The Best Gift for New College Grads & Graduate School Grads is Professional Résumé Writing Help!
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright August 23, 2022 all rights reserved.
What good is a college/grad school education if you are unable to realize a return on that important investment by securing employment in your chosen field?
After the US stock markets and economy hit rock bottom in the Financial Crisis in March 2008, we have had new historical highs in the last few years of economic growth prosperity. However, now, that we are officially right back in a recession, there are mass layoffs in multiple industries, companies going bankrupt, and hiring freezes in effect nationwide. Further, many colleges, universities and trade schools have shut down their employment and career services offices to save money (tragic), so now new graduates often earn their coveted degrees but lack industry specific experience from internships or employment (a serious deficiency vs. peers in the race to get hired in their career field).
Currently 80% of all new graduates are struggling to find the employment in their preferred career field as a result. Unfortunately, many will remain under-employed, under-paid, or completely unemployed just because their résumés and LinkedIn profiles do not rank high enough with employers to earn interviews. Often this is because they were duped by an online résumé builder scam, so they think their résumé is very good, but in reality, it's awful when compared side-by-side to the top 5% of submissions received by employers. To make matters worse, employers no longer bother to give feedback on applicants' resumes, which perpetuates the problem. The lucky ones will remain working evenings and weekends in retail, restaurants, nightclubs or hotels until they are hired (cash flow matters).
Now that we are mired in a recession, a 12-18 month job search is normal for most new college/& graduate school grads because there are three important steps where job hunters fail - Using networking to be referred to an hiring manager directly, résumé writing/LinkedIn profile writing and interviewing. Résumé writing is the most challenging even for those with graduate degrees. This is because résumé writing is a multifaceted, nonfiction challenge that involves marketing, selling yourself, targeting, Search Engine Optimization (keyword research and insertion), desktop publishing (style), writing, editing and proofreading. Most dedicated professionals and students view writing, editing and proofreading as a means to complete another project, so an ordinary 70% effort will do. Wrong! There's only one standard for résumés - Excellence because there is only one winner in the race to get hired!
Today, great career opportunities with top employers are so rare that there are 17 well-qualified candidates for each career opportunity that pays over $60-$120K annually. That means employers are only interested in the top 5% of all well-qualified candidates aka the high potentials. Thus, I can tell you from experience that a gift certificate from a Certified Professional Résumé Writer is definitely what most new college graduates truly need. Often, they do not even realize that their subpar to lackluster résumés, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters are weak/useless because they do not understand hiring from an employer's perspective. Nor do they have the experience in a job search and employers no longer provide helpful feedback. Today, automated résumé searches (advanced Boolean searches) in databases no longer require a manual résumé screening by HR staff or Recruiters. Fortunately, most Certified Professional Résumé Writers still provide free résumé reviews via email.
Another challenge new college graduates face is that all hiring managers/executives/HR managers want candidates with industry specific experience. Thus, if a candidate has graduated with a Bachelor's degree, MS/MA or MBA recently, they can easily be bested in the race to be hired if they lack the relevant niche experience employers are looking for. Additionally, most new college graduates are young and unaware they are competing with 3500-5000 well-qualified candidates for each career opportunity. Informed job searchers know that job openings nationwide have been reduced significantly by hiring freezes, outsourcing, robotics, offshoring and automation, so employers are currently just as likely to lay off employees vs. hire. Finally, young candidates face age discrimination from employers just like those over 55 do. This is well documented.
The other serious concern is that new college graduates in a job search have virtually no clue that 95% of smart professionals that want earn over $60K per year hire the best Certified Professional Résumé Writer they can find. So, the vast majority are blissfully unaware that when their subpar-to-ordinary résumé and LinkedIn profile are compared side-by-side with the competition's professionally written career documents, all weaknesses are instantly revealed. Even worse, they receive zero feedback from employers and often waste their money on online résumé builders (avoid these scams). A gradual descent into months and months without interviews is the typical result without professional assistance. Thus, a gift certificate for résumé writing, LinkedIn profile writing and cover letter writing services is exactly what new college and graduate school graduates need but they simply do not know it/haven't thought of yet 98% of the time.
