“Gail obviously loves her work. She is enthusiastic and well prepared. She’s fun.”
“Gail is a superb teacher – dedicated, talented, smart, funny, real and extremely well-informed.”
“Gail’s workshop was highly beneficial and has prepared me tremendously for what lies ahead. I’m anxious to get started.”
WHY AREN’T WE EXPERTS IN CONDUCTING JOB SEARCHES?
There are now millions of articles and advice columns on the internet—many free sources of advice.
So why are women still complaining they can’t find jobs? Why are so many terrible resumes floating out there? How many people send out hundreds or thousands of resumes and don’t realize the deafening silence means “NO”. Why do people routinely think they did well in an interview and then never hear back from the company? Why have people convinced themselves “there aren’t any jobs out there?”
HAS THE JOB SEARCH CHANGED?
Why does the idea of a job search strike fear in a person’s heart? Has the hunt for a good job really changed so much?
Job search hasn’t changed. Positions are open; bosses want to hire a qualified person to fit that spot. Yet job-seekers populate the internet and social media sharing their frustration with today’s job search
IT’S THE CLUTTER!
“Hook-ups” have become harder. Hooking up the hiring professional with the right future employee is now a mess. Clutter now clogs the pipeline and you are basically lost as a fragment of data out there on the web.
While you can’t impact how employers search, you CAN impact your own job search and make it much easier and more effective.
MY DIFFERENCE IS IN THE TEACHING
What I do differently is TEACH it differently. I explain it in a way you’ve not thought about it before. And I make it fun, and occasionally silly or irreverent or contrarian for some shock value. Because resume writing, job search and interviewing isn’t really a “fun” or “exciting” topic to master. Think of your least favorite subject you took in school. I bet feeling like learning about this probably feels a lot like that, or perhaps even going to the dentist. That vague sense of dread pushing you toward something you know you “should” or “have” to do. That’s the reason you haven’t become an expert. Yes, you’ve read some articles, perhaps bought some resume templates or a book, but pulling it all together just isn’t happening.
GREAT TEACHERS MAKE AWFUL SUBJECT MATTER COME ALIVE
Now think of your favorite teacher, professor, boss you’ve had and think how that changed your mental profile…even if the subject matter or job content didn’t exactly thrill you. Or think of a doctor that you really liked—who took time with you, explained things really well, anticipated your questions and had a sense of humor to boot.