Successful Job Search
Key rules for your job search:
1. Know Where
to Look for the Job You Want
- Company websites: Increasingly, they are
relying on resume-scanning software.
- Recruiters: Especially useful for senior
- Dormant Vacancies: See our Networking
- Job Boards: Not all ads on job boards are
intended for you.
- Open Applications: You may submit your resumes
for a type of job rather than a specific job opening. Also see The
Best Cover Letter.
- Friends and Family: See our Networking
2. Ensure that
an Employer Will Want to Talk with You
- Tailor your cover letter and resume to each
position so that they highlight keywords about your experience that is
relevant to the job for which you are searching.
- Focus on results, not on activities. Let them
wonder, “How did you do that?” (See Easy
- Convince them in your cover letter and resume
of what sets you apart from the pack, such as intuition and
- Know how to pass resume-scanning software. Use
keywords and learn which ones to use. See our Networking
department and The
Best Cover Letter.
that You Want the Job
Saying that you want a position is not enough—you have to demonstrate
it. To jump ahead of the pack, utilize a cover letter that lets the
employer know you did your research. SHOW them that you have an idea
about their business and the role you could play in it.
Show your passion during an interview. Highlight your successful
projects and the projects you liked working on. Your passion will come
through. That’s what an employer likes to see.
More Information on Successful Job Searches
This page describes how Alice, a fifty-one-year-old widow who became
unemployed and was responsible for two college kids, a Volvo and a
mortgage, learned how to find a new job. A job she needed fast!
Search part II
How transferable Job Skills helped Alice to find her job.
Job Finding System
A successful applicant has a job finding system. You should have one
too. Anyone searching for a job must find employers who are looking for
people with your expertise, experience, skills, and capabilities.
for a job trough On-The- Job Training
We've all seen the ads that say, "Earn as you learn," but what does
on-the-job training really mean and what new possibilities does it give
Knowing why employers construct a descriptions the way they do will
help you create your resume in a way that caters to the employer.
Let's consider a business controller who is looking for a new position.
We will examine three of the top job-search engines for our research:
(1) Indeed.com, (2) Monster.com, and (3) Careerbuilder.com. If we
search for "business controller" within the United States the sites
yield (1) 1000+ results, (2) 10,000+ results, and (3) 2589 results,
respectively. How can we improve this?
from Job Search to Self Help Career home page
Or do you think about a career or job change in the (near) future?
- Wish to change jobs?
- Seek a doable step-by-step plan for landing the job
- Need a plan that will guide you from your current
situation to the job you want?
- Want to learn how to cope with serious career
setbacks such as losing your job?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then
download our limited-time offer for this free 32-page manual. This book
will teach you the secrets of the
Job Change System!
This system will guide you through the steps you need to get on the
road and to land the job you want as well as a 7 step approach for
overcoming job loss.