Tips to Maximize Your Job Search Results

Stronger1. Control your attitude – you need to conduct your job search with confidence. You might consider taking walks to calm your head and think, read positive materials and meet with other professionals who can offer support and ideas.

2. Take a fresh look at your resume – is it a document you are proud of sending out? Does it show what you’ve accomplished so others can see your value? When you begin sending it out, track all the places you end it so you can conduct follow-up and measure your progress.

3. Develop a list of concise and measurable performance accomplishments – this is the main tool to help you sell your value to prospective employers and to others who can assist you in your job search. You are hired, and paid, for the value to bring to your job.

4. Identify target employer prospects and conduct research on them (their website and articles) to see how you can contribute to what their specific needs are.

5. Build your connections with others – it’s people, not job listings, that offer you jobs. It’s important to build contacts in your field that can give your advice and introduce you to others in your field of work. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for referrals – call key contacts directly – especially if they work at a company you would like to consider.

6. Create a dynamic LinkedIn Summary – this should not be a repetition of your resume, yet it must show your value, and be compelling enough for people to pick up the phone and contract you to find out more about you. Also, get recommended on LinkedIn.

7. Become involved in professional and social organizations for the industry you are in. This gives you an opportunity to meet people who might be able to help you, to network on a regular basis, and to learn of new developments in your field.

Fine-tuning these actions will do wonders to help you achieve your goal of getting calls for interviews!

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