You cannot do an effective job-search by yourself. It simply does not work. You need to find people that can help you. This help may come in many forms. If you are struggling by yourself, here are some suggestions as to some type of people that might be able to help you!
Find job search experts who can help you. – Visiting ILostMyJob.com is certainly a great place to start, but it should not be your only destination!
Career and Life Coaches can assist with the self-evaluation process. – Many Community Colleges also provide self-assessment tools for FREE! You can also visit ILostMyJob.com’s “Career Assessment” page.
Make sure you have the RIGHT resume with your positioning statement. – So many times job seekers continue to send out their “career obituary” rather than a document that truly reflects their knowledge, skills, passion and abilities. get a professional to help you write your resume!
Connecting with recruiters – If you are only working with one recruiter you are making a mistake. Remember they do not work for you… so make sure you get out there and connect with as many as you can.
Customized job search programs – Have you visited The Career Artisan, Mary Elizabeth Bradford? She has an amazing program to assist job seekers with all phases of the job search – from identifying companies and positions to working with you on your resume and obtaining interviews.
Participate in social/community/industry groups. – It is good to let people know that you’re looking for a new position. LinkedIn is a great place to start! You can join groups that are directly related to the industry you are in and start networking with people. Start “what do you do” conversations. Be curious about what others do and how you might help them. Ask your contacts how they got their jobs. You can also apply for jobs through LinkedIn!
Find a mentor/accountability partner – A mentor could be a wise business person you’ve known for many years. Call them up and ask them for a face to face meeting or take them to lunch or for coffee. Then listen, engage, ask for their advice. You’ll be surprised how many will assist when you have the right attitude and approach. An accountability partner is a trusted friend that can help you to stay on track with the goals that you set for yourself. Ask them to be tough on you! You will thank them later!
The bottom line is you cannot and you should not feel that you are alone in your situation. There are people who care deeply about you and want to help you to be successful in helping you find your next great career opportunity.
If you’re interested in more information please check out my page on iLostMyJob.com – Your Career Transition Resource
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