Who: Josh graduated 3 years ago from Indiana University and landed a job as a registered Client Associate position with large investment firm.
Challenge: Josh wanted to pivot and work for a small to medium sized organization where he could make an impact utilizing his strengths and skills he learned in his first job.
Next Steps: We coached Josh on the following:
Revised Josh’s resume to better articulate his past 3 years work experience including his skills and strengths.
Taught Josh how to use LinkedIn to connect with alumni and how to find jobs which would be a good fit based on his strengths.
Built a networking database which included IU alumni in Chicago and role-played conversations with alumni seeking their advice with his career search.
Developed a networking strategy which included the following:
- Which companies to target and how to research them
- How to network into his companies of interest
- Role Playing networking conversations
Practiced interview questions and responses to help Josh differentiate himself from other candidates.
Outcome: Josh identified 10 companies that would be a good fit. He went on several job interviews and received 3 offers. He landed on a Chicagoland wealth management firm as a Sr. Client Services Associate. His goal is to be a financial planner after passing a few of the necessary certifications.