Job searching requires the assistance from others. If it were easy to find a job on your own, you would probably have one by now.
On Secrets of the Job Hunt, there was a post listing 5 key shifts in the job seekers perception of group search efforts. Steve Van Vreede states:
It really has become my goal to see job seekers utilize the group job hunting concept with success. I know that it can be a powerful tool in the job search arsenal. But in order for that to happen, we need a shift in mindset for how we go about conducting our job search and where we place our time and resources. Truthfully, without this shift, very few tools will work for us.
In short, Steve says these are the 5 common shifts:
1. Job seeker vs Job seeker competition to Job seeker collaboration.
2. Unemployed equals out of touch to Unemployed are enlightened and aware of opportunities
3. Me focused to Other focused (give to get shift)
4. My next job is on the boards to my next job is un-posted
5. Counseling session to professional insight of others
Find a group that works for you. Test drive a couple and compare.
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.