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  • (upbeat music)

  • - Hey everyone, it's Linda Raynier here.

  • I am super excited to do this video.

  • It's actually very different from what I normally do

  • and it's gonna be an interview

  • with one of my amazing clients.

  • Her name is Jocelyn.

  • She actually has worked with me

  • through my Stand Out Get Hired Program,

  • she's seen amazing results.

  • She actually ended up switching

  • from a career in engineering science

  • to now in finance.

  • And she's also moved across the country

  • to be able to find her new job as well

  • in her dream location.

  • So she's gonna tell you more about it.

  • Jocelyn, thank you so much for joining me here today.

  • - You're welcome, glad to be here.

  • - Can you tell everyone

  • sort of what's your professional background?

  • What was your job before,

  • when you were first searching for a new position?

  • What were you doing before,

  • and what are you doing now?

  • - So basically, I start as an engineer.

  • I do have two degrees in engineering.

  • And so, I've been working

  • in more of the science and engineering field.

  • But I have always been interested in the business side.

  • Unfortunately, to make that switch

  • was really super difficult,

  • 'cause I did not have the title,

  • and so it's really hard to grab people's attention.

  • But I know I have the skillset,

  • I know I can do very well

  • in the business setting and finance.

  • So after I start working with you,

  • I was able to identify things that I can do

  • to make my resume stand out

  • to let people see my potential and my skill set

  • to be able to do well in a totally different field.

  • And so the result is,

  • the proof is that I do have my new job now

  • in a finance world,

  • and I'm super excited.

  • - Just before we had started working together,

  • can you share with us what your situation was?

  • You said that you had been looking for a job

  • for a while on your own and how was that process?

  • What was your situation during the time

  • when you're looking for a job?

  • - So it has been,

  • it had been almost 10 years

  • since I had to look for a new job.

  • And then the job,

  • the landscape in the environment have totally changed.

  • That everybody now goes online to apply for a job

  • and which I definitely did not have the experience.

  • Used to be that you just send your resumes in,

  • or make phone calls, or go to job fairs,

  • but nowadays, everything's apply online.

  • And you're competing with thousands of resumes

  • 'cause they cannot see your faces.

  • So what I did is I submit resumes everywhere online,

  • and without any results.

  • It's not even a phone call,

  • and all I get is automatically reply,

  • say thank you, we got your resume,

  • we'll contact you when there's a good match.

  • So after about a few months of that,

  • I got really discouraged,

  • 'cause I know I have good skillset,

  • I've done very well in my previous company.

  • And so, I started looking for other ways

  • to improve my situation.

  • I even hired a resume writing place

  • that helped me write a resume.

  • And still with no results.

  • So when I was looking for a career coach,

  • I came across your website, and I read your story,

  • and I looked at your YouTube videos,

  • and I thought that man, I think this person can help me out.

  • So I contact you that way.

  • So I start working with you,

  • I realized that how wrong I was

  • in terms of my job searching techniques that I was using.

  • So after working with you

  • for with a few sections that way,

  • I was able to update my resume,

  • I was able to get in touch with the recruiters

  • and then they actually,

  • in touch with real person versus just automatic response

  • from the submission online.

  • So that was quite encouraging.

  • So after I worked with you,

  • I actually got like three job interview

  • within the first month after I upload my resume

  • and start using your techniques.

  • So and then, my first interview

  • was able to again, work with you,

  • and got a good sense of how I should phrase my stories

  • and phrase my experience to get their attention.

  • To make sure they understand that it is a good fit,

  • I do have the skillset.

  • And my first interview, I got a job!

  • - Yay!

  • That's awesome.

  • So, I guess I couldn't remember the timeline,

  • so it was in the first month,

  • you got three interviews.

  • So what was the exact timeline, and steps from there?

  • - So, I guess we start working

  • I think July, August timeframe,

  • so within that first month or two,

  • I definitely got three interviews right,

  • phone interviews right away.

  • And then I got in-person interview for this particular job

  • three weeks after that,

  • and I got a job offer within two weeks.

  • So, total, I would say about less than three months.

  • - That's great.

  • And then before we started working together,

  • you said that you'd already been looking

  • for about six months

  • and you hadn't gotten really many interviews, right?

