Appearing on CBS affiliate WCCO’s Mid-Morning News, Keyot Managing Partner/President Anjie Cayot offered helpful advice to recent and soon-to-be college graduates who may be struggling to find work. Keyot will offer even more advice during an interactive online panel discussion on July 14. The LIVE From the Keyot Cafe event will focus on how to set yourself apart in this challenging job market.
Cayot is the driving force behind Keyot’s Crew212 program that launches young talent. During this interview, she gave several valuable tips to job seekers.
- Make sure your digital presence is clean and that your profile is updated. “LinkedIn … Facebook … Instagram … all those sites need to show your brand and who you are,” she stressed.
- Tailor your resume to each job opening. “Make sure you are building a story,” she said. Spend time calling out skills that match the specific job.”
- Follow up on a regular basis. Cayot said this is extremely important. “You can’t follow up too much,” she told viewers. She also encouraged job seekers to remember their audience. For example, if you are following up with someone who is in an older generation, send a hand-written thank you note or a thoughtful email, making sure that you are helping to tell your story.
- Find ways to demonstrate your work ethic. With many internships being cancelled this summer, Cayot encouraged job seekers to respond with kindness. “A little bit of understanding goes a long way,” she said. To compensate for the canceled internship, she suggested doing volunteer work. “If you want to be in construction management, volunteer for an organization that is rebuilding part of our community that has been destroyed. If you are interested in management, pick up experience by helping someone who is distributing food at a food shelter.”
To learn more about differentiating yourself in this challenging job market, and make valuable connections, here is the registration link to attend the LIVE From the Keyot Cafe event, taking place via Ring Central from 11:30 to 12:30 on July 14, 2020. This event is open to all recent and soon-to-be college graduates.