This is Part 3 in a a three-part series written by Bailey, a recent college graduate and InsideTrack intern, about her experience with InsideTrack Career Coaching. Read more about Bailey’s journey in Part 1 and 2.
1. Better resume and cover letter
My resume and cover letter now draw the eye and have a clear and concise message. Best of all, they powerfully communicate my passion for the jobs I’m seeking. How can I tell? I’m already getting more responses from the jobs that interest me, and not wasting time on the jobs that don’t.
2. More confidence
Before career coaching, I was never happy with the way job interviews went. I was proud of the experience I had, but I wasn’t displaying it in the best way I could. Now, backed by my new job search skills and a better sense of my own goals, I’m going into interviews with much more confidence.
Starting off my senior year and knowing I had a trillion different things I had to do was completely overwhelming. Personally, something that takes away that stress for me is being organized and knowing what I’m going to have to do and when. Talking with my coach gave me a sense of relief. Even though there were lots of changes I had to make and steps I had to go through to see results, it was comforting to know that my goals of having a killer resume, cover letter and — finally — landing a job weren’t unattainable.
It’s always been difficult for me to ask people for advice and seek out help — it sometimes just felt easier to figure it out on my own. As natural researcher I would spend lots of time looking into different resources to find the answers I needed on the internet. Some resources are helpful, but most are repetitive, and none of them are tailored to your specific needs. With coaching, I found I was able to solve problems I’d been stuck on in a fairly short amount of time. If you have an inkling that you could use some support with your career search, it’s worth connecting with a professional coach. Friends and family can always offer advice, but working with someone who cares about your success and is trained to support your career development is a precious experience.
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This was Part 3 in a a three-part series written by Bailey, a recent college graduate and InsideTrack intern, about her experience with InsideTrack Career Coaching. Read more about Bailey’s journey in Part 1 and 2.