April 13, 2015
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For job seekers, modesty is over-rated; but confidence never goes out of style.
I was in the park with my young kids the other day and heard a conversation between a child, his mother and one of his mom’s friends.
“David, how have you been?”
“I’ve been great! I play baseball now!”
“How’s that going?”
“Terrific! In my last game, I had three hits and a homerun! I also pitched and got four strikeouts! My coach named me the player of the game!”
Mom chimes in:
“Now Davey! You shouldn’t brag! Remember, there were other kids on that team that helped win the game too!”
Everyone probably remembers a conversation like this from their own childhood. Ever since we were kids we’ve been reminded that it is impolite to brag, take all the credit or boast about our accomplishments.
Most often in job seeking, the most difficult question to answer is, “So, can you tell me about yourself?” Our awkwardness in taking ownership for our career accomplishments is also often reflected in resumes and cover letters.
So here’s the deal, job seekers:
Your ‘aw-shucks’ modesty is not endearing; it is hurting your chances of getting a job!
Employers will not correctly guess what your strengths are nor will they safely assume that your skills and accomplishments are a good fit for the job you are applying.
The only way others will know how your hard work, education and background is tied to your success is when you TELL THEM. The only way your future employer will know that you have the best skill sets, the most relevant experience and the differentiators that set you apart from your competition is when you make these things crystal clear in every touch point of the job application process.
|Your ‘aw-shucks’ modesty is not endearing; it is hurting your chances of getting a job!
So, how do you this?
The number one strategy of the successful job seekers I’ve interviewed is a focused, red-hot confidence.
Confidence is not bragging nor is it boasting. It’s simply and directly stating and describing your very real accomplishments.
Start with your resume. If you are using ‘wimp’ or ‘fluff’ words and phrases like "Coordinated," "Helped," "Highly talented," "Motivated," or "Hard working," your resume will most likely not be seriously considered. If you describe yourself using results-oriented words such as "Senior level," "Expert in....," "Led," "Managed," "Created," followed by result-oriented accomplishments, a recruiter will put your resume on the top of the pile.
In addition, if you have quantifiable results use these results to emphasize your accomplishments. For example, "increased sales by 30%," "Improved customer satisfaction by 25%," "Increased website traffic by 25%," "Increased revenue by $25 million in one quarter."
Lastly, if you are having a hard time talking about yourself in an interview or feel awkward taking credit for your success, ask yourself the following question, "What is your proudest career accomplishment?" Was it a project? Was it something you did to earn a promotion? Was it an accomplishment that relied on all of your skills, expertise and integrity? What was required of you to be successful? What part of your background—your education, your experience, your intuition—did you call on to be successful? Did you have to inspire others? Did you have convince your boss? How did you measure the results of your accomplishment?
When you start thinking about the things in your career that have made you successful, you start to understand and recognize that describing your successes is NOT bragging, it is simply taking ownership of all of the things that make you, YOU! That is something every employer wants to understand—what makes you tick, what are the things that made you successful in the past that are going to make you successful at our organization.
Bottom line? Confidence means not being afraid to take ownership for your successful career. It means providing a deliberate and detailed explanation of how your talents and skills, your accomplishments, your promotions, your leadership and your results are tied to the job your are applying and how those things are valuable to your future employer.
Only Three More Career Bootcamps! Sign Up Soon.
I hosted two more sold-out boot camps. Twenty five job seekers came to learn new skills about how to find a job and how to build a brand of rock-solid confidence!
As usual, there was a variety of job seekers who attended: unemployed job seekers, recent college graduates, currently employed career changers and career reinventers, stay-at-home parents who were just getting back into the workforce and small business people who are trying to go back into a corporate job. It doesn't matter where you are in your job search, the fact is, up-to-date job seeking skills are helpful in navigating and progressing your career.
I have trained hundreds of professionals in the strategies and techniques of successful job seekers including personal branding, using LinkedIn, conforming your resume to applicant tracking systems and many, many other necessary job-seeking skills. I'll help you avoid the things job seekers do to sabotage their job search and teach you winning strategies of successful job seekers.
I've interviewed hundreds of human resource recruiters and will share with you their secrets and their expectations. You'll learn about the latest technologies that HR professionals are using to sort and sift through resumes and how you can write your resumes and cover letters so they will get noticed. I'll also teach you about the latest in social media techniques like LinkedIn and Facebook. These powerful technologies are allowing HR recruiters to search FOR YOU without you even knowing it.
I limit these seminars to small groups so that we can engage and interact with each other and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
Click here to register or to find out more and if you have any questions, contact me at email@example.com.
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The Monday Five: Online Content and Social Media
AH Jobs List regularly features dozens of positions from companies and organizations looking for professionals with skills in online content and social media.
With the rise of the Internet came the rise of new professional jobs including online content positions and social media marketing, as well as expertise in areas surrounding search engine optimization and digital email marketing. Many of these jobs require skills that are transferable levels of expertise relating to field from traditional marketing, copywriting, public relations and design.
Today, in the Monday Five, we feature five organizations looking for professionals in Online Content and Social Media.
Concept and develop editorial content that meets the high standard of AU for clarity, voice, readability, grammar, punctuation, and style.
