There are a million presentations out there on how to get a job, but there are few that go from broad strategy to on-the-ground tactics. Here’s one that does. It’s from Hanna Phan at Slide Rocket. Slide Rocket is a online presentation tool, so they’re definitely promoting something here, but Phan’s presentation is chock full of solid advice on not just getting a job, but telling your story to get the job you want.
She’s big on story. Although ultimately this leads to creating something called a “Presume” — an attention grabbing, animated presentation that is meant to rise above the clutter and land an interview — but she’s careful to not start with the technology. In fact, she writes out her ‘love letter’ to the company she wants to work for on paper. This is a refreshing approach particularly in a challenging job market. We can get so caught up in job scarcity that we forget to aim high and target dream jobs and dream companies and approach them with passion. In other words: “I really want to work here and these are the reason’s why!”
Also, hats off to the Slide Rocket marketing team. This is essentially a tech demo on their software, but combining it with solid career advice makes it so much more valuable. Enjoy the presentation below: