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Chec out my latest YouTube video as I advise new graduates in their job search how to know what employers want. And it’s not just a college degree.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

GraduatesI encourage not just new grads to read the recent Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey because it reveals important trends about the workplace for professionals from new grad to mid-career. Here’s an excerpt:

“The research reveals that many companies are not providing the talent development and training programs expected by recent college graduates. The vast majority of students graduating from college in 2014 (80 percent) expect their first employers to provide them with a formal training program, however, 52 percent of students who graduated from college in the past two years say they did not receive training in their first job.”

Also check out the, What Awaits 2014 Grads in the Working World?—Infographic

This reminds us of one of the #1 mistakes professionals make in managing their career development – not finding a mentor. It’s on you to do this now. Gone are the days of apprenticeships; your company may or may not provide a mentoring program. It’s up to you to take charge of your success and development by finding a mentor and taking charge of your own education when necessary. Now this doesn’t mean shell out thousands of dollars you don’t have for a training program. But find ways to educate yourself – books, free online training (courser.org for example), or ask your employer if they will assist. The bottom line is, it falls on you to be proactive about your progression.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

P.S. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn Consulting Program where you can learn how to effectively leverage your LinkedIn account for your job search and ongoing professional development.

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I talk about one of the most important components of your LinkedIn profile. Especially relevant career advice for recent grads conducting a job search, but also relevant for professionals in career transition. What your picture should look like, and why it’s so critical…

Read more in the WSJ here

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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NetworkingFor many people the word networking does give them a pit in their stomach, especially introverts. But, what you resist persists. You have to learn to embrace networking not just for your job search but also for your long term career success. You can do it in a way that works for you! This radio interview will show you how. But, you have to do it. Listen to this 20 minute radio segment to learn how you can embrace, not avoid, networking and use it to your advantage.

Download Radio Interview Here

Hallie Crawford
Job Search Coach

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New GraduatesI was honored to be a guest again with Matt Jones on Q100 and Cumulus Stations here in Atlanta. This 20 min audio is from our segment regarding job search advice for new graduates. Listen here

Hallie Crawford
Ideal Career Coach

P.S. How do you know if your resume is good? Take this Resume Quiz to find out how to keep your resume out of the trash can.

Laid OffI was honored to be featured in this recent online article regarding Being Laid Off and how to handle it. Here’s an excerpt, and a link to the rest of the article is at the bottom. I hope it’s helpful to you!

Being let go is the epitome of not fun. In today’s struggling economy, more and more businesses are having to make the decision to lay off more and more hard-working people.

Someone faced with a pink slip can easily feel stuck in a drought, and if they haven’t faced the job hunt in a while, the task can seem more than daunting.

We spoke with Hallie Crawford, a certified career coach and founder of HallieCrawford.com, to see what all of you can do to pick yourself up and get back to work after being laid off.

Realize it’s not your fault.

To begin with, there is a HUGE difference between being laid off and being fired, and we’ve got Hallie’s word for it.

“When you’re fired it’s because your performance is unsatisfactory,” Hallie says. “Laid off is typically because of a company change (like downsizing or going out of business), as opposed to employee performance.”

After being laid off, many people will feel that it reflects poorly on them and their record. Somehow, they feel the powers that be didn’t find them worth keeping; therefore, it was clearly their fault.

That is NOT true at all. Sometimes, difficult decisions must be made, and this is no reflection on your work ethic or results in the workplace.

Read entire article here

Hallie Crawford
Ideal Career Coach

P.S. Are you in the ideal career for you? Find out if you’re in the right career with our Ideal Career Quiz.

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Informational Interview Almost every time I speak to a client and mention informational interviews, they don’t know what I’m talking about. Or they don’t know how to find people to conduct them, how to set them up professionally, what questions to ask, and how to stay in touch. Once we get into this topic they have a million questions to ask about the nuts and bolts of how to handle them. This is a radio interview from late 2013 we wanted to circle back to, to help you understand how this critical tool works, and can work in your favor.

Listen to Radio Interview Here

Hallie Crawford
Job Search Coach

P.S. Be sure to check out our LinkedIn Consulting Program where you can learn how to effectively leverage your LinkedIn account for your job search and ongoing professional development.

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NetworkingFor many people the word “networking” does give them a pit in their stomach, especially introverts. But, what you resist persists. You have to learn to embrace networking, not just for your job search but also for your long term career success. You can do it in a way that works for you!

This radio interview will show you how. But, you have to do it. Listen  to this 20 minute radio segment to learn how you can embrace, not avoid, networking and use it to your advantage.

Listen to Radio Interview Here

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach

P.S. Are you in the ideal career for you? Find out if you’re in the right career with our Ideal Career Quiz.

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