Getting started with a job search can be daunting. However, you can take some simple steps to ensure that you get off to a great start.
Sounds too fantastic?
Take a look at the following resources, develop a game plan, and then launch a stronger job search campaign. In no time, you’ll be thankful and excited about new job opportunities that seemed to have come from nowhere!
Resume: A polished, marketing-oriented, and differentiating executive resume is pivotal. There are many resources online to teach you how to write your own executive resume, but if you do not want to go at it alone (I don’t blame you. It is quite impossible for you to overnight gain the skills necessary to craft a resume that will beat your competition), hire an expert. Check out Career Collective Experts and Master Resume Writers.
Career Coaching: Employ a career coach to assist you. No matter how fantastic your job search toolkit is, you must know how to use it. Ask your resume writer to help you or to recommend someone who can. m/
Online Job Search Sites: Don’t limit your job search to online only. However, job searching online should not be neglected. Here are the top online sites I recommend, Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com.
Online Brand: Developing an online presence is essential. Employers will Google you! Here are the most popular social networking sites and where you should begin. LinkedIn, Twitter, Visualcv.com, Beyond.com
Twitter Starter Kit: Once you set up your Twitter account, whom do you follow in order to ensure you receive the best advice? Start with these experts. Follow Career Experts as well on
LinkedIn Groups: There are information-driven and support groups on LinkedIn. See Careerrocketeer’s list and I recommend Spin Strategy™
Read Blogs and Career Oriented Sites: Here are a few of my favorites: Careercollective.net, Jobmob.com, Careerealism.com, Resumebear, Careerrocketeer and also look up some of the top sites at Alltop.com and at RiseSmart.
Create Network Cards: Be ready to capitalize on any job lead. Prepare network cards.
Additional Resources: The following list will help you with career development, offer you guidance, and often provide links to other resourceful sites.
Recruiters & Headhunters
Salary Negotiation: Before you walk into your job interview, research current salary ranges.
Ask For Support! Don’t be too proud to ask your friends and family for support, guidance, leads. If you get really down reach out to those in your community, church, or any person close to you. We all want to help.
If you know someone who has been out of work for a while, and is showing signs of needing emergency counsel, please provide them with this number (800) 273-TALK (8255).