When you think about the many tasks you’re executing every day in job search, are you wondering if there is a better or easier way? I don’t believe any one tool or piece of technology will put a job in your lap. I do believe that by better utilizing your time and focusing on the high impact activities, you can speed up your job search.
Technology is moving rapidly and every day new apps, software and gadgets are popping up. They are designed to make our life easier by solving some problem. Now, you can say your abacus is working just fine, and who needs these hocus-pocus gadgets anyway; Or you can say, “Sure, I’ll give it a try.” Which type of person are you? And by the way, which type of person do you think a company wants to hire? If you do decide to experiment with new technology of any kind, give it a chance. As you may have heard before, it takes 30 days to break a habit (and form a new one).
I’m pretty sure you have most, if not all, of these systems in place:
- Social Networks
- Contact Management Systems
- Reputation Management Tools
You can learn more about the tools I recommend within these five areas and why by reading my full article on US News “On Careers”