Let’s face it, most people hate job hunting. The thought of searching and applying for jobs, interviewing and dealing with rejection can scare even the toughest of us. For this reason, many job seekers will procrastinate to avoid this process entirely. Some job seekers will devise all sorts of reasons during the procrastination phase to do anything but focus on their job search.  Procrastination can lead to frustration, further creating more unnecessary barriers to success. This is where accountability comes in.  By taking personal accountability for your own job search, you can turn an awful experience into an incredible job search success story. The steps below can help you take control of your professional life by helping you stay on target until you land your ideal job. Consistency is key, so staying on track will definitely have a positive impact on your job search.

  1. Start facing reality and get out of a state of denial
  2. Develop measurable and actionable job search goals
  3. Document everything you do towards your job search
  4. Find a trusted but brutally honest accountability partner
  5. Prioritize your job search just as you would an actual job
  6. Be creative and don’t just settle for the status quo
  7. Network as often as possible
  8. Hire a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) & Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) 

Your job search plan should include rewriting your resume and preparing for interviews. The two go hand in hand as a good resume will get you in the door, and solid interview skills will help you land the job. You must prepare in advance if you want to be ready for interviews. It doesn’t matter how great your qualifications are if you lack strong interview skills. You must communicate your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) if you want employers to see your true value and potential. You are expected to sell and justify all info included on your resume, so you need to be very self-aware when you interview.  A well-written resume coupled with impressive interview skills can really change the trajectory of your job search.

A Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at APEX Career Services can help you improve your chances of getting hired. We will help you prepare for your job search by coaching you on the latest interview techniques that will help boost your confidence. A well-written resume combined with top-notch interview skills can help propel you to the top of the candidate pile. You owe it to yourself to invest in your career by hiring the best to help you reach your career goals. Change your life today! Contact APEX Career Services to get started today at  www.ApexCareerServices.com/services. Learn more about our services and how we can help you at www.ApexCareerServices.com.

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