How To Avoid The Job Search Black Hole

How To Avoid The Job Search Black Hole

Have you ever experienced the “Resume Black Hole”? That dreaded abyss your resume falls victim to when you click “submit” after spending countless exhaustive hours searching and applying for numerous jobs online. And then, you sit and wait, and wait some more, only to get nothing but those automated “thank you” confirmation receipt emails. That’s it, nothing. Nothing but frustration and disappointment. Sound familiar? 

In this episode, you’ll meet Jena Viviano, and hear her perspective on how to avoid the “black hole” and land your dream job.

Jena is a career coach and entrepreneur who knows what it’s like to go through multiple career changes. She’s worked on Wall Street as an investment banker, reported live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and scored a job at a growing career startup, The Muse, before launching her professional development business. Her sweet spot is helping ambitious female professionals articulate their personal branded career stories to land their dream jobs via her signature program Recruit the Employer.

Jena has worked with over 800+ clients from around the world and has been featured on Business Insider, Monster, Glassdoor, Bustle, The Muse and Grit & Virtue. She’s created courses for LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, and her resume work is highlighted in the WSJ Bestseller, The New Rules of Work. Jena also speaks on various platforms about the intersection of work, branding and faith. 

Highlights:

[02:58] Jena’s story
[04:22] Making the decision to change careers
[06:02] How to identify your strengths
[07:30] Overcoming fears and limiting beliefs
[08:47] What holds women back in corporate setting
[11:16] Looking for your dream job
[13:35] Gaining access to influential people
[16:01] Job seeker key habits to develop
[18:38] How to stand out as a job seeker
[23:41] How to execute in your first 90 days at a new job
[25:45] Leveraging your network and asking for help
[27:21] Advice on staying ahead of the curve
[28:52] Leveraging LinkedIn to build your brand
[30:24] Choosing your thought leadership topics
[35:46] Accelerating your success 

Quotes:

“Work on your mindset on a daily basis to show up as your most authentic self.” – Jena Viviano 

“When you get friendly with rejection, your opportunities become limitless.” – Jena Viviano

“Network early, network often, and don’t only network when you need something.” – Jena Viviano

“Think of your career more as a marketer than a historian documenting your past.” – Jena Viviano 

“If you don’t believe you deserve to be in the room, you won’t be in the room.” – Jena Viviano 

About Jena Viviano:

Jena is a ​career coach​ and entrepreneur who knows what it’s like to go through multiple career changes. She’s worked on Wall Street as an investment banker, reported live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and scored a job at a growing career startup, ​The Muse​, before launching her professional development business full-time. Her sweet spot is helping ambitious female professionals articulate their personal branded career stories to land their dream jobs via her signature program ​Recruit the Employer​.

Jena has worked with 800+ clients from around the world, been featured on and written for Business Insider, Monster, Glassdoor, Bustle, The Muse and Grit & Virtue. S​he’s created courses for LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, and various professional organizations like YNG+ and NAPW. Her resume work is highlighted in the WSJ Bestseller, ​The New Rules of Work,​ and she’s spoken at various panels, podcasts, and universities about the intersection of work, branding and faith.

Jena lives in the Nashville area with her husband Brent (ask how LinkedIn was a part of her engagement story!) and spends her days exploring new coffee shops, mulling over theological principles, launching her podcast called ​Your Career Story​ or sampling the best wine bars in town. In case you were wondering - she’s an Enneagram 3. 

Links:

Website: https://jenaviviano.com/

LinkedIn: jenaviviano

Instagram: jena_viviano

 

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