Many of us seem to make networking much more difficult than it need be. We focus on quantity over quality, for instance; we seem to think that shaking more hands and collecting more business cards is more important than shaking the right hands and generating enough interest in us to be asked for our business cards.
That is where this simple infographic from CareerBliss comes into play…
Data shows that Millennials are more likely to change jobs than any generation before. In fact, the average 24-year-old today has already held 6.4 jobs.
Yes, finding a job can be a lengthy process. And at this point, you may be ready to take a job you don’t want just to pay the bills.
Before you go that route, know this: if you take the right steps as you search for work, you can put your job search into overdrive – and get that job you really want!
Job search taking longer than you expect? Not getting very many job interviews? Job offers not exactly flowing in?
That may be because how you are going about your job hunt is all wrong. And no matter how hard you work at a bad strategy, it’s still bad strategy. So let’s debunk your outdated and ineffective beliefs that are leading to job search failure, starting with eight I see most often…
Companies like that I coach job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with employers.
Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. It’s like recruiting bi-partisanship. But every once in awhile, I take sides.
This is one of those times. Job seekers, this is for you.
Any successful salesperson will tell you that the secret to making the sale is to put yourself “in the shoes” of the customer — what are the customer’s major concerns?
The same can be said for a successful job seeker. The secret to a successful job search: putting yourself “in the shoes” of the hiring manager by asking: What does that hiring manager want and need — and what must they avoid?