Why not be your new grad's hero? You can split up the cost between a few family members if necessary too. Why wait until they are suffering financially and depressed from dismal results, when you can help them avoid it with this master stroke? Trust me young college graduates cannot identify where they need help the most in their job search by themselves. I know about their failures because I am often the Certified Professional Résumé Writer they call after 12-24 months of failure. Thus, I am sure that anyone who will graduate or recently graduated with a college degree would appreciate a gift certificate for expert résumé writing services. First, you are helping them avoid a serious financial struggle/tough time and second, there is the lasting and significant return on investment (their new annual salary, bonus and benefits package repeats year after year). Even better, once they are gainfully employed and flourishing, they won't be needing to move back home because they can afford their own apartment.
Please know that great Professional Résumé Writers do not work for peanuts. A vital distinction is that you want to achieve the desired results, not produce a weak type written work history. Therefore, you must seek out a genuine Certified Professional Résumé Writer and deal directly with them for superior quality, results and value. The good news is this gift will increase their confidence, job offers, and benefit them financially for years to come.
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Yes New College Grads Without Experience Can Find Employment Fast
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 5/01/2021 All rights reserved.
The first step is to give employers what they want. You must review job postings and meet all (not some) of the requirements to have the best chance. You must focus on how you can benefit employers in your career documents and interviews. If you can sell yourself on paper well enough to earn plenty of interviews all by yourself, great. If not, definitely delegate the assignment to a proven veteran Certified Professional Résumé Writer. Thankfully, not all careers require experience to start, so zero in on entry-level positions or Assistant Manager/ Manager Trainee opportunities right from the start.
Internships – They are critical, even the most hotly demanded candidates like registered nurses, IT pros and truck drivers need them before graduation. If you do not have some already, make this a priority. Hands on experience in the real business world is absolutely critical from an employer's perspective. You must conform to the employers needs, especially in this job market. When, you perform well and exceed an employer's expectations in an internship you might be offered a job, put on standby status or referred to an employer.
Community Service Work – Nonprofits would love to have you volunteer for them and this experience will be a great resume builder too. The more knowledge you accumulate the better.
Be referred into an ideal employer and pre-screened by your state's Department of Labor and Training/Workforce Development Agency/Employment Development Department (these state agency's names vary from state to state) without any expensive Recruiter's commission attached to you. Every employer pays payroll taxes that support these state run agencies as a result, these agencies provide direct referrals of fully qualified and pre-screened candidates. You will succeed more often than not by working within a successful system like this and being referred for employment by a trusted Job Placement Counselor.
Relevant Educational Projects, Research & Theses etc. Sometimes academic experience parallels work experience such as in science, mathematics, statistics, research and law. If you have a superior GPA list it too of course. It is okay if you were not the sole contributor by the way, group efforts count, just do not hog all the credit okay.
Show them your talent with: Awards, achievements, contributions, commendations, citations, positive press, triumphs, how you overcame adversity etc.
Show them your intelligence by demonstrating your problem solving ability, demonstrating your creativity, bringing them a new client or showing off your excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
Show them your great written communication skills, attention to detail and passionate desire to work for them by submitting a Righteous Resume and Cover Letter that makes you irresistible in a job market where there are 75 million unemployed candidates competing with you.
If you want to succeed, show them you are serious about working for them in particular by tailoring your resume and cover letter to the specific employer and industry as much as possible. Research the employer well enough to demonstrate your interest before your interview appointment.
