**Thanks to Fifth Third Bank for sponsoring this post. As usual, all opinions and thoughts are solely my own. And thanks to you for supporting the brands that make Coming Up Roses possible.
In case you missed it, I’m in college. I’m now a senior in college, to be exact, and this summer I’m interning at a branding agency in Philadelphia. According to my personality type, I’m pretty close to where I’m meant to be:
ENFJ’s, unite! While I’m not a PR specialist or sales manager by profession, I’m pretty darn close. I deal with people, both coworkers and clients, on a daily basis, managing relationships while thinking strategically and working on my feet to uncover the next best thing for a company moving forward. I love to brainstorm creatively and always hunt for an idea that’s bigger and brighter and better to propel us towards expectations we never ever knew we had. Anyone who knows me would probably agree that I’ve got puppy-like energy and am articulate to a T, and I like to think I’m pretty diplomatic in my practice, as well. Check, check and check…this chart must be onto something. But you definitely can’t plan your future out with an infographic from Pinterest. (Unless your future involves skinny coconut triple chocolate chunk blondies…because that’s definitely my vision for tonight.)
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Now, you know I like to try and keep it positive and cheery around these internet parts. (Monday mantras, anyone?) But when it comes to employment prospects in the 21st century…it’s certainly not hopeless, but the job horizon looks a little bleaker than it used to in a lot of ways. On average, 200 people apply for every job opening. Only 2% of them actually get interviews.** And 50% of jobs aren’t even posted online*. Enter, job coaching (nextjob.com). Because ain’t nobody got time to beat those odds in the midst of becoming boss ladies and gents in every other realm of life. NextJob’s experts nearly triple your chances of landing a job faster.* #yesplease
Alright alright… “expert” in what exactly?? NextJob’s experts are coaches that help you refine your resume (in case these tips weren’t enough for you ambitious folks) and your social media profiles to increase your chance of landing an interview, help you prep for the actual interview, and help you uncover jobs that aren’t even posted online to really round out your options. While everyone is busy becoming a #bosslady, that actually means more and more people are qualified for the same job as you – you’ve gotta stand out and do a little something extra. Coaching from NextJob is all virtual, making it easy to squeeze in between classes and part-time jobs or internship work and your next yoga practice.
You owe it to yourself to at least enter to win free job coaching. Plus, when you enter, you automatically get access to NextJob’s proprietary online training toolkit.
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What’s your dream job? What would you want to ask an expert if you won free job coaching?
Let’s talk about in the comments below! (And have you entered to win this giveaway yet?)
** Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fifth Third Bank.