What was your attitude when you first lost your job: Shock, Anger, Denial, Fear, Panic, Embarrassment, Shame? These are normal emotions when a person first loses a job. Step One will help in identifying your attitude and taking positive actions to create a positive new attitude. A mindset that is more conducive to a successful job transition.
As it relates to the job search process, assessment is simply doing some things to discover our accomplishments and attributes to determine where we best fit in the world of work and where will we be most successful. In Step two we will determine the specific strengths and accomplishments we can bring to the employer.
“You Incorporated” You already have a full-time job. You are the CEO of “You, Incorporated.” And, of course, your product is you. You will now be working full-time marketing yourself to prospective employers. In this step, we will consider how to locate prospective employers and job openings, then we will deal with the ways we cause them to want to interview us.
There are three documents that are basic to any job search: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Business Cards. Did you know that people who receive resumes spend between 4 and 17 seconds deciding if they should read it? In this step we will learn the strategic importance of preparing all of these documents with the proper focus.
The importance of the interview is unquestioned. Preparation is key for this critical step. Yet few job seekers prepare adequately for an interview. In this step, you will learn the research and strategies required for a successful interview.
Thank you notes are a common courtesy that has become too uncommon. Therefore, the person who uses them stands out from the crowd. Common wisdom used to suggest that thank-you notes should be in the mail the same day as the interview. In this step, you will learn specifically who should receive thank-you notes and when and how they should receive them. The training in this step may surprise you.