As a new college graduate without professional experience you normally want to make a targeted functional resume and superb cover letter that shows an employer what you know you can do for them. Your education section should be up near the top of your resume. A section that is titled summary of qualifications will be a big help here of course. Know that employers are attracted to entry-level candidates that are: Humble yet show lots of potential, intelligence, the ability to learn quickly, good listeners, proficient in business software, socially adept and are hard workers. Avoid claims of expertise (expertise begins with ten+ years of paid experience) when you only have competency as employers will investigate these claims during interviews and are repulsed by exaggeration.
Here are a few other frequently overlooked resources that may prove to be of great help also. Your church congregation might have several people willing to help you, if only you would let them know during the after service coffee hour. Your own college or university has a career placement office with experienced counselors. In addition, your state likely has the Department of Labor and Training or the equivalent only with a different name. Out west in California, for example it is called the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. These employment counselors are usually well connected.
Not only do they know about endless opportunities, but also their connections are well established. Because these counselors do not charge employers a large commission like recruiters do, they are doing the employer a big favor by sending you out with their recommendation for a job interview. They are paid from taxes levied on employers.
Finally, since effective personal networking is critical when you are seeking employment, I would strongly recommend that you join the LinkedIn, make a terrific profile, take advantage of the LinkedIn community's professional groups and reconnect with other friends, family and colleagues that may want to refer you to employers. Volunteering for a nonprofit organization related to your field of employment is also an excellent place to network and connect with other people of influence.
Why use a professional résumé writing service? Simple, you catch more fish when you use better bait. A veteran CPRW is light years ahead of you because they have written for thousands of clients. Frankly, everyone knows that the candidates with the top 5% résumés are interviewed and hired first. Why settle for a third-tier employer with a lower salary and less attractive benefit package? Listen, pigs do not know pigs stink… Yet they sure do, right?
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Will a Pro Résumé Writer Help Me Find Employment Fast Even if I'm a New College Graduate, MS or MBA?
By Darrell Z. DiZoglio of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 12/16/2017, all rights reserved.
Yes, it is 2018 and there are hundreds of well qualified applicants for every single job vacancy thanks to automation, robotics, offshoring, outsourcing, artificial intelligence (AI) and corporate downsizing. What will you need to succeed in your job search as new college grad or graduate school grad? I suggest that you model prosperous businesses. They always use advertising and marketing writers to take care of their websites, marketing collateral and advertising efforts. Today, professionals searching for a new employment, career advancement or higher earnings, are compelled to engage a Certified Professional Résumé Writer for assistance because of the massive number of unemployed/under-employed Americans. Thankfully, if you are just graduating or recently graduated most parents/grandparents will happily pay for this service as a graduation gift. They will be thrilled to see you (move out and) start your career with an employer in your desired field and earn a professional salary and full benefits package.
No employers no longer take the time to evaluate each candidate's career documents after submission, they use advanced software and advanced Boolean string searches (e.g. the Linkedin Advanced People Search Tool) to filter tens of thousands of qualified candidates in an instant much the way you would use a Google search today. Here is how a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (yes you need expert help not a fast and cheap typist) will market, sell and build your value to make certain that you are hired, earn a higher starting salary and a have great benefits package:
Specialized Industry Knowledge -- Certified Professional Résumé Writers have it, new college graduates not so much.
Desktop Publishing Because First impressions are priceless (everything!) in your job search. An attractive résumé style makes all the difference, distinguishes you and shows you cared enough to submit your best work. The first impressions rule is never more important than when you graduate college and start your professional career. The difference between a glorious start at Apple Inc., Frito Lay or Toyota Motors USA and a less than desirable start at Terminex as a pest control specialist to your career can make all the difference in the world to your future. That is because even today, you are still judged by the company you keep.
Excel in Side-By-Side Résumé Comparisons -- After the first, second, third and fourth interviews competing résumés with the interview notes on them are compared side-by-side in a pass or fail test by employers to determine which candidates have the highest ceiling, offer the best value and return on investment. Professionally written résumés take candidates further, much further.
