Conducting an Effective Job Search—for the recent college graduate.

“People” say that it is difficult to find a good job when it is your first real job out of school. It isn’t easy but it is possible. First and foremost you have to know what you want, i.e. what type of position in what type of industry. If you don’t know where you are going, you certainly won’t get there! That is why you if you are not clear about what you want, you first have to go through an assessment process to determine your career goals.

Once you know what you want, you can create a plan, a strategy and what you need to do to get a job in the field you seek. Unless you find you need additional training and/or education. In that case, you can get the best possible job or internship to start you along the way.

You will need a great resume and a job search strategy. You will need to know what to say to people about yourself and what you are seeking. You will need to learn how to present yourself and interview in a way that works.

And, you need to get motivated and take action.

OUR PROCESS

Step 1 – Create your Job Search Plan

We assist you in developing a personalized and targeted action plan to help you achieve your goals. Based on your unique needs and goals, it may make sense for you to be seeking an internship or a position. We will help you identify the best job search methods for you to gain entry to companies and job targets. This includes the “right way” to network, direct approach marketing, using social media and the Internet, responding to listings and, sometimes, using recruiters.

Step 2 – Develop a “Door-Opening” Resume, other Written and “Verbal” Communications

In addition to developing your resume, we can work with you to prepare letters such as introduction letters to companies asking for an exploratory interview, responses to postings, thank you letters and more. Finally, we help you with your “pitch”, what you are going to say when you introduce yourself, either on the phone or in person.

Step 3 – Implement your Job Search and Stay Motivated

We help you implement your job search plan, supporting you in –person and/or by phone, via Skype and via e-mail. With coaching, you increase your networking and interviewing skills as well as how you present yourself. You get help dealing with how to handle situations and people, as well as rejection and your motivation during the process.