Gearing Up for the Job Search

Guest Post provided by The Paralegal Voice and Legal Talk Network. Written by Amy Thomson.

Career Transformation Coach Lori Howard was invited to guest on the Paralegal Voice. Host, Vicki Voisin, brings on leading, industry professionals to bring her listeners paralegal career success. Paralegal Voice is a monthly, Legal Talk Network program curated for legal assistants and legal professionals of all levels, covering a wide range of topics. This episode is catered not only for paralegals’ success but for anyone looking to tackle the job search, resume writing, and interview process.

Listen here: How to Unearth Your Worth: Chat with a Career Transformation Coach

Lori Howard worked in a myriad of different, corporate fields before she experienced “severe career burnout.” She left corporate America to figure out what it is she really loves to do and how to get paid doing that. Now, she’s on a mission to help people be happy at work.

“I hear, almost everyday,” Voisin said, “from paralegals who are looking for a new job . . . and they usually want fast results, and that’s not happening. What would you say to them?” In short, as of September 2013, the average time it takes to find a new job – when you’re doing everything in the process correctly – is nine months. So, it’s necessary to prepare for the long haul, or job seekers are going to lose patience too soon.

“Today I’d like to focus on the resume,” Voisin responded. With so many facets to the job search, a resume is one of the first indicators of whether the applicant will make it to the interview. “The resume is a marketing tool,” Howard explained, “Your resume represents you when you’re not there.” The key objective is for a resume to stand out and get the applicant into the conversation, by either an interview or a call back. Pay attention to what story your resume tells about you.

You need your resume to communicate that you are capable and ready to do the job you applied for. “One of the biggest mistakes I see,” Howard explained, “ is you need to target your resume for the job you’re after.”

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I have found Lori’s webinars and her services to be extremely informative. Her professional deportment is exemplary, she is easy to converse with and she is very helpful with ideas and comments. Her knowledge of the business climate in the US and western countries serves her well. She is also an expert of making tools such as LinkedIn work for you…whether you are looking for another position or whether you are growing your own business. I cannot say enough good things about the way she manages her seminars, the usefulness of her websites and her offering. She takes the time to understand your particular situation, and interacts with you to guide you to make the right decisions. If you are looking for a career coach, get her services and you will not be disappointed.



Paul Immanuel, CEO & Principal Consultant, Immanuel Consulting Services, LLC