2011 07 July

Global Career Strategy Center
newsletter Friday, july 1, 2011

Eight Ways to Make Yourself More Marketable
The economy is shaky — and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you’re already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability:

Use Your Name as Your Brand, Even in Email
Don’t confuse potential employers by using your maiden name on your resume and your married name in your email. And the nickname your friends find funny may not look professional.  Manager jobs don’t go to people with cute email addresses.
Meet an Employer’s Need
Employers want a round peg for the round hole.  You may want to stretch yourself by trying a job you’ve never done before, but there’s not much in that for the employer.

Any time you apply for a job, make sure you can tell a story about your career that shows why you would be the best person for the job. It is really about what the employer is looking for.

Maintain a Smart Online Profile
All that stupid stuff you put on Facebook — take it off.  At the same time, find industry blogs and forums and start contributing comments.

Ask for Help
Ask everyone you know for one thing they would suggest you do if they were in your shoes.  It seems to reveal things that you wouldn’t have thought to ask.

Become Active in a Professional Association
This means doing more than paying dues and showing up for meetings. Find a way to help. For example, perhaps you can organize expert speakers in your field to be on a panel. It will boost your resume, build your self-esteem, and give you valuable connections. You’re building up relationships with people who might hire you.

Take a Class or Get a Certificate
This is especially helpful if it teaches you a skill — new technology that’s being used in your field, for example — that you don’t already have.

Take on a New Project at Work
It should be something that lets you add something new to your resume. Think in terms of the resume that you’re going to be writing. What do you want to have on there that isn’t on there now?

Be Flexible
You may not want to commute more than 10 miles, but being willing to bend a bit will open up more opportunities. It will also make you a more attractive candidate because it signals to employers that you’re able to handle change.

this issue

20% discount for International Candidates
Success story of the month
referral program

In the News
Here are a few things that have been happening around GCSC recently:

INTernational discount
For the next two weeks, we are offering a 20% discount on our CJSS (custom job search strategy) package for international candidates.  Call and mention this newsletter if you are interested or know someone who is. And don’t forget to check out our immigration center if you or someone you know is an international professional looking to test the US market or transfer to a new company.

success story of the month
R.S., CPA, MBA – Detroit-Metro
“After ten years of solid employment (facilitated in part by previous assistance from Global’s recruiting arm), I found myself with dismal prospects during a time of high unemployment in one of the harder hit parts of the US. Turning again to Global, this time to the GCSC, I engaged them to rewrite my resume, which hadn’t been updated for a few years and needed significant tweaking. They totally redesigned my resume to emphasize my career accomplishments, focusing on the key benefits I could provide to potential employers. From the moment I made my new resume active on several job search websites, my phone was ringing off the hook in this tough job market. I received many compliments on my resume from hiring managers, HR professionals, and recruiters, and thanks to the GCSC and the whole Global family, I just started my new job with a prominent Fortune 500 company. I highly recommend this service for anyone.”

We have helped thousands of people over the last 12 years find exciting, rewarding careers.  Check out more success stories.

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