Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles (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. It took me seven, eight months before I realized I really need help.