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- Finding the higher paying jobs
- Making your resume stand out in 15 seconds
- Selling yourself to potential employers
- Using LinkedIn and major job boards
- Writing killer profiles & being found by companies and recruiters
- Using interviewing techniques that work
- Plus, so many others to help you find your next job

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  1. 1. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com Over 25 Little Known Career & Job Search Tips, Tricks, and Strategies.
  2. 2. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 1: 15 SECONDS TO MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT You have 15 SECONDS to make your resume STAND OUT  Headline/Subject Line  Professional Summary  Call to Action – Stimulate the employer to open and read your resume  You must understand the process from beginning to end
  3. 3. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 2: USE OF DESCRIPTIVE ACTION WORDS AND ADJECTIVES Use Descriptive Action Words and Adjectives in Your Resume Accelerate Build Developed Illuminated Prepared Accomplish Capture Discovered Implemented Produced Achieve Confident Eliminate Improved Reduced Acquire Conquer Encouraged Increased Retained Adopt Convert Established Leveraged Segmented Assess Create Evaluated Managed Simplified Assure Cultivate Executed Maximized Strengthened Attain Delivered Focused Motivated Transformed Boost Demonstrated Generated Persuaded Unleashed Bridge Deployed Identified Positioned Won
  4. 4. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 3: WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY A Professional Summary will:  Summarize your entire career in 5-10 bullet points  Allow the reader to quickly see important highlights  Entice the reader to open your resume and see more  Ensure that the reader notices those highpoints before skimming and scanning the rest
  5. 5. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 4: WHICH JOB BOARDS SHOULD I REGISTER ON? Which Job Boards/Websites Should I Register With?  Linkedin  Monster  Career Builder  Indeed  The Ladders  Specific International Boards  Register on all. Companies will use some but not all  Individual Company Websites  Company Linkedin Pages  Job sections of Linkedin Groups
  6. 6. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 5: EFFECTIVELY USE THESE JOB BOARDS The best and highest uses of these Job Boards will:  Ensure that you are found by employers seeking your talents  Notify you of openings as they are posted – both historical & current openings  Even if 100 people have already applied - you still should apply  Generally 95% are not qualified and immediately discarded
  7. 7. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 6: MATCH YOUR JOB BOARD PROFILES WITH YOUR RESUME Your Resume and Job Board Profiles Should Match  First step in the process is to Perfect Your Resume  Then replicate it across the different job boards  Don’t upload in PDF – it may not be scanable  Use specific skills/keywords throughout your profile  Use the Create Resume Function wherever possible  Discrepancies cause confusion and may result in your application being discarded
  8. 8. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 7: COMPANY WEBSITES How Do I Use Company Websites?  Individual Company Websites  Career Sections  Apply directly – Use your Linkedin Profile or a resume in an MS Word format – no embedded images or PDF’s  You may never get a response  Save all your confirmations
  9. 9. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 8: CONNECT WITH HUMAN RESOURCE EXECUTIVES Connect With Human Resources Executives  Many times the name of the person posting is listed in the actual post  Find the person on LinkedIn – Ask to connect – Use no more than 250 characters to explain your reason for connecting  What are your dream employer companies ? Find the HR Manager/Director/Vice Presidents and connect with them through LinkedIn
  10. 10. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 9: WHERE JOB OPENINGS ARE POSTED Where Else Can I Look for Job Openings?  Twitter – Follow companies  LinkedIn - Follow companies. They all post new openings on the company page and when you follow them, these new postings will appear in your feed  Hidden section on LinkedIn makes you discretely visible to recruiters and identifies that you are open to opportunities  Facebook  Hashtags  LinkedIn and Facebook Groups
  11. 11. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 10: PREPARE – DO YOUR HOMEWORK Before the interview PREPARE PREPARE PREPARE  Research the Company  Visit Company Website  Review the Company Pages on LinkedIn  If Company is public, view annual reports, 10Q’s, etc.  Interviewers will ask: What do you know about our company  You must have 5 - 7 facts memorized fully
  12. 12. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 11: CAN I USE THIS POSITION AS A STEPPING STONE Will This Position Help Me in the Future?  How long do you see yourself in this position ?  Can you see the long term opportunity potential ?  During the interview ask about long term opportunities  When you find yourself no longer learning or blocked from in your current company - it is probably time to leave
  13. 13. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 12: HOW TO DRESS FOR AN INTERVIEW Should I Overdress or Underdress?  Always OVERDRESS  Business Attire  Dress appropriately even for Remote/Skype Interviews  You never get a second chance to make a first impression
  14. 14. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 13: HOW TO PREPARE FOR INTERVIEWS How do I prepare for my interview?  Company Research  Research the person who will be conducting your interview  Prepare follow-up questions  Mock interview with someone – role play (even by yourself in the mirror)  Practice your responses  Enthusiasm, interest, personality
  15. 15. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 14: HOW TO STAND OUT FROM OTHER APPLICANTS How do I make sure that I STAND OUT from other applicants?  Show your knowledge of the company  Don’t just list your qualifications, give examples  Be prepared to recap at the end of the 5-10 bullet points of your Professional history – make a lasting impression  Communicate your uniqueness  Ask questions  Make An Impression – Don’t Be Forgettable
