“The word strategy is synonymous with approach, plan of action, roadmap, blueprint, or game plan.” -Wikipedia.
A job search is no longer about applying for a position and hoping to get called for an interview. And in today’s competitive, network-driven job market few people are able to simply send in a résumé, get an interview, and land a job.
The most successful job seekers utilize a variety of strategies from establishing a social presence to targeting companies in order to help them stand out from the crowd.
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To get started, answer the value proposition question: “How can I provide a uniquely valuable hiring experience for this position? “ Review your core competencies and decide what YOUR value proposition is. Make sure it answers the question.
Be clear about your new future: In difficult times it’s always easy to retreat into survival mode. However, having a clear, bold sense of the future gives you a positive frame and offers an antidote to fear.
Research the industries you want to work for, the job function, and culture. Narrowing your search criteria will save time, help you focus your job search, and give you highly relevant job listings to review.
Create a journal of job descriptions that resonate with you, an Excel spreadsheet or a Google Doc will suffice.
Read your last three performance reviews and see where you excelled in your work.
Pull out that old résumé, update it, and make sure it has key words that match the position you want.
Make your list of contact referrals.
Research the salary range for your desired job in your area