One-on-one coaching is focused on you. It’s about helping you achieve clarity in your job hunt and then helping you stick with a plan - both identifying what the career goal is - and then working with you step-by-step to achieve it.
A simple example: how best to organize your time? Recently I worked with Harry to help him figure this out, and what a well-organized morning looks for him now:
Here’s what we solved for: How to get the most out of each day? What if you’ve got BOTH classes AND a job hunt to attend to?
Since job hunting is a sustained daily effort, now he knows when and where in his Monday and Tuesday mornings to work on things.
It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring data scientist with the Big Four, or you want to work with a nonprofit organization in marketing OR if you want to work in an investment bank: you can get those great jobs and it...
You might be thinking right now, “do we need training about online courses? I know, I know! How much more Zoom University do we need?
Good online courses help you implement your job hunt. That’s the difference. It means nothing to your job hunt to work “exercises”. The value of courses is in actually getting the email sent, actually getting the interview, actually networking.
And when job hunting, we want access to training that gets us in touch with people, helps us develop relationships.
“How Can Online Courses Help Us ’Get There’?”
There are different modalities whereby you can learn something, and online courses have their place. Here, let’s talk about what I think online courses should deliver.
The first thing I think online courses should offer is repeatability. If something is said amazingly well and really makes its...
Delighted to have a moment here to talk about LinkedIn with you and how to use it properly so that you get what you came here for - you get to where you want to go in your job hunt!
When I look out on the international student space I don't see LinkedIn receiving its highest value. And as a result, people are not empowered in their job hunts.
Within The Career Accelerator Program - my flagship training for getting great work experience and getting paid for it - we are all about using tools in the right way to empower our job hunts.
LinkedIn comes down to this one question:
“Are you using LinkedIn proactively or as a passive recipient of messages?”
Are you mostly just getting sales pitches?
Ever hesitated to check someone’s LinkedIn page or messaging someone in your dream company?
That’s what's going on in a lot of the lives of job...
Congratulations on continuing to make progress in your career exploration and checking out additional resources to help you succeed. And well, this is my favorite topic to speak about and I think you're going to love what we're going to talk about.
We're going to talk about “what is coaching?”
Now, coaching could be any kind of coaching. It could be life coaching, could be nutrition, sports, parenting coaching, relationship coaching.
Here we're going to focus on career coaching and what great career coaching is.
Use this video, this training, to go out and evaluate other programs that you might be considering, and just check, “Hey, is this program going to fit me in this respect?”
I’m going to talk about four aspects or “4 C’s” of Coaching, and one of the important things for you to consider when you're out getting a job is knowing why someone would hire you.
Why would someone hire you?
This week I want to talk about you realizing your career goals – and also in the bigger context of you achieving your “goals behind the goals.” Those goals for happiness, love, and contentment that we know we all want.
In this post, I want to look at what the path of someone who's successful looks like, and the path of someone who's not successful, looks like.
And I want to compare those two – with reference to the job hunt – and show you how no matter where you are on that path, you can put your finger on where you are and then make a shift if you need to or move straight ahead.
So I want to actually jump into one of my LinkedIn messages and share the story of one job hunt with you because what this individual is writing about is universal, and we all experience it, and you can learn immediately from it.
And if you're not interacting with me, one-on-one through chat, I recommend you do, because you can get some really helpful advice...
Let’s talk about creating a crazy effective professional summary for your resume!
The first thing I want to do is to start off by saying that you do need to have a professional summary for your resume. You need to have it there - it needs to be prominent and on the top.
If you don't have a professional summary, you are basically not going to succeed in your job. Sounds controversial, but essentially this is the truth because we want to talk about what a professional summary means and what it implies by having one.
Essentially, by having a professional summary, you are making a statement about how you help solve a particular kind of problem. A crazy effective professional summary will do that, whereas ones that are less effective are saying something very general or what you're looking to have and what kind of a job you want, those are less successful as professional summaries.
To start things off, we want to talk about the essential aspect of having a professional...
Salary negotiation is scary.
But there’s a major reason why you need to push past the fear.
It’s called the law of compound interest. This refers to the ability of an asset to generate earnings that are then reinvested or remain invested with the goal of generating their own earnings. In other words, compounding refers to generating earnings from previous earnings.
Einstein called this the “8th wonder of the world”.
Now, let’s look at an example of why this is important:
Pam and Sam are starting at a new investment banking company in the same job position.
Pam negotiates her salary and ends up making $ 65,000 / year.
Sam doesn’t negotiate his salary and ends up making $ 59,000 / year.
After 5 years, Pam has made $ 325,000 and Sam $ 295,000.
That’s a $ 30,000 difference in 5 years and a $ 6,000 difference — per YEAR!
And that’s just the simple subtraction.
If we take the total sum of earnings over that 20 year period, by playing...
Can you turn a rejection into a job offer?
How? By staying in touch.
How do you stay in touch? It can be as simple as an update on your job hunt progress to the hiring manager who rejected you.
The main place to begin this work is not in how to craft an update note, however.
The main place to start is not taking any rejection as a rejection of YOU.
People often view rejections as the end of a transaction with a company. A rejection of the whole person. This is the same thing as saying “your ego got in the way and screwed things up.”
An interview gives you the chance to get in front of someone and create a connection.
If you completely cut ties with those people, you lose all of the progress you made!
Instead, add those people to your network. Send them regular updates.
Working to stay in touch, keeping them in your network: these actions lead to future opportunities.
Have questions about networking techniques?
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Networking is awful and doesn’t work!
This is how it feels, and that is the conclusion - for most people.
Online applications don’t seem to work either, so the only option is to go to grad school.
Is that how you’re feeling?
When done well, networking is no different than generating interviews on demand. That’s how we treat it among members of my Career Accelerator program. The result is that we are generating interviews on-demand.
Have questions about networking?
Shoot me a message and let’s chat!
Persistence is a force you can cultivate and use to win offers. It’s a stand-alone asset that exists apart from your GPA, qualifications, school rank, or past experience. You can add this to your job hunt toolkit at any time.
I can’t stress enough the importance of following up after interviews.
There are many ways for you to stand out from the pool of job seekers out there - and following up is one of them.
Your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and interest.