These questions have been asked many times and the answers come back fairly the same from different successful seekers. However, the answers aren't as specific as I think you are looking for. What you really want to know is: what is the one thing I can do to find a job more quickly. I don't think there is one answer to this question.
Here are some of the re-occurring answers to the 3 questions above.
What's the one piece of advice you would give to fellow job seekers?
- Stay positive
- Be focused on what you are looking for
What worked for you in your search?
- Being focused on what I was looking for
- Networking more
- Networking less at the big groups
- Applying for more jobs online
- Applying for fewer jobs online
- Contacting recruiters
- Not relying solely on recruiters
What didn't work for you in your search?
- Spending too much time online
- Trying to be all things to all people
See, I told you. There isn't a simple answer or a quick fix or even one solution that works for everyone. Each of you come into the job search with a different level of knowledge and understanding about the process. Each of you has a different approach, comfort level and skill level.
There's an old saying "Everything in moderation. Nothing in excess".
See where you are spending your time and energy and then try to evaluate your results from these activities. Are they working?
If you have secured a new job, what are your answers to these three question?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.