A Job Search Strategy is the high level plan and detailed steps and methods you need to Groupulate and execute to reach your job search goals.
In this Group we'll discuss the following and MORE:
- What is a job search strategy and why do we care?
- How do I go about creating a job search strategy?
- What are some of the best job search strategies, how do they work and what do I do?
Please also review these 3 great videos and articles and let us know what you think:
- How I overcame the Millennial Job Hunting Barriers | Jenny Siu / http://bit.ly/26YsAUO
- Why your Job Applications are getting ignored. | Jean-Michel Gauthier / http://bit.ly/1ORqFpE
- Preeminent Job Search Strategies. Hunt it. Find it. Land it / http://bit.ly/2d92bk5
- 4 Job Hunting Tips For New Graduates / http://on.inc.com/1uCyIva
- Five Job Search Tactics That Work -- And Five That Don't / http://bit.ly/2dAsChl
- Seven Steps to a Successful Job Search / http://bit.ly/2dqNxQG
Thanks and see you inside the 'Job Search Strategy' Group!
Watched the "How I overcame Millennial job hunting barriers" video and enjoyed it. She definitely focused on her personal experiences, but they are applicable to anyone getting ready to enter the world of "big kid jobs".
Her advice for Millennials entering the work force:
1. Don't be lazy
2. It is very possible you can be put into the "average box" - do not let that get you down
3. Interviews do not come in packages, they can happen anywhere. Take advantage of situations where you could make a new connection.
Her biggest concern she talked about during her video is this:
"The fact that you're putting these young people in an 'average box' means you are missing out on creative, fresh ideas because they don't come from the conventional profile you are looking for".
She believes it is time for companies to adjust their hiring practices because they are missing out on so much potential in Millennials and other young people.
How have you overcome the barrier of job searching?
I watched the "Why Your Job Applications are getting Ignored Video" and found it very informative.
On average most jobs posted online receive 500-1000 applications. That means when you apply you could have a 1 in 1,000 chance of getting the job. Not the best odds if you ask me.
Interestingly enough, the average viewing time at first pass for a resume or CV is 7 seconds. That means you have 7 seconds to impress someone and show them why you are the perfect fit for the position.
Jean-Michel recommended to his audience that a Cover Letter is going to increase your chance of getting the position and the cover letter should be specific to each position you are applying to. But the real way to make your self stand out from the 1,000 is by sending a Video Cover Letter to the hiring manager. In fact, people that submit video cover letters saw a 150% more chance of getting the position.
So here's a question for everyone: Have you ever done a video cover letter?
|Daryn Edelman, CPRW:|
Hi Gertrude - welcome. This live discussion is ending and I'm moving to the resume group discussion here: https://www.hub.careers/m/groups/view/Hub-Resume-Interview-Advice-2016-10-13
Basically some of the articles above can help. Check out resources at the US Embassay. In some countries, like Asia and African countries, if you are a US citizen, also the British Consultant might offer some services. Try to meet with local professional orgs, see if there is a meetup.com group with similar interests. Target particular companies. Use LinkedIn. If you have an old resume or LinkedIn profile, I can go through an analysis for you and let you know about what improvements to make.