TOP JOB SEARCH MISTAKES

1. Overselling/Underselling. Remember it isn't only about what you want, but what the employer is looking for.

2. Misplaced Blame. Placing blame on why you haven't found a job yet can cause you to lose focus very quickly and your attitude becomes negative which can carry with you. Try to keep a positive outlook, the right opportunity will eventually present itself.

3. Undiversified Approach. Many job seekers think that they can just try one or two opportunities for finding a job and dismiss many other options. Forgetting to diversify your job search can be a big mistake, particularly when it is a statistical fact that many traditional job hunting tactics are not always effective.

4. Unrealistic Expectations. Time and time again, job seekers will start off a job search with such high hopes. Even when the economy is looking up, it takes time, patience and the right tools to find the right job.

5. Lack of Preparation. It is amazing how job seekers will put so much emphasis on the résumé but forget to (a) have a strategy in place for how to use the résumé, (b) fail to prepare for both phone and face-to-face interviews (they are not the same thing and, therefore, require different preparation), and (c) have a complete misunderstanding of the industry they are targeting. The worse thing you can do it limit yourself and by failure to be prepared, you are doing exactly that.

Individual Services

Although many people adapt well and are able to learn just as quickly in a group setting, others may benefit more from a one on one approach. This enables them the opportunity to ask more questions without worrying about taking up too much time in a class room setting from the other individuals.

If this is you, or you have tried the classroom setting approach and still feel like you need additional information and time with a career coach, then you are in the right place.

Below are a list of services we offer individuals where they are able to spend ample time with a career coach without the worry of taking time away from others.

Resume Writing/Cover Letters
Career Assessments
Career Coaching

Resume Writing/Cover Letters

In today's economy, a professionally written resume could make the difference between getting an interview or being passed over. Landing a job is 70% presentation and 30% skills and abilities. Our experienced staff will work with you directly to ensure you are equipped with the most powerful marketing tool available to you when applying for that next job.
Our comprehensive resume writing services include:

  • In depth consultation with your experienced resume writer
  • Full conceptualizations and design of a message focused resume and industry focused cover letter
  • Tools to take with you to update your resume and cover letter when applying for different jobs
  • 1 printed copy of your resume and cover letter along with an emailed copy and on a CD version

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Career Assessments

At Job Club of Oregon we utilize the MAPP assessment tool or Motivational Appraisal of Personal Potential. MAPP has been adopted by the IAC (International Association of Coaching), Coachville and the ICF (International Coach Federation).
Benefits

  • Provides a unique assessment that seeks to guide, motivate and empower individuals to achieve their greatest educational and career potential.
  • More than 96% of the over one and a half million people who have taken the assessment agree with the results and will use the results to guide their career.
  • Provides insight into a variety of vocational traits, providing the opportunity for more effective in-depth coaching.
  • Assessments can be taken online from the comfort of your own home and your login ID will be saved if you can not finish in one sitting.
  • Once your assessment has been taken, your career coach will review your assessment output with you and help to guide you in the right direction when venturing forward with your career path.

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Career Coaching

Career coaching is for those individuals who are in jeopardy of or have already lost their job, or are currently in a career transition state. You will be assigned a career coach who will act as your mentor throughout your employment transition process. This can include a choice of services such as:

  • Individual career assessments
  • Development of a career plan and employment strategy
  • Instruction on modern day job search techniques
  • Resume and cover letter writing and update skills
  • Guidance in researching industries and/or job specific companies
  • Networking skills and the importance of
  • Interviewing skills

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