With more than 20 years of experience working with professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners I have noticed that there are a certain set of services that each need in order to be successful, especially when looking to uplevel careers, businesses or pivot to another industry altogether.
What Jen Shakeel CPS decided to do was provide the following services for the proactive executive ready to take their next step:
- Cover Letter
- Job/Career Coaching
- Interview Preparation/Company Research
You may be sitting there wondering what makes Jen Shakeel CPS different than the hundreds of services out there currently. Simply put, I care about your results and I make sure that your resume and cover letter are not only industry-specific, but they are job specific.
Most other resume writing services will create a resume that may or may not focus on your specific industry. They may or may not use industry-specific keywords. They will ask if you have a job description that you are specifically applying for, and they could tailor your resume to that job description.
Guess what. Today your resume must be specific to each job you are applying for. Does this mean that each job requires a separate resume? Not exactly. What it means is that with each job you are applying for your current resume MUST be tailored to that company and the job description they supply.
ATS, also known as applicant tracking system software. (Just so you know, there are 109 different ATS software tracking systems). If when that software scans your resume you don’t hit the 80 to 90% mark of what they are looking for… the recruiter isn’t even going to see you.
It does not matter if you are the best there is in your field. If your resume doesn’t meet the search criteria they have, they won’t see you.
Our technology guarantees that the resume we create for you scores at least 80% or higher based on the job description AND the company you are applying to.
Jen Shakeel CPS will run your resume through the exact same software your next potential employer uses. Your skills combined with our expertise almost guarantees an interview.
The days of generic cover letters that you can send to everyone are gone. Just as your resume must be tailored to each position you are applying for. Your cover letter must be the same.
Company specific. Job specific. Written with a clear understanding of what your potential employer is looking for. This requires knowing the company you are sending the letter to.
Important to note, just as your resume is sent through ATS so is the cover letter. The same requirements stand. You need to be at 80% passing for them to even read your cover letter.
Job and Career Coaching
Being a certified coach and working as a coach/mentor for more than 20 years I wanted to be able to provide success steps for those looking to uplevel their game, career or business.
There are times that what you as a professional wants is to simply move forward or progress within the organization you are currently employed.
You may be at the stage in your career where you just want to do something different but you have skills and expertise that can be translated into new ventures, you just don’t know how.
Perhaps you are ready to start your own business but aren’t sure how… or don’t know exactly what is needed to lay a solid foundation that makes progress easier and more attainable.
If you are preparing for that next step in your career and are moving companies, coaching can help you position yourself as the missing element to your next potential employer’s ultimate success.
Jen Shakeel CPS focuses heavily on relationship building with that in mind we offer something no one else does. Interview preparation and research. This isn’t going over just a list of questions that you could be asked during the interview process. That is for amateurs.
What we offer is research and coaching on the company you are interviewing with and the person that will be conducting the interview. It can make all the difference in the world, walking into an interview and understanding what is currently happening in the company and finding a way to connect with the person you are talking to. ESPECIALLY when so many first and second round interviews are conducted on the phone or via video calls.
With Jen Shakeel CPS, we will do that research for you. Provide you with industry news, hot topics and general feedback from employees on the company. We will also find a common interest between you and the person interviewing you to help break the ice and build a bond.
The goal is to present you as someone that has made the investment into understanding the company, what they need and what they are looking for without even being employed there. While you are professional, you are also approachable with a genuine interest in the people you could potentially work with.