Our New Year, New Career Grand Prize Winner is (drum roll, please)…
Are you committed to living your best career life in 2011? Charlotte, Robyn, Kim, and their valued colleagues are ready to help by sharing some amazing resources and helping one job seeker with an all-inclusive first-place job search package worth $2899.95 (see breakdown at the end of this post). Ten second-prize winners will also receive some spectacular job-search swag.
To enter, please post a comment sharing a bit about your “Oprah.” What career dream have you put on the back burner because it seems out of reach? What is the one thing you could do in 2011 to put that dream on the front burner?
This is not an essay contest, just an opportunity to share and encourage. The winners will be chosen in a random drawing on January 1, 2011.
If you have questions, feel free to post those as well.
Rest assured your information will not be sold or used in any marketing list. We will only contact you if you are a winner.
Best wishes to all of our readers for career success in 2011!
Robyn, Charlotte, and Kim
The grand prize will include:
Targeted Resume and Cover Letter by Kim Mohiuddin, Value: $997
Kim is a very well-respected, highly skilled, award-winning resume writer who has helped literally hundreds of people take the next step in their careers. She is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), published author, the former Certification Chair for The National Resume Writers’ Association (The NRWA), and a former hiring manager. More importantly, though, she is someone who knows how to write resumes that consistently get her clients interviews. That’s why most of her business is from referrals.
Four Hours of Job Search Strategy, Targeted List, and Networking Coaching by Charlotte Weeks, Value: $800
Charlotte will provide personal one-on-coaching to help you learn how to:
* Launch a cohesive and actionable job search campaign.
* Identify and target good-fit companies.
* More quickly and easily grow and tap your network to help you land a position more quickly and easily.
Charlotte is an industry leader who holds multiple career credentials. In addition to serving as the current president of The National Resume Writers’ Association, she is Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).
Along with being among a small number of dual-certified executive resume writers, she leverages her previous career experience to help her clients succeed. Prior to beginning Weeks Career Services, Inc., she worked in human resources, seeing the hiring process “from the other side.”
She has helped hundreds of people located throughout the world. Even in this tight economy, it is not unusual for her clients to receive interviews and even multiple job offers.
As a frequent media contributor, Charlotte has been quoted numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on NBC-TV Chicago and numerous radio stations, and her work has been published several leading career books.
Four Hours of Twitter and Interview Preparation Coaching by Robyn Feldberg, Value: $800
Robyn will provide personal one-on-coaching to help you learn how to:
* Leverage Twitter (where 1 million new jobs are posted each month) to land a new job.
* Find out about jobs first by using Twitter and having job postings delivered right to your mobile phone or e-mail in-box.
* Find and connect with previously inaccessible company insiders, recruiters, and other influential networking contacts.
* Be more prepared for and perform better in employment interviews.
Robyn has equipped hundreds of job seekers with the tools, techniques, and motivation to unleash careers that are personally, professionally, and financially fulfilling.
Robyn–like Charlotte and Kim–is also a recognized leader in the careers industry. She is the President Emeritus of the National Resume Writers’ Association and holds credentials as a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW), Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW), Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), and Twitter Certified Career Strategist (TCCS).
In addition to 12 published contributions to best-selling career books, Robyn is a sought-after keynote speaker and has been featured numerous times on the award-winning ABC television talk show Good Morning Texas and has been quoted in numerous national publications, including The Wall Street Journal and U.S. News and World Report.
101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, from Michelle A. Riklan, Value: $14.95
With a combined 20 years of in-house corporate and targeted consulting experience, Michelle services large corporations as well as small businesses and individuals in all aspects of Human Resources and Career Management. As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Employment Interview Consultant (CEIC), Michelle has written hundreds of resumes and coached clients through all phases of the job search. Her resumes get results!
Michelle is also a co-founder of Self Improvement Online, Inc. http://www.selfgrowth.com
New Job, New You!, a Guide to Reinventing Yourself in a Bright New Career by Alexandra Levit, Value: $15
A bestselling author, nationally syndicated columnist, and renowned international speaker on workplace issues, recently advised the Obama administration on career challenges facing young professionals and is the host of the new online course addressing these, www.jobstart101.org. Her career advice is featured bi-monthly in the nationally syndicated Metro US, and she was recently named Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.
Rock Your Network for Job Seekers by Wendy Terwelp, Value $20
Wendy Terwelp, RockYourNetwork.com, has helped thousands of clients get hired faster and be rock stars at work since 1989. Dubbed “LinkedIn Guru” by The Washington Post, Wendy is a recognized expert on networking, both online and off. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Fast Company, The Business Journal, Careerbuilders.com, Monster.com, ABC, NBC, and more as well as numerous radio shows. She has published hundreds of articles on the web and in print and wrote “Rock Your Network®” – the ultimate networking book. To get her “Social Networking: Get Personal, Get Hired!™” report FREE, email Wendy at: firstname.lastname@example.org with 6Degrees2Oprah REPORT in the subject line.
JibberJobber Career CRM Six-Month Premium Account from Jason Alba, Value $55
Jason is the founder and CEO of JibberJobber.com, a website that replaces the job search spreadsheet. As author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? Jason speaks to thousands of professionals each year and helps tens of thousands manage their careers. Follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonAlba.
Career Success Telesummit CD by Tanya Smith, Value: $197
Marketing yourself is often one of the toughest parts of managing your career. A common statement made by job seekers is “I don’t know what to say” or “it’s too hard to talk about myself.” That’s why it’s important to work with someone who has been there and can speak from experience as a tried and true introvert on how to gain more confidence and speak powerfully about what you do.
If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address things that get in the way of your success – limited promotional opportunities, inability to communicate your outstanding value, and lack-luster business relationships, Tanya can help you.