These three components – Book, career coaching, and App — are based on extensive research and a hands-on study of what actually works for job seekers.
The App allows job seekers to easily keep track of all the jobs they are interested in and have applied for. In addition, it manages all the correspondence and meetings associated with each job opportunity. When seekers utilize our coaching services, our coaches are connected to their activity, making it easier for everyone to collaborate.
Read the book to learn how to find a job by putting yourself first.
SMARTer Job Hunting readers have successfully found jobs by building a personalized plan to follow.
First, they used the tools in this book to evaluate their Personal, Professional, and Financial (PPF) requirements and create a custom assessment guide. Second, they organized and managed their job search campaign. Third, they followed strategies to leverage their network and social media to find hidden jobs.
When they found a job opportunity that matched their PPF requirements, they used the book’s methodology to write a SMARTer Resume and Cover Letter.
Why do Job Seekers need to bypass the hurdles and stand out?
Less than 1% of candidates who apply for jobs through job boards and career sites are offered the position.
What Makes SMARTer Job Hunting Different?
It provides job seekers like you with the knowledge, advanced search tools, career guidance, and coaching support needed to help you find a job you will treasure.
If you are looking to advance your career, change professions, return to the workforce, retire from the military, recover from a layoff, find a new job over 50, re-evaluate your current position or you have just graduated from school, this process guides you through all the steps needed to position you as the best candidate.
Consider engaging with one of our professional coaches to strategize how to best approach the hunt for a new job. They can help you articulate how your current expertise can be applied to a new job or a field; Guide you on the best way to utilize LinkedIn as a networking tool; and keep you motivated and on track.
SMARTer Job Hunting
A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding a Job You’ll Treasure.
What people are saying
Looking back, I feel both pride and gratitude. I don’t think I would have ended up at the job I now have without going through the process. It gave me the confidence to get prepared for interviews and to prepare questions to ask—I asked as many questions as the interviewer did, and that really impressed them. They realized I understood what the company needed, and that I was prepared to give that. On paper, I may not have been the strongest candidate for the job, but they saw something in me they really wanted. And my passion is now paying off, both for the company and me.
As I went through the “Personal, Professional, Financial” section of the book, I realized I wanted flexible hours, so I could pick up my kids from school, and attend the sporting events of my two elementary-grade children. Working at least part of the time at home would also cut down on long commutes, which I discovered I really hated. Working as part of a team was a plus. I also wanted to feel like I was making a difference in the world—that I was pursuing a career rather than just taking another job.
When I started on this program, I was ready for something entirely new. As I went through the “What do you really want?” sections I realized I was very unhappy at my present job. I wanted a “job with joy,” including more time off to spend with my fiancée and friends, as well as evening time to exercise for health and well-being. I identified the specific dollar figure I needed to cover expenses. And, deep down, I wanted to feel I was really making a contribution to improve the world.
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