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If you have decided today is the
day to launch a new job search
campaign, there are at least four
things you should do before you
Without this preparation, your job
search will take longer and not be as
successful - like traveling to a new
destination without a GPS or map
or fixing dinner for your family with-
out a menu in mind and the necessary
The Four Essential Parts of the
Solid Foundation for Your Job
Your initial urge may be to fever-
ishly send resumes to recruiters and
to companies in response to job post-
ings. Before you start the search, tack-
le these four tasks. When you have
completed these four tasks, you will
have a solid foundation to launch
your successful job search.
One: Define Your Goal
Your career goal should be a specific
definition of the type of job you
desire. Couple that goal with what
you need to do to reach your goal.
Candidates with goals are more
efficient because they have narrowed
their target and focused their efforts.
Time is not wasted on dead-ends or
Also, employers want to hire deci-
sive, intelligent people who act with
purpose. Candidates making random
moves to secure "any" job are less
attractive to hiring managers.
Two: Market Research
Now that you have defined your
career, there are a few things to inves-
• Is there a demand for this occu-
• What is the forecasted demand
of this occupation?
• Is this a thriving industry?
• What is the profile of the
employers in this industry? For
example, is there a mixture of
large and small employers?
• Are the employers and jobs in a
location in which you are willing
Many of these answers can be
found through simple Internet The
results of your market research may
indicate that you need to refine - or
possibly replace - your goal, but you
won't know until you have done the
research. Better to do this now than
later to avoid the loss of valuable
Three: Update Your Resume &
With a viable career goal in mind,
you are now ready to write your new
resume and update your LinkedIn
By writing your resume with a goal
in mind, you can present yourself as
the ideal candidate for your target
job. Customising your resume and
LinkedIn in this manner will demon-
strate how you meet the needs of the
Review sample job postings to be
sure you are hitting the points impor-
tant to the hiring managers in your
Four: Create a Plan for a Multi-
You are almost ready to launch your
job search campaign. Before you do,
create a plan. That plan can be as
simple as something you jot in the
"notes" app on your smart phone.
This is a plan to which you will
commit and define detail actions you
plan to take on a daily and weekly
basis. A multi-faceted campaign is
best because you cover all fronts.
This comprehensive campaign will
include online networking, real world
networking, distribution of your
resume to recruiters, searching job
postings, researching companies,
cold-emailing your resume to target
companies, and posting your resume
on job boards.
Launch Your Campaign
After you begin your job search
campaign, fine tune your strategy. It
is possible that after interviewing for
a particular job, you may decide that
occupation is not right for you. If so,
go back to steps one and two to eval-
uate your goal. As you modify your
goal, modify your resume and possibly
your campaign plan. The four tasks
outlined above will serve as a foun-
dation for a successful job search.
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Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 5th March, 2015
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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Your career goal
should be a specific
definition of the type
of job you desire.
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