Being part of the Endeavour Alumni Program is all about making great contacts, building a career, furthering your education and being able to connect easily to the wealth of history and knowledge of its members.
A cover letter should always accompany a resume (even via email) and should explain your motivation for that role and organisation. Within the cover letter it is important to highlight your skills and experience which are relevant to the role.
Research your potential employer and reflect this in your key phrases and reasoning for your application.
A cover letter should be brief and concise and no longer than one page.
A resume, sometimes referred to as a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a personal marketing tool, presenting your skills, attributes, experience and qualifications to employers in a way that demonstrates your suitability for a job or position.
It is important to keep your resume concise, easy to read, and tailored to what the reader is looking for.
Networking is the practice of interacting with others and building relationships to share ideas and contacts for mutual benefit. These benefits are often not immediate but at some time in the future.
Networking is a great tool to find jobs which aren’t advertised through traditional channels. Keep in mind that up to 70% of jobs are not advertised, therefore being proactive and networking are key to finding employment. Through networking you can acquire important career/industry information which will help to boost confidence in transitioning to the work place. Every time you make a contact, you can tap into their network and potentially have access to their contacts.
Networking can be anxiety provoking, which is normal. It is important to break the cycle of becoming highly self-conscious and rather remember that it is not about presenting or promoting yourself in the first instance but connecting and getting to know others.
Seek and LinkedIn are a good places to start looking for prospective employment.
Social media and job searching
Social media and the internet are great networking and information gathering tools when searching for a job.
Having your own blog or online platform can help to showcase your talents and interests to future employers.
It is crucial that your social media presents reflects a neutral or, ideally, positive impression of you. Employers are likely to look at your profile to get a better impression of you. Consider your privacy settings on platforms like Facebook to review what a prospective employer can see.
Endeavour graduate, practising Naturopath, business coach and mentor Bianca Potenta has created this video for Endeavour graduates to highlight what is required to transition from being a student to establishing yourself as a natural health practitioner. This video is to be used as a general guide but it is most important to always contact your professional association for your specific modality.