Applying

YOU ARE PROBABLY GOING ABOUT JOB APPLYING ALL WRONG!

 

You might not know a ton about me... but I know a ton about hiring. 

 

Over the last 20 years, I have pretty much been eating & drinking hiring.

 

I built a company (ApplicantPro) that helps over 10,000 companies with their hiring processes. This means that I've got an insider's view into the process of how they are going about it... and how you can better navigate it.

 

and this is my biggest job seeker takeaway from the last 20 years...

 

Most people are going about it the wrong way.

 

THAT'S WHY I CREATE THESE COURSES AT REFER.IO

 

So my goal is to be your coach, your guide, your secret weapon when it comes to getting a job.

 

I've broken this course down into 5 main steps.

 

#1 Do you understand what's going on with getting a job?

#2 Do you have the right strategy?

#3 Are you applying in a way that will get you noticed?

#4 Are you prepared to crush the Interview?

#5 Are you following up to close the deal?

 

So... buckle up and let's jump right in.

 

HERE IS A QUICK RUNDOWN OF WHAT THIS COURSE WILL COVER:

 

This first article gives you a quick rundown of some of the things that are covered!

 

"Unlocking the Job Market: A 10-Day Blueprint to Finding Your Dream Job"

 

Providing you with a blueprint to help you find your dream job. We'll be introducing a new way of thinking about the job search process and providing you with tips and tricks to navigate the job market.  CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING…

 

"Swipe Right on Your Dream Job: How Dating Can Help You Get Hired"

 

Exploring the analogy of dating to the job search process, including how finding the right job is similar to dating and how referrals can be powerful in the job search process. We'll also provide you with tips on how to identify where you want to end up in terms of business area, industry, size of company, and job role.

 

"Navigating Job Boards: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

 

Discussing the pros and cons of job boards, how to use popular job search platforms like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor to find job opportunities, and how to research potential employers.  Tips on how to search for jobs and how to apply to jobs on these platforms and why it's important not to rely solely on job boards and the importance of finding a job but not applying to it.

 

"Creating a Standout Profile: A Key to Unlocking Your Dream Job"

 

Taking a step back and assessing where you are now in terms of your job search. We'll be providing you with a worksheet to identify Your style, substance, and systems and tips on how to align your skills and experience with your desired job. We'll also be giving you an understanding of how to create an effective profile that stands out to employers.

 

"Making Connections: The Power of Referrals in the Job Search Process"

 

The importance of networking in the job search process, including tips on how to identify people in your network who are currently doing the job you want, have done the job in the past, or are connected to someone who is or has done the job. 

 

"Speed Dating for Jobs: The Power Steps to Unlocking Your Dream Job"

 

Introducing our power steps to unlocking your dream job, including creating an effective profile, increasing your proximity to potential employers, plugging in to the right groups and networks, and persist in your job search. 

 

"Creating an Eye-catching Profile: The Key to Unlocking Your Online Presence"

 

Diving deeper into the power step of creating an effective profile… including tips on how to create an eye-catching profile that stands out to employers and how to use your online presence to your advantage.

 

"Increasing Your Visibility: The Key to Unlocking Opportunities"

 

Discussing the power step of increasing your proximity to potential employers including tips on how to increase your visibility and how to make the most of your networking opportunities. 

 

"Swiping Right on the Right Connections: Unlocking the Job of Your Dreams"

 

Tips on how to identify the right groups and networks and how to engage with them effectively. 

 

"Persist and Progress: The Key to Unlocking Job Success"

 

Tips on how to stay motivated and focused, how to handle rejections, and how to make the most of every opportunity. 

 

"Ace the Interview: The Key to Securing Your Dream Job"

 

Tips on how to prepare for an interview, how to answer common interview questions, and how to make a great impression.

 

"The Art of Follow-up: Unlocking the Job of Your Dreams"

 

Tips on how to follow up with potential employers, how to craft a personalized follow-up message, and how to use follow-up as an opportunity to build a relationship with the company. 

How to Brand Yourself for Job Search Success

How to Brand Yourself for Job Search Success

How to make sure your application materials and public image are making the best first impression with potential employers.

Change Your Resume To Get More Callbacks (Resumes Part 2)

Change Your Resume To Get More Callbacks (Resumes Part 2)

If you rarely hear back after applying for a job, these suggestions can help you get more interviews!

Let’s Get Your Resume to the Top of the Stack! (Resumes Part 1)

Let’s Get Your Resume to the Top of the Stack! (Resumes Part 1)

Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when applying for a job and how to overcome them!

Four things you must do when employers never respond to your application

Four things you must do when employers never respond to your application

When you find a job that looks promising, you send in your resume and apply for the position. A few hours, days, even weeks g...

Swipe Right on Your Dream Job!

Swipe Right on Your Dream Job!

You apply to hundreds of jobs, hoping to increase your chances of finding the right one. But, just like swiping through dating profiles, applying to job after job can feel like a numbers game, a quantity thing.

Navigating Job Boards - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Navigating Job Boards - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Job boards can be a great resource for finding fresh job listings, but it's important to understand the limitations of these platforms as well.

Reflecting on Your Skills & Qualifications

Reflecting on Your Skills & Qualifications

By understanding your strengths and weaknesses, you can tailor your job search to focus on the positions and companies that are a good fit for you.

Who's in Your Network? Unlocking the Power of Referrals

Who's in Your Network? Unlocking the Power of Referrals

They say that it's as much about "who you know"... as it is about "what you know"! And for smart, capable people... this can be a bit offensive. They wonder why it is that they don't get interviews, job offers, or promotions... when they know damn well that they are totally qualified.

The Resume Revolution: 5 Game-Changing Tips from Analyzing 125,484 Resumes

The Resume Revolution: 5 Game-Changing Tips from Analyzing 125,484 Resumes

Unlock the secrets of crafting an impeccable resume with insights drawn from an analysis of 125,484 resumes by Austin Belcak. Dive into the five pivotal takeaways - from the undeniable importance of a robust LinkedIn profile to the power of quantifiable achievements. Discover the ideal resume length, master the art of keyword optimization, and learn why you should ditch those overused buzzwords. This blog blends individual experiences with hard data, offering a roadmap to enhance your resume and stand out in the job market.