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MID CAREER JOB SEARCH ESSENTIALS

It’s a jungle gym out there for managing the career and career progression of a working person in the 21st Century!

You may find yourself looking for a job by choice or not by choice as your number of working years increase.  Continuous mergers and acquisitions in and across diverse industries, globalization, constant accelerating innovations worldwide – think automation, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving just to name a few – require you to manage and monitor your career health to ensure you have the career agility and career resilience as the workplace transforms and adjusts to technology and business conditions.

Job search has changed a great deal if you have not conducted a job search within the past two years.  Does any of the list below apply to you?:

  • If you don’t know how to update your resume for a modern job search

  • If you don’t have a powerful LinkedIn profile page to brand or to make yourself into an opportunity magnet

  • If you are stuck in your job or want to change job or industry

  • If you want to ace the job interviews and get the job

  • If you want to overcome potential age discrimination in your job search

  • If you want to negotiate a competitive salary compensation package


Our Career and LinkedIn experts developed the 12 webinars on the essential skills, knowledge and tools you need to learn and master so you can effectively market yourself and succeed in job interviews to get the job you want.

WEBINARS
Free online on-demand ‘Launching Your Job Search’ webinar by experienced Career Coach Pat Cross provides an overview of the steps and a proven strategy to succeed in job search for mid-career job seekers and working professionals.     The first step is self-assessment to determine focus : identify the job seeker’s key strengths, interests, transferable skills, and “must haves” in a job.   Once a job seeker determines the focus, the next step includes conducting market research, updating the resume, developing a ‘personal commercial’, networking and preparing for interviews.

 

Launching Your Job Search

Preparation and confidence are key to successful job interviews.  In this insightful webinar, Career Expert Pat Cross teaches mid-career professionals and job seekers what is the interview process today, the three real purpose of an interview, the different interview formats from telephone and video interviews to in-person interviews and panel interviews.  Strategies on how to prepare for the telephone screening interviews, answers to common behavior interview questions, what questions can be asked to the interviewers, and when and how to follow up after interviews.

Interview Preparation:
Strategies For Success

Networking is the Number 1 way professionals and executives find their next job opportunities and advance their careers.  However many job seekers don’t network successfully and feel awkward asking for help.   Experienced Career Coach Pat Cross, who has landed every job throughout her career by networking, teaches in this webinar what networking really is, the difference between the ‘visible’ and the ‘hidden’ job market, 5 things you need to network effectively, developing an ‘elevator pitch’ and how to network with and what to say to people you know and people you don’t know at meetings, online and by referral.

 

Networking Your Way
to Your Next Job

Holiday Job Search

Holiday Job Search

Career and Job Search Strategies For 2020


Career and Job Search Strategies For 2020 
 

2021 Job Search Strategy

 

2021 Job Search Strategy

Preparation is critical to interviewing successes. In this on-demand streaming webinar, Career Expert Pat Cross provides detailed guidance to Mid-Career job seekers on how to prepare to answer commonly asked behavior based interview questions and what to ask. This webinar focuses on 10 specific questions – and a bonus one. For each question Cross discusses what is the question behind the question, strategy for answering, and what answers to avoid. In addition, Cross lists at least 5 insightful questions you need to ask to learn more about the job and the company.

10 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer (And 5 to Ask)

Who you know may matter more than what you know in getting a job.  What you may not realize is that you may already know or have access to the right people on LinkedIn, the networking platform for working professionals.   In this on-demand online webinar, world renowned LinkedIn expert, author, speaker and coach Wayne Breitbarth teaches the 10 best LinkedIn steps to mid-career professionals on finding your next great job.  He shows you how to get help from your network, connect with insiders at your target companies, create a compelling profile that attract recruiters and employers, optimize the settings in the LinkedIn Job section to maximize job opportunities, and effectively communicate with potential employers and target companies.    Four free bonus templates and worksheets accompany this impactful webinar.

 

10 Best LinkedIn Steps to
Your Next Great Job

Returning To Work After A Prolonged Absence

 

Returning To Work After A Prolonged Absence
 

A resume is a critical part of the ‘marketing collateral’ showing the skills and experience of an experienced mid-career job seeker.  While a well-written effective resume can create recruiter’s or employer’s interests that leads to interviews, a badly written one that does not customize for a specific job can simply eliminate a job seeker from consideration.  In this online and on-demand webinar, Expert Career Coach Pat Cross teaches the resume format that works best, the critical components to include, and what to leave out in a mid-career job seeker resume.  She provides guidelines for mid-career job seekers on  how to create and customize the important profile and accomplishment statements using key words aligned to a specific job description.

Critical Components of
An Effective Resume

Your writing and verbal communication skills in your job search campaign need to be clear, concise, grammatically correct and to the point.  In this cloud-based on-demand webinar on the important topic of job search campaign correspondence, Expert Career Coach Pat Cross guides you on choosing a cover letter format that works best for your individual situation, writing effective cover letters highlighting your strengths, and writing proven networking emails to reconnect or connect with someone by referral.   Multiple examples of very useful written post interview follow up correspondence are included: effective thank you notes;  response to a rejection; accepting or turning down a job offer.

 

Job Search Campaign
Correspondence

For mid-career professionals, getting a new job with a higher paying salary does not necessarily bring happiness.  Other factors such as company culture, the leadership and the team can affect one’s career success.   Experienced recruiter, career coach and author Elizabeth Lions shares her insights in this on-demand online webinar on how a job seeker can work with the recruiters to time multiple job offers to come in concurrently for proper evaluation, what to consider in a job offer, assessing the total compensation package, define what ‘career advancement’ and ‘career growth’ mean to you personally, and what you can ask for in the total compensation package.

 

Negotiating Your Compensation
Package
 

Age discrimination is real.  Whether you are looking for a better job to advance your career or are in transition, this webinar teaches mid-career experienced job seekers to apply specific strategies and take actions to overcome potential age bias.   Experienced Career Expert and Career Coach Pat Cross addresses specific actions and tips, which include focusing on jobs requiring experience, highlighting the benefits experience brings to a workplace, the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills in demand, de-age your resume, updating your appearance, creating a ‘branding’ statement, mistakes to avoid, and preparing for anticipated challenging questions.

 

Overcoming Potential Age Bias