There is a very lively discussion, started by Tyson Winfrey, in the “Hiring for Hope” group on Linkedin about treating your job search as a full time job. I agree with Tyson’s point of view, but I suggest you need to take it one step further. In reality, you are the CEO of your own company, and you are the product.
Like any successful marketing or military campaign, you need to plan and organize your job search. The goal is to have a steady, productive level of positive activity that always drives your search forward. Here is what I recommend.
I have said in previous blogs that positive activity will move your search forward and yield the results for which you are looking. For most job seekers, working at home find it difficult to stay focused and motivated during the low point in our careers. I have a way to keep myself focused…
In my last blog, I described the WHYSMART goal. Writing down a goal is not enough, you have to develop an action plan to achieve the goal. The key to reaching a goal is the dedicated activity that drives you towards it.
I have read numerous posts to blogs, Linkedin groups, and other publications about the killer resume. Resume writers (of which I am one) tell you they will create a “killer” resume for you, and job seekers agonizing over their resumes jump at the offer. The truth is there is no such animal as a “Killer” resume.