How Did the Job Interview Go Today?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

How Did the Job Interview Go Today?

This post was prompted by Jennifer Prestwich's post titled Need a Little Help with Your Resume? FREE Workshop!

She just happened to make the comment that she remembers the days when she was looking for a job.  I know what she meant by that, but then I thought to myself "you're still looking for a job."  Not only that, but once you get the job, you want to keep it until the job is done.

Job huntDon't we look for a job everyday as we prospect for buyers and sellers.  Of course we don't go around handing out resumes as we prospect, but we've got to do something to get them to the table and once we get them there, a resume (in any format paper, electronic, web-based, presentation etc) allows us to hightlight our knowledge, experience, strengths, accomplishments, etc.

No we don't have traditional jobs, but everyday presents a chance for an interview.  How well does your light shine?  Does your "verbal" resume set you apart from the crowd?  Does it create interest and make people want to know more?

This reminds me of the post I wrote back in February titled The Internet is My Resume. That post was prompted by Scott Hayes' post titled Do You Have A Real Estate Resume?

Bottom line:  We need resumes too.  Just because we're self employed doesn't mean squat if we can't summarize what we do.  Sometimes Scott's paper version willl work, sometimes internet versions will work, but mostly if you need help with putting one together, you might want to seek out a workshop or resume pro such as the one Jennifer describes.

Good luck on the job hunt. 

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Jerry Newman
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Charita, You make a great point concerning those of us, who have to prospect for clients. I remember your earlier post about the "intranet is my Resume". These interviews can be very challenging, and as professionals, we are highly visible in all our actions and comments.

March 08, 2011 10:42 AM
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Sussie Sutton
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You are so right! I never thought about it but you are right we are applying for a job every time we talk to a new prospect/customer!

March 08, 2011 11:08 AM
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Charita Cadenhead
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Thanks Jerry.  We're so visible you would think that we were politicians.  We have quite a impression to make and reputation to protect.

EVERY time without question Sussie.

March 08, 2011 12:20 PM
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Jennifer Prestwich
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Charita- >bonk!<  There's an "I could've had a V8" moment.  Of course we are always on interviews.  And having a good resume is key.  I hadn't thought of it like this.  Bravo!

March 08, 2011 06:56 PM
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Jennifer that doesn't mean that we aren't in need of that resume workshop. Right?
March 08, 2011 07:17 PM
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