VIDEO EXTRA: Tips From Passport 2 Success Coaches

2:50 PM, May 5, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC --  Almost 130 job seekers received individual advice from career coaches, counselors and other pros as part of WFMY News 2's third Passport 2 Success event Wednesday.

The event at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion drew more than 185 applicants for 128 spots.   Many trying to take advantage of the job growth the Triad is beginning to see.

For those who didn't land one of the reserved spots, career coaches still have words of advice for those looking for a job.

-- Rhonda Hayes says how you dress and how you present yourself is the most important thing. She says if you are going for an interview, make sure to wear a suit.

-- Jim Gentry says preparation is the key thing. He says before you even start searching for a job, you should identify your strengths and weaknesses.

-- Barb Young says not to think about your job hunt as a competition with other people. She says the best thing you have to offer is yourself. Make sure you put yourself forward in your resume, cover letter and in networking.

-- Sue Kennedy says to assume two things: 1) the job you are looking for probably isn't a position today. It is probably something someone is thinking about. 2) There isn't just one resume. She says not to try and sell your resume, but try to sell your strengths.

-- Barbara Demarest says to always remember to network face-to-face, even if you are using social networking tools to find those people. She says to ask people about their jobs and how they got it, but you don't have to grill them.

WFMY News 2

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