Do you have a “story” to tell? You likely do. And we do, too.
Welcome to the Interview Doctor blog! What is the Interview Doctor? And what is this Interview Doctor offering that might help you? If you are searching for your first real job, or are a student who wants to prepare for finding interesting work when you graduate from college, or are in a job and think you want to make a change, or are out of work right now, maybe we can help.
My name is Dan Toussant, and I lead this group of corporate recruiters, interviewing skills teachers, career planning coaches, and experienced HR professionals. We offer you an on-line (and one-on-one) coaching service that will guide you in your job search or career search process by helping you see more clearly what you need to do to find a job that you will be happy to get out of bed every morning to do.
There are presently ten “Interview Doctors.” We all will be blogging right here, every day a new post, about the interviewing process, the networking process, how to assess your career plans, the value of experimenting with career options, how to find an internship or a full-time position, what makes a great resume, how to build a personal marketing plan, how to prepare for a job interview, what are strong interviewing skills, how to follow up after an interview, and more.
And we want your comments: ‘How can you say that works?’ ‘How can that happen to me?’ ‘I am really feeling stuck.’ We’ll gladly respond to your job search or career search issues, comments and questions, right here.
We all have a story. Let me kick this off by telling you a wee bit of my story. When I graduated from high school about 1800 years ago, I had no idea what I wanted work-wise. I went to a pretty good college, and for four years I worked pretty hard, had a good time, yet did not create much of a plan for myself for after college. The last couple of years in college my parents started asking me what I wanted to do, and I would say, ‘I want to learn how to read and write.’ That was not even close to a plan, and for four years after graduation, I tended bar, drove truck, substitute taught, sold fire alarms, and wondered, ‘what am I doing now?’
If any of that ‘what am I doing now?’ sounds familiar, what we will offer at the Interview Doctor should cut that four years to maybe four months, and perhaps jump start this “college to a career” process even while you’re still enrolled. Yes, the market is tight right now, yet people are getting hired every day, and most of them have a clear (or clearer than most) idea of what they need and want, and what skills they offer today. They also have learned how to talk about those skills, and how to talk to people. We will teach you those skills right here at the Interview Doctor.
One parting question: what’s your story? What do you want to do? Tell us. Or ask us a career planning question or a job searcher question that you’ve wanted to discuss with somebody. We’ll gladly give you our opinions.