Employed By Life Got Me the Job Offer
Jana Lannen United States | California
Hi Teri. I hope you are doing well. I wanted to share my great news with you, I got a job offer! In the past two years I was a “stay-at-home” mom, taking care of my little son which created a gap on my resume. Before I met you at SFPCN, I had a few interviews, but every time there was the question: “So, what have you been doing these past two years?” My answer was: “I was taking care of my baby.” That answer always sounded to the hiring managers like “I just took 2 years off and enjoyed myself on the beach”. Nobody understood that taking care of a little baby is harder than going to work. Their response was that they decided to continue interviewing more experienced candidates or there was no response at all. I didn't know how to close this “gap”. When I heard you giving a speech at SFPCN and telling your phrase “I was employed by life”, I knew that this is the right answer. I started to network and attended a PMP certification class, so I had a perfect foundation for the “gap” question. My new answer was: “I was employed by life; moving from overseas, taking care of my son and improving myself by taking a PMP certification class, so I am prepared to join the job market again.” It seemed like this was the right answer, because it didn't discourage anybody to continue interviewing me…and I landed my new job. Thank you Teri, you are a big inspiration for me.
Organized, Thinking Clearly, Employed
Cheryl Liquori United States | California
“Luck favors the prepared.” ~ Edna Mode, Fashion Designer to Super Heroes
You could say that What’s For Work? is a lucky place to be.
All the possibilities of finding the work you love (or the work you just 'like' because that’s
enough for now) are available within What's For Work?.
It happened for me.
As someone who hadn’t been in a job-search mode for well over a decade, I was
overwhelmed, intimidated and downright scared. My first inclination was to jump into
updating my resume, something I was not looking forward to doing. I had a vague idea
of what kind of job I wanted (kinda-sorta-maybe). And I didn’t know who I wanted to
work for (I have a choice?!).
I didn’t feel confident at all, and didn’t know how to begin.
Enter What’s For Work?
They helped me get organized, and really think clearly about creating a work situation I
really wanted. They provided a path to follow that helped me approach my job search in a
logical step-by-step manner. I really needed that.
The structure was invaluable -- it helped me feel
settled, productive and finally in control of the job hunting process.
The Carlisle Collection finds 2 Great Candidates
Debra Constantine United States | California
I am so excited. On my first full day as an Employer on What's For Work?, I sent 3 messages out around 4:00 pm, and heard from two great candidates within 30 minutes! Can't tell you how thrilled I am with the response.
District Manager, The Carlisle Collection
Not only did I survive, I thrived!
Carrie Crossley United States | Oregon
I faced my first ten person panel interview, but because I used the Interview Worksheet tool to prepare I quickly became at ease and was able to work my way through the interview. At the end I asked the key "ideal candidate question" and the lead interviewer quipped, "I think we just interviewed her!"
Thank you What’s For Work? you made the daunting manageable.
I highly recommend What's For Work? to every woman
Kim Rondon United States | California
I have spent months on countless job search engines watching my resume go into an abyss. Recently, I was introduced to whatsforwork.com. Registering was quick and easy. After going through the site and all it has to offer, from the resume builder to the forums, video tutorials, and my own place to blog, whatsforwork.com is a perfect fit for me - a mother of two who is going back into the workforce after a dozen years. I am looking forward to a continued relationship with this company and its community. I highly recommend it to every woman looking not just for a job, but a career, and beyond
I found my dream job
Rhonda Beatty-Gallo United States | California
I found my dream job. What’s For Work? provided me the opportunity to join others in networking, job search, building relationships, and so much more! It complements Dennis Thompson's "Four Degrees" methodology while providing virtual space for organizing my work, and connecting with real people and contacts that will strengthen my efforts. Relationships are everything in the professional arena, and "What's for Work" has opened a fantastic venue to maximize that while providing support, help and work space. I look forward to discovering all that "What's for Work" offers and making many more rewarding relationships.
I'm Having Fun and Engaging Members
Jessica Weatherford United States | California
Thank you so much - I'm having even more fun than I thought I would getting our Marble Arch Consultants profile filled out, engaging members of the What's For Work? community. It's going to be a great tool for me and my company!
President Marble Arch Consultants
I was lost when it came to writing a resume
Kristen Ravenstad United States | California
What's For Work gave me a professional looking resume format with explanations, ideas and guidelines along the way. I now have a beautiful resume which I am proud to present. There are great tools to coach me through the interview process as well, so that I know I will be fully prepared and confident once I get my face time!
I was so surprised!
Tarryn Hicks United States | Oregon
Let's be real I thought this website was going to be like all those other job career websites that ask you to fill out a profile but nothing ever comes of it. I was so shocked (obviously can't say that enough). As soon as I filled out my entire profile, I got a connection offer from a financial advising firm! I just graduated with a finance degree, and finding a job that you are passionate about but also is within your field is extremely difficult even with a college degree. I immediately got into contact with him and am currently working on setting up an interview date with his firm!
This website truly was created with your best interests in mind. I personally know two of the founders, but I was blown away by its potential. So in conclusion, my advice to you--fill out your profiles! Job hunters are just around the corner!
Unique Interview Strategy that Works!
Terry Richards United States | California
The Interview worksheet is like nothing else out there, to begin with, the strategy is unique and it works! Plus, there is tons of help including video demonstrations of exactly what to say and how and when to say it. But the best thing is that I can review any part I want as many times as I need to before each interview.