Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing the search process, part of Job Search Strategies.
Most people approach the job search by looking for jobs online and applying…to them haphazardly. This can be a big waste of time.…It's important to actually try and manage the job search as if it were a job.…You want the relevant opportunities coming to you.…Organizing and focusing your search will help make this happen.…It's useful to think of Pareto's Principle, or the 80/20 rule.…In the case of job seeking I find that most people spend 80% of their time…online job searching and the other 20% connecting with people or networking.…
You want to flip this strategy so it is more effective.…You want to focus 20% of your time online and 80% reaching out to people to…discover unpublished positions.…To do this, you have to have systems in place.…First, I recommend you set up a job search tracking tool.…We've provided a worksheet that you can use as you're researching and applying to jobs.…This worksheet helps you track your resume submissions, networking…contacts, interviews.…
It also includes a sheet to list helpful career websites.…
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