- Finding a job is a Job – treat it like a part-time project that you’ve been hired to do, to showcase your research, writing, and personal marketing and sales abilities.
- Targeted Resumes are a must – remember to tailor each resume to the target role/company. That might only require simple asjustments in wording or layout.
- Targeting Your Efforts is Key – it’s better to identify and target 25-30 companies, and follow a simple strategy (such as Intro/Share/Contact) than it will ever be simply apply to any and every job online
- Don’t Wait – Take Action – you can’t wait for them to contact you. Have a timed strategy in place to make your 3-5 impressions, and then schedule them and be consistent.
- Use a Broad Search Strategy – this should include job posting websites, company sites, state and fed employment agencies, and your personal, professional, and online network.
- Brand yourself – align your resume, your LinkedIn profile, online executive Bios, and anything else you’re using during your job search.
- Craft various stories – Situational / Achievement / Results focused stories that sell your experiences, talents, and strengths. Also craft your story of struggle and interest in each target company.
- Prepare for Interviewing —Company research, job / contact research, exploratory, standard, behavioral & situational interview questions.
- Do your Salary Research – see what the market is paying, not only for your target job but for your unique skills and abilities. The sum might be worth a lot more than it’s parts.
- Get out there and Networking – Traditional networking opportunities, Eventbrite, Meetup, school alumni groups, corporate alumni groups, professional and industry associations.
- Follow Up! – This might be the most important and missed point of all. Start and finish your job search process by following up with potential employers.
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