Once you have decided to look for a New Job (or if it’s been decided for you), you need to Manager Your Job Search, just like any other project.
Be sure to do the self-assessments recommended, as a new Self-Recruiter®, when preparing your resume and other promotional materials in order to improve your odds of getting seen over the other candidates that you are competing against.
Managing Your Job Search is easier than you think, if you set proper goals and utilize a system to make your activities more effective. Assuming that you have completed your Reality Check(s) (*pages 9 & 10), Resume Renovation (*pages 21-29) and prepared your Best 25 Seconds (*page 46), you are likely ready to begin the process of networking, control and outreach that is part of an effective Job Search Plan.
Remember, success in life, and while searching for your next career opportunity, can come from unlikely places. From someone you meet at an event, while networking, from individuals that you may meet through your industry’s associations and groups. Friends and family are an important part of your network as well. Each person that you interact with may have small, valuable pieces of information that you can discover and act upon, and you can discover those pieces of value from just a simple conversation. So be sure to be engaging and talking with people, not just sending emails and web ‘submissions’.
You need to be working an entire range of Job Search activities in order to increase your chances of success in your Job Search. A simple system that tracks your activities and helps remind you to take those next steps is essential to be sure that no stone is left unturned in your search for a new position. Start setting Your Job Search Goals, Tracking them and Managing them today!
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As seen and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, on FINS.com, on CareerBuilder’s CBsalary.com, on The Ladders, in The New York Post, The Huffington Post, in Essence magazine, in CRAIN’S New York Business, on Forbes.com, in amNY, and on CNN, BBC, FOX News, Arise TV – John shares the answers and the concrete steps for success in Job Search.
John is a Featured Speaker at The New York Public Library’s JOB SEARCH CENTRAL, as well as at the YMCA in New York City, and is a Social Media expert for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.
He speaks at Corporate Events, works with Workforce Development organizations, and teaches both students and alumni with this Self-Recruiter® Series for Colleges and Universities.
Changing the Rules: How to Be Your Own Recruiter &
Ride the Economic Crisis to Your Next Career Challenge.
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