The Top 5 Resume, LinkedIn, and Interview Strategies for Job Search Success (video)

Katherine Akbar:
Welcome to Your Edge for Success, DC metro's top-rated career success company. We are here to help you get a job that you will love. We've helped over 1,000 clients achieve their career goals in Metro DC, Chicago, California, Florida, Europe, Asia, Africa and the middle East. Some exciting results just in from a study we are running: Our average client finds a new job within five weeks of working with us while the national average is 15 weeks. YES clients interview in an average of seven employers. They are contacted by two to three recruiters and receive 11% increased pay at the new job. That means as a result of working with us, the average employee client ends up with an extra $10,000 in income for the year, and the average unemployed client ends up with an extra $26,000 in income for the year, many times what they invested. There's also the incalculable value of ending up in a job where you feel valued, excited and fulfilled.

Katherine Akbar:
People come to us for different reasons. Most are experts or executives who want to take their career to the next level. Others dislike their employer or job, feel they're in the wrong field or got laid off or will be. Another group needs transition assistance when leaving the military or federal government, after completing their education or when reentering the workforce after taking care of family full-time. Whatever your motivation, you may be feeling anxious, skeptical or excited right now. We've seen it all. Rest assured that no matter what your situation, we can help you find the next best job for you.

Katherine Akbar:
Here are five things we can help with and what some clients have had to say. Number one, figuring out what you want to do next so that you'll be happier in your next job than in your last one. There is no point getting a resume done until you know what you want it to sell you for. Client Ashley R. wrote-

Ashley R.:
During the career strategy sessions, I met with Michael and we discussed what I wanted and I needed for my next position. As a result of that, I'm in a job that I love and my confidence is at an all time high.

Katherine Akbar:
Number two, writing a resume and cover letter that will make employers contact you for an interview. Client Peter M. wrote-

Peter M.:
When I received my brand new resume and cover letter from Your Edge for Success, I was excited, enthused for the first time in months. I knew immediately that this is something that I should have done several months beforehand. After applying for a position, I received a callback within two hours, and within five days of receiving my final draft, I had a job offer in hand. Thank you.

Katherine Akbar:
Number three, writing a LinkedIn profile that will have recruiters contact you when they have a position that fits your skillset and direction.

Geoff M.:
I haven't actually started looking for a job, but I know that when I do, my search is going to be much more successful than it ever was with my old resume. I've already had recruiters contact me through and LinkedIn, so I just wanted to take a second to say thank you to the YES team for helping me put my best foot forward.

Katherine Akbar:
Number four, helping you ace your interviews so you get the offers you want. Kel F. Wrote-

Kel F.:
When I was applying for my job, I actually applied for five jobs. Out of five jobs, I had four job interviews and which led to four job offers. All interviews went extremely well. My best interview was actually the last one with Rite Aid Pharmacy. I felt so comfortable doing the interview, it actually turned into a friendly conversation. That was amazing for me and it became my favorite hobby. Interviewing was something that I just enjoyed doing. I highly recommend Interview Aikido to anyone who is applying for a job.

Katherine Akbar:
Number five, training you to build and use your network to get a job on the hidden job market, negotiating a great offer and excelling in your new position. Brian S. Wrote-

Brian S.:
Michael and Katherine were right there with me every step of the way, from how to interview to how to negotiate. I learned more about how to work LinkedIn to my advantage. When I was shopping for career coaching, I looked all over the US and finally decided to use Your Edge for Success. Looking back, it was definitely the right decision.

Katherine Akbar:
A brighter future awaits. Schedule your free phone consultation at so we can talk about your goals and jointly decide how we can help you reach them. We look forward to giving you your edge for success.

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