Appearance is everything…Right?

Whatever you focus on grows…

Imagination may be used effectively in even the smallest details of appearance which in result can bring you much success.

Searching for a career/ job is complicated, frustrating and rewarding if tackled correctly.

I know a few of us have been in the position where you submit your resume over to what seems to be 100 jobs and you have the sudden dread of the let downs…rejection letters and the best one, you hear nothing back at all.  Dead silence…I hate that!!

But it doesn’t have to be this way….that why I developed a workshop designed to make job hunting not only easy and fun but beneficial to your overall personal growth.  It’s about identifying the most important part of the equation to finding a job.  YOU!  Knowing the specifics and focusing them so others can receive you how you want them to.

I remember going into a job interview for my first job.  I was applying to be a host at a breakfast restaurant/ j.christophers, and when in the interview… my mind was racing with loads of negative thoughts like;

Am I dressing the part?

What if he asks me this question I don’t know?

Did I turn the curling iron off when I left?

He just glanced at my mouth…do I have something in my teeth?

All of these negative thoughts just turn into a tornado of uncertainty.

These uncertainties can hinder us from soaring to our true potential.  That’s what I will be able to provide you here.  I will be giving you 3 strategies that can help you reach that next level of confidence to withstand the overall job hunting experience.

The three strategies are very beneficial and I will walk through these and explain how you can benefit from each one.  A. stands for attire…I. stands for interview techniques and R. stands for Resume.

The first, Attire is the workshop I will be covering today and it is the most important.  Why do you think attire is most important more than Interviewing and resume?  Let’s think about it here

What we see overrides what we hear and as much as we’d hate to admit it, appearance is everything. You can look at something and immediately decide if you like it or not. This is because human beings are visual creatures.  According to, 3M Corporation and Zabisco,

  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text/words.

So knowing this, we can use this information to our advantage.

I conducted several experiments with some interns where there were about 5 students and they were told to dress in a particular way in order to see how they’re appearance was received.  One dressed in wrinkly clothes, one dressed in clearly mismatched attire, one in provocative clothing and extreme make-up business casual, and the last dressed in business formal.  Mind you we sent in the ones with wrinkly clothes, and the outcome was none of the individuals who went in looking disheveled or untrustworthy received a phone call back. The ones who looked as if they had everything together did receive a call.The stats stated that 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual…so what information or message are you trying to relay to others?  Don’t really know yet?

The stats stated that 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual…so what information or message are you trying to relay to others?  Don’t really know yet?

That’s what we will dive into later..

With this A.I.R. you can soar to your highest potential.

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Inside Advice for Career Planning

On average, you will probably change careers seven to ten times during your life.
Sometimes you change careers because of changes in your own needs, desires, and requirements. Sometimes you must switch careers due to changes in your profession
or industry outside your control. For these reasons, career management and planning should be a life-long endeavor. The first step in career planning is determining whether your current career meets your personal and professional needs.

Commission having a Job interview.

 

Are You in the Right Career?

To help determine whether you are in the
right career, ask yourself some of the following
questions:

  • 􀂄 Do you enjoy going to work most days?
  •  Do you enjoy what you do on the job?
  •  Are you motivated to seek advancement
    in your career?
  •  Are you willing to put in the extra effort
    to succeed in your career?
  •  Are you in a stable or growing profession
  • Do the requirements of your career
    match your lifestyle?
  •  Are you satisfied with the time commitment
    your career requires?
  •  Where do you see your career taking
    you in the next three to five years?

If you answered “Yes” to many of these
questions, you are probably in the right career.
For you, career planning will entail seeking ways to learn and grow in your career. You must determine what skills and characteristics to develop, and what additional experience you need to continue your professional development. If you answered “No” to more than a few of these questions, it may be time to consider a new career.

Gather Information about Yourself
When researching a new career you first need to understand more about your own personal and professional goals. You should develop a clear sense of what you enjoy doing,
what you don’t enjoy, and the balance you are seeking between career and lifestyle. To help you determine your personal and professional needs, review the following self-assessment topics.  Consider your talents. What are you good at?  What do others say you do well? What do you learn easily? Make an inventory of these skills, abilities, and talents and consider jobs or careers that require these attributes. Consider your interests. What do you enjoy doing? What do you wish you had more time to do? What field of study do you want to learn more about? What classes have you taken in the last three years? You will devote more energy to your career if you enjoy your work.  Consider your reward. What is important to you? What will keep you motivated and energized? Decide how important things like salary, time off, prestige, and work environment are to you and use these criteria when thinking about your new career.

