Find Opportunities: Improve Employer Response, Get More Interviews.
Researching advertised and unadvertised jobs
Do you leave your job search in the hands of a recruitment consultants and depend on them to alert you about new opportunities? That’s a big mistake that many job seekers make because you will miss out on opportunities that are not handled by recruitment consultants. Relying on recruiters means that you are reducing the volume of opportunities available to you so it could take many months instead of weeks to find a relevant job. Long-term job search can drain your confidence and energy and result in you accepting a job “to pay the bills” rather than one that can boost your career.
If you are having difficulty find a job that is right for you and it’s taking longer than you thought, get in touch with me and I’ll help you research opportunities that you have missed.
Market Yourself: Appeal to Employers, Attract Recruiters.
LinkedIn Profile Optimisation
My success with LinkedIn stems from more than a decade of recruitment knowledge combined with search engine optimisation expertise. I know what recruiters and employers are looking for and the potential that LinkedIn can bring to your job search. I can help you to
- Build and optimise your LinkedIn profile
- Build a network relevant to your niche
- Search for and communicate with leads and contacts
- Sell your personal skills, attributes and achievements
Pamela , Marketing Manager’s CV
“I just wanted to send you a big thank you for all your help. Your advice and cv tips seemed to have worked wonders. I’m not sure what happened but since re-uploading my curriculum vitae onto various job boards and re-sending to agencies I have secured 4 interviews in the space of a week! Incredible!”
Live The Dream Job: CV In 60 Minutes eCourse
I’ve been writing interview winning CV for years and I know it is a stressful and lonely process when you’re job hunting, especially if you don’t know the best approach to take. And there’s nothing worse than listening to advice that seems to get you nowhere.
Live The Dream Job: CV In 60 Minutes™ is an intensive online training course that uses multimedia learning tools – including audio and video tutorials – to effectively prepare managers and professionals – especially those involved in producing top line organisational growth – to master the art of writing content that engages employers.
CV In 60 Minutes contains 7 units that teach students a step-by-step method to produce a skill-based CV. The eCourse uses screencast video presentations to demonstrate each step, from CV Heading through to writing a References section. The course can be completed in 60 minutes so users can avoid having to read lengthy reference books or trawling the internet to find reliable information. Read the course syllabus here
Cover Letters and Email Correspondence
Covering emails and cover letters that are usually required when you send a job application to an employer or recruiter unless there are specific instructions not to include a cover letter. In some ways the cover letter is just as important as the CV because it is the first thing that the employer will look at to decide whether or not to read the CV.
Does your cover letter highlight the most important criteria within 3 or 4 brief paragraphs? If not that might be the reason you are not getting the interviews for the jobs you want. I will help you to write powerful cover letters and covering emails that convert to interviews.
Be ‘Interview Ready’: Engage Audience, Sell Yourself, Close The Deal.
Interviews are the defining moment of your job search because recruiters use them to decide whether or not they want to represent you and forward your details to their clients, while employers use them as a means of comparing you to others on their shortlist and, ultimately, deciding whether or not you get the job. So there’s a lot of pressure on you to make a great instant impression as you’ll only really get one chance to impress.
And how do you make a great first impression? Get your own personal Interview Coach. I will coach and mentor you and share proven ideas and techniques so that you can excel at interview.
Zena Ali – Information Professional
Having attended a good number of interviews in recent months, I have got nerves to a minimum. However, after attending the coaching session with Alex, I experienced a new sense of calm and confidence. I waited for nerves to kick in as the time for the interview approached, but it just never happened. I felt confident in the interview (I even enjoyed myself!), and when I came out I felt completely self-assured. I wasn’t sure if I would be offered the job, but I felt like I had answered everything well. Usually I leave an interview feeling unsure: unsure of what they wanted, unsure if what I had said was good enough and unsure of how they received me, but on this occasion I came out feeling completely happy and absolutely sure of my performance. It was a really good feeling. A few hours later, I received a phone call offering me the job!