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9 Keys to Job Search Career Success

In recent months, the labor market has become increasingly competitive. But even as the economy slows, and there are a growing number of job seekers in the labor market, many professionals who have been incredibly successful in conducting fast searches, effective workforce. What do they have in common? How do you do? Here are nine tips to speed your own job search and lead to a rapid and successful conclusion.

In recent months, the labor market has become increasingly competitive. But even as the economy slows, and there are a growing number of job seekers in the labor market, many professionals who have been incredibly successful in conducting fast searches, effective workforce. What do they have in common? How do you do? Here are nine tips to speed your own job search and lead to a rapid and successful conclusion.

Know what you want and go after it. Start a job search without knowing what you want is almost certain to end in frustration. Think about this: If you do not know what he wants and what your job target is, how will you know who to contact and how to search? If you are unsure about your career goals is essential to spend some time and energy now - before you start your search - in your own introspection and analysis. Knowing what you want, what they love and what they bring to the table will give you the confidence that simply cannot and will not be accompanied by many of its competitors in the labor market. This is the crucial first step in any job search and is essential for successful long-term career.

Knowing and sell your personal best. When you think about your next career change, what would be different for you, if employers and recruiters you really want? Personal Branding (the process of clarifying and communicating what makes you and your unique value proposition different and special) allows you to make a name for yourself. He was unlike your teammates and help position them as a leader in your field - as a specialist and an authority that knows how to do a job and fill a particular niche in the workplace better than anyone. Once you are clear on your personal brand, can be used to project a consistent brand image and value proposition throughout all your job-search activities, and do so in a way that addresses the specific concerns of your target audience. By knowing and promoting your brand, to achieve instant, precision, as an approach that positions the ideal candidate for the specific type of opportunity that interests you. You get an immediate competitive advantage.

Being able to clearly articulate what you are and what you have to offer. While this may be uncomfortable for you, the truth is that job search is a sales and marketing campaign: a sales and marketing campaign in which you are the product. Through the process of personal branding, you must identify what differentiates you and paint a compelling portrait of your unique value proposition. But do not stop with just promoting this in your CV and then become tongue-tied when someone asks about you and your candidacy. You will hear the "what to do?" or "Tell me about yourself?" questions again and again, both during your job search and throughout your career. Do not improvise! Preparation is the key to confidence and the key to making a lasting first impression, positive and memorable. Be ready with a 30-60 second pitch that suddenly and confidently conveys to the listener who you are professionally and what you offer.

Make your first impression your best impression. Take a look at your resume. Like it or not, your resume is your first introduction to most employers, and your only chance to make a good first impression. CVs are very specific and effective marketing pieces that are strategically written and designed to sell as the best solution to a potential employer's needs and problems. Your resume should be written to convey and illustrate your unique value proposition, with succinct "stories" that differentiate you from your competitors in the labor market. Does your resume achieve these goals? Is it focused effectively? Are you currently precisely how you want to submit? If not, it's time to rewrite.

Network, network, network ... and then network some more. At least 80% of all jobs are found through the "hidden market" of labor, also known as the "market unpublished" work. These jobs tend to be landed through word of mouth and referrals as opposed to responding to ads, post your resume to internet databases, or other techniques designed to target the remaining 20% of total employment in the market published. It is logical that if the vast majority of jobs are in this untapped market to be spending most of your time working job search to decipher. There are no more effective than job-search technique of networks. So even if you feel a little uncomfortable at first, just go out and do it. Make networking part of your daily routine and plan to spend most of the time the job search networking activities (approximately three quarters of your time is a good estimate). The more you network, the faster the current job search will come to a successful conclusion and the faster and more successful any future job search will be.

Plan and execute a campaign of many facets of job search. Yes, networking is essential, but the job search techniques are also important. An effective campaign job search is a multi-pronged one that includes the strategic, planned, methodical use of a variety of job search approaches. Answer ads alone is almost never enough. Nor is working with headhunters, with Internet search sources of work, or research and targeting specific employers. But when you combine all these approaches with networking, thoroughly evaluate and prioritize the approaches based on relative effectiveness, and then launch an integrated, multi-pronged job search campaign, always will win. The best job search is one in which the job seeker approaches like a job itself.

Build a support team. Although preparation will certainly facilitate the process, the job search can be a very stressful and exhausting. So, I remind you that you do not have to go through it alone. You must build a support team around who can help you stay motivated and on track while giving you honest feedback and helping to maintain account the targets set for yourself. Relatives and friends, past and present managers, peers and colleagues, financial advisors, and professionals in the racing industry as career counselors, coaches and writers to resume all excellent people to add to your team. Bringing together a good mix of people from support from a diversity of backgrounds and professions, you will receive a variety of different perspectives, ideas and insights that can be very useful. You should consider joining a job search club or a support group - a room, if available, or one online. If you have provided outplacement services by your former employer, by all means use the office space and resources offered. The point is that you are not and should not conduct your search in isolation. Surround yourself with a team that will help and support. Above all, recognize when they need support and not be afraid to ask for help and guidance.

Always follow up. The monitoring of all contacts and activities can do more to influence its success in achieving your job target than anything else. A hand-written thank you note or a more formal written thank you letter after speaking with a networking contact, attending an informational interview, or after attending an actual job interview can give a lasting positive impression, which gives a clear competitive advantage. A follow-up phone call in each resume you send, whether it is a resume sent cold, in response to an ad, or based on a reference from one of your networking contacts can make all the difference to your resume is read and considered or not. A consistent approach to monitoring is key and must make time in your schedule to do so. Follow up will positively influence decision makers, will help key the process continues, it will show your interest and your professionalism, and will be the position above the competition.

Adopt a "failure is not an option" attitude and make finding a job a job itself. Celebrate your accomplishments daily and weekly, but recognize that the job search requires persistence and effort. The more "antennas" do you get, the more contacts you make, the more resumes you put into the hands of hiring authorities, and the most expensive personal interviews continue, the faster you will achieve your job target. It can be hard to stay motivated when you do not immediately see the results, but remember that job searching is a process that takes time. Reward yourself not only the outcome but with the effort.

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