Value Building -- A great résumé builds the value of the candidate in many ways that a hiring manager will appreciate. Always look for a Certified Professional Résumé Writer with experience as a Hiring Manager because they know what the employers really want to hear and speak their language. Always review a CPRW's writing samples, their own résumés and websites before you hire them. This is what most successful professionals and executives do. All Résumé Writers are not created equal though, so do your homework.
Superior Content -- Is the content on your resume relevant, helpful and valuable to employers? Résumés are used by the interviewers in employment interviews to generate questions that test your critical thinking ability or reveal your lack thereof. Those questions will either be positive or negative based on the information provided. You must present yourself in the language that employers understand and motivate them with compelling content.
Evidence of Your Worth and Worthiness -- A genuine High-Performance Résumé provides evidence of value, proof of return on investment and high-impact P&L contributions/awards/recognition, and then brings it to the attention of the Hiring Mangers/Executives. Yes, I said evidence and proof. Credibility and trust comes from proof of performance. The strong value-building efforts of a High-Performance Résumé Writer will earn you a significantly higher starting salary and you will be perceived as a must hire candidate. Employers have an acceptable deviation from the standard starting salary of 22% for most candidates. Do you want the top or bottom of this starting salary range?
Editing is Essential -- Editing is key in this whole effort, by accentuating the positive and eliminating the weak/negative professional writers make a much more effective presentation. Editing out anything that is not relevant is also a great idea. Employers instantly respect the evidence of intelligence shown in editing.
Proofreading is vital, the absence of mistakes prove intelligence and demonstrate you care. Alternatively, typos, logical errors, omissions and other blunders demonstrate that you do not have a strong desire to be hired. Realistically, a résumé and cover letter should be a sample of your best work because there is always plenty of competition.
A High-Performance Résumé also focuses on highlighting awards, industry accolades, performance under pressure, group awards, accomplishments and impactful contributions rather than mere responsibilities. The most effective way to obtain this info is through an in-depth personal interview. Beware of any writer who is not willing or competent enough to interview you.
Targeting, SEO and Relevant Keywords -- An expert Certified Professional Résumé Writer always targets the content in the résumé to improve the chances of achieving the candidates' #1 most desired job title goal. This way you prove that you want to be hired as a Accountant, Business Analyst, IT Manager, Help Desk Manager, Infrastructure Architect, Construction Supervisor, Recruiter, Branch Manager or Sales Consultant versus just any job. The employer will understand you sought them out and want to stick around long-term. As a result, you are perceived as more intelligent, desirable and hirable.
A genuine Certified Professional Résumé Writer with a Sales and Marketing background knows enough to research and include the right keywords in your résumé, so you will be found in databases instead of being invisible. This results in more interviews and more offers, so you can pick the highest paying job offer.
If you are wondering if the investment is worth it, you should know that a Certified Professional Résumé Writer is also dedicated to helping you find the right employment as quickly as possible. Say you make $55,000 per year or more when you are employed in two months instead of a 14 months, you have saved more than $4,000 a month for 12 months or $55,000. Because savings and income are both forms of wealth creation, suddenly that $400-$500 for résumé and cover letter help is a huge bargain.
In short, a proven Certified Professional Résumé Writer functions much more like an advertising Copywriter than a normal writer or a freelance typist. Their genius is the ability to sell a candidate in such a positive way that they become irresistible to a specific target audience.
Do you know that only the top five percent of résumés and cover letters are selected for interviews? Yes, you did read "only the top 5% of résumés not candidates are selected." In case you are not aware, at least 90% of all professionals that earn over $50K annually choose to delegate this task, because they want results vs. failure and a dwindling savings account. They know that competition is more fierce than ever (50 million people are unemployed in the US right now). The trick is finding a great CPRW to handle the assignment. The most effective ones are not cheap either averaging 1% of a candidate's starting salary, which is a serious a bargain versus extended unemployment.
