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Job Club, 6 -11 -19 10 Ways people hurt vs. help their job search efforts
Do This • Be Proactive • Less than 10% of people get hired via job boards. • Recruiters use Social Media now as their #1 Resource to find candidates. • Networking, as always, is the best way to find your next job Not This • Not Reactive • Don’t conduct your entire job search on job boards • Make a strong online presence • Spend more time on the phone with networking contacts vs. time on job boards.
Do This • Make special versions of your cover letter and resume for each job you apply to • A well laid out resume and cover letter that is specific to the job will get in past the ATS and be more impressive once in the hands of a recruiter. Not This • One resume doesn’t fit all jobs • ATS’s will stop you at the door if your resume doesn’t match well with the job posting
Do This • Be active with your Linked. In account on a daily basis. • Add new people into your network each day • You can do this by adding people you have found each day through your networking activities, the jobs you have applied to that day, as well as people you have read about that day Not This • Don’t simply have a Linked. In Account to simply have a Linked. In Account. • Don’t think Linked. In is a Job Board • Don’t just “wing” your profile—spend time on it and make your self look as strong of a candidate as you can— companies WILL look at your social media accounts!
Do This • Work With Recruiters! • They have their finger on the pulse of the industry you rare in. • Prepare for your introduction phone call (Or better yet, your in-person introduction). Know what you are looking for and sound confident! Not This • Just like a normal application, don’t just send a resume and not follow up. • This is a REAL interview, don’t treat I t as anything different.
Do This • Volunteer • Job search can take a lot out of you. Helping others feels good and helps your confidence. • Network while your volunteer, it’s a great way to meet people and ask them for connections that might be helpful to you. Not This • Not volunteer
Do This • Read local business section every day • Learning about companies that are doing well, expanding, or moving into your area can be great information to lead you to new jobs Not This • Don’t just stay connected to the job boards-you will miss 90% of the open jobs.
Do This • Keep applying, even when you have a few resumes out on jobs you like. • If you come across multiple job opening in the same industry – odds are that industry is HOT and you should take advantage of that Not This • Don’t put your eggs all in one basket! • Don’t stop the good momentum you build when you find good jobs to apply to – keep digging and apply to more!
Do This • Keep a tight Schedule • Add new items and follow up activities to your calendar each day. • This way, you can always have a well balanced day with time on the phone, time on the computer, and time to enjoy yourself and get exercise. Not This • Don’t wake up not knowing what you are doing that day • Don’t get caught sitting at the computer all day
Do This • Keep a top 10 list of companies you want to work at • These companies can be on your list because they are close by, they are in your industry, they are a company with good reputation—really, any reason. Not This • Not knowing your direction or what types of jobs or companies you want to work for makes it very hard to conduct a job search • Don’t randomly look for jobs- make a solid well thought out plan