Job Search Success Series Teleseminars

1. The Secret Do’s and Don’ts of Job Searching

Drawn from 15 years of experience and research in recruiting and Human Resources, you will gain insight into what corporate recruiters and Human Resource professionals look for when they are evaluating a candidate’s qualifications. You will learn why you really do need to send a cover letter, the key to keywords, secrets about thank you letters, and the importance of the phone screen. Understanding how to master each of these job search components is the key to your success.

2. The Magic of Networking

EVERY conversation with another person is a networking opportunity (or a mini interview) because you don’t know who they know or how they can help you. Great networking often begins with a strong personal marketing pitch, also known as an “elevator pitch”. The elevator pitch is a personal branding testimonial that differentiates you from your peers. It positions you as a leader in your field who can fill a particular niche or solve a problem better than anyone else. The quality of your pitch can make all the difference when someone is deciding whether or not to refer you to a friend with a relevant opportunity. Learn to create a memorable elevator pitch and use it in real live networking situations to create opportunity.

3. Using LinkedIn to Create Vital Introductions

In these times, you can no longer find a job by applying to positions on Monster & CareerBuilder. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself. The days are gone when having a resume printed on special paper with a fancy font on it will get you noticed. In today’s job market, you have to network your way into companies using both face-to-face connections and social media. Learn to build a network on LinkedIn and then learn how you can use this vital tool to get your network to work for you.

4. Don’t Just Think Outside the Box – Think Outside This World

When you are searching for a job, the goal is not just to BE better than your competition. Instead, your goal should be THINK differently than your competition. Job boards and headhunters are not the only viable options anymore. The job market doesn’t have to be hidden once you learn to search using “out of this world” techniques. Learn how to see the light when there doesn’t appear to be any and how to turn misfortune into opportunity. Differentiate yourself now and win the race to the finish line.

5. The Top Interview Questions Exposed

Interviewing is just like ice skating. It takes practice. Sometimes you glide along nicely and sometimes you stumble and fall. And most of the time, you don’t know why you fell. This teleseminar will help you figure out what is really inside the head of a corporate recruiter or HR professional when they ask you the interview “stumpers”. You’ll learn what to say but more importantly, you’ll learn what not to say to avoid the “gotchas”. The key to an interview is to be prepared in advance. As difficult as it is, you MUST learn to develop the skill to successfully convey what you bring to the table.

6. Success for the Seasoned Search – the Benefit of Being Called Overqualified

Are you tired of being called overqualified? How many more times do you want to hear those words before you finally discover powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you? If terms like pet rock, Watergate, Howdy Doody, the jitterbug and poodleskirts are familiar to you, or if you prefer dancing to the sounds of Sinatra and the Four Tops rather than to Britney Spears or Kelly Clarkson – this workshop is for YOU. It’s impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. Your success with overcoming objections that you are “overqualified” starts by changing your mindset.

7. Developing Effective Relationships With Headhunters

How would you feel knowing that there is someone working on your behalf, who can help you gain access to more opportunities? That’s what executive search professionals do. You know them as “headhunters”, agencies, and search firms. Regardless of what you call them, these professionals can be a huge help. But, only if you know how to win them over. Headhunters work with hundreds of candidates, so getting them to take notice of you is your key to success. You’ll learn how to find headhunters and how to size each one up to determine which ones can help you the best.

8. Tweeting Your Way to Your Next Job

A recent survey by Jobvite showed that 80% of companies are (or are planning to start) using social networking sites to find candidates. While it should come as no surprise that 95% of them are using LinkedIn – many are also using Twitter. Recruiters are using Twitter to share job leads with potential candidates, and they are also discovering candidates who use Twitter professionally. This teleseminar will introduce you to the Twitter language and how to use it to become a thought leader in the eyes of hiring managers.

9. Bridging the Gap – Returning to the Workforce After Time Away

Choosing to go back to work after spending time away for family obligations or personal health may seem like a big challenge as you consider all of the emotional and financial variables. As you begin your job search it is crucial to develop a list of requirements for your new job and a separate list of “nice to haves”. Evaluating factors such as work location, work schedule, child care needs, flexibility, etc. before you begin your search will help you stay on track and find a job that is perfectly suited for you and your family. Then you will be really be ready to start on your job search journey!

10. Open Q&A and The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned Since College

When you graduate from college, your goal is typically to find a good job in a growing industry with a competitive starting salary. However, in order to have a career in which you can thrive for many years, you must develop strong references and a keen awareness of how to ask people for help when you get stuck. This teleseminar will discuss the importance of networking with fellow alumni, how to obtain a mentor and also how to become one for future generations.