|Factors Impacting Your Job Hunting Success|
It is a job that calls for its own specailised set of skills - unfortunately they aren't skills that are taught at school!
Analysing your skills, identifying your key skill set, communicating your skills and match to a vacancy effectively in a CV or on an application form, performing well in an interview, giving an effective presentation at a second round interview - these can all be daunting tasks. Where do you start?
Working with a career coach will help you in a huge range of areas. A career coach gives a more independant viewpoint than friends or colleagues. A career coach will help you:
- Carry out a skills analysis and identify your key strengths
- Assess which of the roles currently on the market are best matched to the skills and experience you've gained so far
- Clarify your career direction and job requirements
- Establish clear goals and plan a route to get there
- Give you a CV review and critique, tailored to both the library & information sector and to your own preferences
- Provide individual interview coaching
- Give you mock interview practice and feedback on your performance
- Review any presentations you are asked to prepare, act as a 'test audience' and give you suggestions to improve content or style
- Act as a 'critical friend' and sounding board for your ideas