New! Resume and Linkedin Profile Writing Services
Welcome, Becky Skov!
Jewish Jobster is very excited to announce the addition of Rebecca Skov to our team assisting job searchers. I asked Becky about her approach, and what she has to offer job hunters.
Rachel: Becky, how did you get involved in helping people find jobs? Becky: When I worked as a recruiter, I continually saw applicants make the same mistakes over and over again and then wondered why they weren’t having success. In that environment, I simply didn’t have the bandwidth to provide personal feedback to each applicant. It was my passion for helping people which drove me to change my career path from being a representative of the corporation to serving as an advocate and partner to the job applicant, providing an insider’s perspective on what works and what doesn’t in the job search process.
What is unique about your approach? Most career coaches utilize personality tests and career exploration questionnaires aimed at helping you discover what type of position fits your personality. These are great things to learn about yourself, but plain and simple, my goal is to get you a job! As a career coach, I will explore your specific marketable skills, and then work with you to make sure you are marketing yourself appropriately in your application documents, ensure you are targeting the right jobs, and finally, guide you on how to highlight these traits in the interview process. I offer a completely personalized experience. I believe every person’s career history and job goals are unique and should be treated that way. I conduct a comprehensive phone consultation with every client, which not only provides me with an in-depth understanding of the unique value the client will offer their next employer, but also gives me insight into personality traits and career goals. This personalized approach ensures the client’s resume, cover letter and Linkedin profiles accurately reflect their personality and professional attributes.
How does technology fit into the picture? My philosophy on technology is that if you aren’t using it as the primary tool in your job search, you aren’t getting a job!! Social media should be a key piece of your job search. Any job recruiter will tell you that the way to find the best candidates is to source them through niche sites, professional associations (which people can join online or through Linkedin) and of course, through Linkedin. A job hunter must have a professional online presence and has to be utilizing social media in in his or her job search. For each position to which you apply, you should be going to Linkedin to seek the appropriate hiring manager and then sending them a personal inquiry through Linkedin. Think about it — some companies are receiving several hundred resumes for each position. So you, as job hunter, need to make sure you stand out, and not be just “a needle in the haystack,” by trying to make a personal connection. In addition to building a professional profile as part of my Linkedin package, I also provide a tutorial that directs my clients on how to utilize Linkedin in their job search.
How does your approach fit with with Jewish Jobster? After speaking with the company’s CEO, I felt that Jewish Jobster would be a great business with whom to partner and to offer my career coaching services. Jewish Jobster and I share a very similar business philosophy, offering personalized business services to a niche group of job seekers. Jewish Jobster targets all levels of employment, including entry level through upper management. With my assistance, job seekers will be able to put together a compelling marketing presence, which will help in their job placement success.
Thanks, Becky! Wishing you much success! For questions regarding her resume, LinkedIn or coaching services, please email Becky at Becky.Skov@JewishJobster.com. You can see her professional qualifications on our About Jewish Jobster page.
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