Self-Guided Job Search And Career Tools
While some people prefer to work one-on-one with a professional others like to take on the challenge themselves. If you’re one of them we offer self-guided job search tools. All packages and guides on this page were created by Annette Richmond, Certified Master Resume Writer and principal career intelligence Resume Writing and Career Services.
GET NOTICED NOW! Create A Unique LinkedIn Profile Banner That Makes You Stand Out
LinkedIn is a noisy, busy place. This course will teach you how to select complimentary colors, create a unique banner image, and upload your new banner. You will easily be able to create new banners as your business or career evolve.
At the end of this program, you will be able to use Canva to create a unique LinkedIn profile banner and other social media images
✔️How to give your LinkedIn profile and social media images a designer look by using color palettes.
✔️ Quickly customize LinkedIn profile banner templates AND create your own unique design from scratch.
✔️ Navigate Canva’s user-friendly platform to develop a variety of custom designs.
🔵 This course is delivered through Thinkific. To learn more and enroll, click here.
PS Try before you buy. Watch the first lesson for FREE.
RESUME PRO PACK: Expert Templates And Guide For Job Seekers On A Budget
As a job seeker who has been out of work and on a budget, you may be wondering if investing in a professional resume package is worth the cost. The truth is, having a well-crafted resume is essential to landing your next job, and can make all the difference in a competitive job market.
That’s why we’ve created a resume template package that provides all the tools and resources you need to write a professional-quality resume without breaking the bank.
✔️3 customizable ATS-compatible executive resumes designed by a certified professional resume writer. They are similar to resumes used by executive clients to land their dream jobs.
✔️ A Detailed that offers tips and advice on how to write a winning resume. This guide includes 300 action verbs that recruiters and hiring managers like to see.
✔️ Templates are compatible with Microsoft Word for PC and Mac and provided in US and A4 formats for international users
🔵 Get started today, downloadable templates and Modern Resume Guide
HOW TO JUMP START A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH
Conducting a successful job search takes work. Sitting in front of the computer answering ads makes you feel like you’ve done a lot. But it’s a false sense of accomplishment.
Successful job seekers conduct proactive job searches.
Packed with information, online resources, and “how-to” videos, How to Jump Start a Successful Job Search teaches you how to:
- Set LinkedIn to let recruiters know you’re looking
- Prepare to answer questions about salary
- Help your friends help you find a job
- Evaluate jobs to see if they’re right for you
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES: THE POWER OF LINKEDIN
The internet is a powerful job search tool. Even more powerful when you know how to use it effectively. This guide provides step-by-step instructions and screenshots to help you:
- Search for jobs in your target industry(s) even if you’re looking in other parts of the country.
- Spend less time online by using Google’s powerful search capabilities instead of going from job board to job board.
- Build your LinkedIn network by connecting to people who add value and will help you reach your goals.
- Find and connect with people who work for your target employers including former colleagues, alumni, etc.
- Compose LinkedIn connection requests to increase responses. Hint: a little research is required.
HOW TO GET CALLED BACK – WHAT TO DO AFTER THE INTERVIEW
You had a great interview. Now what?
Everything you’ve done so far has moved your job search forward.
Now you need to keep the momentum going.
In How to Get Called Back you’ll learn:
✔ How to create a compelling thank you note
✔ What to do while you’re waiting
✔ When and how to follow up
✔ How to make calls with confidence
✔ What to do when you don’t hear back
HOW TO SAY IT: MAKE CALLS WITH EASE
Except for skilled sales professionals, most people hate to make cold calls. During the job search process, however, sometimes you’ll need to pick up the phone. That might mean following up after sending a resume, following up after a job interview, or arranging an informational interview.
How To Say It: Make Calls With Ease includes phone scripts for:
✔ Following up after sending a resume
✔ Following up after a job interview
✔ Contacting someone for an informational interview
Bonus: 10 Questions to ask during an informational interview.
FREE CAREER TOOLS
Check out our selection of free resources to help you move forward in your career. You’ll have access to downloadable reports, how-to videos, and our new podcast Smarter Career Moves.
- Downloadable Resume Formatting Cheat Sheet
- LinkedIn Mistakes You’re Probably Making
- A Series of How-to videos to help you create a compelling resume
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