After graduating at the height of the recession, I struggled in my career, navigating office politics, leadership changes, and watching employees get fewer benefits and more pizza parties.
After being a Corporate Recruiting Leader for years, I saw that applicant tracking systems were shutting out most candidates from jobs they were qualified for and that the people getting great jobs were the ones circumventing our systems.
The system was broken and it felt defeating to be a part of it.
I realized I didn't want to be part of the broken system anymore.
I realized the strategies that I had witnessed being used to bypass me as a recruiter were successful and could be used to coach job seekers to save time and land the jobs they actually want.
I wanted to show professionals like you how to be seen by the hiring managers, interview well, and negotiate for better benefits and salaries. I want to show you how to take charge of your own career path.
Since then, I’ve helped thousands of professionals land their dream jobs. We’ve optimized over 4000 resumes & LinkedIn profiles of professionals just like you. In my coaching program, I’ve helped negotiate $10M in salary increases for high-achievers who once struggled to land interviews.
When people have the strategies and freedom to leave toxic or unfulfilling jobs, they are empowered to find roles that fit their lives.
After the pandemic, the Turnover Tsunami shifted the way companies interact with job seekers and their existing employees. They realize that they cannot function or profit without their staff, and those realizations have shifted hiring conversations.
This course was built from a desire to give job seekers the right tools and strategies for their job search.
While it may seem like every company is hiring right now, that doesn't mean that every company will offer what you deserve, have a positive work environment, or treat their employees well, and I want to make sure you’re prepared to find one that does.
I started my career as a personal trainer and life coach, which fits perfectly with my love for fitness and my passion for helping people reach their goals. Seeing my clients prove to themselves that their hard work and dedication could make an impact on their lives was magical.
When people show up and do the work, they begin to build their wins, and the more they build, the more they believe they are capable of.
When Kara transitioned into full-time self-employment, I came along. After running business operations alongside Kara, I recognized that many of our clients were discouraged by past experiences and unfulfilling jobs.
They had formed limiting beliefs, deciding which jobs they deserved, what kind of salary they could ask for, and even how they behaved when interacting with prospective employers.
Going into a job search or interview with limiting beliefs affects how you interact in interviews and emails, whether you feel you can ask questions, how you follow up, and even which jobs you apply for.
Mindset work has become a foundational course for our program, as it sets the stage for your entire job search.
With my background as a trainer, I have experience boosting confidence, changing limiting beliefs, and showing clients that they can accomplish their goals through dedication and hard work.
We realized that by incorporating mindset work into the course, we could set our clients up for success. The results have been incredible, and clients can take these strategies and new belief systems into every area of their lives. I want to see every client succeed, and that is what keeps me excited about this course.
LET'S BREAK THIS DOWN!
In the Introduction, get ready to take control of your job search. Gain access to your step-by-step guide to learn how you can be the most effective job seeker and avoid common mistakes others make when looking for a new role.
MODULE 1: Mastering Your Mindset
In Module One, you'll learn how to master your mindset, so you can start your job search with confidence. We find that self-limiting beliefs hold people back from landing their dream jobs. We start our course by addressing thoughts and beliefs that hold YOU back from the job you want.
1-1 Overcoming Self-Limiting Beliefs
1-2 Dealing with Rejection
1-3 Staying Motivated
1-4 Power of Routines
In Module Two, find out how to position yourself as a valuable asset by optimizing your resume and LinkedIn profile. Stand out from other job seekers and learn how to be seen as a high-value candidate.
2-1 Gaining Clarity for Your Next Career Step
2-2 Optimizing Your Resume*
2-3 Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile
2-4 The Power of a LinkedIn Content Strategy
*Includes our Executive Resume Templates!
ACCELERATES YOUR SEARCH
In Module Three, you'll take purposeful action to create a solid foundation for your job search, so you can hit the ground running, generating multiple networking & interviewing opportunities.
3-1 Tracking a Successful Job Search*
3-2 Identifying Ideal Companies
3-3 Identifying Ideal Company Targets
3-4 Optional LinkedIn Sales Navigator 101 Training
In Module Four, learn to connect, follow up, and present yourself as the ideal candidate. By developing strategies to connect with those that can either hire you or advocate for you throughout your search, you can bypass the systems that are failing so many job seekers.
