As many have discovered, effective job search methods have changed substantially in the last few years – and it can be hard to leave behind the job search techniques that used to work, but don’t in our current economy.
You can, however, control what you do – and how you are spending your valuable time. And that means eliminating the time-wasters, like these…
If you’re an internship or job seeker, you might be using the number one professional network to look at open positions. Or you may be on the world’s largest professional networking just hoping you’ll be found.
The reality is: this is a much more powerful tool than that… and you may not be using LinkedIn to its maximum benefit.
I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive that “[Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga” notification I think: “Man, what a time suck that game is!” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our day… “OK, just another five minutes and then I’m done. I swear!” Rather than allow Candy Crush (like Farmville and Angry Birds before it) to dominate your time, fill the day with these productive habits. Successful people – your job seeking competition – already do. 1. Productive People Network Even
Have you built a professional presence on social media? Do you have a personal website to display your passion and expertise? Do you frequently use mobile devices to keep up with your job search, potential employers and personal branding?
This infographic by job hunting and career management site CareerShift shares information on the impact of these compelling job search trends, and much more…
Writing a cover letter pretty much sucks. The content, tone and length all have to be just right. And even when a job seeker gets it just right, there are those who say, “No one reads a cover letter anymore… stop wasting your time!”
Here’s the truth: in many companies, cover letters still count. And they could mean the difference between getting a job interview, and not…
When job or internship searching, do you spend most of your time looking for openings on job boards? Sending off dozens of applications? That’s so 2004! No one does the job board thing anymore! All the cool kids are using their network to get referrals for jobs that aren’t on job boards, and the coolest of the cool kids don’t just stop with people they know — they reach out and network with recruiters. But hold on, Tiger. Don’t go firing off emails to every recruiter you come across. You have to find the right kind of recruiter for you.