A lot of passions are birthed from personal struggles. That happens to be the case for Human Resources professional and entrepreneur Tiffany Gibson who launched the ‘Get The Job’ App after having a difficult time with job searching after graduating college. For a lot of people, after graduating, you may find that it takes a long time to enter the industry that you want to pursue a career in. But there is always a solution to any problem. Just like at College where you realised you left your essays to the last minute, you may have used the assistance of specialists to ensure speedy essay writing, meaning that you were able to hand in your work before the deadline. When it comes to job searching, Tiffany has found a solution. She is now able to help others find jobs and prepare for interviews. Check out her Q&A to find out more.
Tell us about yourself?
My journey in Human Resources was not a traditional path. What I mean by that is I didn’t start off wanting to be in HR. I was the job seeker who thought I knew what I wanted to do but once I received my Bachelor’s degree I really wasn’t sure what that job or career would look like.
I was honestly all over the place. What I did know, however, was that I had a passion for helping people and wanted to do something that would allow for me to do that! After getting over the fact that I just completed four years of school with a degree I wasn’t sure I would use and spending some time working in the corporate world I decide to go back to school. Yes, more schooling, except this time I knew I wanted to go into HR and received my Master’s in Business Management. It was this journey that led me to create the ‘Get the Job’ App and website, and has helped me be the career coach I am today!
Why did you launch ‘Get The Job’ App?
As an HR professional, there were no tools that I knew of that really helped job seekers with the interview process. By launching the ‘Get the Job’ App my goal was to help job seekers be better prepared for the entire interview process. This is the tool that I wish I had early on in my career and was birthed out of the struggles I encountered as a job seeker and the things I wish I knew.
What services do you provide?
I have three services that I offer and all come with a FREE Consultation: 1) The Resume Audit, 2) Interview Prep and 3) Career Coaching.
The Resume Audit helps job seekers with knowing if they’re submitting the right resume as first impressions are everything!
Then there’s Interview Prep and we all know that interviews can be scary so we look at how to prepare and complete a mock interview to review practice questions.
The last service is Career Coaching. If you’re looking for a little more support on your career journey with considering switching fields or creating a career plan then this would be the service for you.
What are some of the biggest issues you encounter from job seekers?
The top three issues I hear from clients are: 1) Am I submitting the right resume, 2) Interview prep, 3) What’s the best strategy to find a job and how to answer the salary question.
The biggest issue with submitting a resume is that it can’t be a general resume it has to be specific to the job you’re applying for. I like to say that practice makes perfect and the more you practice the more confident you will feel about the actual interview. The strategy for your job search will depend on the amount of time you have to look so we can review creative ways to help with that.
Then there’s the salary question and that can be tricky but the key is to do your homework/research and know your worth.
What advice would you give someone looking for a job or someone having problems securing a job?
The advice I would give to someone looking for a job is to stay encouraged the right door will open! There’s no set timeframe on how long it takes to find a job. For some, it’s a shorter process and for others, it may be a long process and I’ve experienced both. The key is to be committed to the process.
For example, do you look every day to see if any new jobs have been posted? Do you edit your resume for every job you apply for? Are you networking and/or attending networking events or career fairs? And does your network know you’re looking for a job? Looking for a new job is honestly like having a job that doesn’t pay but will eventually pay off.
So my tips would be to stay encouraged, stay committed to the process, make sure your network knows you’re looking and if you need help, ‘Get the Job’ is here for you!