Effective Job Search

Effective Job Search

In this day and age there is such a variety of ways to look for work. Most job seekers aren't aware of all the resources that are out there to assist with job search. We'll show you how to tap into the hidden job market and to take advantage of resources.

Strategies for a Successful Job Search

Job searching isn't just about applying for jobs and hoping to get called for an interview anymore. It's more complicated than that, especially in a competitive job market. Successful job seekers utilize a variety of job search strategies to help them stand out from the crowd. This workshop will expose you to job search strategies you can use to expedite your job search, find connections who can help, get your resume noticed, have companies find you, ace an interview, and get a job offer.

Note: this workshop only touches several specific areas. You may want to consider signing up for:
• Resume Essentials
• 1 on 1 Resume Review
• Interview for Success
• How to Market Yourself

I. Stand Out

The job market is crowded what strategies can you use to stand out, and show the hiring manager that you are a candidate who definitely should be selected for an interview.

II. Write a Targeted Resume

I know this is harder than just having one resume that you use to apply for every job. However, it works. Taking the time to edit or rewrite your resume. This workshop will show you some of the primary reason why you should target your resume for certain positions.

III. Write a Targeted Cover Letter

Cover letters should shows, at a glance, why you are a strong match for the job. Highlight your professional qualifications that match the hiring requirements. You only have seconds to catch the hiring manager's attention, so use them wisely.

IV. Build Your Professional Brand

Sometimes, recruiters Google candidates even before they schedule an interview. Do your professional and networking sites (like LinkedIn and Facebook) link-- is information that is presentable to the public. Should you edit your profile? If you are not sure, consider signing up for our Build Your LinkedIn Profile Workshop.

V. Use Your Connections

Do you have connections at the company you just sent your resume to? If so, how should use them to get hiring managers eye.

VI. Be Proactive

Remember that old saying "He who hesitates is lost" - it's true. Employers don't wait forever for applicants to submit their resume. Learn strategies for prioritizing which jobs postings will give you the best chance of landing an interview.

VII. Practice Makes Perfect

Practice before you go for an interview. Review typical interview questions and research the company before your interview. How do you maximize that first impression?

VIII. Send a Thank You Note

Most candidates don't bother, but those that do are more likely to get hired. What should a thank you note read?

If you are interested in attending our Effective Job Search workshop, please return to the Summary List page, find the workshop/session you would like to attend and register.