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 JOB SEARCH PREPARATION

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This section outlines the specific ways you can enhance your job search efforts - with the help of objective and supportive feedback.

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I have learnt that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

 

 

 

 

 

Job Search:  Resume, CL,  Interviews, Communications

 

Master the steps to a better job and a fulfilling career.

Keep moving forward to a more productive and satisfying match - with an improved understanding of your talents, skills, interests, and preferences.

 

Find the right job postings - and fast

  • Find the listings that are the best matches for your experience & skills
  • Learn and utilize smart online search techniques

Polish your resume & cover letter

  • Present your skills & background in the most impressive and professional manner.  
  • An objective third-party opinion from an experienced professional is invaluable here.

Ace the interview

  • Feel confident and make a good impression.
  • Refine your presentation via mock interviews.
  • Find out best answers to standard and trick questions.

 

In the best of times, it is a challenge to find and go after opportunities that are a good match with your skills, experience and interests.  In tough times, it becomes even more critical to try new ideas, get good feedback, and polish your approach - so that you are maximizing your chances of landing that job!

 

To summarize -
  • Try new ideas
  • Get good feedback
  • Polish your approach
  • Land that targeted JOB!

 

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Read on for more details and tips ...

    ►  Job search

Using the internet to find job postings online is a common practice today. But go further than others by applying some smart and advanced search techniques online that will help you find the best-fit opportunities - while filtering out the thousands of other postings which are a waste of time.

Also, given your educational and professional background, it takes good judgment to decide if you are being too broad or too selective i.e. wasting your energies chasing every job out there or avoiding the (sometimes dreaded!) tasks by looking for the perfect one.  A bit of sound advice and encouragement goes a long way.

    ►  Resume & cover letter development

When you looking for a job, you are the "product" and your resume is the "advertisement" (and yes, the "product spec" as well.)   I am sure you have seen really bad ads, really good & memorable ads - and then a whole bunch of forgettable ones in between!   Get some objective feedback to know where your resume lies in that range - and what you can do to make it a bit or a lot better.

Your resume needs to speak for you in the most eloquent and effective manner.  That means paying attention to the content, language, style, presentation and fit with your particular area of job search.

It's also important to present your experience in terms of the skills and capabilities you have picked up along the way (not just tasks completed or positions held) - that may help you realize (and make the case) that you may be qualified for a broader set of jobs than you may have thought.

    ►  Interview preparation

Almost everyone gets a bit nervous at the prospect of meeting strangers and then answering 'personal' questions ... and even tooting your own horn - in an appropriate way!  But a good understanding of the process, the recruiters goals and yours, gives you a sense of perspective - which along with some time-tested techniques, can help you present your relevant credentials in a confident manner.  

But its not just about confidence, there is also the content of your answers - and a little anticipation and preparation can make a big difference in showing the interviewer that you truly have the qualities & background they are looking for.

 

Get specific, useful advice from an experienced professional and GET AHEAD!

I have participated directly in all stages of the recruiting process, hiring college graduates to senior managers, at some of the best known firms in the world.   I apply that experience and knowledge to assess your needs and goals and give you specific feedback tailored to your situation - that puts you way ahead of your competition.

As you can imagine, over the years, I have not just read some the best books and articles in this area (including current trends), but have actually observed the full spectrum of mistakes & issues and lost opportunities - often small ones that prevent the applicant from getting the job or even an interview.  

I have successfully coached a wide variety of individuals who have deeply appreciated my tips and feedback - and more importantly, my supportive yet candid style (i.e. not shying away from giving you feedback - in a positive way - that would help you overcome any issues that may be holding you back.)   I find it a meaningful and fulfilling endeavor to help others maximize their potential and performance - and I wish you the best in your job search!

Here are those key steps again ...

  • Try new ideas
  • Get good feedback
  • Polish your approach
  • Land that targeted JOB!

Get started today!

 

Auri.

M.B.A. (Duke University),
B.S. Engg. (I.I.T.)

You can view more about my professional consulting & coaching credentials in the About page.

   

             
       
   

 

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