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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Turn Failure into Success

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Failure is success if we learn from it.

~Malcolm Forbes


If you learn something from a failure, you're smarter, stronger, and better than you were before you began. That's when failure becomes success.

In a job search, how can you turn failure into success?

If your resume isn't generating interviews, don't assume no one needs you.  Find out how to improve your resume.

If you interview but don't get the job, don't assume you aren't good enough.  Find out why you didn't interview well.  Ask the person  you interviewed with what their thoughts were.

Learn from your mistakes and use that knowledge to be better and stronger next time.

If you need some direction and help with your job search, attend one of my Free Training Webinars.  I pack my webinars with tons of information and tips for your job search success.  Find out more about our free job search webinars and register now.

 

 

Stay Motivated During a Stressful Job Search

inspirationThink your job search is stressful?  Most people do. But, what if an expert shared with you the secrets of what really works to find hidden jobs, get interviews, and get job offers (multiple job offers)?  In one hour, your job search could go from difficult and stressful to exciting and successful.  This is what we do for you in our Free Job Search Webinars.

See what one job seeker said after attending one of our webinars:

Thanks again for another informative session packed with lots of useful tips, advice, and recommendations. Most of all I love the tone which is so uplifting at this stressful time for job seekers! Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and expertise and helping all of us secure [our] desired job! Great job guys and thanks a lot!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks & regards,
Helena Sebastian

Ready to get motivated for a great job search?  Sign up to attend one of our Free Job Search Webinars today.  See what topics we're covering this week on our Job Search Webinars Page.

 

 

Does the Post Interview Follow Up Really Matter?

Erin-K-Post-Interview-Follow-UpYou’ve already spent your time writing an effective resume and have gone through the interview process with a potential employer. Determining the next step is critical to increase your chances of getting hired, but what is that next step? Some people simply wait by the phone or check their email repeatedly, waiting for word regarding whether they are invited for another interview or to accept an offer. In addition to writing resumes that get you hired, it’s important to evaluate whether a follow up is really necessary.
 

You Haven’t Heard Anything Regarding Your Application

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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – The Time is Now

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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

~Chinese Proverb


If you're in a job search, you may be wishing you had done a few things differently in the past that would make your experience better right now.  Maybe you wish you'd paid more attention to maintaining your network.  Maybe you wish you'd done a better job documenting your successes for your resume.  Or maybe it's something else.

Would it have been better if you'd taken those steps way back when?  Maybe.  But guess what?  It doesn't matter.  You can't change it, so stop beating yourself up.  The only thing you can change is right now--and now is definitely better than never.

Have you neglected your network?  Starting contacting people today.  (See these networking tips.)

Are you missing some important information for your resume?  Start calling people you used to work with and see if they can help you remember.

If you wish you'd been more active on LinkedIn, get on LinkedIn, polish your profile, and participate.

If you need some direction and help with your job search, attend one of my Free Training Webinars.  I pack my webinars with tons of information and tips for your job search success.  Find out more about our free job search webinars and register now.

 

 

How to Have Employers Competing For You When You're Over 50

Job-OfferIf you are over 50 and in the job search, you know it can be tough.  I encourage you to read Mariana's story and see how she ended up with 3 companies pursuing her as a job candidate (for exciting jobs with increased salaries!):

Hello Peggy,

I felt I needed to send you a big "thank you!". Here's why:

I have been looking for a job for 9 months after being laid off from my previous employer. I am over 50 so it hasn't been easy, and I can't remember how I found you and your resources, but I want to say it was approximately 2 months ago and I knew I had to do something different, so I decided to invest the money and purchase your services...I am so glad I found you!

What I found to be the most valuable assets were the 30/60/90 day plan and the advice of making sure you include numbers, percentages, etc. on your resume (i.e., increased leads by 40%, etc.). These were the 2 keys that got me the phone interviews and then the face-to-face meetings. The look of surprise when I mentioned I had a 30/60/90 plan prepared was priceless - they all were most impressed.

