How to Land your ideal career in a down economyPresentation Transcript
National Employment Solutions
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
Do your homework
What industries? Who’s hiring?
Skill Set testing
Objective- make it broad
No personal information
More than one page
More than one professional resume
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
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”..
Sign up with multiple Employment Services like Lindsay Group, Inc.
Networking organizations like South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA)
Tell everyone you know that you are looking (everyone knows someone that is hiring)
Web 2.0 i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo
Money is tight, so choose wisely
Specific Boards to your career/industry experience i.e.- Idealist.org (non-profit/healthcare), Dice, Careerbuilder
Research your market, i.e. IT, finance etc..
Stay away from negative media
Use the internet to find out who’s hiring
Periodicals- South Florida Business journal
Research industries that are currently hiring
Use the internet, news, professionals, professors and print to research current hiring trends
Easy to standardize throughout an organization
Reliable way to determine whether or not a candidate truly possesses the skills represented on their resume
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
Dress for success
*Make sure you have a good strong hand shake. Don’t hand the Hiring Manager a limp fish!