Let’s face it–if you aren’t diversifying your job search strategy you aren’t going to have much luck. Even if you have a keyword rich resume that you believe will be accepted through most ATS’ the chances of landing a job that way is pretty low. Applying online should take up about 20% of your time…maybe.
Information interviews is one of the best ways to gather knowledge when it comes to any or every aspect of a job or career you are looking into. Google is amazing–perhaps one of the most important tools in your job search strategy but the information interview is key. This type of communication is vital because
Meeting people and building your network is easier than you think! First off, design and print at least 500 business cards–it can be simple and nothing fancy. This is your ultimate marketing tool when you contact with other professionals. Meeting people You don’t have to go far to start building your network. Give your businesses
Quick question: how much time do you dedicate to networking a week? Be honest. If you are gun-ho in finding a job and you said less than 20 hours you need to reassess your job search strategy. Applying online is important. Submitting your resume directly to managers is very important. However, have you considered spending
1. Craigslist Although mainly a place to sell and buy items, Craigslist is still a great place to advertise job postings, resumes and gigs–thus an amazing online area to post your career expertise. It’s free and despite a high chance of attracting spam, you can still yield some potential contacts by showcasing what you know.
Social media can be a powerful tool in your job search ans building your career and professional brand. It can equally be an exceptional tool when you are showing people and potential employers your skill sets. For example, if you an experienced manager you can use social media like LinkedIn to detail your experience in
It doesn’t take long to explore social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to find out where you can fit in. There are a lot of opportunities to find your niche and to grow your skills and career via social media. Lets take Instagram for example. In the last few years this smartphone-first social
LinkedIn is the most important social media platform when it comes to showcasing your professional experience online. Many of us have rudimentary profiles with limited information. However, editing or crafting an effective LinkedIn profile isn’t that difficult. Here are a few tips. Use a Professional Headshot The best photo to use for your profile is
In the last decade the mobile phone has gone through many amazing changes. It has become the ultimate tool in our day-to-day lives. We use it to play, organize, and some of us even have well-paying careers relating to the smart phone! It is also an important tool in any job seeker’s arsenal. So how
Before embarking on your job hunt, you must be sure to have several major items prepared including an updated resume. There is nothing more frustrating than getting a call for interview and your left scrambling the night before. So take a deep breath, keep positive and make sure you do these 10 things before applying