10 Killer Tips to Jumpstart Your Job Search!
Brought to you by career and resume consultants, here are 1o Ways to Jump Start Your Job Search
1. Narrow it down: Decide exactly what you want to accomplish and which firms you want to work for, and then devise a strategy for making connections within those companies utilising both your real-life and online networks (through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). Don’t worry if they aren’t advertising employment right now; there are thousands of opportunities that aren’t listed every day.
2. Broaden it out: Perhaps you were too detailed and it didn’t work. If that’s the case, widen your search. Consider alternative businesses and professions where you could be needed, and look into the sorts of jobs accessible.
3. Refresh your resume: Pick three job openings that you’re interested in. Highlight significant words and topics as you go through them. Get into the recruiting manager’s thoughts and find out what he’s searching for. Take a look at your CV… does it immediately express that you have the qualifications? If not, rewrite it with those words and topics in mind.
4. Demonstrate your personality by calling or emailing friends and co-workers. Inquire about the words that best characterise you. Examine your resume to determine whether it contains such words. If it doesn’t, tweak it to add some individuality.
5. Establish yourself as an expert: Giving advice helps you appear brighter than others, so publish an essay on your field of knowledge. “The 5 Secrets of a Successful Administrative Assistant,” “10 Ways to Succeed in Sales,” or “How to Be a Successful Game Designer” are just a few examples. Career and resume consultants’ advice you to use Google Knols to publish your essay to the web. “I have attached my resume but feel free to check out my post on ’10 Ways to Succeed at Sales’ to learn more about how I operate,” you may now add when sending a resume by email.
6. Develop your expertise: Squidoo.com allows you to create an entire resources page dedicated to your profession. Include your Knol article, as well as links to other useful resources, book recommendations, and a few ‘short tips.’ This link can be included in your cover letter once more. (You may now remark, “I’ve produced various resources for other Administrative Assistants, including a web page that can be found at…”)
7. Develop your expertise further: If you enjoy writing, establish a blog. Keep it professional and utilise it to demonstrate to employers how knowledgeable you are about your field.
8. Read recruiter blogs and newsletters: You need to know how recruiters operate and what they like and hate in order to succeed. It’s a good idea to read recruiter blogs to find out. Simply search for ‘recruiting’ on Technorati to find some blogs to follow. I also recommend subscribing to Nick Corcodilas’s’ Ask the Recruiter email, which is chock-full of useful tips and information.
9. Make relationships using social media: Check out my post on Using Twitter for Job Search. Then go to Twitter and start following people who work for the companies you’re interested in. Make a relationship with them by starting discussions about them rather than about you. After you’ve gotten to know them and they’ve gotten to know you, you might inquire, “Hey, are you guys hiring?”
10. Recruiters are increasingly embracing sites like LinkedIn and ZoomInfo to identify applicants, so beef up your online profile. Create profiles for both and double-check your work!
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