So now for the good news, or should I say great news! I literally have 3 solid job offers that I am in the process of deciding on. Because they are all great offers and literally came in within 1 day of each other I was honest with each of them letting them know that there were other companies that had made offers and that I owed each of them the respect of doing my due diligence as I had spent significant time with each of them. They all said they completely understand and now I am getting emails from all 3 asking what they can do to get me on board with their companies. It's seriously amazing! It is a very difficult decision to make as they have all offered me equity in the company, salary is 15K more than my previous job and all are in an exciting space. So, by end of day Monday I will have made my decision and will be happily employed again.

Please tell your members that there is hope for those of us over 50. All 3 of these companies mentioned during our last conversations that they were looking for people with "experience" and "maturity".

Bottom line - your product(s) and you really do work! I am impressed!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

-Mariana

If  you are over 50 (0r even over 40) this is what you need to do:

Doing these things will put you far ahead of your competition so you can receive fantastic job offers, too.

 

Changes in Pharmacy Technician Training

pharmacytechnicianThere are many different types of jobs you can choose from, even within the medical field. So, now it's not as easy as simply deciding you're going to go into this field, now you must also decide what you want to do within this field. One job worth considering is that of a pharmacy technician.

Job Outlook for Pharmacy Technicians

According to the U.S. Government, there will be a 20 percent growth in jobs for pharmacy technicians before the year 2022. This is faster than the growth for most occupations. This is because the population is growing older and those people tend to use more prescription than younger people.

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Why Should You Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter?

Erin-K-TailorIt may be easier to write one cover letter and resume and use it for every job to which you want to apply. However, if you’re trying to build the best executive resume to help you stand apart from the other candidates, this is a serious mistake. It’s critical to learn as much as you can about the company, as well as the job, to which you are applying so you can show them why you are the right choice.

No Time to Waste

Hiring personnel often receive hundreds of resumes for every job listing they release. This means they could spend hours, days or even weeks scanning through the resumes and making decisions regarding who they will interview for the job. Every resume that isn’t custom tailored for the job won’t likely be considered. Hiring managers don’t have the time to waste trying to figure out if a candidate is a good fit without the proper information. The best resume writing service can help you create a cover letter and resume customized for each job you are considering.
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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Do It Today

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Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do today.

~Benjamin Franklin


Job searches are tough, and it can be tempting to put off doing the things you need to do (making that call, sending your resume to the hiring manager, etc.). Don't put it off.  Remember that this situation is temporary.  The more you do, the faster you'll be out of it and into a great job.

If you need some motivation this week to take action, I encourage you to attend one of my Free Training Webinars.  I pack my webinars with tons of information and tips you can use today to take action in your job search.  Find out more about our free job search webinars and register now.

 

 

Skeptical about 30-60-90-Day Plans? Read This

reformed skepticIf you've heard of 30-60-90-day plans but never considered bringing them to a job interview, you are not alone.  Some job seekers hesitate to step outside of the norm and others simply believe they won't work.  If this is you, you are missing out.  Read Brian's comments below:

Peggy,

When I first heard about 30-60-90 day plans, I was at best skeptical. I thought that they came across as presumptuous, demonstrated a lack of flexibility, and opened the door for communicating a lack of understanding of the scope, politics, and operating climate in a new role. Several people had encouraged me to use them, but I refused.

But, after a few interviews failed to translate into offers, I revisited the idea. I purchased your package and quickly realized that the problem wasn't the plan itself, it was the WAY I was thinking about them.

To make a long story short, for my very next interview, I followed your plan and developed a 30-60-90 proposal that blew their socks off. After 6 months of searching, I got a great offer from a great organization!!

Thank you very much from a reformed 30-60-90 skeptic!!!

Brian Ellison

Find out more about my 30-60-90-Day Action Plan Template and Coaching, get yours and knock their socks off in your next interview!

 

 

What Do Employers Really Look for in a Resume?

Erin-K-Resume-EmployersWhether you’re looking for your first job after college or you are ready for a career change, writing an executive resume can be an intimidating process. Do you know what employers are really looking for in resumes that get you hired? Many professionals don’t know the answer to this important question. The top resume writing service can help you ensure these elements can be found in your resume.

