(a bit controversial!)
Before you get indignant, hear me out.
A couple of weeks ago I spoke to a Project Manager who’s been out of work for 3 months. He’s had several unsuccessful interviews during that time and he shared that he’d either had zero or negative interview feedback.
Having worked with hundreds of clients with a similar problem, I knew a single session could transform his interview technique, from consistent failure to certain success.
Yet, let’s call him Mark, decided he didn’t want to spend a couple of hundred (his would be daily salary) to improve the odds of getting a job, anytime soon. His reasons, he hadn’t got a job!
His choice – I wished him well.
Before hanging up I asked, “How much are you missing out on every day while not working?”
He said his expenses for getting to interviews were being reimbursed.
Not the point at all – Mark was on £4k per month in his previous job.
Therefore, by not working, he is losing roughly £200 gross a day in lost earnings.
If he understood the importance of fixing his resume and interview technique, potentially he could have been employed 2 months earlier and £8k richer for it.
It breaks my heart when I see people think £200-£300 is too much money to change the prospects of getting hired.
The longer Mark is out of work, the more difficult it will be to get a job. And every day it’s costing him £200 in lost earnings.
In today’s very competitive job market, learning how to package your skills and expertise to convince an employer you are the best person for the job is absolutely critical.
You only have to invest a bit of time and money to completely change the trajectory of your career.
Be the person an employer would invest in.
And remember, every week of delay you’re hundreds or thousands worse off.
Book a slot for a call if you want to see how I can help you, but most of all take the decision to invest in the best investment possible – YOU!
Margaret Buj is an interview and career acceleration coach who specializes in helping professionals get any job they want at their best ever salary. If you want to find out how recruiters read resumes, why you’re not getting hired, how to sell yourself successfully in a job interview and how to negotiate your best salary yet, you can download her ‘You’re HIRED!’ free video course at http://www.Interview-Coach.co.uk
To contact Margaret, please email firstname.lastname@example.org