Getting Coached Is Catching On | Personal Branding Blog – Stand Out In Your Career

Isn't it time you beat the traditional recruitment process?

One of the most basic rules in economics deals with supply and demand. Today’s job market certainly has a significant supply: 13.9 million people looking for jobs. But demand has been meager for the past several years; it probably will continue to be for the near future; and—at least at this point—it does not show any robustness. The immediate impact of this discord manifests itself by only a few people getting jobs.

In theory, the process of getting a job is simple: human resources department employees, outside recruiters, and hiring managers review multitudes of applicant résumés and eliminate all except outstanding ones. There are many of the latter, and less-than-outstanding résumés get filed in the black hole. A further elimination process is in place via phone or video screenings, with the target objective to request applicants appear for in-person interviews—but typically, no more than three to five of the seemingly best prospects. Ultimately, of course, only one is going to get the congratulatory letter.

In practice, since more and more job seekers know the rules of the game, they’re trying to maximize their chances by getting outside help. There’s been a significant uptick in the trend of job seekers’ hiring professional résumé writers, followed by the trend of working with coaches to specifically improve interview skills. Both professional résumé writers and people who offer career services appear to be costly. Plus the expense comes at a person’s time of trauma, anguish, and high frustration level, but what is the cost of those things combined with lack of a steady paycheck?

As you loom over the best piece of fiction that you wrote with the title of “” or “Curriculum Vitae” and compare it with that vacancy notice, you're wondering how to tweak your experience to look good and land an interview.

Even when you do, they don't seem to actually see your potential.

Sad to say, bu what got you where you are today, won't get you where you want to go tomorrow. You need to uncover your real talent and find a position that will enable you to use it.

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