You know what it is that turns finding a job into a disastrous experience? It’s putting in all that time and energy into a job campaign. And then nothing happens!
I’ve personally assisted hundreds and hundreds of job seekers since 1985. Most of them have come to me discouraged with their progress. They just can’t understand why they’re not getting results. They feel they’ve done all the right things. And nothing’s working.
When I asked them how the organized their job campaign and what they were doing, here’s what they told me:
1. Wrote a traditional resume with objective statement and reverse chronology work history.
2. Mailed and emailed it to dozens of employers . . . posted it on several job sites like Monster.com and HotJobs.com.
3. Routinely answered lots of want ads.
4. Contacted several employment agencies and a handful of recruiters.
5. Made phone calls directly to several companies in the area.
6. When a decent response didn’t materialize, redoubled efforts and wound up distributing hundreds of resumes.
7. Waited and waited for the phone to ring with the right opportunity.
There’s one simple reason why this traditional job campaign isn’t working: they’re doing it BACKWARD!
Most folks, if they don’t know any better, do all the traditional tasks they’ve been told you need to do to find a job. They start with a resume. Then they use various mass media approaches to distribute their resume. And wait for the phone to ring.
Instead, the focal point of your job campaign has to be on the one person who can make a hiring decision about you. All your initial efforts should be directed toward identifying the organizations that match up with your interests. And then the hiring decision-maker who could be your next boss.
Everything else flows from that information . . . your resume, interviewing strategies, negotiating skills, and, of course, the various techniques used to get in front that decision-maker, preferably without them seeing you prematurely as a job candidate.
There are lots of strategies to use to identify the person who could be your next boss. But, by far, the best one is to take advantage of people you already know. But don’t approach them by asking them to find you a job. That’s a big turn-off. Instead, seek their advice. And in the course of your conversation ask if there any folks they could introduce you to who might be in the know.
Fortunately, there’s a simple, step-by-step plan of action that can’t walk you through the whole process–the RIGHT WAY! And if you follow the plan you can be entertaining jobs in as little as 14 days. Check it out.
Paul Megan writes for EEI, the world-class pioneer in alternative job search techniques and non-traditional career advancement strategies . . . since 1985. Grab our stunning FREE REPORT: “How To Find A Job In As Little As 14 Days!” Click on RSS for instant info! http://www.fastest-job-search.com