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.

JOB SEARCH BUNDLE BETTER

JUMP START YOUR JOB SEARCH STARTER KIT

The Jump Start Your Job Search Starter Kit is a robust package for jobseekers on a budget.

Instantly download a detailed resume writing guide, customizable resume and cover e-note templates, phone scripts for job seekers, how to respond to salary questions, and more. This bundle includes.

  • Secrets to Creating a Resume That Gets Results
  • How To Jump Start A Successful Job Search
  • How to Get Called Back After The Interview
  • How To Say It: Make Calls With Ease
  • Marketing YOU Cover e-Note Package

The package also includes Surviving Sudden Unemployment, a special report that provides information on current government resources.

SELF-GUIDED RESUME WRITING PACKAGE

Today, resumes are quickly scanned for experience, keywords, and skills. Recruiters spend 7.8 seconds reviewing resumes according to The Ladders 2018 Eye-Tracking Study. Employers said they spent 2 to 3 minutes when responding to a CareerBuilder study in 2014.

So, it’s critical to get recruiters’ and employers’ attention fast.

Secrets To Creating A Resume That Gets Results will guide you through the process of developing a resume that demonstrates your value to recruiters and hiring managers.

You will learn how to:

  • Develop compelling achievement statements that show your value
  • Write a resume that is compatible with the ATS (applicant tracking software systems)
  • Create a resume that doesn’t make you look old
  • Engage employers with your cover letter
  • Get references from former colleagues and managers
  • Use LinkedIn to attract recruiters and employers

The package also includes Surviving Sudden Unemployment, a special report that provides information on current government resources.

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

And more.

Job Search Strategies Guide

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

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 Day It Phone Scripts

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

And more.


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