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Daily Job Search Checklist
Ken Herron | kenherron@gmail.com | http://twitter.com/kenherron

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  1. 1. Daily Job Search Checklist Ken Herron | kenherron@gmail.com | http://twitter.com/kenherron Invest the time up-front to assess your core competencies, skills, and preferences. This is your opportunity to love Mondays as much as Fridays, so be relentless in identifying and following your passion! 6! Submit on 6 job postings Achieving a daily quota will give you a needed sense of accomplishment • Hint: Create automatic daily job alerts on job web sites such as: Beyond, CareerBuilder, 
 Craigslist

, ExecuSearch, Hound, Indeed, JobCentral, JobServe, Jobster, LinkedIn, Monster, Oodle, Targetjobs, SimplyHired, SnagAJob, TheLadders, Trovix, TweetMyJobs, USAJobs, HotJobs, etc. 5! Post 5 comments, questions, or answers Increase your SEO, and enable recruiters and hiring managers to find you • Hint: Use LinkedInʼs Q&A and industry/function-specific media 4! Update your status on 4 profiles Enable other people to know your skills, to help you find your dream job • Hint: If donʼt already have them, create profiles on websites such as: LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, YouTube, VisualCV, Squidoo, BrightKite, Plaxo, Naymz, You Noodle, Jobster, FriendFeed, Friendster, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Koornk, Plurk, Rejaw, TwitArmy, etc. 3! Send out 3 proactive/“cold” cover letters Be #1 on your target companiesʼ lists by applying BEFORE the job ad hits • Hint: Use LinkedIn and Google to directly e-mail HR/recruiters, hiring managers, or functional managers in your target companies 2! Post 2 tweets on Twitter 1. Just do it! 2. Read http://mashable.com/2009/03/13/twitter-jobs/ • Hint: Use sites like TwitPic and FileSocial to showcase your specific background and experience and demonstrate your skills for the job(s) you want (and potentially get some freelance or project-based work) 1! Conduct 1 “informational interview” Most job hunters find their next job through live, personal networking • Hint: While hiring managers and recruiters are obviously best, also tap former colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family members THANKS TO FELLOW JOB SEEKERS @RASHARDGATHERS AND @EDJSMITH FOR THEIR INPUT!

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