To begin the change process, you must be able to create a Job Search Plan and the Career Tools that will help you execute on that plan.
The Job Search Plan is the central planning device for changing your career. It defines and describes your target market, outlines your marketing strategy, and organizes the work to be done. In this report you will learn how to develop a Job Search Plan to manage the change process.
The first step in the Job Search Plan is to craft your story. This story is used to describe several things including: the reasons you decided to change your career, the reasons why you were terminated or quit, the transformation process to date, how your experiences translate into the new direction and more. It involves developing a few paragraphs that succinctly describe the process in an objective manner.
Career tools include all of the resources needed to market your career including the resume, cover letter, thank you letter and follow-up emails. It also includes a career portfolio, demo website and interactive resume. These tools are required by many organizations and/or industries and they need to speak to your future goals as well as your past experiences.
This report will conclude with a discussion on interviewing. We offer a very strategic way to benchmark your interviewing skills so that you can make major improvements in this area. What you say about yourself makes a difference in whether you have a successful transition.