An unfortunate reality is that many young people (and some of the older ones too) have no clue in respect to career options. For most, it began with ‘randomly’ selecting their college major. No structured process, no assessments, and very little guidance from their college advisers. Although it would have been advantageous to have this guidance during college, it’s not too late. We work with our clients using our structured Career Engineering process. We work with our clients using personality, core value and a personal requirement assessment to define their individual needs (what they are looking for in a career). Our next step is to identify their strengths and experiences to define their individual contributions (what they bring to a prospective career). Together, we brainstorm career options and input the information into our customized Career Decision Making Matrix™. Next, we go through a thorough analysis until the client is confident that we have identified the career they were meant to have.
A resume and Monster.com are not an effective job search strategy! A successful job search strategy needs to be robust, comprehensive and set you apart from the competition. The foundation or first phase of the search strategy is the ability to define and market yourself. What makes you stand out? What successes have you had in your life? Why should someone hire you? What do you bring to a prospective employer to help them solve their problems? This first step is a requirement or prerequisite for developing your marketing tools (resume, brand, elevator speech, cover letter, etc.) required for the other aspects of the search process: career choice, the job search itself, networking and interviewing. This is where we come in. We work with you to develop the skills necessary required to excel in the job search process.
Hiring a new employee is a significant investment for a company. In addition, the competition is fierce. So how do you stand out? First, we work with you to cover the fundamentals of the interview. You can do this by being prepared! Maximize the elements of the interview that you can control. How do you dress? What do you bring to the interview? Whats questions should you ask the interviewer(s)? When should you get there? How do you followup?
Next, we work with our clients to address the unknown. That is, being prepared to address the unknown. Without knowing what questions the interviewer(s) will ask, we help our clients develop answers to any questions that could come up. We minimize the possibility of stumbling with an answer. In addition, we address the issue of nervousness and fear. Not how to avoid it, but to use it as a strategic advantage.