Interviews are a great thing, right? Well you might not think so when the panic and paralysis sets in.
How do I know what the interviewer will be looking for? What do I need to do to prepare? What type of interview will it be? How should I dress? Am I prepared for all the questions? And, what questions should I ask? How do I make sure to get a second interview? What should I tell them when they ask how much money I am looking for?
With the rising cost of a college education, it is more important than ever to take a close look at what you’re getting for your time and money. Just going to college because your parents did, because your high school counselor says so, or because your family wants you to be the first to graduate with a college degree are not good enough reasons.
Consider your strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, career goals and overall commitment to getting a college education. These, in addition to many other factors, play a significant role in making a solid decision that can chart your course for many years to come in both your profession and your finances.
Millennials … I don’t think you have to wait for the slow wheels of government to “fix” the problems. Too often, we leave our fate in the hands of other people’s agendas. Set your own course. Take matters into your own hands and begin a targeted search for companies that want what you have to offer.
Don’t leave the fate of your career in the hands of a human resources manager who’s ticked off because the pop machine down the hall ran out of Diet Mountain Dew. (true story)
And don’t leave the fate of your career in the inbox of an intern who’s tasked with sorting through 100’s of resumes just like yours several times a day. He’s probably watching funny cat videos on YouTube in a separate browser window anyway, not even thinking twice about forever deleting job applications that just “don’t feel right.” (another true story)
If Aaron’s story of going from a $10/hour concrete truck job to a $174,000 salary inspired you…
If Martina’s case study of landing her ideal position on her very first career-change attempt motivated you…
And if career coaching that will light your path, step by step, directly to your own Dream Job seems like it’s worth having a conversation about…
It’s one thing to try to manage your job search alone. And it’s another thing to get feedback from fellow job-seekers. But it’s a whole different ballgame to tackle your job search with an insider right next to you, someone who has personally walked hundreds of job seekers along the straight-and-narrow path to their Dream Jobs.
A guide. A helping hand. One who has gone before you.
“I can’t get past the brick wall of HR, no matter what I do or who I talk to.”
“What’s wrong with me? I feel like I ace my interviews, but still no callbacks.”
“My wife thinks I’m a loser. I spent 5 years getting my degree, and so far, all we have to show for it are student loans we can’t pay back.”
“Honestly, I’d be okay with 3 minimum wage jobs if it meant I didn’t have to suffer through another wave of rejection letters.”
The sinking feeling in your gut when 2 weeks go by and you get no responses from those online applications you filled out…
You stay up hours past midnight re-editing your resume so it’s juuuuust right for that new position that popped up on the job board…
Coming out of an interview feeling helpless, thinking you totally blew it and won’t get a callback…
Every step of the way, I put into practice what Raymond taught me. When I started Ray’s course in 2010, I was making $10/hour. But when I put into practice what he taught me about making connections, networking with the right people, and contacting the people who are really in charge of hiring at a company, I landed a $64,000/year position.
Exactly 1 year later, the company doubled my salary to $128,000. You see, one of the things Raymond taught me was how to go above and beyond on the job, but more importantly, how to show the company you are doing that.
I soon worked myself out of that role, and now I’m part of an IT consulting firm. Just to give you an idea of how well Raymond’s material worked for me, last year I made $174,000. Remember, just 4 years prior I was making 10 bucks an hour.