Big Meetings & Next Book in College and Career Readiness Series The Prof’s Guide to Graduating with a Job Offer
This week is a big one for me. I have some exciting prospects for teaching at different universities and also on potential seminars for my college and career readiness program that I launch in the high schools.
I am considering how to get more exposure but then I remember that I am doing ok with exposure, all things considered. I have two press releases via PRWeb that are promoting the books I published in February 2016. In addition, I was interviewed on a radio podcast for AuthorUniverse click here to hear it My Radio Interview on Entrepreneur-ING.
And, last but not least, I have been networking and building relationships across Staten Island, as this is my target market. The message I bring to the borough on how to be ready for college and career is a unique one built off of my 13+ years in higher ed as an educator and experience in Corporate America and as an entrepreneur. All of these pieces come together to focus on an amazing presentation highlighting how to succeed in college and beyond. I actually discuss and highlight what skills are needed, how to present yourself, handling social media and more. If you are interested in hiring me to speak on these topics, please book The Next Step for your speaking engagement here.
I am already over 6000 words in to book 2 of the College and Career Readiness Series. Book 1, The Book on College Readiness – The Prof’s Guide on Surviving High School and Kicking Butt in College is published and available on my Amazon Author Page and my website, too.
Here is a sneak peek of the introduction to the Career Readiness installment book that I am working on as we speak, The Book on Career Readiness – The Prof’s Guide on How to Graduate with a Job Offer. Let me know what you think and Happy Hunting!
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This installment of the College and Career Readiness series is focused on career readiness and graduating with a job offer.
I have spent so much time over the last 13 years as an educator focusing on getting my students ready for the real world in addition to teaching them the subject matter at hand that putting these lessons into a book is the best way to share it with everyone who is interested in being ready after graduation to begin their CAREER.
I use the world CAREER instead of JOB for a reason. People can focus on getting a job but the best thing you can do is to think in terms of career. The economy and the skill sets are changing so rapidly but there are ways to be more prepared and more “hirable” than your competition and reading this book is the way to do it.
I will discuss and provide actionable lessons on the following topics that you can then apply to your life and help you to be ready to graduate with a job offer and then you can read my Entrepreneur-ING series to continue to be the boss of your own career:
Chapter 1: Completing Your Degree with “Distinction”
This chapter will discuss how to stand out among others graduating with you across the nation. I will discuss what graduating with “distinction” means and how you can leverage this for your career search. If you read the first installment of this series, you should know what skills you needed to work on and how to make them visible to the world. If not, I will provide all of the quick ways you can achieve distinction at the 11th hour before graduation and during interviewing season.
Chapter 2: Building On Those Networks
This chapter will discuss the best ways to build your network and how to get noticed for the right reasons. We will discuss making the most out of your school work and your school to help you get on the right road to making contacts and having interviews.
Chapter 3: How to Write the Perfect Resume
With over 15 years of resume writing and hiring experience, I will show you the best methods to make the perfect resume applicable to all; I will also have a feedback look implemented where I will be open to receiving resumes for review, as part of the book.
Chapter 4: How to Write Your Cover Letters to Get Noticed
The cover letter is wrongly considered unnecessary; it is necessary and it must be written in an engaging and intriguing way to get you into the door for the opportunities that are out there. This chapter is full of templates and writing ideas to make your cover letter stand out from the crowd.
Chapter 5: Using LinkedIn and Other Social Media to Stand Out for the Right Reasons
Many jobs today are not listed publicly but instead are filled via social media and LinkedIn. Having an awesome LinkedIn profile is a necessity to finding your place in the world and I will walk you through my proprietary 14-step guide to improving your profile and give you for free my lessons on how to use your new profile to stand out for the right reasons. This will also apply to other social media platforms.
Chapter 6: On Interviewing
My hacks and tips on how to be prepared for interviewing. I will discuss the different interview styles, methods and formulations in terms of how you are asked questions, where and the amount of interviewers.
Chapter 7: Interviewing Skills for In-Person Interviews
How to make a personable connection during interviews, how to act on the interview, what to say and how to say it and more.
Chapter 8: Media Training Overview
This is about something near and dear to my heart and that I do extensive training on in real life – how to manage interviews held via technology. There are rules and tips on how to make a connection via Skype or other technology.
Chapter 9: What to Do After the Interview
The full guide on what to do (and not to do) after the interview. I will include detailed information on thank you notes how to write them, why to write them and more.
Chapter 10: Finding Opportunities
More insights into how to take your next step; how to find a career path and what to do when you do not know what you want to do.
Chapter 11: Closing the Deal or Negotiating and Accepting the Offer
On negotiating salary, getting letters of recommendation that will help you get the job and starting on your first day.
Chapter 12: Building Your Career with Skills and Learning
Sneak peek at book “The Prof’s Guide to Entrepreneur-ing: Using Entrepreneurial Skills to Launch Your Own Business or be the Boss of Your Career”
Lisa Vento Nielsen