Written by Rachel Gersten
4 Stages of Optimal Job Seeking Success
Our speaker was Clara Chorley, a career coach and founder of Clarity Unlimited. Clara has worked in a number of industries and truly found her calling by helping others. She provides us with a blueprint for success by breaking down what each job seekers needs to do to find their next job opportunity. What makes this process even more special is we can all do this in 4 simple stages.
Stage 1: Clarify – This is the stage where you begin to ask questions of yourself. What is my job title? What is the company culture like? How do I narrow my focus in the job you want?
Stage 2: Verify – This the stage where you start to answer those questions you had in the clarify stage. Start looking at job descriptions and how it aligns with your goals. It’s also helpful to see if there are any gaps you may have with your skills.
Stage 3: Explore – This the stage where you start going to networking events, interviews. Do things that get you away from your computer and out talking to others.
Stage 4: Engage – This the final stage where you get a variety of things coming at you both good and bad. There may be an interview request as well as rejection emails. Emotions can be very high at this stage. It is crucial to keep moving forward despite the challenges involved.
Remember throughout these stages that maintaining endurance is a must.
Clara also has a tool designed to show individuals their personality traits and then ways to optimize the job search at clarityunlimited.com/bestself.
APN Staffing, Nicholas Mazur
APN Staffing is a boutique staffing firm. They started in 1991 to meet the staffing needs for the auto industry. The company has since added staffing for the growing healthcare industry. They have placed about 200 people in full time positions and many more in short-term positions last year alone.
Current opportunities at APN Staffing are:
Microchip Technology, Kathy Allemang and Jennifer McCoy
Microchip Technology makes semi-conductors and has a reputation for their high-performance standards. The main headquarters is in Chandler, AZ with over 18,000 employees worldwide. There are many engineering related roles. Please visit the career site for more information on these positions as well as work in finance, marketing and legal. Microchip Technology is experiencing a booming business and needs a lot of great people.
Some of the opportunities at Microchip Technology include:
Technical Staff Engineer
Senior Engineer – Software
Product Marketing Manager
WealthWave, Jason Wiseman
WealthWave has a mission to educate people and eliminate financial illiteracy. If you are looking for an opportunity for a great side hustle job this is the place to be. Contact Jason at Jason.Wiseman@wealthwave.com.
Jessica Pierce wrapped up the meeting by reminding the group to visit the Career Connectors website at https://careerconnectors.org for additional information on upcoming meetings, support tools and event recaps. She went on to thank our Key Note Speaker, Clara Chorley, employers, all the amazing corporate sponsors and volunteers. The next meeting will be held on May 13th at 9am Arizona time. This meeting is the Semi-Annual Diversity Talks and will feature several of the top employers in the valley. Please remember to sign up online for our next meeting.
I will end this week’s blog with a quote, “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.” Let’s remember, this can be a fun process.