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Job Search Strategy
To Get The Job You Want.
Tour Overview
1. Assess Yourself
2. Research Potential Employers
3. Establish Your Fit
4. Write Your Own Resume
5. Start Networking
6. Get In On The Ground Floor
7. Create Your Own Job
8. Informational Interviews
9. Interview Preparation
10. Tough Interview Questions
11. Negotiation Skills
12. The Key To Hirability

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Online Career Guide


Tour Overview

Do you need help with your job search strategy?  Whether you are employed, unemployed, entering the workforce for the first time, undergoing a career change, or re-entering after a long absence, we hope you find this online career guide helpful in your search for a new or better job. Our Online Career Guide walks you, step by step, through the 12 stages of a successful job search. This information is FREE and available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

The primary focus of your job search...


THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL JOB SEARCH is knowing what you want and knowing how to market yourself effectively to get the job you want.

  1. ASSESS YOURSELF -- Essential to job and career satisfaction is matching your own unique talents, skills, interests and personality to those job-related tasks and activities that you find most enjoyable, interesting, and challenging to do. By performing this self-analysis, you'll have the opportunity-perhaps for the first time in your career-to choose the position and organization that is personally satisfying as well as financially rewarding.

  2. RESEARCH -- Identify the companies that have a need you can fill. You will recognize and identify this through research and speaking to people within the organization. There, you will learn some of the challenges they are facing or problems they are having. You can then take this information and think of ways to help them solve these problems. This is the true value you bring to the employer and what separates you from the other job candidates.

  3. ESTABLISH YOUR FIT -- Seek out introductions to those individuals who are doing the work that you desire. These "insiders" are familiar with the type of work you want, and can provide you with excellent sources of information and additional contacts, ultimately leading you to the job and career you've been looking for. Narrow your list of employers down to those who have jobs you really want, plus the management and people you find most comfortable to work with.

  4. WRITE A VALUES-BASED RESUME -- based on your values and beliefs -- showcasing how valuable your skills, talents and accomplishments would be when applied to the right company with the right job. Employers' most common complaint is they cannot find good help. Consider how pleased they will be to find someone who really wants to do the work they need done.

  5. START NETWORKING -- The ultimate goal of networking is learning how to develop contacts with the right people who can advance your career, or refer you to the hiring manager who has the job you really want.

  6. GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR -- Networking creates opportunities to make contact with decision-makers before a new job opening is formally announced. At the very least, you will only be competing with a handful of people, rather than perhaps hundreds of job applicants.

  7. CREATE YOUR OWN JOB -- If you show that you can produce results and contribute to their future goals, employers may design a new position just to take advantage of your unique talents, skills and experience.

  8. INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS -- The next step in your career campaign involves "Informational Interviews." Like everything else in your job search, this requires a highly-organized systematic approach. This is when your networking efforts begin paying dividends.

  9. INTERVIEW PREPARATION -- Your value is what makes an employer want to hire you. Nothing impresses an interviewer more than showing how you can add value and profit to their bottom line by: increasing sales, saving them money, obtaining more new customers while retaining existing ones, etc. Prove this during your interview and the job is yours.

  10. TOUGH INTERVIEW QUESTIONS -- Practice questions and what the employer wants to know.

  11. NEGOTIATION SKILLS -- Accepting a job offer today may require you to successfully negotiate salary, bonus, commission, stock options and more.

  12. THE KEY TO HIREABILITY is researching the company's needs, culture and work environment and then making the best match of your strengths and personal attributes.

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