  16. 16. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 15: PREPARE FOLLOW-UP QUESTIONS ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS Ask Additional Questions  At the end of the interview, if the interviewer asks “Do you have any additional questions?” always have 3 -5 questions prepared. Even if you know the answers – show your interest  Even if the interviewer doesn’t ask if you have questions – STOP and Say – “I have some additional questions”  Never arrive to an interview without questions prepared
  17. 17. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 16: THANK YOU MESSAGES After The Interview ALWAYS Send Thank You Message  When the interview is over – Make sure you ask: “What are the next steps?” or “What is the process ?”  Always send a thank you message within 24 hours – hand written is best, but email is ok.  Your Thank You is NOT just to offer thanks for the interview – it is yet another opportunity to sell yourself  Your THANK YOU should include the following: 1. Appreciation for the interview 2. Confirm your interest (or non-interest in the position) 3. Restate why you are a good candidate 4. Looking forward to hearing from you
  18. 18. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 17: FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE INTERVIEW When and How Should I Follow-Up After The Interview?  Make a note of the process/timeline indicated by the interviewer  If you do not hear from the interviewer by the date indicated, send a friendly reminder  It is best to get to either a YES or NO as quickly as possible  Normally candidates who are of interest are the ones contacted first  If you are not contacted, it is usually a sign that you are no longer in the running
  19. 19. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 18: BE AVAILABLE – SHORT RESPONSE TIME When Looking For a Job – Always Be Available and RESPOND QUICKLY  Based on the email address and phone # you provide, you MUST be to receive these messages  There is NO EXCUSE for not responding quickly  When you are applying to a position, you MUST check your messages and email - regularly  Don’t let more than a few hours go by without responding  Failure to respond quickly may cause the company to move on to the next candidate
  20. 20. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 19: ENTREPRENEURSHIP VS. LOOKING FOR A JOB Entrepreneurship  Start a company  Buy a company  Buy a Franchise  No Security – No safety net  Global Opportunities  Could go broke and lose it all  Unlimited earnings potential  No Work/life balance  Most will fail Looking For a Job  Gain Experience  Training  Security  Benefits  Work/life balance  Income potential may be limited  You will always work for someone else  Company Politics and Bureaucracy
  21. 21. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 20: INTERNSHIPS What is the value of working as an Intern?  Gain experience in your industry  Show potential employers what you can do  Paid versus Unpaid – Experience is more important than money  Determine if your chosen profession is a right fit  Employers will choose those with relevant experience over those who don’t have any  Virtual internships – www.internships.com
  22. 22. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 21: IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION How are you keeping up to date in your industry?  Wall Street Journal  Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Fortune, Fast Company  Blogs  Industry Specific Magazines  Industry Specific Newsletters  Business Books  CNBC/Fox Business News  Biographies of Great Leaders  Webinars – Workshops  Education does not stop after school ends
  23. 23. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 22: REMOTE JOB OPPORTUNITIES Have You Considered Remote Job Opportunities?  In no other time in history are there more remote/virtual job opportunities (hundreds of thousands of jobs around the world today)  These are no longer just lower level jobs but also senior executive positions  Working remotely greatly opens up your potential opportunities.  No longer limiting opportunities by geography  Better work life balance. Eliminate commuting  Search on Remote Jobs or Virtual Jobs
  24. 24. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 23: NEGOTIATING YOUR EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT Are you negotiating the best Employment Contract?  Everything must be in writing – if not, be careful of accepting  Are you accepting the terms and conditions as is or are you negotiating?  Your should always ask, always try to negotiate (within reason)  Employers have more respect for those who try to negotiate  The worst thing that can happens is that the answer is no  Things open to negotiation:  Salary  Benefits  Bonuses/Commissions  Stock  Vacation  Signing bonus  Monthly expenses  Technology  Relocation Assistance
  25. 25. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 24: RELOCATING – SHOULD YOU MOVE Should you move for that new job?  Are you limiting your search to jobs in your city?  Will you relocate for the right job?  Will the company assist with relocation expenses?  Can you afford to pay your own moving expenses?  Should you move or keep looking locally?  How will this impact your family?
  26. 26. 800.774.5986 foreigntranslations.com Foreign Staffing, Inc. www.foreignstaffing.com TIP# - 25: COMPETITION – WHO AM I COMPETING WITH Who is my competition for this job?  People out of work  Passive job seekers  Recent graduates  Internal candidates  Freelancers  People around the world  Temporary workers  The economy
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View The Presentation & We'll Teach You About: - Finding the higher paying jobs - Making your resume stand out in 15 seconds - Selling yourself to potential employers - Using LinkedIn and major job boards - Writing killer profiles & being found by companies and recruiters - Using interviewing techniques that work - Plus, so many others to help you find your next job

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