As young adults about to enter the day-in-and-day-out lifestyle, you’ll quickly discover there are basically three types of people in this world: those that don’t, those that do, and those that do effectively. You’ll have to be compelled to be a part of the latter group to succeed at your terribly first skilled job search.
1) Not interact with humans
The Internet is fabulous and handy to use, but by itself is generally ineffective. I don’t win business simply by sending someone an email. You don’t get a job interview simply by submitting your resume via the torturous Applicant Tracking System that has become the bane of your existence. Certainly search and send your resumes, but follow up with a call or voicemail. Why? Guess how many of your peers do it? You wouldn’t need all your fingers let alone your thumbs before you hit the number. It is not how many people apply. It’s what number individuals apply, follow up, and follow through. All of sudden, that indicator on the website showing the “number of applicants” who has applied for the position becomes a meaningless representation of who is truly in the race. Make the call. You’ll thank me.
2) You don’t network online effectively
Unless you’ve been living in an exceedingly student residence cave, you’ve heard of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and so forth. Most people think those sites connect individuals. They do. What most people don’t realize is that those sites (and others) are great for connecting with interest groups, meet-up groups, alumni groups, and so. Don’t just build your network of online individuals. Build your network of online groups as well.
3) You look for jobs not companies
I notice you wish employment, but you actually join a company not a job. Look for companies that would benefit from someone with your abilities and studies. If you’re an engineer, look for engineering or technology companies regardless of whether they have a job posting. One of the most effective exercises is to identify corporations that are growing. Search lists such as the Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 or Best Small Companies. Those firms are on those lists for a reason. And, of course, they’re growing and hiring people. I know this as a result of they can’t get on those lists if they’re not hiring folks. You’re inexpensive. Embrace it. Don’t worry regarding whether or not they have employment posting that matches one thing you’re qualified to try and do. Call them. Ask for the Human Resources or Recruitment Department. Tell them you’re interested. Send them your resume. It works. (Hey, there’s that human thing again.)
4) You don’t leverage your university or college
I notice lately that the university career offices aren’t what they use to be. Everything is on-line and that they essentially leave you to your devices. Even so, there are usually websites that the university offers for alumni, companies that are willing to post jobs to those sites, and so forth. LinkedIn conjointly has faculty alumni groups that share ideas and job listings. Be aggressive once distinguishing opportunities for your school to help you.
You don’t research enough. We’ve already touched on a number of analysis things associated with individuals and jobs, but mapping your network is a critical research exercise worth its own discussion. In addition to researching and reviewing job openings and companies, you should also make a relationship map as part of that exercise. Here’s an example that we used previously. Sure, accountants know other accountants. But, the lawyers and doctors and real estate agents you know use accountants.
Business owners know accountants.
There are intertwined relationships in the business world. If you can’t connect the dots, then ask Mom, Dad, big brother, big sister, cousin Hank, Uncle Bob, or whoever’s a Magellan fan to draw you a map of the corporate world.
5) You don’t take to social media fully
Social media is fun and fabulous. It can provide all kinds of help and get you into all kinds of trouble. Perhaps you saw my recent article referred to as Time for a Social Media Shower? Breeze through it to ensure you deodorize yourself so you can start your job search April fresh. Most people will leverage the social sites to network or rummage around for jobs. I’m okay with that. But, you can also use social media to build your social platform. This can be your elaborate online resume. Start creating your LinkedIn Profile, Twitter Account, Website, Blog or whatever other platforms you enjoy. If you have got a cohesive message—especially if it offers some insight associated with your interests—it may be helpful.
6) You don’t thank
Thanking someone is a lost art. In your life, you’ll forget to thank many with no other consequence than a disappointing thought from your friends and loved ones. During your job search, it becomes more fatal. Knowing how to thank is one thing. There are many samples (How to Write a Thank You Note That Gets You the Job). Knowing whom to thank is a different story. I’m sure 99% of you won’t go to this level of effort, but I would suggesting sending thank-you notes (that’s an actual piece of paper) to anyone who does anything for you during the search. That includes your dad’s friend who had lunch with you to provide guidance (you know who you are), the acquaintance who provided a referral for you, the cousin who gave you helpful material to read, your friend who reviewed your resume, and the guy who held the door for you when you went to the restroom.
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