Guide to Successful Job Search Navigation
If you wanted to succeed, you wouldn’t attempt to hike up a large mountain or drive 500 miles without a map and a plan, maybe a GPS system and other aides. So, when you embark on a job search, you also need a map, tools, and a guide to help you navigate safely and successfully to your new job.
If you think starting your search is as easy as updating your resume, think again.
The world of hiring has become fiercely competitive in the last few years as the economy has struggled and technology improved and evolved. In order to be prepared, you need to do more - you need to develop a personal action plan to provide direction and forward movement.
Whether you are a new graduate, been happily employed the last few years (or decades), or just new to job search, you will want to gather your job search equipment together using some guidance and direction.
Your Guide to Successful Navigation
- Building Your Best Pitch, Resume Summary, and LinkedIn Summary
These three important elements of your job search are similar, yet different. How you deliver your message and what you choose to include is most effective when based on the preferences and needs of the person receiving it.
- 3 Key Elements Required for a Successful Job Search
If your job search was a stool, these 3 elements would be the legs supporting that stool, and keeping it in balance. Without all 3 of these legs, that stool - or your job search - would not be completely functional or effective.
- Rally Your Job Search "Campaign" for That New Job
Just as the candidates in a political campaign have a platform and strategy for reaching and converting voters (employers), so must you. Plus, you have to prepare well for the debates (interviews). These are the steps you can take to win votes and your job search campaign.
- 4 Essential Tactics for a Successful Job Search
Playing by the same old job search playbook may not gain you the win you are hoping for. The competitive marketplace requires you to kick your search up a notch. These are four tactics to help make you a stronger competitor.
- Shortcut to a New Job: Tap an Insider
The surest way to get your foot in the door is a referral by an employee. Companies agree, employee referrals are the go-to source for hiring.
- How to Organize and Track Your Job Search
Your job search requires that you juggle multiple balls, learn new project management skills, finesse your sales and lead generation knowledge, and it tests your creative writing ability, too.
- How to Stand Out from the Crowd
You know the saying, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably isn’t true. There really isn’t a silver bullet for job search, unfortunately. It requires hard work.
- How to Invest Your Time Wisely for a Successful Job Search
Job Search is a full time job, and, just as you were expected to work on schedule while you were getting paid in your last job, you will want to allocate your time appropriately and efficiently as a job seeker as well.
- 6 Steps: Pulling Together Your Job Search Gear
Job search is an adventure and a process. This may be new to you or may have changed since you last traveled this road. What you do need is a map to guide you towards your next job. Here's how to make your map.
- How to Identify the Right Job Titles for Your Job Search
When you rush into your job search without knowing where to look, what you want to do, or what’s happening in your industry, it is sort of like heading up a mountain without knowing the trails. Research will allow you to present yourself more convincingly as a potential solution.
- How to Choose a New Industry
As you begin to navigate your job search, you may notice a scarcity of posted jobs like the one you used to have. Or perhaps you are feeling burned out and want to try something new. One choice is to change the type of job you are looking for. The other is to take your transferrable skills into a new industry.
- Proactively Searching for a Job
Scouring the job boards is 100% reactive. It requires very little effort and quite frankly, has a small success rate. It is time to make a switch in how you look for a job.
- How to Get Your Job Search On-Track for Success
The reality is, securing your next job will take you longer than you want or expect. This post is about learning how to take control of your job search by tracking your activities.
- How to Stand Out in Your Job Search with Your Follow-Up: The System
There are many ways for you to stand out from the crowd of other job seekers out there. Your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and - most of all - interest.
- How to Follow-Up Effectively: How You Can Take Some Control
Here are instances for you to take ownership of your part of the process. You can have control, power and influence in these situations, that is, as long as you don't miss the opportunities.
- How to Improve Your Job Search with 3 Email Techniques
Email is a standard communication tool today but it can do so much more than send your message! You can use it to gather business intelligence, improve your productivity, and remind recipients of your expertise. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, during your job search.
- How a Job Search Is Like a Date
Job Search and dating both conjure up feelings of discomfort. And yet, they are the necessary evils that you have to endure to achieve the desired outcomes.
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