While exploring the web for some job search tips to share with my readers, I ran across an article written by Meg Guiseppi based on a query by About.com’s job search expert Alison Doyle.
Alison put together eight bits of advice on how to land your next great gig, that I’d thought you may be interested in reading. Read Meg’s original article by clicking here.
- Establish Goals and avoid burnout by creating a doable plan with concrete expectations.
- Stay Focused on Your Job Search by sticking with the resources and networking opportunities that focus on your target companies and industry.
- Get Current Job Listings from reliable sources like LinkUp, which claims to collect only current listings direct from company websites.
- Know What Makes You Stand Out by understanding your personal brand. Come up with some qualities that separate you from the competition and gear your market efforts around the value you have to offer.
- Research the Company at least two hours before your interview. This investment will be well worth your time.
- Stalk the Company (almost) – by checking out social media like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter for job openings. Many HR managers try there first, before spending advertising dollars.
- Relocate For a New Job and be willing to go where the jobs are, even if it’s out of your own pocket.
- Identify Companies That Are a Fit by researching potential employers so you can direct your communications to a specific target audience. Otherwise, your marketing efforts may be too broad and they won’t hit home with anyone.