Tuesday, March 24, 2020
16-Point Job Search Check
As you can imagine with the current situation, the job market has become even more competitive. The good news is that companies are still hiring but you cannot succeed haphazardly or halfheartedly. You need to be sure you are doing everything you possibly can to stand out from your competition to shorten the duration to that next job.
RightChanges is offering a one-hour, one-on-on (using technology), 16-point check to be sure you are positioned for success. This will not be a sales pitch. You will receive focused and actionable feedback about what you are doing well, areas to improve, and how to search, even while self-isolating, to stand out from your competition.
RightChanges was launched a decade ago with the mission to offer the most affordable and successful services for those in a job search. We have made this 16-point hour available for only $25.
Go to our on-line store at rightchanges.square.site and select the 16-point special.
Be sure you are doing everything to stand out from the competition, now more than ever.
You Just Added Another Accomplishment / STAR
If you have been in a job search for any length of time, you are familiar with accomplishments or STARs. These accomplishments in STAR format are not of the nature of curing cancer, solving world peace, or fixing the economy. These accomplishments are actual instances of things you have done that support the truth of your skills, abilities, and previous successes. Some of your accomplishments will be used on your resume, all will be fresh in your mind for the interview, and they are great to remind you how accomplished you are.
Without even knowing you, I already know that you have a new accomplishment to add. I will start you in the process of recording it by sharing the Situation or Task (the S / T part of the STAR), the A (Actions you took) and the R (Results) and you will fill in the details. This STAR is a great example of how you can adapt to situations.
S/T: There was a global pandemic. In order to minimize the impacts to myself, family members, and the community as a whole, non-essential workers in our community were asked to Shelter at Home and schools were closed.
A: I (and now add details of what you did to adapt to this major life change)
R: I did my part in minimizing the spread to others in my community and (add details of other benefits)
Be sure to document other accomplishments as they occur. As I am known for saying “memory does not get better with age and it starts at a very young age”.
P.S. If you are not familiar with STARs (or PARs or CARs) or only have a handful ready, you will want to take advance of the 16-point Job Search Check offered by RightChanges. We will share with you a STAR Kit that will help you capture over 75 STARs.
Video on the Most Powerful Cover Letter
Are you one of the job seekers who writes a long-worded, blah blah blah cover letter full of “I”, “me”, and “my” making it all about you but does not address what the company is specifically looking for? Or maybe you do not include a cover letter at all and miss a wonderful opportunity to encapsulate for the reader how you are a great candidate for their specific job.
The right cover letter to include is one that can be glanced versus read, highlighting how you are a great match for what this company is specifically looking for, making it as much about their needs as your skills. This is referred to as the T-cover letter.
Many of RightChanges clients have reported how the T-cover letter has increased their chance of success. One client recently shared how, months into her new job, the boss made a point to share that the cover letter was what helped her stand out. The client said “one of the things that impressed her so much during my interview process was my cover letter! And she said she hadn’t seen a good one, like mine, in a long time.”
Because it is highly customized for each person and each application, a sample would be pointless. RightChanges has developed a three-part video series on how YOU can create this powerful cover letter. The first part of the series covers why this format is more powerful. The second part covers the parts of the cover letter. The third part is not to be missed; it takes an actual resume and an actual job description and then click-by-click shows how to create the T-cover letter. It also explains the Word features used for formatting it. All of this is only $9.99.
While you are self-isolating it is a perfect time to watch the Most Powerful Cover Letter video series and implement this standout approach to your job search.
Go to our on-line store at RightChanges.square.site, select the Most Powerful Cover Letter from the on-demand videos section, and we will send you the link and password. Your code enables you to watch each part of the series up to three times each!