On August 19, I made a presentation at the New York Public Library covering various aspects of an effective job search.
The first video covers the following topics:
- Your job search is your problem. No one can get you a job! It’s all on you.
- All advice is art, not science.
- Stay focused on the employer.
- Brand yourself.
- Differentiate yourself in everything you do.
The second video focuses on :
- If it takes more than 10 seconds to read a cover letter, it is too long.
- A professional can skim a resume and disqualify a candidate in 5 seconds.
The final video deals with:
- An employer’s focus is on the interview; so should yours.
- Networking is the key to finding a job.
- Follow-up is the key to successful networking.
- Start your resume with “Selected Accomplishments.”
- Research, research, research for an interview.
- Set the stage for Skype.
- It’s not what you say that matters; it’s what the interviewer hears.
- Succinct answers showing research skills.
- No questions equals no interest.
- Who succeeds here? b. How can I make your life easier?
- Follow-up thank-you email.
- Rejection thank-you letter.
- Counter-offer based on needs.
My full-service career counseling package usually costs $300.00. If you “Like” the videos and post them on LinkedIn and one other social media site, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) showing me the sites, and you will receive a $100 discount. The only change is that instead of a face-to-face interview, we’ll do it over Skype. This offer is good until the end of August, 2016.