Beyond The Resume: Strategies For Your Job Search
Each day you are not in the career position you seek is costing you money, possibly adding to your personal stress and potentially eroding your confidence.
It doesn’t have to be that way. You may just need a new creative strategy in your approach to seeking a career opportunity.
There are countless ways to connect to work you love, yet what our years of experience in industry and our expertise as a career services firm, we have statistically found that by using specific current strategies and proven techniques when creating resumes, LinkedIn profiles and interview coaching, our clients drastically improve their abilities to land interviews and subsequently, jobs.
Whether you are in job transition, under-employed, a military veteran, a recent graduate, it’s time to make a career change, or seeking an executive/C-Suite position, getting educated about what’s current and trending in job search will provide a solid foundation for you to optimize your success at landing your ideal job.
At times the employment landscape may appear that jobs are scarce, yet people are changing employment all the time. The key to capitalizing on an employment opportunity isn’t only about timing.
As you prepare to position your professional brand to hiring managers and recruiters, there is a fair amount of pre-work you must do in order to put your best self forward.
At Career Thinker, we have a system that can create efficiencies for you. First you must be dedicated to your career search and not turn the full responsibility over to anyone else until you hear “You’ve got the job!”
Depending on your years in the workforce, you will be gathering information not only on your past positions and data to support your value, you will need to portray your soft skills which can feel more subjective yet are still critical to your professional brand.
We partner with each of our clients with a comprehensive strategy from information gathering to interview coaching and every step in between.
At a minimum, you will be learning more about your communication style as an employee or leader from taking the DISCstyles™ assessment, you’ll get a 90-minute consultation, have your resume written by a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) who will also create your bio, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profile to expand your brand value on social media.
Our resume writers make sure your professional presence will get through the ATS (screening software) used by recruiters and hiring managers while highlighting your value to an organization or for a specific job fit. Finally, our interview coaching has proven to be invaluable to the majority of our clients who choose to round out their strategic approach to landing meaningful work.
You are encouraged to click on the Career Package that best serves your current search need on the right sidebar of this page. Your selection will list the many strategic pieces we offer to enhance your search. At a minimum (beyond your professional resume) always have an updated professional LinkedIn profile to project your expertise on a continual basis.
We specialize in career education at Career Thinker. You can find additional information by checking out the following our blog to optimize and enhance your career search strategy.