Defining the Brand of You
Some days it’s difficult to believe that this month marks ten years since I graduated from college because it feels like just yesterday I was walking on campus for freshmen orientation! If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know that I am a firm believer in pursuing big dreams but I’ll say this…it would have been really nice to have some help pursuing those dreams back when I graduated college. Instead I struck out on my own to find a job…and it did not go quite as I had envisioned! So when Fifth Third Bank contacted me to help spread the word about their Brand Of You campaign I couldn’t say yes fast enough! And while this is a sponsored post, all opinions are entirely my own and I couldn’t be more passionate about helping young adults find guidance as they leave college to pursue their big dreams.
-More than half of recent college graduates do not have full time jobs
-50% of jobs aren’t even posted online making job openings difficult to find*
-An average of 200 people apply for each job opening**
So what is the solution to being a recent college graduate who wants to pursue their dreams but is facing a difficult job market?
Job search coaching.
Why is this coaching worth it?
-All of the coaching is done virtually so you can do it from anywhere and with flexible scheduling you can fit it into your busy schedule
-You’ll receive interview prep/coaching and personalized resume editing so your resume stands out in the stack
And here’s the great news…recent college graduates have the opportunity to enter the Fifth Third Bank Brand of You contest for the chance to win personalized job coaching from NextJob (worth $1000). And even if you don’t win… everyone who enters gets access to NextJob’s proprietary online training toolkit…so it’s really a win for everyone!
Every week, 80 winners will be matched with a professional NextJob coach to help them get the job they want faster and more effectively than going it alone.
Enter for a chance to win free one-on-one job coaching from NextJob #BrandofYou #53enter
So what does this mean for you?
– Take a minute to send a tweet explaining why you deserve free one-on-one job coaching from NextJob. Use #BrandofYou and #53enter. Remember, you can enter 1 time per day. Up to 80 winners will be selected per week until July 20.
– Fifth Third is also hosting a Twitter event where NextJob coaches will provide real time feedback on resumes and interview question responses. During the event, Fifth Third Bank will award up to 50 job coaching opportunities. Upcoming topics include TwitterResumes.
– Take a minute to share this post with someone who could also benefit from free one-on-one job coaching from NextJob…anyone in your family who just graduated from college or is getting ready to graduate soon.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fifth Third Bank.
**Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts
Pam @ Hodge Podge Moments
This sounds like a great opportunity! I definitely didn’t find my dream job right after college – it took lots of work!
With a daughter entering her senior year of High School and heading off to college real soon, what happens after college is what concerns me. This is a great way to help those just entering the work force! Jobs now days are so cut throat, any amount of help is beneficial!
This is a great way to help others who need it! Just looking for jobs or needing help. It’s wonderful! I had many dreams that I didn’t follow – but I’m doing what I love now!
This sounds really great. I always knew I would dance and end up teaching which I did after college! But now I want to pursue something else. You always wonder if it’s too late.
I would love some job coaching! This sounds amazing!
A couple of interesting statistics in there… I know it can be so discouraging when you are hunting a job and not getting results. This is all great advice:)
interesting, interesting, interesting. I wish they had something like this when I graduated from college.
This sounds like a great opportunity for those looking for a job.
wow job coaching sounds really cool, and very helpful! I wish I would have had something like that back in the day
I wish this was around when I graduated from college! I know people that will benefit from this! Thanks for sharing!
Those numbers are so spot on! I know more than 200 people applied for my current position. I think that hardest thing is that so many people don’t end up in careers in which their degree is in.
Jessica @ The Silvah Lining
Great post. I never finished college. I love my job and I’m in a really good place. Maybe one day I will become a nurse but for now, I’m homeschooling my kids so that is on the back burner.
This is such a great opportunity for people to learn more about themselves and really dig deep into the path they’re on! Thanks for sharing!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
This sounds like a great opportunity! There is so much more available these days for young people. I’m sending my oldest to college in the fall and I am amazed at the interesting things his school has to offer…we just didn’t have all of that in my day.
Interesting! I wish I had received more guidance when I was in college. Thanks for sharing!
I wish I would of know about something like this when I was getting out of college. Sounds like a great opportunity.
Bonnie @ Living a Fit and Full Life
Awesome way to help others! I love your post!
I love this! I graduated from college just a few years ago and got into an industry that I found wasn’t for me. I was able to make a change into my dream career of personal training, group fitness instructing, and blogging on my own, but it would’ve been great to have a little guidance! I will definitely recommend this post and your blog to those trying to find their way 🙂
I completely relate! What I’m doing now is not at all what I went to school for (including getting my Master’s) and guidance would have been so helpful!