  • - Right, longer than six months.

  • I was looking at December, the year before.

  • So it's about seven, eight months before,

  • and before I found you.

  • - You know, I think people are curious

  • because not a lot of people know about

  • my Stand Up, Get Hired program,

  • or really how it works.

  • So what did you find

  • that you were able to really benefit from

  • when you went through this whole process?

  • What was kind of your a-ha moment?

  • And you don't have to get into super crazy detail,

  • just more so like you know,

  • how you were thinking before

  • versus how you now think about it

  • when it comes to selling yourself.

  • - I think the most important part

  • is the techniques that you provide.

  • It's very step-by-step,

  • and that's very specific.

  • Not just somebody,

  • not like somebody was there,

  • oh, you just need to have a good resume,

  • you just submit your application to their process,

  • sometime you, you know, try to network your way in,

  • so that's very general, that of course I know that.

  • I know how to do it,

  • I mean, I know those general comments.

  • But I don't know the specific

  • on how actually you go about doing it.

  • So you provided that specific guidance,

  • and that's really easy for me to follow.

  • And then I know that it is not,

  • obviously not the easiest thing ever,

  • 'cause I have to compete with so many candidates out there.

  • And they've never seen my face before.

  • So that kinda shows

  • that your technique really worked for me.

  • And then I was so super excited when I got a email

  • or phone call from a live person

  • that really wanted to interview me.

  • - Yes, and that's awesome.

  • I'm glad.

  • So, it was because it was very specific,

  • and that's the strategy that I always use

  • when I'm working with my clients.

  • And especially with you, Jocelyn,

  • like you were so great to work with

  • because as soon as I told you this is how you do it,

  • you went ahead and you implemented it.

  • And that's when you started to see results.

  • And for you it happened so quickly.

  • We actually didn't even touch upon the fact

  • that you were actually living somewhere else

  • before you moved to this job, right?

  • Like this job is in California

  • and you weren't living here?

  • - I was actually living East Coast,

  • and it's totally different field too.

  • I was more in the science and engineering field,

  • and now I'm in a more finance field.

  • So to be able to move

  • the job

  • function and even the industry

  • and even the location,

  • that I thought I was really impressive.

  • And I thank you all the way. (laughs)

  • - (laughs) Awesome.

  • Actually, tell us a little bit more about that.

  • That's something that I think

  • a lot of people are wanting to do,

  • is people who are in certain types of industries,

  • and you were in your industry like you said, for 10 years,

  • your science and sort of engineering field,

  • so and now you're in more finance.

  • Did you find it difficult to switch?

  • To get into this new field?

  • Or is it a difficult transition,

  • like how was that process?

  • - Initially, it was definitely quite difficult

  • because I wasn't sure,

  • in a different industry and different function

  • what they were looking for.

  • So again, that you provide really specific examples

  • that I can really follow along.

  • And that was just,

  • again, I just amazed by the results.

  • And then (laughs)

  • - So that's so great to hear.

  • And you know, if there was someone out there

  • who was thinking about working with me

  • through my Stand Up, Get Hired program,

  • who would you say you would recommend

  • this particular program for?

  • - I would say the people who,

  • a person who really wants to make a change

  • in his or her career.

  • And then that was willing to take advice

  • and actually work on it.

  • And then it might be something

  • totally out of what they were,

  • what they were trained to do

  • or what they were taught to do or what they know.

  • And because it is different world out there.

  • You really have to have a new strategy

  • and to be able to work somebody like you,

  • who understands the ins and outs of

  • you know, making careers transition or advancement.

  • That really would help.

  • - Awesome.

  • And so, for example, like if someone called you

  • and they said, you know,

  • why should I invest in working with a career coach

  • when I could just do it on my own?

  • What would you say to them in that sense?

  • 'Cause I think a lot of people think of it that way

  • that you know, looking for a job,

  • you should just be able to do it on your own.

  • Instead of asking for help.

  • But obviously you made the investment in yourself

  • and you sought help and it worked out perfectly for you.

  • What would you tell these people?

  • - What I would say that, hey, go ahead and try it.

  • I mean, for me, I can tell them my experience.