Asking these and other questions, and then researching the answers, can help you narrow your choices and find the ideal career.

Stay Focused and most importantly, Stay Professional!

 

How to design a Hybrid Resume

Many eyebrows are raised when I mention they need a Hybrid resume.  What is a Hybrid resume anyways?

A hybrid resume is different from the traditional resume format, which is chronological, highlighting a long, solid work history.

Hybrid resumes can also be identified as a combination resume, highlighting relevant skills while still providing information about your work history, in a more subtle tone.  Aside from highlighting your skills and related qualification, hybrids displays reverse chronological employment history as well as masking job hopping and any unrelated experience.

First, let’s determine whether a hybrid resume is for you!

Hybrids are generally for  Students, New Graduates, Entry- Level Job seekers, Career changers, Applicants reentering the job market, and older workers.

Now let’s dive into creating a Hybrid  a.k.a. Combination resume

The main strategy is to begin with a career summary (qualifications summary or skills).  This emphasizes your strongest potential and credentials.  According to an article written by, Kim Issacs, Monster Resume Expert, she also states that mentioning this, in the beginning, you have the opportunity to, ” entice hiring managers to read the rest of your resume.”  Include, your key skills and accomplishments related to the skills relevant to the position you are applying for.

Create a section of core competencies that others can acknowledge your expertise.  These points can range anywhere from a table of 9 points of core competencies or 6.  Keep it rather short.

When listing out your employment history, keep the format chronological order.  This format most employers are used to seeing.  Ensure you are not listing the responsibilities, though, just generalized information regarding your skills.  Just the Facts!

Be clear and concise when including your experience section.  Focus on your achievements rather than job duties.  This will show your participation within that organization and how your participation allowed the company to benefit from it.

Don’t forget to add in any training, certifications and/or languages and education to your resume as well.   Look it over and read it twice or you can pay to have a professional review it over or ask family and friends. You can always go back and modify your resume based on feedback and response rate.How to create a Hybrid Resume

 

How do I write an appealing cover letter & CV to apply as a fresh flight attendant?

Answer by Sha Von Johnson:

Its great that you have a professional degree in Engineering.  However, one would have to bring the question to light, why a flight attendant?  Is this a position that you a taking just for fun or for a career – path?  Maybe you would want to become a safety engineer for airlines in the US, that way you can tie in your degree and skills to a specific industry?
Other than the preliminary
You can focus on your current skills.  Which hopefully are, customer Service, Administering first aid in emergency situations, familiar with safety procedures, Alert…etc.
Hopefully you also have some experience closely related to flight attendance, then you can refer to specific detail how you used those skills and applied them in real time.
There are more examples as to what a flight attendant does on this link:
Good luck
stay focused and most importantly, stay professional.

How do I write an appealing cover letter & CV to apply as a fresh flight attendant?

Have you hit a dead spot???

Do you think your resume is average or just ok?  Hvae you even thought about your resume??

Leaving your resume hanging to dry is probably not a good idea.  “Some tech pros update their résumés and profiles every time they learn a new skill or accomplish something notable; done often enough, it Becomes a habit,” states Dice staff.

There are a few instances when you can update your resume.

The obvious one: When you leave a job for another.

Two:  You learn a new skill

Three:  You finished a project

The point of a resume is citing your accomplishments and giving the specifics: what you did, and how you did it.

“In today’s job market, with lay-offs and downsizing, being unemployed for a few months is typical. If you’ve been job-hunting longer than three months, try to find a volunteer, part-time or temporary position within your field. Register with a temp agency—an employer may have a short-term project requiring additional staff, but would rather not hire full-time or permanent engineers [who also have to be paid benefits],”  advises Lisa Dickter, associate director for Career Consultants Carnegie Mellon’s Career and Professional Development Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stay up to date with trending information about resumes and industry highlights.  Don’t let time get away from you, use these helpful hints in the post to manage your resume for that next position.