Barefoot Lunch

Musings: 5 Steps to Find a Job

June 15, 2020 Barefoot Lunch
Barefoot Lunch
Musings: 5 Steps to Find a Job
Show Notes

When it comes to changing jobs, does this sounds familiar ...

You craft your resume, hop on LinkedIn and send apply for a few jobs. Then you click into another website and apply for a few more jobs. But then you never hear anything back about your application. 

You KNOW that you have to apply for jobs to get an interview. But for some reason, you just aren’t able to get any traction. Companies refuse to respond to your application. Or if you do get an interview, you seem to have trouble getting past the first interview.

Then you start to lose motivation. Recruiters present jobs to you, but you’re rejected without any reason. All you want is someone to help you, give you some honest answers.  You know deep down in your heart that you have so much more to offer the world and you know you need to find a way to make it happen.
Sound familiar?
I thought so.
Trust me when I say this, I have been there. Every career journey has ups and downs. I’ve been there too and it’s frustrating. And with over 20 years in the recruitment industry, I see  the same frustration in the eyes of so many qualified professionals.
In this episode I walk you through 5 simple steps that can help you land your next job:

1. Macro view

  • What’s your vision?
  • What is your WOW! statement

2. Messaging

  • How have you made the company and/or saved the company money?
  • Crafting your 3 stories

3. Searching for Jobs

  • Create your list of companies you want to target
  • Find out who to connect with 
  • Can you help me please?
  • The 5 questions you can use to build your network.

4. Preparing for Interviews

  • Self introduction
  • Refining WOW
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Building a framework 

5. Putting it all together

  • Putting together a resilient mindset
  • Keeping motivated and positive

So pull out your bento box, grab a pen and paper, and let's dive in!