Job Search Strategies
Job searching isn't just about applying for jobs and hoping to get called for an interview anymore. It's more complicated than that, especially in a competitive job market. The most successful job seekers utilize a variety of job search strategies to help them stand out from the crowd. Let us help you develop skills in:
The most important tool of job-hunting, especially in times of uncertainty is Networking is the most effective tool of job-hunting because if you use your networking skills properly, you will hear of multiple , often before they are even listed , f they are ever listed.
Finding Hidden Job Opportunities
In uncertain times the job openings disappear and job-seekers are left scrambling for the few "open" jobs. But there are always job possibilities lurking in the background, and it is up to the persistent job-seeker to find those hidden job opportunities and/or to create new opportunities.
Creating a Focused Resume
Resumes are supposed to document your skills and accomplishments, not your duties and responsibilities. Try to quantify accomplishments as much as possible.
Creating a Dynamic Cover Letter
A cover letter is an integral tool of search. Perhaps in the past you have been able to get good jobs with a mediocre cover letter, but in uncertain times, your cover letter becomes the main tool that can determine whether your resume is read and whether you are even considered as a candidate for a position.
In good times, some job-seekers may be able to get away with being impolite in not sending thank you letters and being lazy by not following up all leads, but in a tight or uncertain , job-seekers must follow-up every job lead, every job application, and every job interview.