As well as being a certified resume writer, I am a certified 5 Steps to Rapid Employment coach, using Jay A. Block’s method to help job seekers find and position themselves for their ideal job. One of the reasons that I have qualified myself as an employment coach is that so many job seekers come to me beaten down by their experiences in the job market. Until they see themselves as valuable candidates, they will have trouble presenting themselves that way.
If you are one of those who are struggling with the shock of being let go, with unpleasant or unsatisfying work conditions that undermine your self-confidence, or with general feelings of unworthiness, please know you are not alone. Job searches are stressful.
In fact, the first step in the 5 Steps to Rapid Employment is to manage fear and negative emotions that block success. I often find that the process of writing a resume helps to decrease that fear and negativity. You begin to realize how far you have risen from your first job, accept that you have skills and accomplishments that are unique to your experiences, and consider how valuable you might be to a future employer.
Writing a resume also helps with the second step: Define clear job and career goals. None of us can claim to be suited to every job in the universe. As the resume forms, you will get a clearer idea of what you really want out of a job and what your future employer can expect from you.
Sometimes job seekers limit themselves by defining a job by its title—once a project coordinator, always a project coordinator. But you may have skills that are transferrable to other jobs or that qualify you for the same job under a different title (for example, administrative assistant) or in a different industry.
As a 5 Steps to Rapid Employment coach, I will help you develop a value-based resume and a strategic plan to speed up your job search. Contact me today.