How To Build The Perfect Resume & Snag Your Dream Job
Interview with JobJenny.com Founder and Career Strategist, Jenny Foss
Jenny Foss is a career strategist, recruiter, and the voice of the popular career blog JobJenny.com. She is the author of the Ridiculously Awesome Resume Kit, The Ridiculously Awesome Career Pivot Kit, and two eBooks, To Whom it May Concern and How To Stop Sucking at your Job Search.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Jenny and her team strive to create exceptional, accessible, and easy-to-act-upon career guidance for today's professionals.
She launched her blog, JobJenny.com in 2010 and has rapidly expanded to include 1:1 coaching, resume and cover letter services, online courses, and more to ensure that you're growing your career... like a BOSS.
To learn more about Jenny you can visit her website, JobJenny.com, or follow any of her very active social media channels.
We were never taught in school how to successfully navigate a job search. We were never taught how to write an effective resume and cover letter. We were never taught how to answer interview questions to guarantee we are remembered.
JobJenny.com was born from a belief that it should be overwhelming or difficult to navigate job search, ace the interview, or land the promotion. In our interview we discussed how to add your own flair to ensure you're remembered at networking events, how to make yourself the obvious choice to your interviewer, and why building your resume is more than a list of accomplishments.
Want to avoid the biggest mistakes that most job seekers make? Jump to around 15:00. Need to negotiate your salary with the boss? 20:00 mark. Think you can use LinkedIn for job search? Check out the 24:00 min marker. This interview was an absolute blast, Jenny was entertaining and educational and there's so much valuable content to be viewed.
Sit back and enjoy 🙂
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"We are all here to contribute something special to this world and feel genuinely fulfilled in doing so. You have an obligation to find that, to get to that spot, because the world deserves whatever the best thing is that you have to offer."
Wanna Skip Ahead? That's Totally Fine...
1:40... Who is Jenny Foss?
2:35... How did you discover your passion for helping others in the career space?
4:45... Do you have a favorite career advice area?
6:50... Favorite success stories...
8:50... Top 3 skills for success in 2017
10:20... Your resume is a marketing document, not a list of accomplishments
11:50... How to add your own flair to be remembered at a networking event
14:05... How to follow up (the RIGHT way)
15:45... Biggest job search and job interview mistakes...
18:40... What is the best way to be prepared for your dream job interview?
20:35... How to bring up the salary discussion
22:15... How the process of landing a job has changed in the last 5 years
24:10... How to leverage LinkedIn if you aren't a blogger and don't have a website
25:30... What new projects are you working on?
27:40... Ready for a resume rewrite? Visit jobjenny.com, @jobjenny
29:30... Book recommendations [Cal Newport - So good they can't ignore you, Gary Vee - Crush It, Cash In on your Passion, Pam Slim - Body of Work]
31:25... If you could have a conversation with anyone
34:22... Where to start...
36:15... The importance of self-reflection
37:45... Final words of wisdom
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