TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More
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Networking is my passion. Meeting new people and learning about them must be one of the greatest opportunities in life. It is important not just to meet people but to make every effort to remember them and of course what they do. The expression “I know a man who can” has never been more close to anyone as it is to me, and of course I know the lady who can as well – if I don’t - I know someone who does.
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
7 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER
There has never been a more challenging time to look for a job. The current global economic slowdown, coupled with greater competition for jobs, demands that today’s applicants are proficient and confident in recognising their full potential, and able to demonstrate this potential to future employers.
In order that their applications are given serious consideration by employers, it is essential that applicants are well researched and prepared for the job market, and able to market themselves effectively. Follow these seven simple steps to get ahead of the game.
1. Researching Career Options
Focus on what really interests you and don’t get distracted.
Research using the internet, careers advisory services, your contacts
Be proactive and self assess, asking questions such as:
o Why does this field interest me?
o What motivates me in my career?
o What contacts do I already have?
2. Be Prepared – The Power Of A CV With Impact
Your CV is your USP, ensure that it is precise, positive and professional
Keep the style simple, format brief, and tone confident and articulate
Proofread your CV and double check essential information is correct.
3. Market Yourself Effectively
Have a plan of action which you update regularly
Identify contacts from your personal and wider network
Before making contact prepare yourself, and draft your enquiry
Develop a rapport with your contact
Follow up with a thank you note or email
4. The Importance of Self Confidence
Identify past achievements, unique talents and experiences
Include any voluntary work you have done
Research the organisation and job you are applying for
Prepare key questions and replies, practise in front of friends, family or the mirror!
Remember to use your network for support and feedback
5. Develop Your Networks
Be proactive and have a plan of action
Use your networks effectively, identify and divide into useful splinter groups (academic contacts, family friends)
6. Presentation Skills And Interview Technique
Practise interview etiquette
Do some background research on the job and organisation you are applying to
Ensure you have correct details of the date/time and location of interview
Prepare some questions to ask at the end of the interview
7. Keeping Motivated
Update your records with contact details, interview details and outcome.
Request feedback from the interviewer – it will hone your technique
Request that your application be considered for any imminent opportunities
Have an ongoing plan, identify and research other areas of interest
Faced with the daunting procedure of establishing myself within the present career market after graduating, Marian’s marketing report has been a guiding light at the beginning of a very competitive journey. The very pertinent seven step plan highlighted to me the important procedures in establishing a motivated and successful approach when preparing for the job market. Helping me to recognise my full potential and how best to convey this to future employees, Marian’s marketing plan coupled with her supportive approach, has been paramount in providing me with a positive outlook to the beginning of my career journey.
Katie Baker – 22 year old graduate, London
Your constant support and gentle encouragement has given me lots of confidence and I'm really grateful - I couldn't have done it without you. My ancient and amateur CV is now a fabulous, strong marketing tool and it's working brilliantly - two interviews in two weeks - thank you!
I am an experienced performance coach, and published author with international experience and specialise in working with women who are unsure of their career path.
If you would like some help planning your successful career, please contact me for details of your free 30 minute taster session.
01392 444280/07801 930158