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Laying the Foundation of a Successful Job Search
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 as it could be - like trav-
eling to a new destination without a
GPS or map or fixing dinner for your
family without a menu in mind and the
necessary grocery items.
The Four Essential Parts of the
Solid Foundation for Your Job
Your initial urge may be to feverishly
send resumes to recruiters and to com-
panies in response to job postings. Be-
fore you start the search, tackle these
four tasks. When you have completed
these four tasks, you will have a solid
foundation to launch your successful
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 ef-
ficient 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 at-
tractive to hiring managers.
Two: Market Research
Now that you have defined your
career, there are a few things to in-
• Is there a demand for this oc-
• What is the forecasted demand
of this occupation?
• Is this a thriving industry?
• What is the profile of the em-
ployers 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 searches, in-
cluding queries on the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics website.
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 time.
Three: Update Your Resume &
With a viable career goal in mind,
you are now ready to write your new
resume and update your LinkedIn pro-
By writing your resume with a goal
in mind, you can present yourself as
the ideal candidate for your target job.
Customizing your resume and Linke-
dIn in this manner will demonstrate
how you meet the needs of the hiring
Review example 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-fac-
You are almost ready to launch your
job search campaign. Before you do,
create a plan. That plan can be as sim-
ple as something you jot in the "notes"
app on your smart phone.
This is a plan to which you will com-
mit and define detail actions you plan
to take on a daily and weekly basis. A
multi-faceted campaign is best be-
cause 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 evaluate
your goal. As you modify your goal,
modify your resume and possibly your
campaign plan. The four tasks outlined
above will serve as a foundation for a
successful job search.
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