Enhancing the Job Search: Successful Tricks when Facing a Tricky Search
Updated: Mar 26, 2021
Of course the all-important word “LinkedIn” is going to be included somewhere on this page about enhancing the job search. There is no such thing as a successful job search without it. But what else can a job seeker do and what else can a career coach say when faced with trying times and unprecedented challenges? There are always more ways to enhance a job search!
~ Melanie Reinersman, M.A., firstname.lastname@example.org
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FOCUS ON: On-Demand Independent Work
Each day, the job seeker can implement a different strategy to enhance the job search. One tool that often gets overlooked is joining a professional association. In addition to it serving as a source for networking, members can gain advice on career development and industry trends, not to mention access to databases listing job openings specific to the industry. Read more about the value of a professional association.
JOB SEARCHING: Six Steps to an Improved LinkedIn Profile
Using key words, former co-workers, and a professional headshot get the job seeker halfway there to successfully landing a new job. AARP offers more tips and examples that are not just for people over age 50. Read more.
FOR THE PRACTITIONER: To Break or To Keep a Rule
When the question is about resume-writing rules, there is only one answer: it depends. Using a topic and scenario format, this article examines past “rules” about resume-writing in order to provide practitioners with the most helpful way to enhance the client's job search. Read more about resume rules.
YOUR LIBRARY: Brag Better
“Qualified quiet” people may need help talking about their accomplishments in order to obtain a new job, gain a promotion, or secure more freelance gigs. Meredith Fineman, the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company, is also the author of Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion. Starting now and taking small actions are hugely important in this competitive market. Read more about Fineman, her book, and how to speak up to enhance the job search.
TOP TEN: Tips on Looking While Employed
The challenges of the job search increase when the seeker is currently employed. Help your client find a new job by reminding them of these tips, such as “don't sabotage yourself.” After all, an employer prefers to consider still-employed candidates. Read all ten tips.
“Just because you can’t find them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. You’ve got to change the way you’re
looking for them. Because there are always job vacancies out there.” ~ Richard N. Bolles
“Chase career relationships, not job postings.” ~ John Tarnoff
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