Attention Job Seekers! Four Ways to Find Your New Career
By: Cori Swidorsky
- Work Your Network! Personal contacts are often the most effective way to find your next role. Yet, too often job seekers forget about this avenue. Who better to recommend you than someone who knows you and what you can do?
- Good Marketing is Good Searching! Marketing is a very big part of the job search. It all comes down to knowing the company you are applying for and doing the research that will keep you on top of the interview list. Selling the benefits you bring to their organization and proving it with accomplishments and rewards will secure your place with a company. Be sure to check LinkedIn for contacts at the company who may be able to advocate for you!
Look Behind the Curtain! The hidden job market is any position that isn’t advertised or posted anywhere. Don’t be afraid to contact companies you wish to work for and inquire about upcoming opportunities. You can also tap into the hidden job market is by attending job fairs and networking events. Utilize that environment by taking note on the companies looking to hire right now. Then go to their company website and see if there are any opportunities that match your background.
Holidays! Many decision makers will take time off during any holiday period; and, at the end of the year, companies are reviewing year end budgets. But this does NOT mean that all hiring stops. There are benefits to stepping up your search, including the fact that most other job seekers will take themselves out of the job market during the holiday season. That’s good news for you! It means less competition, less submitted applications and helps you to find a job sooner.
Cori Swidorsky has over 11 years experience in the Recruiting Industry. Her experience includes professional resume writing, job search training and mentoring, and informing job seekers on creative job search strategies. She has been writing informational articles since 2007 on topics such as job searching strategies, resume tips, networking, and interviewing. She is a contributing writer to Examiner.com and Ehow.com. Cori is the owner of www.informingjobseekers.com , www.jobsearchingstrategies.com and www.SeeWhosHiring.com. Cori earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration Management and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contact Cori at 724-327-6804 or email@example.com.