by Julie Holmwood
I’ve spoken before about getting yourself seen
Talking to a new Facebook friend last week, I was inspired by his story. I persuaded him to let me interview him and today I dug a lot deeper…
Sean was looking for a new job and banging his head against a brick wall.
CV after CV went out, with not much back, by way of interviews or job offers.
He scratched his head… and decided it was time to get creative.
Sean designed a job search website
What did that look like?
It was a three page site, set within a WordPress theme – for those of you who’ve read Clickst@rt Your Career, you know I’m a big fan of WordPress.
– The home page was a video. Sean speaking (for about a minute) about his job search.
– The second page was his work history; a CV of sorts.
– The third page was Sean’s contact details.
He then included the link to his website in every application he made. Sean placed his website URL at the top of his CV and asked people to click to find out more about him…
Within two and a half weeks he had two interview requests
As is the way life sometimes goes, by that time he’d changed his mind about having a job and had decided to set up a business.
What does he do? He designs and sets-up WordPress websites!
If you want to put together your content for a great career website, that will have hiring managers banging on your portal, speak to me.
If you want to get that from a word document… to the Internet, in a inspiring and creative format, speak to Sean.
Let’s get your job search creative!
Author of 'Get That Interview' and 'Clickst@rt Your Career' Julie is The Job Seeker's Guide. She works with thousands of clients through her audio and web-based programmes, helping them get 'job search fit' and successfully navigate their way into that new role
Select clients are able to apply to work with Julie one-to-one
Before joining Churchill Brook in 2009, she spent twelve years as an international headhunter, where she successfully helped her clients recruit exceptionally well-matched people, who were passionate about doing a job well done. Julie is an expert at getting candidates noticed by companies and had one of the highest success ratios for CV submission to hire that we know of within the recruitment industry
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