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Getting your ideal job (and salary) is a lot easier than you think!

When it comes to career transitions, there are 5 big mistakes I see being made over and over again. Check out the videos below to avoid them!

Mistake #1 - Asking “What am I qualified to do?”

This is by far the biggest mistake made by nearly everybody right at the beginning of their job search. This mistake makes the rest of the job seeking process incredibly difficult and extremely demoralizing and should be avoided at all costs.

Here's a much better question to start out with:

Mistake #2 - Using job boards to find jobs

There’s only 1 good reason for job seekers to use job boards and it isn’t to find jobs. Job boards aren’t designed for job seekers. They’re designed for recruiters. They’re an amazing resource for recruiters to aggregate potential talent for future job postings. There are two really big reasons you don’t want to use job boards to find jobs. 1) By the time you’ve found the job you’re already a day late and a dollar short. 2) You are burying yourself in with literally hundreds if not thousands of other job seekers. Even if you’re the most qualified applicant, so what? Finding you is like finding a needle in a needle stack.

Fortunately, there's a better way.

Mistake #3 - Using your resume to list past jobs and responsibilities

There’s one, and only one, purpose for a resume: to get you an interview. And a laundry list of past roles and responsibilities isn’t going to do it. In fact, it makes my job of assessing your suitability more difficult. And making my job more difficult is not what you want when I’m considering whether or not to interview you!

Mistake #4 - Relying on hiring managers to provide a good interview experience

Most hiring managers aren’t very good at interviewing. Some are. Most aren’t. It’s not really their fault. They just don’t do it very often and it’s not part of their core skillset. That’s why you waste so much time answering silly behavioral questions instead of talking about what you actually bring to the table. Leaving the interview process to the whims of the hiring manager is a big mistake.

There are several techniques you can use to influence the interview. I share one of my favorites in this video.

Mistake #5 - Ceasing job seeking activities once you’ve found a job

The same activities that will get you your dream job will also help you excel in your new role and speed up the advancement of your career. Getting the new role or promotion is really just the beginning of the next step in your career, not the end.

 

Upcoming Events:

Career Transitions Made Easy - 5/19/2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm MDT

 

Whether you are transitioning from a military to a civilian career, transitioning from one industry to another or even one type of job to another, career transitions are considered very difficult by many.

They don't have to be. Using a simple, 3 step approach will greatly simplify your transition.

We will discuss the pitfalls most of us fall into when transitioning and why they make the transition so difficult. Then we will go over the steps you can take to make your transition much easier.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeCopj4iEtWTgPORZ6GhEL5QMCNrAkLa

Interview Prep for Success

Interviews can be a daunting experience. There are several techniques you can use to boost your confidence and influence the interview in your favor.

We will cover some frequently overlooked yet simple techniques you can use to look great in your interview.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ucu6oqD4pHdSyrl43SSaE7S704n86r359

Resume Bullets That Get Responses

Tired of getting zero feedback on your resume? Learn this simple technique to create hooks in your bullets that get attention.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpdeCrqzMoG9XnDshSuHaHvfqA4C78PVR0

Ultimately the same skills that help you find a great new job also help you to succeed in that job.