Career Conversions. Life Changing Career Choices
25
JUN
2015

A 2 Hour Job Search?

Is there really a ‘2-hour job search’?

Have you spent hours, days, weeks or months, sending out resumes without a bite?  Not one reply?

Let’s look at how you are approaching your job search.  I have a few questions for you.

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  1. Do you have a job search strategy?  By that, I mean a systematic approach to the search or are you sending the resume everywhere hoping it lands in the right hands.

  2. Do you have a list of the 5 companies you want to work for?  There should be a list of the top 5 companies you want to work for.  Those are your main focus.

  3. Are you networking?  Yes, networking is for you, too.  Actually, making connections and building relationships with people who can be influential in your career.  Confidently communicating to who you are and what problem you solve, is critical in the search.

  4. Do you have a strong resume and LinkedIn profile?  Or perhaps a webpage showcasing you and your ‘value add’ to an organization?  Think of yourself as a product then sell you!

  5. Do you have an accountability mentor or coach?  The search can be an emotional drain and it’s important to have someone who holds you accountable to do what you say you’ll do and to support you through the process.

  6. Are you investing time each day into personal development?  Reading books, listening to pod-casts or YouTube videos that are focused on professional development or leadership, can build confidence and skills that will empower you as you network and interview.

If you answered ‘yes’ to all six, then you should have some stories and / or advice for others.  We’d love to hear about your search.  If you’ve landed a position, tell us about it and congrats!

If you answered ‘no’ to these six questions, then you have some work to do.  A proactive systematic approach to the job search will save you from wasting time, energy and probably money.

To learn more about maximizing your search, checkout The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton. book-large

Feel free to email me about a complimentary consultation or email me with your questions and comments.

Trish Dervin, CCMC, Career Coach

Trish Dervin, CCMC, Career Coach

 

Trish Dervin, CCMC, Career Coach
Office: 636-778-9090
[email protected]   www.careerconversions.com

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