How are you conducting your job search? What strategies are you implementing? Are you utilizing the vast array of social media tools available? If it has been awhile since your last job search, you will find that effective job search strategies have changed dramatically!
There are still many basic strategies that have remained constant as follows:
- Show determination and confidence
- Invest in a professional resume and cover letter
- Develop relationships with recruiters
- Research and identify potential employers
- Prepare questions for the job interview
- Follow up with thank you letters
- Be patient and persistent
The following blog, The Ultimate Social Media Check List for Job Hunters, is an excellent resource containing more than a few job search strategies that you may not be as familiar with including:
Broad Networking– Linkedin, Twitter, Local/Trade-specific Professional Social Networks, Facebook, Bookmarking/site sharing networks
Build Your Brand – Providing Content– Create a blog, Create a Gravatar/OpenID, Video Interview/YouTube
Also included, Links You Must Visit – “30 Ways to Land a Job in 2010”, “50 Twitter Users to Follow for Your Job Search”, “Global Twitter Recruiting System” and “JobMob, One of the leading career/job search blog”; to name a few.
If you are a little overwhelmed with these job search strategies, Making the Most of Social Media Marketing – Links, includes a comprehensive list of Social Media Tips, Guides, Plugins, Platforms, Analytics Tools, Apps and other resources. Another excellent resource.
Contact Elite Resumes to speak with Martin Buckland, Certified Job Search Trainer.