Graduating? Worried you won't find a job? Don’t despair! Just because there's doom and gloom in the world does not mean businesses are not hiring. It does however mean competition for the job you are searching for is even more competitive than ever. So, how do you get a step ahead of your competition? Just like Nike and Adidas are two of the most recognizable brands in the world, as a graduate you need to think of yourself as a brand you are selling to potential employers. Consider what makes you exclusive — why should an employer give you the job? If you don’t think your special enough to work for a particular organisation, then why are they going to choose you out of all the people applying for the same job? Remember your resume is one of a potential 100 / 200 if not 500 resumes sitting on the employer’s desk. The hiring manager or recruitment agent have limited time in reading your resume so in order to stand out among hundreds of other applicants you have to market yourself effectively. First impressions count so make sure the right one is made about you. The most important rule for a graduate is the message you convey to a potential employer. Everything you say and do should reinforce the idea you are indeed the perfect candidate for the position. You have the required skills to fulfil the role and the organisation which you are applying for is 100% the place where you want to work. If the role demands attention to detail, demonstrate these qualities through your punctuality and error-fee resume, and illustrate them with experiences about previous positions. Don’t waste time on information that doesn’t reflect your suitability for this particular position. In the technological age we live in and the world changing each and every day, employers are likely to seek and be impressed with graduates who demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, showing that they will be able to cope with these future changes. One last thing – stay positive. No one says it’s easy to get a job. These days many industries are increasingly competitive, and the job-hunting period can be difficult and long. It may take a considerable length of time and multiple rejections before you find your first job. Getting a foot in the door is often the hardest part of the whole job process. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Recently, a professional came to me and was complaining about the fact that executives get the best opportunities. They make the most money and they get the best opportunities in their career. This person immediately went to the fact that it has to do with privilege. And I don't disagree.
There are a lot of executives out there that, due to privilege, have opportunities and are making the kind of money they're making. But I'm also going to tell you something you probably don't want to hear...
Executives Invest In Themselves
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Executives invest in themselves in a way that the average professional does not. I can't tell you how many executives I know who have a career coach. They spend money on being privately coached because they believe in using the expert to get ahead. Your friends, your family, your significant other, your co-workers, your boss—these people are not trained career experts and they do not have your best interests at heart.
This is why I built Work It Daily.
We are an expert-led, on-demand online career coaching platform that is easy and affordable because I saw the unmet need. Everyone wanted the same opportunities and income as executives, but they couldn't figure out why they couldn't get there, privilege aside. The secret? It's about being coached properly.
How Professionals Can Invest In Themselves
You weren't trained to invest in yourself. School didn't teach us how to grow our careers. And that's okay because it's not too late.
If you want to get the best career opportunities like executives, I recommend signing up for my FREE training “Unlocking Your Career Potential So You Can (Finally!) Find A Job You Like."
In this training, I give you the tools that a trained career expert uses to help you figure out what kind of work you should be doing, what kind of value you like to create, what kinds of companies you should be working for, and how your personality plays an impact. These are vital, intricate parts of you that help shape what you should be doing for work, and executives know this because they get coached on this, and this is how they maximize their success.
And you can do it, too.
You can get as mad as you want at executives. Yes, there's privilege, but you also cannot deny that they use coaching to their advantage, just like pro athletes. So, why aren't you getting coached? Working with a career coach to help you figure out who you are and how to decode your career and unlock your potential—that's where you get the results. And now Work It Daily makes that possible for everyone.
Successful Executives Also Have An Online Presence
Nowadays, if you want to be a successful leader, you need to think about your personal brand, your reputation. This is called your executive presence, and it's the key to staying relevant in your career.
If you want to be an influential leader in your industry, if you want to be an executive who gets the very best career opportunities, sign up for my FREE training “4-Step Process For Creating Your Executive Presence Online.”
In this free training, you’ll learn how to:
- Assess your executive presence to determine what you should convey online
- Make your resume, LinkedIn profile, and other professional branding tools say more by intentionally sharing less
- Create a "content tree" to ensure you always have plenty to share online
- Select the right types of content to share to maximize your ROI
This training will be the most important three hours you spend on your career this year.
Interested? Sign up today!