1811 hours, that’s how many hours Pew Research Center estimates that the average person will spend at work this year. That’s a lot of hours!
The whole goal here is to make sure that you spend those hours in a way that works for you. Where you’re doing work that you enjoy that you find meaningful. Work that’s making you a good living and some opportunities for advancement.
My name is Elizabeth Bennett and I’ve been managing Career Soko for the last 3 years. Career Soko was built because frankly, I was frustrated. I had gotten a master’s degree. I did my work. I made really good grades. Maybe you can relate?
Then, I went to look for a job and I wasn’t getting any interviews. I couldn’t understand why, why me? I felt like I had failed. I DID WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO. What was going on?
So, I looked online and got a resume template for $13. Figured it was my best chance. I spent an evening updating my resume and applied for 23 positions. And I waited, and waited, nothing happened… I didn’t get a single interview.
Frustrated once again. I obsessively studied everything resume related and attended every networking event. That was when I met Stephanie Philips; a recruiter at a Fortune 500 company for 5+ years.
After several talks with Stephanie, and after various career personal branding courses. I finally realized why my $13 resume failed. Firstly, the font was much too small, the layout focused on the design and not the content. Speaking of the content, I made so many mistakes that I did not understand at the time.
Noticing these mistakes, I created a new resume template from scratch (the above Samantha Lowe template). Using all I had learned, I put up the resume on Indeed and LinkedIn. To my surprise, 3 weeks later I got my first interview – I had not even applied. The employer found my resume online!
2 months later, I got my dream job. 3 years later, together with Stephanie, we created Career Soko. At Career Soko, we focus on providing beautiful, recruiter friendly resume templates to help you land your dream job.
So choose a design you love, grab some coffee, and start taking control of your career and happiness.
And if you need additional help or motivation, we’re just an email away!
MEET THE TEAM
Owner and Designer.
Co-owner, Career Strategist, and Coach.