the member area, I am available to answer your questions about job search through the forums in the member area, a quick phone call or Skype or “all-in coaching” focused on helping the members job search effectively and successful (there is an additional charge for that).
There is no reason to lose out on opportunities when all it takes is a little time, a little effort and support from the right person.
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