It can be difficult in today’s economic and competitive environment to compete for the right job. And it’s even more difficult when you don’t have or know how to develop the right tools to stand out and sell your talents and skills. We want to help you succeed so we provide you with one on one personal coaching and resources that you can use to help you create an outstanding resume, effective cover letter, gain interview confidence along with other resources that will help you be the best candidate for the job. Below are a list of resources to help you gain new skills to help you in your job search. We are available to meet with you to discuss any of the resources.
Develop a Successful Mindset – Having the proper frame of mind can make or break your job search. Learn the skills needed to transform the way you think about yourself and your job search so that you can reenergize the confidence you need to succeed.
Effective Business Communication – Communication plays a fundamental role in every aspect of business and is one of the most in-demand skills among employers. Effective business communication includes everything from strong public speaking to professionally written business reports and emails. Effective business communication is a skill that will set you apart from other job applicants and impress potential employers.
Basic Microsoft Excel – This workshop is designed to help you to become familiar with the foundational skills of Microsoft Excel. You will learn how to navigate Excel, create spreadsheets, enter data and manipulate data using basic functions of the program.
Google Drive & Docs – Google Drive is a cloud-based storage service that allows you to upload or download files, that can be accessed them by different people across different devices. Google Docs is an online word processor used to compose letters, flyers, essays and other text-based files and is the equivalent to Microsoft Word. This workshop handout outlines the foundational skills required to utilize Google Drive and create online documents in Google Docs.
Google Sheets & Slides – Google Sheets and Google Slides are two of the cloud-based applications that are a core part of the Google Suite. Google Sheets is a spreadsheet developing application, which enables you to create, organize and manage data. Google Slides is Google’s presentation application, which allows you create and format polished presentations. This workshop handout outlines the foundational skills required to utilize these modern office programs.
Job Search Success Strategies Part 1 – Those who don’t plan for success, plan for failure. Successful job seekers know who they are, how to best utilize their particular brand of skills to stand out from the crowd, and can identify their unique talents, strengths and accomplishments. Part one of this workshop covers three critical areas of a job search strategy: Planning Your Job Search, Exploring Career Options and What Makes YOU Unique?
Job Search Success Strategies Part 2 – Those who don’t plan for success, plan for failure. Successful job seekers take the time to prepare their resume, social media profiles, their voicemail and a personal brand statement to stand out from the crowd. Learn how to prepare your job search tools to WOW recruiters and hiring managers.
Making Time Work For You – Everyone has the same amount of time each day: 24 hours. Some people are able to get a lot done within that 24 hours, while others struggle with the stress of balancing priorities, to-do lists and achieving goals. By sharpening your time management skills, you will enhance your productivity and achieve desired goals with less effort and more effective strategies.
Optimizing Your LinkedIn – LinkedIn is the top online site for professional and career networking. At least 95% of all human resource and staffing professionals use LinkedIn in their recruiting efforts. In a modern job search, your LinkedIn profile is one of your most important tools in demonstrating the value you bring to potential employers. The purpose of optimizing your LinkedIn profile is to set yourself apart, get attention from the right people and help you become a recruiter magnet.
Personal Branding – What is Personal Branding, and why should you care? In today’s job market, your brand can be the difference between getting an interview and getting passed over. Developing and controlling your personal brand will get you noticed and make you stand out from other candidates. This informational handout will help you create a branding statement that tells employers who you are and what you bring to the table.
Remote Interview Skills – A growing number of companies are using remote interviews to screen job applicants. Whether you’re participating in an in-person or remote interview, the goal is the same – to make a positive impression that earns you a subsequent interview or even the job. Remote interviews do, however, present some unique challenges, including use of technology, management of setting, and the ability to effectively show enthusiasm and interest.
3 Tools of a Successful Job Search – Three of the most essential tools of a successful job search are the resume, the interview, and the LinkedIn profile. All three tools help you make or break a first impression with a potential employer. This means your resume needs to be excellent. You need to nail your virtual or in-person interview. And, when someone checks out your LinkedIn Profile, they need to see that it is polished and professional.
Virtual Networking – Virtual Networking skills have become even more essential in this current reality. A critical key to a successful job search is building strong relationships, both in person and online.
Virtual Networking Training Resources – Online social and career networking sites are the latest tools for job seekers. Proficient use of these sites can help improve your job search results and can result in career success. Most job seekers are familiar with the most popular online networking sites including, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, but expanding your virtual networking to additional sites can greatly increase your chances of connecting with those who can help you in your job search. Participation in the following three sites can increase the impact of your professional online presence and help move your career forward.