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How To Land Your Ideal Career In A Down Economy

How To Land Your Ideal Career In A Down Economy

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  • 1. National Employment Solutions
  • 2.
    • Who we are and what we do
      • Small, minority/woman-owned business
      • Provide customized and tailored staffing solutions
      • Build solid relationships with our customers on an individual basis
      • Offer 20 + years industry experience
      • Strategically Partner with companies to provide consultative services in the areas of
        • Employment
        • Hiring trends
        • Training
        • Outsourcing
  • 3.
    • Resume
    • Networking
    • Job boards
    • Do your homework
    • What industries? Who’s hiring?
    • Skill Set testing
    • Flexibility
    • Presentation
  • 4.
    • Format
    • Content
    • Typos
    • Objective- make it broad
    • No personal information
    • More than one page
    • More than one professional resume
  • 5.  
  • 6.  
  • 7. Profile, Objective, or Summary Core Competencies or Technical Skills. “Show off your skills!” Professional Experience- Show Dates, City, State, Company, and Title you held * Watch for typos * If you have a cover letter, it must be either very broad or tailored to an exact position
  • 8. List everything you have done related to that specific job in bullet format. List any higher education, training or certifications you have * No personal information * More than one page * Avoid the obvious like “references available upon request”..
  • 9.
    • Sign up with multiple Employment Services like Lindsay Group, Inc.
    • Networking organizations like South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA)
    • Referrals
    • Tell everyone you know that you are looking (everyone knows someone that is hiring)
    • Job Fairs
    • Web 2.0 i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo
  • 10.
    • Money is tight, so choose wisely
    • Craigslist
    • Monster
    • Specific Boards to your career/industry experience i.e.- (non-profit/healthcare), Dice, Careerbuilder
    • Even YouTube
  • 11.
    • Research your market, i.e. IT, finance etc..
    • Market trends
    • Stay away from negative media
    • Use the internet to find out who’s hiring
    • Periodicals- South Florida Business journal
  • 12.
    • Research industries that are currently hiring
      • Government
      • Healthcare
      • Information Technology
      • Education
    • Use the internet, news, professionals, professors and print to research current hiring trends
  • 13.
    • Benefits
      • Easy to standardize throughout an organization
      • Not intimidating
      • Reliable way to determine whether or not a candidate truly possesses the skills represented on their resume
  • 14.
    • How far are you willing to commute?
    • Are you available to travel?
    • Will you work long hours?
    • What is your salary requirement?
    * Never finite your salary requirements. Always make your $ need flexible and negotiable until there is an offer pending
  • 15.
    • Dress for success
    • Communication skills
    • Body Language
    • Image
    • Confidence level
    • Experience
    *Make sure you have a good strong hand shake. Don’t hand the Hiring Manager a limp fish!
  • 16. National Employment Solutions