ABC Challenge: judge now! Learn how Lynn loves helping people leap into better jobs

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Lynn loves helping people live and love through earning and achieving better jobs.

Look at Lynn’s entry and learn how you can get a better job that will make your life more livable and lovable…

It’s judging time for this amazing ABC Challenge that grew from a small acorn (well, blog post actually) into a superb contest of exquisite blog posts, all in 26 sentences each starting with the next letter of the alphabet. We’re posting them all here again – several per day as there are a good few – so you can view them and see what you think.

Taylor Lavati will be the final judge (it was her concept in the first place) but we need your input in the comments to share your views on how each post appeals to you. So please comment away below…

And now, in the meantime (drum roll) …

Lynn Tulip, Assessement4Potential

Are you fed up at work, returning to work after a career break, recently redundant or just looking for a change.

Bored, unhappy and unfilled and longing to reach your potential and have job satisfaction?

Could a professional career consultant help you achieve these with a dream job?

Did you know that you are more likely to be successful in your job change and search if you work with an adviser?

Everything considered, it could be well worth your while learning about yourself; when you are at your best, how you relate to other people, how you like to be managed and what can stress you out as well defining exactly what role suits you, where it would be, what sector, what location etc.

For example: a well informed and up-to-date career professional can coach you through exploration and help you set a realistic strategy to find job and career satisfaction.

Getting a job is a job in itself; you need actions, goals and specific SMART objectives.

Having a plan keeps you focused and maintains your motivation and unfortunately, many job seekers become dispirited and lose momentum quickly if they are out of work for a long period of time.

It’s equally important that you share your career plans with a career consultant so you avoid any difficulties and ensure that you keep on track.

Jobs might be hard to come by, but a career consultant can help you uncover the hidden job market and show you how to approach speculative leads to increase your chances of finding the right job.

Keep thinking about what else you can do, what successes you have had and you might be surprised at the transferable skills and expertise you can offer potential employers.

Look at career inventories or other psychometric tools that will give you ideas about where your occupational interests and skills lie and where and how you will be at your best in work within a team.

Make sure you have a clear idea about the role you are looking for since the more research you do, both personal and job-related, the more likely you are to receive positive responses from recruiters.

Network face to face and online as much as you can to increase your opportunities since the more people you talk to about your job search, your the ideal position and company, the more likely you are to find possible leads.

Of course you might already have been looking for a job for ages, and are feeling pretty despondent with rejections; so to overcome these feelings you could contact a career professional to regenerate and kick start your action plan.

Perhaps the consultant could give you some advice on how to update your CV/résumé, how to position yourself for the current market, where to look for jobs and how to approach recruitment agencies.

Quite often, when you have a consultation, you come away with fresh ideas and realise that your efforts in job searching have been splattered instead of targeted.

Realistically your career consultant can point you in the right direction and help you present yourself at your best and most attractive so that your employability skills and experience are eye catching and captivating to employers and recruiters.

Setting yourself up with professional profiles on-line and using social media to support your job search is another area where professional guidance can be invaluable and help you avoid the pitfalls.

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn are all useful tools in your job search IF they are used correctly which means an appropriate photograph, a consistent profile of skills and achievements and threads about your chosen sector and role and all welcomed.

Unless you are an academic with numerous publications there is no need for your CV/résumé to be longer than 2 pages and to position yourself correctly, it is only the first third of the first page that will grab the reader’s attention.

Very often you might be surprised at the results that the simple changes recommended by your consultant make to your CV/résumé, interview preparation and job submission correspondence.

X-rated email addresses [eg: hotpants21@hotmail.com], poor grammar and spelling mistakes are all to be avoided once you start to look for a new job.

You’d be amazed at how many job hunters use out of date CV/résumés with no positioning statement, and one that is poorly written and hard to read.

Zero results confirms that if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten so perhaps now is the time to change.

Don’t forget to share your views below!

While you’re here, don’t forget to stop by my Bookshop…books and eBooks to help you write better – and to give to friends and family (don’t forget the Holiday Season is coming soon)…

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  1. Very clever! Got lots of good points across and it was still easy to read and understand.

    • Lynn is amazing as a career consultant – she really knows how to get candidates to make the best of themselves. She has given my son lots of very valuable advice for his career after university and he really has gained from it.

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