I’m rounding up some of my favorite job search advice to help you with your search. Hearing other voices and ideas sometimes gets the point across better, right? Here are three posts that touch upon important topics: long-term unemployment, revitalizing your job search and how to find companies you may want to work for! Share freely!
Out of Work Over 6 Months? Read this!
My colleague Arnie Fertig, as well as 250 leaders in academia, government, nonprofit support organizations and other employment-related professionals, attended a conference outside Boston to discuss the plight of the long-term unemployed and what to do to help the millions who have found themselves stuck. Arnie’s post summarizes the 8 ways to combat long-term unemployment.
In case you didn’t read the entire post, here are things that have helped other long-term unemployed:
- Counseling and therapy
- Peer groups
- Career One Stop
- Skill building
Job Search In the Tank? Read this!
Lea McLeod’s post contains suggested actions to take your job search from drab to fab! Follow these six steps to resuscitate your search!
6 Strategies to Resuscitate Your Ailing Job Search
Short on time, here’s the summary, but you’ll need to read the whole post!
- Stop applying. Start targeting.
- Know thyself.
- Research. Research. Research.
- Play the insider game like a pro.
- Design marketing materials that work for you.
- Stop treating the interview like a Q&A session.
Trying To Find the Employers That Fit? Read this!
Kristin Johnson’s post, featured on The Savvy Intern, includes 9 ways to find companies.
Don’t have time to read the full post? Here are the 9 things to do:
- Brainstorm Top-of-Mind Companies
- Check out the Competition
- Explore Your Geographic Location
- Investigate Start-Ups
- Consider Associations
- Be More Social
- Review “Best Places to Work” Lists
- Harness the Power of your Alma Mater
- Get Personal
Just In Case You Need More…
I’m scouring the interwebs to find and share articles to address the challenges of job search. Here is a summary of what I’ve been finding.