Effort, is the key when you are finding a career.
Clarity, is the key when you are writing a résumé.
Organization, is the key when you are writing a cover letter.
Clean, is the key to your voicemail message, social media tools and clothing.
Persistence, is they key to obtaining a job.
When people tell me that they can't find a job, my first thought although almost never said aloud is yeah right. Really? If I could scream at them and it be socially acceptable, I would.
My response would be something like (in a perfect Kate world):
How amazing is your résumé? Do you submit it on résumé paper?
Where have you applied for jobs?
Have you called everyone in the phonebook where you want to live and asked them if they have any available jobs?
Have you asked your family and friends to be on the lookout for jobs?
How many résumés have you hand delivered?
Is your résumé and cover letter tailored to each individual job?
How many networking events have you gone to?
How many hours a day do you dedicate to finding a job?
I used to work in a career center were I loved helping people obtain jobs and internships, and getting into graduate programs. I am very passionate about the whole process. On one occasion a man came in to ask for help, and I kept on correcting his résumé to the point where he picked it up and threw it in the trash can and said why don't we just start from scratch. Not kidding.
Needless to say I am brainstorming, and my entrepreneur spirt is kicking in. First though, I want to do some market research. I want to see how many people would be interested in getting help with their résumé and overall career advice. So, if you think this would be a good idea, please comment below or send me a private email at firstname.lastname@example.org.