In the final decision making process employers review the top candidates' résumés with the interview notes on them are compared side by side again. Thus, from the employer's first impression to the final decision the résumé is still the foundation of the job hunt. Employers like to make data-driven decisions. So face the facts people a résumé filled with fluff does not cut it (avoid cheap résumé writers, resume builders and typists like the plague).
When hiring a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, guarantee yourself a savings of 50% by going directly to a veteran, self-employed CPRW that provides the service versus a corporation. Corporations have executives with high salaries, luxurious offices in premium locations and large advertising budgets, which dramatically increase your costs without benefiting you. A self-employed CPRW would soon be out of business if they do not produce superior results from their résumés, cover letters and Linkedin profiles. Thus, you save money and double your chances of receiving superior career documents.
Résumé Writers do tend to cater to those who earn annual incomes of at least $45,000. They also are normally hired by those who are serious about their careers, earning a higher salary and want to advance or become employed as soon as possible. Today, you must think ahead and invest in yourself to avoid long employment gaps. Doing everything in your power to succeed at the start of your job hunt is essential. Sure, there's a small percentage of professionals that do not use a Certified Professional Résumé Writers, but they are usually blessed with relatives and close friends who work at ideal employers nearby. Because I hear feedback from thousands of job hunters/clients annually, I can assure you that thinking big and investing in your own success is the right way to go. The job search process has changed radically and every job is precious, so act accordingly.
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Job Search Success Requires A Winning Plan and Yes Dream Jobs Do Come True!
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 3/01/2017 all rights reserved
Because I have had decades of experience as a Business Owner, Hiring Manager and Recruiter, I want to give you some insight that will help you distinguish yourself from the millions of professionals currently competing with you for employment. Yes, some relevant experience and your college/trade school education are essential, but the employer is also looking for a candidate who will fit in well with their current team. This involves Social Skills, Integrity and a Culture Fit because the employer must look at the big picture and new hires without these matching personal attributes will likely washout within 90 days. How well you listen, behave and treat other people is everything! Yes, you still will need to learn more to guarantee success in your search because those three items are merely the start and your goal is earn that dream job.
There is another key factor employers are looking for besides industry experience, a college degree and a great person to fit in with the employer's existing team. Certainly, bachelor's, graduate degrees, trade school diplomas, professional licenses and impressive certifications are more important than ever today (especially in Education, Government, Management, Health Care, Mathematics, Science, IT/Technology, Human Resources or Engineering). However, the most overlooked item employers want is proof of your passion/enthusiasm for their industry with alignment in a candidate's college education (college major), internships, community service and work experience.
Let me make this crystal clear with an example. An ideal candidate that desires a career as a Physical Education Teacher might typically have a college degree in that field, however the employment is normally at Geno's Landscaping Service and the teaching internships might be at a local high school because the administrators in college teaching program know that practical experience is essential for new college graduates to be successful in a career search. Even though the candidate that worked at Geno's Landscaping Service demonstrates a strong work ethic by starting as a landscape laborer and being promoted into management, most employers will always prefer employment in a more relevant field.
Now let's compare a similar candidate with the same degree, college major and teaching internships, who also has a goal of becoming a Physical Education Teacher. Due to advance planning, he has employment as a Physical Fitness Instructor at a local YMCA/gym, earned a few relevant fitness education certifications and has several well-documented turnaround success stories with clients on video tape posted to his online career portfolio/Linkedin profile. This is what I am referring to as alignment of career, education, internships and community service.
Now, if you were the hiring manager and you could only pick one of these candidates to hire, which one would you hire? Clearly, if all else is equal, the vast majority of employers would pick the candidate with ideal alignment (college education, employment, internships and community service most aligned within the same field as stated job target). Here's why, proper alignment shows more evidence of intelligence with strategic planning, goal setting, logic, longer term dedication and true passion for the teaching profession.
