Just like courting someone you are attracted to, your or your company need to court each other to figure out what your next career move can be. This can be as important as ensuring your cover letter and resume show what you have been doing while you have been unemployed, or it could be as necessary as actually interacting with different employees at a company to gain some great insight and help get your foot in the door. On the other hand, many companies are hiring Career Coaches to help employees learn how they can advance within their own company. This is showing to help with employee retention and improve the workforce of a company that doesn’t have to continually retrain new leaders. Regardless of how your courtship is going to take place, the important part is doing what is needed to improve your career and getting the job you want.
Workers Get Help Climbing the Career Ladder
The Wall Street Journal Article:
With an increase over the past several years of employees moving from company to company within a five year timeframe many companies are now offering career advice from professional Career Coaches. These companies are hiring these professionals to provide the advice, encouragement and boost to help current employees learn what their next move can be within the company itself. Rather than losing high performing employees to other companies these Career Coaches offer their services to help retain employees and help employees understand what their next move should be within their own company. After reading this article it might be a good idea to find out if your company offers these kind of services for you to take advantage of and figure out what you next career move should be.
7 Resume Strategies for the Long-Term Unemployed
Fast Company Article:
When you have been out of work for six months or more, not only does the outlook and prospect of employment look bleak for you, but you end up feeling like you are never going to get a job. By tweaking your resume to show what you have been doing and explaining the absence you will have a much better chance of getting a look from employers that will result in a job. Check out this article and see what you need to include in your resume and what you need to do with your resume to help you improve your career prospects and work toward gaining a job once again.
8 Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door at any Company
So often people looking for a job will resort to saying if they could just get their foot in the door they could prove themselves. This may be very true, but with the advanced algorithms used in search engines and resume reviewing by automated systems it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get your resume in front of the hiring managers unless they are specifically searching for you. Using some or all of these eight suggestions you will give yourself a much better chance of them wanting to search for your resume and bring you on board.