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Simple Measures That Can Improve The Success Of Your Job Search Efforts - Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:10 PM ( #1 )
  Finding a job in today's tight job market has proven be a daunting task for many job seekers. Even with optimum skills and credentials, securing an ideal career opportunity can become an exhaustive endeavor. For many people who have become recently laid-off, the long termed unemployed, or even perhaps a recent college graduate will quickly discover that they are working with limited opportunities and competing with job seekers on a local, national, and even a global level for job possibilities.
Because finding a job in today's market place has become more challenging than in recent years and the cost of building up debt has become more severe, it would behoove job seekers to build a winning action plan that gets improved results. For example, many job seekers have expressed that spending 90% of their day posting jobs on a major job board may be reflective of their core job search strategy. If you find that this roadmap reflects your approach and you are not getting the results that you seek then it may become time to expand your thinking on the type of methods you need to embrace in your job search plan to achieve the results that you desire.
Here are a few thoughts on how the pros might approach building a winning job search plan. Start your job plan by identifying that type of work you are skilled at and the type of position that generates the most passion and well being in your life. Now add to that requirement, the need to find work that affords you with the standard of living compensation that your desire and require for your personal goals. In order for one to find the best-fit jobs, one should have clear objectives in mind, and not just settle for any job that is presented to you. This might sound a bit odd particularly in situation where ideal positions are hard to come by, but it’s a proven method for uncovering the position that completes your needs.  
 The next step in your job search plan is to have a professional resume prepared that documents what you can do and who you have done it for. In your resume display how you have impacted your company’s bottom line. Maybe you have helped your prior company to increase sales revenue or to save money by performing a process more productively. If this is your first job, then detail course work and/or an internship that shows your ability to solve problems or adapt a company’s business line in a profitable fashion.
A final phase of your job search plan should consider making contacts with influential people in your chosen industry of field. Getting a personal introduction to a decision maker or hiring manager has helped countless job seekers to leap frog the competition during a job hunt. Contact your friends and association for business contacts. Consider joining a trade organization or attending association meetings to meet or become familiar with contacts in your industry. Consider using some of the popular professional online networking websites to target decision makers and hiring managers.
You can find additional practical advice on job searching at Career Cafe on www.CareerConnected.com. Best wishes in your job hunt.
<message edited by eDevMan on Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:14 PM>

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