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For every item you need to get right for
1. You Don’t Have a Brand:
Overkill – Your “brand” is critical to
You Don’t Have a Purpose – You seem to be “all things to all people” and have not defined a purpose. If you are not focused on who you are and what you want you don’t really have a marketable brand.
2. Too Many job search Boards:
Limit the Number of Sites You Use: If you use more than 2 or 3
- One major site such as SimplyHired or indeed.com
- LinkedIn (see 5 Tips for Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile)
- One site which focuses on your career type (see Industries & Professions Career Sites)
Focus on the Most Recent Opportunities: Most job opportunities are posted and “filled” within a few days. Set your search criteria to jobs posted within the last 7 days.
3. You Don’t Manage Your Time:
As you are no doubt aware,
- Create a
job searchplan (see Job Search Planning).
- Use the “one a day method” which is submit at least one job application a day through one of the sites mentioned in item #2 above.
- Balance your time by alternating
your job searchresource (company career sites, job searchboards, recruiters and your network).
4. “More” is not always Better:
While I strongly believe that the more people who know you are looking for a job, the better your chances for finding a job, I don’t believe that you should use any of the services that “blast” or mass deliver
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