Words have always found their way with you. Your pen never fails to find the words that connect, arrest and inspire. Born from a kind of curiosity that is rarely tamed, you are an observer in all things. You dance between details and the big picture. You're a stickler for grammar, but know when to rewrite the rules. You're organized, responsive to feedback, and have experience in a deadline-driven environment. You like being part of a team.
- Work with the Artifact Uprising marketing and creative teams to coordinate, research and create content to be distributed across the site, blog, email marketing and social media
- Concept & develop editorial content — including interviews, long form essays and more
- Review articles, marketing and press materials for accuracy and readability before they are publicly released
- Support product and brand marketing through the creative use of copy
Miles is looking for a talented, web-savvy Content Specialist who has a passion for the travel industry. Based in Colorado, our ideal candidate is someone who can research relevant travel topics, create thoughtful editorial plans, use analytics tools and SEO best practices and bring it all together with detailed, colorful and compelling content that would make a traveler want to visit a destination.
Web Content Manager
University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year.
The primary responsibilities for the this full-time, University Staff (unclassified) position include writing, editing and disseminating external and internal stories and developing site content about the university and its two campuses to promote the image and reputation of the organization and drive website traffic and engagement.
The content manager serves both the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver. The person in this position will join the 20-person University Communications team, will work with communicators from 13 schools and colleges and will also be part of a CU system-wide communications network.
Manager, Search Engine Marketing
HomeAdvisor, a subsidiary of IAC, is an innovative internet company that helps homeowners improve their homes and contractors grow their businesses. A vibrant online marketplace offering an array of resources to its customers, HomeAdvisor is one of the biggest internet success stories in Colorado. We've grown up from our startup days - now with nearly a quarter billion dollars in annual revenue and growing international presence - but we're nimble to stay ahead in the fast-changing internet ecosystem.
We are looking for a Manager, Search Engine Marketing to lead our talented Digital Marketing team in optimizing and growing our online marketing initiatives. The ideal candidate will be an ambitious go-getter, with proven team leadership skills and a strong SEM background. This role is a launching pad for a career in performance marketing. While our short term objectives are around SEM, the long-term vision for this role is to help HomeAdvisor grow into other digital marketing channels, such as display and social advertising.
At Philosophy Communication, you will work in a fun and creative team environment that's focused on your professional growth. We understand and celebrate the benefits of a collaborative environment, a balanced work/life mix, and the virtues of making sure that our team members get more than just a paycheck for their hard work.
At Philosophy Communication, we strategize, design and execute integrated campaigns that turn ideas into reality. Our multi-faceted approach utilizes public relations, marketing, social media, creative design and search engine optimization to shape brands.
We're looking for a motivated expert to join our team and meet our escalating demand.
Multiple bonus opportunities and profit sharing.
Choice of Windows or Mac, desktop or laptop (Work the way you work best.)
Generous paid time off including Holidays.
Cell phone allowance.
Collaborative team environment.
Ongoing training and conference opportunities.
This is a mid-level position at Philosophy Communication and the employee will be responsible for managing the firm's SEO initiatives. The SEO specialist position is fundamental to our search engine optimization strategies, so attention to detail, deep analysis, insightful reporting and multi-tasking are key skills to being successful in this position. An SEO specialist will participate in daily account work, including client competitive analysis, keyword research, and comprehensive insight of client SEO, SEM and PPC projects.
Inside Energy Social Media and Engagement Assistant
Rocky Mountain PBS/Inside Energy
Inside Energy (IE) is a new local journalism collaboration based at Rocky Mountain PBS, one of the nation's largest and most cutting-edge public media companies. Inside Energy serves in-depth, research-based energy reporting to public media outlets regionally and nationally. The team is made up of five reporters and two editors across Colorado, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Several public media stations support IE: Rocky Mountain PBS, KUNC Community Radio, Colorado Public Television, Wyoming Public Television, Wyoming Public Media and Prairie Public. IE provides partners with reporting that moves beyond polarized arguments and emotional debate to explore the points of tension, the tradeoffs and opportunities, and the very human consequences of energy policy, production, use and innovation in the U.S.
IE seeks a part-time Social Media and Engagement Assistant, to be based in Denver, at Rocky Mountain PBS. This person will assist the Engagement Editor, who is the public voice of Inside Energy, and the back-end digital manager. The role focuses on serving all digital audiences (on desktop, mobile and social platforms), pushing content to other organizations and curating other energy content through IE. The Engagement Assistant works with the Engagement Editor and Executive Editor to promote project content, enhance digital and in-person engagement with content, and maintain good working relationships with content partners and service providers.
Nonprofit of the Week
Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable nonprofit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to "changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens" for 123 years.
Thriving today as non-denominational organization, no one is denied services because of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, handicap, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or marital, parental or military status.
The Denver Rescue Mission has two jobs posted on AH Jobs List today:
Public Relations Coordinator
Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a full-time Public Relations Coordinator. This position reports to the Director of Public Relations. Primary responsibilities include assisting the Director of Public Relations in keeping Denver Rescue Mission in the public eye via social media and media relations, educating the Mission's various constituencies about the services of the mission, and providing a supportive environment for fundraising events.
Middle Donor Officer
Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a full-time Middle Donor Officer. This position reports to Vice President of Development. Primary responsibilities include managing individual mid-level donors through cultivating and stewarding relationships, soliciting donations, oversight of matching gift program and donor thank you callers.
Have a great week,