I wrote about LEAP Summit, but they had a Pre-summit also with various workshops. I attended three workshops but most interesting to you is probably How To Get The Job You Want by Sunchana Johnston.
Sunchana shared her tips and tricks to get you hired.
First, you can do SWOT analysis for your career.
Have an elevator pitch: who are you and what you want to be? Elevator pitch is short and sweet (and stressful). You need to explain someone your career plan in 3 minutes max.
Poem by Rudyard Kipling
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.
I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views;
I know a person small
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!
She sends em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes
One million Hows, Two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!
This poem is here for a reason. You have 6 Q&A
What? the goal I have (have one realistic and one wild one)
Why? This is for purpose
Where? are the jobs
How? Will I find them
Who? can help me (this is when you find mentors)
Use kanban board for your goals (or you can use Trello). Simple board with columns for “to-do”, “doing”, and “done”.
Use deadlines and track your progress.
Other tips were:
- Have a LinkedIn profile
- LinkedIn and your CV must match, especially dates of employment
- Don’t have gaps between employment. If you have a gap year, but you learned something new, put it on a CV
- No photo, no date of birth
- The CV must be 2 pages max.
- Use fancy words (ex. if you were a cleaner at the hotel, write that you were in charge for housekeeping)
If they call you in an interview, they want you to give you a job!
For more, visit Sunchanas website.
Hope it is helpful,