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Get Your Foot in The Door

Get Your Foot in The Door



How to shake up your job search and network your way into a new job.

How to shake up your job search and network your way into a new job.



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  • GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOORHOW TO SHAKE UP YOUR JOB SEARCH AND NETWORKYOUR WAY INTO A NEW JOB Create Your Career Path HallieCrawford.com, LLC www.halliecrawford.com Copyright 2012
  • GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOORWhat are some of the obstacles people face in their search? Lacking confidence and not being prepared - When I give speeches only about 13% of people have a solid elevator pitch. Falling into a black hole with the HR department – Without the right job search plan and approach, people often don’t get a response from their prospective companies. Not being familiar and up to date with new ways to job search online – Many people lack planning and overlook their online footprint in their job search.The key to your job search is to diversify your strategiesAND focus on the ones that pay the best dividends… ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • H O W T O S TA N D O U T F R O M T H E C R O W DHere are some ways to get your foot in the door with prospectiveemployers that have worked well for my career coaching clients: Mail in or FedEx your resume:  Client example: Cheryl sent her resume by FedEx and was called quickly for an interview. It helped her stand out from the online resumes for this particular company Network your way into the company through a friend, family member  Client example: Maggie got an interview by finding a connection through a friend on Linked IN for a company she wanted ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • H O W T O S TA N D O U T F R O M T H E C R O W DHere are some ways to get your foot in the door withprospective employers that have worked well for mycareer coaching clients: Call the company to set up an informational interview so you can learn more about the company and get your name out there  Client example: James asked to speak to HR to learn more about his industry. He had a connection there already so used that person’s name, got more contacts and his foot in the door. Volunteer your time so you can get familiar with the company, gain work experience, and build a working relationship  Client example: Jackie did this and got a new connection at a company, and a reference for her work. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • MAKING AN IMPRESSION Be assertive – yet professional and courteous. Follow their instructions-don’t be a pest! Make sure your resume stands out - have it professionally written, that includes a unique combo of your skills, and has a professional summary at the top! The cover letter highlights those things as well. Pick up the phone-less email and passive strategies, people hire people- someone with a voice, not a piece of paper. Be on and used LinkedIn, shows you care about your career. Know your brand, have your elevator speech ready and practiced out loud with others. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • NETWORK Y O U R WAY I N T O A N O R G A N I Z AT I O NI cannot emphasize enough how important it is to beactive in your job search on LinkedIn. Recruiters andemployers search for leads all the time on LinkedIn. This is a great way to get 3rd party recommendations that you can use on your resume. Leaving an online footprint shows you are serious about your career and your job search. It’s an easy way to connect with employers and they can get acquainted with you. This is a easy way to showcase your skill set. Keep your profile accurate and up to date! ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • NETWORK Y O U R WAY I N T O A N O R G A N I Z AT I O NYou need to make sure that you use your resources efficiently so you’re not wastingtime. Find the networking events that are most worth your time.How do you do this? Look local and look industry specific Ask around and see what people know about and look online. Look for associations for you specific industry instead of job fairs with all occupations.  Find ones where there is a mix of people who are employed and those who are unemployed. Check out meet up groups where other people are participating and you have a common interest with them. Be strategic! Visit once, evaluate, then decide whether or not to go again. ©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • C R E AT E Y O U R F U T U R E Remember, do not sit behind your computer. It is estimated that around 70% of jobs are found through networking and the hidden job market. The best way to predict your future is to create it…it’s all about the right action. And consistent, persistent action.©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com
  • A B O U T C R E AT E Y O U R C A R E E R PAT HCreate Your Career Path was founded by certified career coach, speaker andauthor Hallie Crawford. Crawford has served on the Board of the Georgia CoachAssociation, and is regularly featured as a career expert on CNN, Fox Business NewsForbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo HotJobs and Entrepreneur Magazine.Create Your Career Path is a boutique career coaching firm known for their personalattention, commitment to clients and a blend of dreaming and being practical inachieving career goals. Collectively in the past 10 years, they’ve helped hundreds ofclients all over the world find and succeed in their dream job.Each of their coaches are certified coaches with specific career coaching experienceand training. They cater to professional men and women, management level andhigher, in mid-career transition. Their success rate is 97%, measured by the number ofpeople who have gotten what they wanted out of coaching. The coaches use aspecific tried and tested process and tools developed by Hallie Crawford over theyears.©2002-2012 HallieCrawford.com