True, this isn't as easy to achieve as it sounds because often today, just finding work when you are a college student is a serious achievement, especially if you live in a rural area. Nevertheless, you must recognize that the employers hold all the cards due to the huge glut of talent competing for limited vacancies and they will find what they want without difficulty. Most importantly, you must recognize early on that you must cater to what employers want. Furthermore, you must plan to be able to present the most marketable résumé possible to employers early on. Having proper alignment is an essential ingredient to make your dream job a reality.
Remember, if you difficulty finding internship opportunities the nonprofit sector will be more than happy to accommodate you. Just make sure your job title as an intern and the nonprofit organization you select is as relevant as humanly possible to your ultimate career goal/dream job. With proper alignment of education, experience, internships and community service you will advance over most other candidates in the race to get hired because you are smart enough to cater to exactly what employers want.
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Land an Internship or Apprentice Experience to Advance Your Career
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 6/23/2015 all rights reserved.
Let us take a moment to review why an internship/apprenticeship is so vital when you have no professional experience. It solves your lack of experience problem by giving you some real life experience from an employer. It gives you a valuable chance to make helpful industry specific connections face to face. You may be able to dazzle them enough with your efforts to win a job outright. (Imagine the possibility of being able to skip the whole job hunting routine. It happens every day.) You may be able to impress them enough to earn a part time job that leads to full time.
Each intern opportunity could yield a few precious recommendation letters or referrals to jobs. After two or three internships, you will have a richly deserved sense of confidence in interviews and at work too. You now are ten times more likely to be interviewed regularly and get hired. Do not be make a small sacrifice by work for free/low wages if you have to gain valuable industry-specific experience. Practice forward-thinking, big thinking and long-term thinking because that's what winners do. If you have the good fortune to chose between a decent earnings job (e.g. Bartender/Food Server) and an Apprentice/Internship opportunity, I recommend that you take both by working weekdays as an Intern and nights and weekends in the restaurant business. This way you can pay your bills and gain experience simultaneously. This is how smart professionals build their resumes, win the respect of employers and advance their careers.
Your college or university's career counseling/placement office will frequently get early notice of internship opportunities directly from employers due to their long standing relationships. These announcements spell out the terms of an internship (two eight hour days per week, paid minimum wage and you will be assigned a mentor) and the requirements (must be at least a college senior with management major, be well versed in MS Office 2007, able to maintain a 3.5 GPA and able to follow instructions precisely). These announcements will always have a specific person to contact and preferred method of contact as well. Craigslist.org classified ads, industry specific websites and your state's Department of Labor & Training/Workforce Commission announce hundreds of internship/apprentice opportunities each month.
Now that you know you can do it, you meet their requirements and they are looking for you, act quickly to pounce on the chance. Write a great cover letter and include your resume and send it off promptly after the announcement. As you can imagine timing is everything. I would strongly suggest refraining from the urge to call, since without experience your value is not high enough to merit lots of interest, after all this is only an intern opportunity. The resume and cover letter is the right approach, if you need to, get professional writing help to improve your chances. Now, for a more pro-active strategy anyone can use.
There are also many fine companies out there that do not announce internship opportunities, but merely grant them to candidates motivated enough to seek them out. In this case, simply use the Internet to find companies close to you that would be ideal targets for you to learn from now and be great future employers too. Now, write to these employers with resume and a cover letter that illustrates the top ten reasons they should give you an internship opportunity. Send off a 7-10 of these letters a week and before you know it you will be invited to contribute. Remember, the candidates with the best marketing always win.
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Essential Job Search Advice For New College Graduates
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 8/02/2014 all rights reserved
First of all, congratulations if you are about to graduate from college, planning for your future is always a wise idea. It is a great habit to get into that will certainly help you throughout your career. You have to recognize that the single most effective way to find a new career position is to network with the people you already know. That means confer with all those valuable business contacts you have made while you were working as an intern. These are fine opportunities because they already have been impressed with your strong work ethic, dependability and productivity.