The Right Keywords

Keywords aren’t just something you implement into your website or any other content you post online. An executive resume should include keywords relevant to the job you are applying for. An employer wants to know a candidate is qualified without spending a lot of time reading through the contents. If you aren’t using the right keywords, your resume will likely be passed over without a second glance.
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When it comes time to start your own business - Beware the know-it-all Let your due diligence guide you

Dan-C-Know-It-AllYou know the type. You tell them your great new idea, and they tell you they know all about that type of business. They will tell you “I heard a friend of a friend say they knew someone, who had a terrible experience…” You get the picture.

The best advice of all is to tune them out, because odds are they don’t know the whole picture. They may have heard one story, but you will want more than a single data point before you make your decision.

One of the great reasons to go into business with a franchise is you can find plenty of evidence to help you decide whether a business is worthy of your time and effort or not.

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Monday Motivator for Your Job Search – Focus on the Good Things

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I keep my mind focused on peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, I can't be distracted
by doubt, anxiety, or fear.

~Edith Armstrong


This is an important quote to remember for your job search and your life.  What you focus on affects everything from your attitude to your results.  If you know you need to stop negative thinking, I encourage you to check out this blog post series:

How to Stop Negative Thinking and Stay Positive in Your Job Search

 

 

Will Your Creative Resume Hurt or Help?

Erin-K-Creative-ResumeResumes that get you hired need to stand apart from the thousands of other resumes companies may receive for a given job listing. For this reason, many people think it’s best to get creative when writing an effective resume. Unfortunately, resumes and cover letters that are too unusual can raise red flags and prevent employers from even looking at them.

It’s Not Tailored to the Job

When prospective employees spend too much time getting creative with their resumes, they often fail to customize them to fit the exact specifications of the job to which they are applying. Whenever you apply for a position, it’s important to specify skills that relate directly to the job. Everything should be tailored to the job’s needs.
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Over 50 with 3 Job Offers...Here's How

Job-OfferIf you are over 50 and in the job search, you may be frustrated like Mariana was (for 7 months).  She made a change that included a resume makeover and a 30-60-90-Day Plan for Interviews.  The result?  3 Job Offers!  Read her story:

Hello Peggy,

I felt I needed to send you a big "thank you!". Here's why:

I have been looking for a job for 9 months after being laid off...I am over 50 so it hasn't been easy and I can't remember how I found you and your resources but I want to say it was approximately 2 months ago and I knew I had to do something different so I decided to invest the money and purchase your services...I am so glad I found you!

What I found to be the most valuable assets were the 30/60/90 day plan and the advice of making sure you include numbers, percentages, etc. on your resume (i.e., increased leads by 40%, etc.). These were the 2 keys that got me the phone interviews and then the face-to-face meetings. The look of surprise when I mentioned I had a 30/60/90-day plan prepared was priceless - they all were most impressed.

So now for the good news, or should I say great news! I literally have 3 solid job offers that I am in the process of deciding on. Because they are all great offers and literally came in within 1 day of each other I was honest with each of them letting them know that there were other companies that had made offers and that I owed each of them the respect of doing my due diligence as I had spent significant time with each of them. They all said they completely understand and now I am getting emails from all 3 asking what they can do to get me on board with their companies. It's seriously amazing! It is a very difficult decision to make as they have all offered me equity in the company, salary is 15K more than my previous job and all are in an exciting space. So, by end of day Monday I will have made my decision and will be happily employed again.

Please tell your members that there is hope for those of us over 50. All 3 of these companies mentioned during our last conversations that they were looking for people with "experience" and "maturity".

Bottom line - your product(s) and you really do work! I am impressed!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

-Mariana

Congratulations Mariana!

If you'd like to learn more about how to job search successfully over 50, come to my Free Webinar:  5 Simple Tips to Beat Age Discrimination.  You'll learn a lot AND receive free gifts that will help you in your search.

 

 

Want To Join The Police? Read This

FatJoe-PoliceBecoming a police officer is easily one of the noblest career choices that anybody could ever make. For the right type of person, it’s a very rewarding decision, and there’s no surprise that so many select this pathway.

Some people dream about this job from a very early age. Others find a greater respect for it during their adult years and see it as the perfect chance for a career change. Either way, it’s a fantastic option for anyone with the required skills.

However, landing yourself that perfect job with the forces might not always be as easy as you think. Here are some of the most important preparations you should make.

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