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Your Career Search Made Easier

First, anyone can find a job. The difficulty comes with finding a career of liking and interest when considering compensation, location, hours, benefits, flexibility, duties and structure. Second, a lot of people do not know how to look for a career, or identify a path to get to a career. 

No worries and no more stressing – Your Career Search Made Easier is here to help. 

With over 500 trainings attended by over 10,000 professionals with diverse education and professional backgrounds Your Career Search Made Easier has a proven record of preparing professionals for success.

I have delivered over 500 training sessions to degreed and non-degreed professionals at all levels.

Flagship Training Descriptions

Your Career Search Made Easier

My father told me that he used to read the classified section in the newspaper, circle listings,
spend a day applying and start a job the next day. He did not have to complete an application,
wait for a callback or complete multiple interviews. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER! Career seekers must execute an effective job search strategy which includes networking, applying online and applying in person. This workshop prepares career seekers for the grind of a contemporary career search.

Writing A Winning Resume

Resumes are representations of career seekers and must represent them well. Employers review resumes for more than experience and education but also neatness, organization, articulation, communications skills and presentation skills. Thus, an impeccable resume is necessary to be viewed as a serious candidate and invited for an interview. This workshop provides the knowledge and direction needed to create a winning resume.

Should I Go To College

In recent decades, attending college after high school has become practically a no-brainer. However, with mounting student loan debt and a notably tough job market, many students and their parents are questioning whether higher education is really worth the investment. But how do you decide whether college is the best next step for you? Learn what should be considered before deciding to go to college.

Post, Tweet, Pin, Follow - How Social Media Can Help -- And Hurt -- The Job Search

Employers checking out job candidates' social media profiles is nothing new – in fact, it may be becoming the norm. The percentage of companies that use social networking sites to research job applicants has been steadily growing (More than 50%). As this trend continues, some employers are starting to consider a candidate's absence from social media to be a red flag. Attend this session and find out what employers are looking for and their perception of the material. Learn strategies on how to leverage social media to strengthen your candidacy.

Job Retention Strategies

An unstable employment history or long-term employment gap can be huge barriers when searching for a career. With the economy being sluggish and experiencing a slow recovery, job retention is vital because employers know the benefits of employee retention: costs, productivity, continuity and customer relations. This workshop provides strategies on what an employee can do to retain employment and be promoted.

Do Not Let Your Background Be Your Barrier

Career seekers believe they fail pre-employment background checks because of items on their
criminal records and/or credit report. Career seekers believe the existence of a criminal conviction and/or a negative item on a credit report is the only reasons they have been denied employment after submission to a pre-employment background check. This workshop enlightens career seekers on all the components of a pre-employment background check: employment verification, education verification, references check, credit check, criminal records check, drug screen and social media/internet check. In addition, career seekers are provided with strategies on how to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and overcome barriers created by a failed pre-employment background check.

How to Avoid The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Career Seekers

In this economy, employers have a vast pool of qualified candidates to choose from for each position. Candidates must be unblemished throughout the pre-employment screening process from application submission to job start. Thus, it is imperative that candidates do not make mistakes which could adversely affect their candidacy. This workshop increases awareness of common career search mistakes as well as provide strategies to avoid making common mistakes.

How to Address Gaps in your Work History

Career seekers are often prepared for tricky interview questions, but one not-so-tricky one they sometimes forget to prepare for is, “What have you been doing since your last job?” Employers don’t want to hear you say, “Nothing.” Learn how to address and mitigate the impact of employment gaps in your work history.

How the Skills Gap Benefits Career Seekers

Today’s employers are looking for employees who can help the business succeed from day one, but a growing skills gap is undermining efforts to secure talent — and causing employers to experience big losses in revenue, productivity and employee loyalty. This is obviously bad for employers, but is there a silver lining for career seekers? Learn the preparation skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s workforce.

How to Explain Why You Left Your Last Job

On applications or during interviews, companies typically ask “Why are you leaving your job?” or “Why did you leave your previous job?” Parting can be sorrow if you explain it the wrong way. Not being able to answer appropriately can lead to not being considered for employment at target companies. Learn how to answer questions about separation from previous employment in the most effective manner.

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