3 Steps to get your job search moving forward
- Step One
- Address the unknowns before you start. It is impossible to remove all of the unknowns, but you can certainly take a bite out of a few unknowns.
UNKNOWN – CAN I RELOCATE IF NECESSARY?
- Evaluate your needs and ability to job search in other geographical areas. You may end up taking a job in a new geographical area just to have a paycheck.
UNKNOWN – CURRENT SKILLSET
- Evaluate your skillset to identify if you are up to date with the current demands of the market relative to your job category and industry.
UNKNOWN – PURPOSE OF JOB SEACH
- Unless you are being laid off, are you leaving a job because you are dissatisfied or are you leaving your job because of a great opportunity that you are excited about?
- Employers and/or recruiters will want to know up front what is motivating you to consider leaving your current employer.
UNKNOWN – KNOW YOUR NUMBERS
- Evaluate your budget regarding a salary for a position that does not require relocation and a salary range for a position that does require relocation.
- Many states are very competitive and offer no state income tax, free college, and other benefits to lure top talent, provide a low cost of living, and quality of work-life balance with outdoor and indoor family activities.
- Target the JOB TITLES that are aligned with your current hands-on skillset.
- Hiring managers create a JOB DESCRIPTION because they are trying to solve a problem by filling a position. That normally does not involve training a person who does not have the needed skills and experience.
- Do not confuse your desire to do something new outside your hands-on expertise with what a job description is asking for. You can always expand your skillset desires and additional interests while you are doing the job that is needed.
- Prepare your standard RESUME, but be ready to make resume verbiage adjustments to speak more clearly and more directly to the job description. Hiring managers want to see that you took the time to read their JOB DESCRIPTION.
- Ensure that your RESUME FORMAT is up to date, easy to read, and competitive with your peers.
- Ensure you are using industry-standard verbiage and job titles on your resume for your targeted job type(s) and industry category. If you are not certain about the relevance of your resume verbiage, review the verbiage used on numerous job descriptions to confirm that your information is aligned.
- Step Three
SHARE MY RESUME WITH WHO
- Many experts say that using main stream job boards only work about 15% of the time.
- Many main stream job boards are like summitting to a silent black hole with no confirmation. Many employers get so overwhelmed with cold and unwanted resumes that each resume submit has a great potential to end up in a database and may not be seen for months or years.
- Always have an ongoing relationship with 2-5 recruiters who know your career path and accomplishments.
- Many recruiters are now Power Recruiters who only work a certain job type or industry category.
- Some recruiters are brokers and/or generalist and work numerous jobs types and industry categories given to them by other recruiters.
- Know the local employers in your geographical area. You will be surprised how many times you can find an employer not too far from your home. A well-known business and potential job opportunity and you did not know they were that close to your home.
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