We are all candidates for new roles, it’s just a matter of when.
The Guide to Job search is presented in a chronological order that approximates your job search. Each section is a single page of tools and posts with each stating what challenge/problem it addresses – so you can zero in on what is slowing you down today!
As 80-90% of jobs are generally found through networking, the guide is heavily focused on that effort. Also, jobs found via networking can be far less competitive than applying via on-line.
12 Expectations of Job Search
Entering into a search with proper expectations will help you be more productive and keep your spirit strong – there are enough issues that make it tough, no use adding your own.
Getting Started – Your Role
If you are evaluating what roles might be of interest, what types of companies might suit you best, switching industries, start-ups or a non-profit.
Getting Started – Assembling Your Story
You are more than a resume and you’ll need more to be successful – including the most brilliant resume feature ever shared with me.
Getting Started – Assembling Your Network
Understanding how you can mutually network with someone makes all the difference. Also, there is no shortage of network groups as well.
You and the Recruiter – How does it work?
Recruiters are a misunderstood lot – set your expectations right, you can have a mutually beneficial relationship that everyone will be happy to have.
You and Outplacement – How can I take advantage of it best?
If you are lucky enough to have outplacement, then here’s how to take advantage.
Getting Social (media) – Does it and can it help?
This is another useful tool to position yourself in the market (by avoiding becoming more noise!)
Getting Out There – Let’s Network
Set up. Prep. Meet. Follow up. Repeat. Here’s how to get it done.
Managing Your Networking
A fellow candidate once said to me to be effective, “You need to be ruthlessly organized” – he is right.
Keeping Your Psyche Strong
You are your number one sales person. You need to be on your best form to show the promise of success you bring to a company.
Opportunities – Applying and Interviews
The networking has its first payoff, now making it count by getting ready for your moment in the sun.
Again, we are all candidates for new roles; it’s just a matter of when. Become the person who keeps the network ready, as you never know when a sale, divestiture, management change, etc. may have you back in search.
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