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NEW HIRING BUDGETS – MUST READ

There are two great things about the start of a new year. First, many people make a New Year’s Resolution to change their job which will result in open job opportunities. Secondly, companies start out the year with new hiring budgets.

It’s also a great time to start a NEW PHASE of your job search. If you feel like your job search is stalled and you’re not getting the results you want, declare the first phase of your job search over as of today! Start phase two tomorrow with the same high expectations you had when you began your search, but now you are armed with the knowledge you’ve gained to date.

  • Reflect on what you’ve done right, and focus most of your time on those actions
  • Identify what wasted your time, and stop doing those things today
  • Try some new techniques, revise your resume or change your targets

You can’t keep conducting your job search the same way and expect different results. It’s a new year and you’re in a New Phase of your job search which will result in you accepting an opportunity that you deserve!

 

FREE JOB SEEKER TRAINING WEBINARS FOR FEBRUARY

Resume Writing Tips to Beat the Job Seeking Doldrums
Thursday, February 8th @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
In this webinar, job seekers will learn tips to keep their job search fueled. Targeted to help all job seekers—from entry-level to senior-level—our resume writing expert will offer easy to implement strategies that attendees can use immediately.

Overcome the Greatest Barriers in Your Job Search
Tuesday, February 13th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
It is estimated that eight out of ten employees working would change their job if offered a better opportunity. That is great news for anyone in a current job search because it will result in more jobs becoming available. During this session, we will discuss some of the greatest barriers you are facing in your job search including the following:Social Media
The Mental Game
Overqualified or Underqualified
Too Many Choices

Finding your Passion, Purpose and Power
Thursday, February 22nd @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Who is it that decides what you experience, what you feel, what you go through…even what you dream? YOU are the power that decides. Let’s focus on giving Power to the Passion and Purpose in your life.

This topic completely redirected my life in amazing ways. If you prefer a FULFILLING life experience versus that…s u r v i v a l…feeling, join us. Access to all the resources that are already within you and fulfill your passion, purpose, and power. Come learn to direct your steps with a fresh new determination, as you explore options that resonate with what you care about.

Being in a career transition is a perfect time to explore all the possibilities. I’ll share how I found my purpose and how you can find yours. It’s a lot easier than you think.
In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to…Instantly build your self-confidence
Shift your emotions so you can eliminate doubt and resistance plus getting unstuck
Accelerate success and learn how to stay on your path
Rid yourself of unwanted habits and behaviors that are holding you back
Join us to discover your unique contribution to this Universe. It will be energizing and inspiring!

Crush Your Competition
Wednesday, February 28th @ 3:00 am EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)
Finding a job is a sales process and you will always have competition. If you want to accept a job offer, it is your responsibility to crush your competition, so you are the only person being considered by prospective hiring authorities. During this session, we will address how you can accomplish the following:A resume that stands out and doesn’t end up in a deep dark hole
Cover letters that grab attention
Questions that provide a competitive edge
How to differentiate yourself from your competition

Register for the Training in our Career Portal at www.marinocareersearch.com by clicking on the WEBINAR Tab. Then click on the event and register by clicking the webinar registration link for each event listed.

NINE THINGS TO DO BEFORE AN INTERVIEW

The Training Session scheduled for January 29th will be PRE-RECORDED. The Webinar Recording and Handout will be posted in the LIBRARY under INTERVIEWING on or before 1.29.18 and you may listen at your convenience.
There are hundreds of interviewing books and thousands of articles on the Internet. Often the most qualified person does not obtain the job offer. It is often the job seeker who aced the interview. This session covers what you can do before an interview to gain a competitive edge. You will learn the following:

 

  • Nine steps to help you prepare for an interview
  • Why preparation improves your interview abilities
  • Tips to remember during the interview process

Please visit our site to register at:

http://www.marinocareersearch.com/login/

 

RESEARCH SALARY BEFORE YOU APPLY

With the internet, job boards, job postings on web sites and social media, it is easier than ever to research salary levels. If a company posts a salary range, they typically prefer to pay a salary somewhere in the middle of that range. The offer is also based on the actual interview.

If an employer interviews someone who has 100% of the credentials needed and will hit the ground running, the salary offered could increase. If they feel they need to train someone or the experience or skills are lower than desired, the salary level can decrease.

When you are contemplating a specific industry or profession, conduct research through the Trade Publications and Professional Associations that represent your target. They often publish salary surveys and information as part of the service they provide to their members. It is your job to be informed on what salary is competitive.

If you are interviewing with a company, go to the employment pages on their website and research salary levels posted. If salary is not posted, you can connect with people through social media sites who have worked for this specific employer. They can provide inside information on salaries as well as the benefit package and costs.

You don’t want to eliminate yourself from competition by quoting your salary too high; however, you also don’t want to leave money on the table by quoting a salary requirement that is too low. This is the primary reason for conducting your research prior to an interview. Your knowledge will impress the hiring authority.

It is also important that you consider the cost of living if you are contemplating a job in a different city or state. If the cost of living is lower where you will be employed, you could accept a lower offer and still experience a better quality of life because your expenses would be considerably lower than your current cost of living.
Salary research is an important step in the preparation stage for an interview. You want to be the most prepared, you want to have the best information and you want to interview the best to receive the job offer.

There are many other sites you can research as well. Make sure you take the time to conduct your research before you find yourself sitting in front of a hiring authority and you can’t answer the question “What salary will you accept?”

 

JOB SEEKER TIPS

Being unemployed can be a challenging chapter of your life, but there are things you can do to stay financially and mentally sound including the following:

Cut Unnecessary Spending from Your Budget

Think of what you MUST spend money on vs. what you WANT to spend money on

Create a New Budget

Call utilities to see if you qualify for discounted rates, call your insurance companies and see if you are eligible for any discounts, utilize coupons and shop at stores known for cheaper prices

Update Your Resume

If you are not scheduling interviews, it could be that your resume is causing you to be screened out

Update Your Social Media Profiles Often

View your sites as if you were a potential employer reading the content and viewing the pictures

Assess the Direction of Your Career

If you did not “love” your last job, research other industries you might enjoy or positions that would be a better fit

Realize Finding a New Job is Your Full-Time Job

Dedicate a minimum of 35 hours a week to your job search activities

Add to your Personal and Professional Networks Daily

You never know who will make the introduction that could result in your next career opportunity

Learn New Skills

Focus on skills that will improve your marketability

Develop a Healthy Life Style

You are in a stressful situation which makes it more important than ever to focus on Healthy Habits

Don’t Get Discouraged

Learn from your mistakes, complete our Job Search Process and participate on the LIVE weekly calls. We’re here to help you find your next opportunity.