Banks and Mortgage Lenders have had a mass migration of top talent go elsewhere due to constraints on compensation, new regulation, tighter credit and federal scrutiny. The next strategy I would recommend is to take on some temporary assignments immediately with a quality company like Administaff, so you gain some more practical experience (key because real world experience is every hiring managers' highest need) in your targeted career field as well as immediate income. Again, think connections and make the most of them. Often, if you are a hard worker you will be hired after only two or three auditions. Other than that, always focus on getting interviews, not searching.
Here are a few other frequently overlooked resources that may prove to be of great help also. Your church congregation might have several people willing to help you, if only you would let them know during the after service coffee hour. Your own college or university has a career placement office with experienced counselors. In addition, your state likely has the Department of Labor and Training or the equivalent only with a different name. Out west in California, for example it is called the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. These employment counselors are usually well connected and often former Recruiters.
Not only do they know about endless opportunities, but also their connections are well established. Because these counselors do not charge employers a large commission, they are doing the employer a big favor by sending you out with their recommendation for a job interview. They are paid from taxes levied on employers. Finally, since networking is so vital when you seek employment, I would strongly recommend that you join the LinkedIn community and reconnect with other friends, family and colleagues that may be in a position to help you out. Volunteering for a nonprofit organization related to your field of employment is also an excellent place to network and connect with other people of influence.
As long as people still do the hiring, if you focus on being referred by insiders who already work there or other well connected people of influence; you will have much more credibility. Those who only reply to job postings are usually doomed to face long shot chances of being selected for interviews. Why suffer dire financial consequences from being unemployed too long, when you can start networking right way?
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Internships Are the Answer to Having No Experience
By Darrell DiZoglio, CPRW of http://RighteousResumes.com Copyright 8/4/2012 all rights reserved.
The only real answer is the experience of learning through an internship or apprenticeship. This is when you learn the ropes by working for minimum wage in a company that assigns you a mentor. Obviously, you want to help out the sponsoring company as much as you can during your internship. In return for inexpensive labor, they are mentoring you and giving you work assignments that will help you develop. Keep in mind Internships are designed to work around your schedule, like during summers when you are off school. Some people have enough dedication to serve as an intern during the school year also two days a week is typical.
Now, this real life experience is so much more valuable in your effort to get hired. Any new grad or career changer with two or three internships worth of experience on their resume is certain to be hired before any candidate with no experience. Why? Well, to a hiring manager nothing is more important than industry specific work experience, absolutely nothing. A personal referral to introduce an ideal candidate for an open position from a known colleague might be a close second.
The benefits of serving as an intern to you as a job hunter are legion. First of all you will be building valuable industry connections that could help you for the rest of your career. Just one of those connections could lead directly to your first job, if you make a solid impression as a hard worker. Naturally, you will want to make multiple connections at each internship opportunity and ask for recommendation letters. Secondly, after two or three internships you generally have enough experience to be hired at a fair wage and your resume will no longer be ignored. Your self confidence will certainly soar as now you will have real life experience to relate in your interviews.
You will also find out if a particular field is or is not really for you, while keeping your full time employment or study schedule. In other words it is a no lose proposition. One of the best benefits of working for an employer as an on the job learner is you have a chance to make such a solid impression during your audition that they will want to hire you as a full time employee. This is the ideal case of course and it may not happen for everyone. But just remember you can have three internships or more while you are still in college.
While being able to avoid a job hunt entirely is wonderful for you, it is also an ideal situation for the employer. They really get to know you versus hiring a perfect stranger. The employer also benefits by being able to audition you for below prevailing market wages and by being able to train you exactly the way they want to for ideal results. If they also get a strong sense that you have unlimited potential that would benefit their company for many years to come, some companies have been willing to help you pay for a graduate degree in a field that would be helpful to the company. All in all, if you want to be a winner rather than a mere beginner, try the internship route to start your new career.
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