Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Approaching cold contacts, part of Job Search Strategies.
If you're looking at changing your industry or geographic area, you may find…yourself needing to reach out to unknown people, also know as cold contacts.…Making new contacts can be intimidating, but with the right approach, it can be very productive.…There are four steps you should take to make this strategy more effective.…The first step is to target organizations that you would most like to work for in the future.…You will want to do some basic research on organizations and know the various…organizational structures.…
Often, you can find this on their web site or by using tools like LinkedIn.…The second step is to identify the right person to contact.…This contact will most likely not be an HR representative, unless of course you…are interested in the role of HR.…If you're exploring career options then you will want to identify people that…are in the role you potentially envision yourself in.…If your goal is to determine open opportunities soon then you will want to reach…out to the decision maker.…
Along the way, discover smart strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results.
- Valerie's top five job search tips
- Determining which online job boards to use
- Posting your resume online
- Maximizing the impact of your profile
- Improving your visibility with a blog, workshop, or conferences
- Leveraging your network
- Establishing relationships with recruiters