At Work It Daily, we love hearing when our members land their dream jobs and grow their careers leaps and bounds.
We like to call the members of our career growth club the "WID Warriors" because of their strength, determination, and commitment to career success.
We're highlighting one of those warriors who recently landed a great job after joining Work It Daily's career growth club.
The Job Loss Shock
This is the story of how Rob successfully navigated the job search quickly.
Rob's story may ring some bells for a few of our other WID Warriors.
For the first time since he started working at age 16, Rob found himself without a job after being let go.
"My position was eliminated in a corporate restructuring," Rob said. "So while it hurt a bit less than an outright firing, it still came as a shock."
Preparing For The Job Search
So, what did Rob do when he was let go? He decided to start working his job search plan, and felt as though he had a solid foundation to work off of.
"I've been reading content from J.T. O'Donnell on LinkedIn for years," Rob said. "I think it was that accumulated content that helped me prepare for that day. Certainly her content was great, but the underlying message was: don't let your guard down. You could lose your job at any time, but don't worry—you'll find another one if you're prepared. Those constant reminders prodded me to think about a Plan B."
The Decision To Join Work It Daily
Part of that Plan B included Rob becoming a professional member of Work It Daily. Once he joined, he was impressed with the program's tools and informative job search courses.
"What I found there was great," Rob said. "Real tools to help you put together a plan to find the next challenge. The videos and worksheets were excellent ways to channel all the thoughts I had about how to present myself to potential employers. Using the WID resume template, I applied to several jobs the traditional way, as well as by approaching hiring managers."
Support From The WID Warrior Community
On top of the tools and courses Work It Daily provided, Rob was pleasantly surprised that the Work It Daily community was so supportive.
"The community was an excellent way to remind myself that it's not just me—other people are working to find something as well, and we all share a lot of the same challenges," Rob said. "I enjoyed answering questions from my experience, and I was flattered when someone wanted me to share my cover letter for a successful job application online. I think it was really this aspect that I got the most from across WID's content; it gave me that extra confidence boost when I was writing cover letters, tailoring my resume for the 15th time, and especially when I was going for interviews."
Landing The Big Job
Within two months of joining Work It Daily, Rob got a job offer he was incredibly happy with. He even turned down two job offers he felt weren't the right fit for him!
"It was due, in part, to Work It Daily that I had the confidence to ask the right questions about culture and the jobs themselves to determine that I shouldn't necessarily just take any old job out there," Rob said. "I was also contacted by three other companies, two of which I applied to and one of which contacted me through LinkedIn after I used Work It Daily's advice on reworking my profile."
Admittedly, Rob was skeptical about his membership to Work It Daily at first. However, he says it was a great help to him, and he now knows what to expect if he has to go through the job search process again.
Everyone at Work It Daily is SO proud of Rob! He worked at growing his career daily, and as a result, he landed a great job in no time.
So, are you ready to become a WID Warrior? If so, come join Work It Daily!
When you join our career growth club, you get access to one-on-one coaching with our career growth specialists. They'll help you with resume review, cover letter review, and they'll even help you improve your LinkedIn profile.
Plus, you'll join a community of like-minded professionals who help you stay accountable and motivated. It's a great way to grow your network and get the support you need during the job search or career transition.
Seriously, we'd LOVE to have you join our club and start growing your career as soon as possible. Here's how you can join today!