IABC provides some of the most extensive and comprehensive online career resources for the communication professional, providing support for job seekers and employers in all industries and communication functions. In addition to a vast number of exclusive job opportunity listings, the IABC Job Centre provides the following valuable career development resources:
1. Content Library
Hundreds of sites offer career advice. Our coaches have searched out the best of these and selected their favorite articles to include in our Content Library. Topics range from interviewing tips to effective resumes and cover letters to finding the job that best fits you. We urge you to take advantage of this resource—library access is FREE. Some of the great resources you can take advantage of include:
– Career and Occupational Guides
– Company Information
– Cost of Living Information/Relocation
– Entrepreneur Websites
– Job Seeker Information
– Labor Market Information: Surveys, Statistics, Projections
– Salary Information
2. Career Coaching
Your career search deserves a professional career coach—someone dedicated to your success. If your search seems stalled, your resume isn’t attracting the offers you’re hoping for, or you need help reaffirming your goals and strengths, consider enlisting the help of a trained expert. The coaches featured at IABC independently with job seekers from every profession, in any location, and at every stage of their careers. Each has his or her own style and area of expertise.
Career coaches are trained in all areas of career development and transition and can help you identify your values, interests, personal preferences, abilities, accomplishments, and work style. A career coach will also assist you in the following:
* Resume development
* Organization research
* Salary negotiation
* Long-term planning
Career coaches are trained to listen, respond, and develop strategies that fit each individual jobseeker’s needs. Our coaches have helped thousands of people secure their first job, advance in their field, transition to a new career, start a business, and plan for retirement. Benefit from their services by reviewing our coaches’ bios and scheduling a consultation.
3. Ask the Experts
Questions about your job search? Ask our career experts and get the edge you need. Our coaches make every attempt to answer your questions within one business day. Our experts have been working with job seekers including people in career and life transitions for the last twenty years. They are here to answer your questions on refining your resume, preparing for an interview, guiding you through your job research, networking, negotiating or assisting with any other aspect of your job search or career shift.
Some frequently asked questions:
* What do I say when asked in an interview, “Tell me about yourself”?
* How do I respond when the employer asks, “What are your salary requirements”?
* How can I develop a network? I just don’t know that many people!
* I send out resumes but never get interviews. What am I doing wrong?
* How long should I wait after an interview to hear from an employer?
4. Member Only Benefits
IABC members receive exclusive access to additional tools and guides for finding a job and standing out in the current marketplace. Whether you’re looking for a job, professional development opportunities or tips on how to strengthen a consulting business, IABC’s Member Career Resources can help. Articles include:
* “Strategies for Today’s Career Decisions”
* “7 Steps for Effective Networking”
* “10 Tips for Résumés that Get Read”
* “Mapping Your Career Success”
* “Make Networking Work for You”
* “Brand You…Approach Your Career Like a PR Campaign”