Raymond Gooch was the guy who taught me soft skills and resume-building.
When I met him, I did have full-time employment. But I was a field technician for the Ohio Lottery. I really wanted to switch fields and go from regular Information Technology to healthcare IT. But I didn’t have a medical background or any kind of degree, so that was going to be very difficult.
Before Raymond, I felt stuck. I hated my job. I wanted to feel like I was contributing something through my work, that I was making a big difference doing something for other people, even it if was behind the scenes through healthcare IT. But I hadn’t made any progress at all in trying to switch industries.
"I felt stuck. I hated my job. I wanted to feel like ... I was making a big difference doing something for other people ..."
Then, my wife told me about Ray Gooch and the class he was teaching about having a successful job search. I knew it was for me.
I wasn’t disappointed. Raymond knows exactly what hiring managers look for in a resume—and on a resume. He taught me how to make my resume ”jump out” at hiring managers compared to all the other resumes they receive.
Up to that point, my job search efforts were basically filling out all these long applications online, then never hearing back from anyone. But Raymond taught me how to do deep research that would allow me to personally grab the attention of the actual hiring manager. And then when you’ve got their attention, how to get your resume in front of them the right way.
"Raymond knows exactly what hiring managers look for in a resume ... He taught me how to make my resume "jump out" at hiring managers ..."
Raymond also taught me the best way to follow-up with hiring managers. I adopted the mindset of, ”It’s not about what the company can do for me, but about what I can do for them.” Raymond showed me how to see the job search process from employers’ eyes—they are looking, too!
Because Raymond taught me how to be a resource who actually gets noticed for all the hard work I put in, I landed a position at a hospital as an off-site supervisor. Now I’m in position to ”move up the ladder” in the exact industry I wanted.
"It's not about what the company can do for me, but about what I can do for them ... Raymond will teach you how to be a resource to hiring managers ... that will make all the difference for you."
My former career was so unfulfilling. You just go into work, do your job, and go home to (hopefully) forget it. But now, I work with dozens of hospitals all over the state of Ohio. I project manage, oversee all of their electronic medical records, and help healthcare agencies adopt new software to make their jobs so much easier.
I make really good money, I feel so fulfilled, and I even get to work from home—a perk I wasn’t expecting at all!
As a job-seeker, whatever it is you decide you want—go after it. Just take Raymond’s techniques and apply them. With diligence and hard work, you will get to where you want to be. Raymond will teach you how to be a resource to hiring managers and future employers—and that will make all the difference for you. It certainly did for me.