We all have been Stuck in our Job Search!
Being Stuck is not an Issue, it happens to All of us.
But, Staying STUCK, that's a problem!
We all struggle with Imposter Syndrome.
An estimated 70% of people experience these impostor feelings at some point in their lives, according the International Journal of Behavioral Science.
That feeling in our head that says, "I am not good Enough," or I don't have what it takes to get hired."
If you are in this spot, listen to this Video as I discuss the issues of the Imposter syndrome and how you can TAKE ACTION ...
Developing your Professional network means that you are being Intentional in Starting a Relationship that may last the Rest of your Career!!
Who do you connect with:
This week I interview a good friend of mine, David Priddy, about What to do When, NOT IF, you lose your job!
David highlights some of the decisions and PLAN of how he relied on his Network of Industry Contacts to help him find a job when he was unexpectedly cut loose from an engineering firm that he had worked for for 19 years!
Almost every engineer who has been in the market for more than 20 years has lost a job or been "cut loose" or RIF'd at one time or another.
It is called Consulting Engineering! It happens to almost everyone!
Heck, I have been cut, fired, hired...
This is an amazing Story of Farhoud (Dan) Kabirian and how he was laid off during the Covid Crisis!
After 400 Online job Applications, with ZERO results, Dan was painfully aware that he needed to make a change in his Approach.
After taking the DIY Boot Camp Dan revamped his Linkedin Profile, developed a Target list of Companies and Hiring Managers that he wanted to interview with.
Dan landed 2 job offers, and one company didn't even have a job opening, but after talking with Dan, THEY CREATED A JOB FOR HIM!!
Listen to the Smiles and Laughs Dan has as he tells his Amazing Success...
As a Recruiter, When I talk with folks who are looking for a new job, I often ask them, "on a Scale of 1-10 how desperate are you to find a job in order to pay bills?"
10= I need a job in the next week because I need to pay rent in two weeks.
5= I have a few months savings to pay bills, so I have time to look for the "right Job" before I will start getting nervous.
1= I've got plenty of money, don't need to work , I just want to work for fun.
If you are at a 10, and need work this week. Here are my top 5 Suggestions to find work fast!
1- Take a minimum wage job in order...
When you are Unemployed, a Job Search is the Hardest Job you will ever have!
Why is it so Hard?
In an Interview you are often judged more heavily on the Wise Questions that you ask than the Answers that you Give.
I was talking with a friend, Annette Samson, recently and she told me the story about how she landed her first job out of college.
It was in a field that she had no degree for and on the surface of the job description she was not qualified for.
The professor was looking for a graduate with Microbiology or Virology experience and she received her degree in Plant Science.
However, there was more to the story than what was listed on the job description....
This is a fun interview with My Friend AJ Deshpande.
I first met AJ at a Structural Engineering Institute meeting at Georgia Tech in 2019.
A few months later after the Covid shutdown AJ and I connected again and this time he was actively searching for a job here in the US. AJ took the DIY Engineering Job Search Course and applied the lessons and landed his first job in the States!!
Check out this inspirational conversation as AJ discusses how he had to Pivot his job search process to account for the Covid crisis and still maintained momentum toward his goal of...
I say that your Linkedin Profile is 1,000 times more important than your Resume.
Mathematically, It is actually be perhaps 100 times more important, but in terms of Opportunities that may come your way, or in terms of $$ in your Pocket, it may be $10,000 or even $100,000 more per year!
If you think that Linkedin is just a boring, irrelevant place that you can post your Resume online, then you Definitely need to RETHINK your position.
The Goal of this Blog is to try to Convince you that
GREAT LINKEDIN PROFILE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO IN YOUR...
This Book is a "Must-Have" Book for Job Seekers, or really anyone who is trying to learn something new!!
I first came across this book in 2019 and it has had a HUGE IMPACT on my Career! Why, because it taught me the Paradigm or "way of looking" at trying something new and the Emotional Hurdles that you are going to face as you Step Outside Your Comfort Zone.
We often fail the most at the "edges of our experience". When you are trying to learn something new, you may not get it "perfect" the first time.
That's why practicing any of the 4 Steps in the 1-1,000 Course are...