It may be easy to think it these days. That with all your fellow job seekers banging on too many doors. Filling up the email in-box of HR managers. And applying to jobs without the required qualifications.
Maybe some days you have been a burden.
Because it’s not just hiring companies that get over-run with the impulsive approach. Why do recruiters completely ignore job candidates? Well because a huge percent of job candidates are whimsical. It’s too easy to apply for jobs. And so people do. Too often.
I understand why. Believe me. The economic pressure for many is great. As is the desire to get back to work. And the need to get your family the insurance coverage they need.
But while I understand, it doesn’t mean I’m OK with it. I want to convince you to stay focused. On an idea you should have in your head.
If you are regular reader here, I consider you as part of a different group. Assuming you follow the guidance below:
This applies to every aspect of the job search process:
- career networking
- creating your professional resume and cover letter
- deciding on your personal brand or positioning statement
- writing and delivering your elevator pitch
- choosing and using your references
- creating your one page career networking bio and business card
- and so much more . . .
Strategy, focus and efficiency are some key themes here as you might expect. If new you can get caught up on the aspects above by visiting my frequently asked questions page. It includes answers and links to posts that will help you get started.
Oh, and here’s another strong suggestion.
Want to become more strategic in your job search? Become a regular reader here.
You can also join my various communities online. By clicking on the buttons in the site header. They look like this:
When you do, you will become a strategist. Over time. A strategic thinker. And a purposeful member of the job search community.
Not a burden at all. But a highly prized professional. Poised and ready to pounce on the right job.
Written by: Tim Tyrell-Smith
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