After investing time and energy into your education and career preparation, it’s only natural that you will want to make as much money as you can. Even if you are working in your desired industry or career field, it is normal to hope to earn as much as possible.
To reach your maximum earning potential, or even get close to it, you will need to do one of two things.
Amy WattWhy a Career Coach Can Help You Earn More Money
Sitting down for an interview, you have two tasks: expressing your superior credentials and skills and connecting with the interviewer. Managing this balance can be difficult—you might be so focused on your qualifications that you strike out on the connection. Or, you might be so chatty with the interviewer that you forget to mention your best capabilities.
To be successful in your interview, you need to combine both. This balance works well in any interview, and the way to achieve it is through storytelling.
Many employers use behavioural interviews to find the perfect candidate; because of this, you will need detailed answers to support your work qualifications. Instead of rhyming off your work achievements, develop and implement storytelling skills to help the interview connect with you and feel like they are sharing in the experience.
With my help, you will be able to identify your unique value and communicate it to employers through strategic storytelling. You have been telling stories in conversation your whole life but how do you tell your story to an interviewer?
Amy WattStorytelling is the Interview Strategy You Need
Working with a good career coach will help facilitate a broader perspective on your personal and professional situation. I work with you to uncover that clarity, help you set goals and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities. Opportunities you may never have thought of.
A resume is a concise, informative summary of your achievements, education, and experience. Your resume should highlight your strongest assets and skills, and differentiate you from other candidates seeking similar positions.
We are spending more time at home than ever before, which for many people, includes working. If you are on the job hunt, that means you are applying for jobs and interviewing from home. With these changes to the way we live, play, work and interview from home, it is inevitable that our workspace will need updating.
Not only does an updated workspace provide a great spot to work, pay bills, apply for jobs, and conduct group chat videos, as a job hunter, a workspace update means that you have an appropriate space to interview for a job.
Many work from home employees have already taken the steps to change their home office setup because an organized and updated workspace can lead to more productivity, even if it is a shared office space.
Hesitation to update workspace lies in having to spend the money and energy to update your workspace. However, as a serious job hunter, you will benefit from doing so.
Amy Watt4 Reasons You Should Update Your Workspace
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it—and it may be permanent. From virtual meetings and online hangouts to distanced coffee dates and driveway chats, this is the way we see people now. Our way of seeing people outside of our so-called bubble has had to change, or else we wouldn’t see anyone at all.
When you are on the lookout for a new job, finding an exciting job posting in the industry you want is cause for excitement! You organize your resume, apply for the job, and now all you can do is wait for a response from the employer.
But, as time ticks on, it becomes clear that that phone call is never going to come.
You are likely feeling confused and wondering “are they even reading my resume?” The truth is, they might not be!
Amy WattAre They Even Reading My Resume? (And how to make sure they are)