A Preview of What is Expected of You and How to Prepare Yourself For It!
My Coaching and Therapist careers have brought to my attention the need for the following Skills/Insights when entering the Job Market whether your fresh out of School or been unemployed for a number of years.
♦ Though the graduate has worked hard for the past two to six years and knows his/her subject well, it seems more is needed, an edge if you will, to secure employment in a weak and crowded job environment.
♦ You’ve been unemployed for a year or more and your confidence needs a boost and your resume some “Spin”?
♦ Coming out of Isolation and joining the Work Force.
♦ Suddenly Single to No Longer Working From Home.
1. How you say, what you say, speaks volumes about you.
Breaking down how you speak. How much do you have to say?
Replacement words (holding their interest) Thesaurus anyone?
Speaking with Conviction.
English 101. Personal shortcomings (Huh, is never used in conversation.)
What your appearance could be saying about you.
3. Knowledge of Self
Finding what you already have that can help you and knowing how to edit.
Recognizing and dealing with your own “limitations” and how to manage them.
4. Knowledge of “The Position”
Resume Rewrites to bring yours to the top of the pile.
What Are You bringing to Them?
5. On the Spot wisdom
Importance of the breath and learning the subtext necessary to good acting when needed.
When thrown, how to get back on track.
How taking Rejection as a challenge, instead of a personal flaw.
It’s just a job and not a Political Office. When to use Humor!
Your schooling is behind you and hopefully you feel ready to seek employment in your field of interest. It’s been a few years since your last job, and self-doubt has really begun to be the loudest voice in your head. Maybe you were lied to by well-intentioned parents and friends and reassured that your future was set, only to find that it’s not going to be that easy.
Perhaps you need to sit down with a 3rd party that will be honest with you and help you edit and prepare yourself for the professional world. Someone who sees through the fear but never makes you feel like your being judged when he gives you feed-back. Someone who believes in and helps you find your own individual power. A Coach who only wants you to be as big a presence out there as you can and knows that its time you regrouped and assessed honestly what you have to offer.
Twenty to thirty minutes free consultation for new clients only. John Shinavier, MA