In Module Five, you'll learn powerful ways to connect, network, and interview, so you are prepared and confident when that all-important opportunity presents itself.
5-1 Networking Successfully
5-2 Your Perfect Pitch
5-3 Interview Basics 101
5-4 Answering Any Interview Question
5-5 Wrapping Up The Interview
In Module Six, learn how to negotiate your salary and benefits package to get your maximum compensation. We also include all the tools you'll need to ensure you're transitioning to this next chapter professionally.
6-1 Salary Negotiation
6-2 Offer Letter Negotiation
6-3 Resignation Letter Template
Bonus Resource Gallery (Valued at over $1798!)
Downloadable guides, worksheets, and templates to support you through every step of your job search. These valuable resources are companions to the modules and will help you plan, organize, and execute your search. These guides are sold separately from other coaching programs but are yours for free with the purchase of the course.
Bonus 6 Months Exclusive Access to Members-Only Private Facebook Group (Valued at $300)
Gain 6 months of free access to The Strategic Job Search Accelerator *Members Only* Facebook Group with exclusive access to course homework feedback, additional live training, and priceless networking opportunities! Connect directly with Kara and Jack Dennison from Optimized Career Solutions and other professionals in The Strategic Job Search course group.
In the Exclusive Members Only Facebook Group, You'll Get:
But you can grab this offer and sign up for only $497!
We get a lot of questions about our course and how it can help with the most common problems job seekers face when trying to land a new job or career. Here are five of the most common issues and how we can help.
When your only strategy for finding a job is relying on applying to job boards, you only have a 2-3% chance of landing an interview.
The job search game has changed. Applicant Tracking Systems that are designed to filter you out are running on job boards. Recruiters who don’t understand your value are passing right by your resumes.
We continually hear from clients that they’ve spent countless hours tweaking their resumes to apply for hundreds of jobs, only to land a handful of interviews. This leads to mindset issues, feelings of rejection, and anxiety in your job search.
Don’t jump from the pan into the fire. Make sure to land your ideal role, not just any job that offers you a position.
When you’re feeling dissatisfied, unfulfilled, or even miserable in your current role, it’s easy to want to take the next opportunity that comes your way… even if it’s not the right fit.
When you learn how to network and interview like a consultant, you remember that interviews are a two-way street. The power is placed back in your hands and you learn not only how to interview effectively, but how to interview the companies to determine if they’re a good fit for YOU.
You have the opportunity to learn from an SPHR certified Forbes Contributor who has helped negotiate $10M in salary increases (that’s me!)
What does that mean for you?
When it comes to your career, you want to make sure you’re taking advice from someone you trust. I’ve been SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) Certified since 2018. I’ve been a Forbes Contributor since January 2021.
I’ve personally reviewed over 300K resumes in my career and my head resume writer and I have optimized over 4K resumes. The strategies you'll learn are proven and have been used by thousands of people looking to optimize their careers.
The Strategic Job Search Course will work for anyone looking to land their next 9 to 5 position in Corporate America. These strategies can also be used to land non-profit or government positions. Strategies may need to be adapted for your position, industry, and level.
That being said, we all know that we don't get results without doing the work. This course does not promise you won't have to put time and effort into your search. This is a guide, not a gimmick.
People who have done the work, followed the strategies, and held themselves accountable have had results finding the right role in a company they're excited to work for while saving time on their job search.
So, is the end result worth the cost? Yes! The process alone will be 10x worth the cost. Not only will you get access to valuable tools, templates, and worksheets you can use over and over again, but you'll get invaluable information about the job market and how to land a great job you're excited about.
Let's get honest about the cost of looking for work. Searching for a job can feel like a full-time job. In reality, you can spend time and save money or you can spend money and save time.
Being strategic about your search can help you get a job you actually enjoy spending more than half your waking hours at.
Access to The Course, The Bonuses & The Exclusive Members-Only Facebook Group is an Unbeatable Value worth over $2100!
But you can get in for only $497!
Are you ready to take control of your job search?