Job Search

Resume, Linkedin, Interview Skills, S.T.A.R., Dress Code, Personal Branding

They Might Be Thinking:

  • Do I need to update my resume?
  • I am not sure when I will get a job.
  • How long will I need to look for a job?
  • I am not sure if I have enough money to make ends meet.
  • Should I consider getting a temporary job until I find something permanent?
  • Should I send a mass email to all of my contacts on Linkedin?
  • How many months of a reserve do I need to make sure I can survive this downturn?
  • Should I call recruiters so they have my name in front of them when they are looking for candidates?
  • Will my age be an issue?
  • How will my family cope with me being out of work?
  • Should I do a mock interview before I go in for the real thing?

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • Make sure to let people know that you are looking for a job.
  • Update your Linkedin profile with key action words.
  • I would be happy to share your resume with the people I know in your industry.
  • Just be yourself. You have a lot to offer any organization.
  • Don't forget to smile when you are talking to the people interviewing you.
  • Put your faith first, and let your mind and body follow.
  • You only need one job. Keep looking until you find the right one for you.
  • Prepare for the interview as if your life depends on it.
  • You are a shining star! Don't let this get you down; keep your star shining brightly.
  • You are the perfect person for the job because your credentials are very impressive.
  • If you want, I am happy to review your resume and cover letter and offer ideas for improvement. 
  • I want to help, Will you let me send your resume to a professional resume writer? I will pick up the cost. [This gesture will never be forgotten.]
  • Let me help you create an online portfolio that showcases your talents in the best possible way to prospective employers.
  • If I see any relevant job listings, I will definitely send them your way.
  • Will you allow me to call my contacts in the industry and schedule some “Get to know you” sessions? It might help!

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • The job market is really tough out there right now.
  • You may need to step down a level to get a job.
  • Did you file for unemployment?
  • Have you done a mock interview to understand your weaknesses?
  • How long can you last without having a job?
  • What are you doing every day to try to find a job?
  • How long have you been out of work?
  • Have you had any interviews lately?
  • What do you do during the day to stay busy?
  • You look great! I wish I could take a break.
  • How long do you think it will take to get a new role?
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