Career Search: Top 10 Things to  Think About! Linda M. Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS
Adjust Your Attitude! <ul><li>You need to have a positive attitude to bring to employers.  You need to believe in yourself...
Change Your Environment <ul><li>Make sure the area where you conduct your search is clear and organized so you can functio...
Make an Action Plan <ul><li>Think about what you need to do to move yourself forward.  Perhaps you need to refresh your re...
Document Your Search <ul><li>Use Word or Excel to keep track of what you have been doing. It’s a timesaver when you are lo...
Network <ul><li>Networking is a critical factor in career search. Look at your contacts. See who you need to schedule one-...
Use NEW Technology <ul><li>Be open to  new  things.  Accept the fact that Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, BranchOut, Facebook...
Prepare <ul><li>Do your homework and research the companies you are looking to apply to.  Hoovers, LinkedIn, D&B, your loc...
Get Out <ul><li>Be out among people. It will make you feel less isolated.  Take the chance to speak to new people. Attend ...
Work Past Your Fear <ul><li>Shut out the negative voices and push forward. Rejection is part of the process. Keep focused ...
Ask for What You Want <ul><li>If you feel that you need help, get it.  Don’t go to alone! If you need someone to review yo...
<ul><li>Linda M. Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS </li></ul><ul><li>My Executive Career Coach, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>700 Fa...
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  1. 1. Career Search: Top 10 Things to Think About! Linda M. Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS
  2. 2. Adjust Your Attitude! <ul><li>You need to have a positive attitude to bring to employers.  You need to believe in yourself and the fact that you bring value to the employer’s table.  </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  3. 3. Change Your Environment <ul><li>Make sure the area where you conduct your search is clear and organized so you can function.  It is very easy to get bogged down when there is stuff all over.  Make your spot and guard it like a pit bull. </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  4. 4. Make an Action Plan <ul><li>Think about what you need to do to move yourself forward.  Perhaps you need to refresh your resume, re-work your marketing materials or update your profile on LinkedIn.  Sit down and write it out.     </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  5. 5. Document Your Search <ul><li>Use Word or Excel to keep track of what you have been doing. It’s a timesaver when you are looking for things. You get a sense of accomplishment that you are moving in the right direction.  Keep updating it. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  6. 6. Network <ul><li>Networking is a critical factor in career search. Look at your contacts. See who you need to schedule one-to-ones with and do it. Come to local ExecuNet Meetings and expand your network. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  7. 7. Use NEW Technology <ul><li>Be open to new things.  Accept the fact that Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, BranchOut, Facebook, Fan pages, vizibility, etc. are here to stay! Build your brand, presence and SEO to be found! </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  8. 8. Prepare <ul><li>Do your homework and research the companies you are looking to apply to.  Hoovers, LinkedIn, D&B, your local library help you to prepare for success.  </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  9. 9. Get Out <ul><li>Be out among people. It will make you feel less isolated.  Take the chance to speak to new people. Attend lectures. Volunteer within your skill area / field. “Change your place, change your luck.” </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  10. 10. Work Past Your Fear <ul><li>Shut out the negative voices and push forward. Rejection is part of the process. Keep focused on what you want. Focus on the fact that you want a job, not that you don’t have a job.   </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  11. 11. Ask for What You Want <ul><li>If you feel that you need help, get it.  Don’t go to alone! If you need someone to review your resume, proofread cover letters, or a career coach to guide you, ask for it.  You may be happily surprised at some of the answers that you get! </li></ul>203.323-9977 Want a consultation?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Linda M. Van Valkenburgh, MS, CCMC, CJSS </li></ul><ul><li>My Executive Career Coach, LLC </li></ul><ul><li>700 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Stamford, CT 06902 </li></ul><ul><li>203.323.9977 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.MyExecutiveCareerCoach.com </li></ul><ul><li>Join the Fan Page: http://ow.ly/4hlvp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindavan </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Handle: @LinVanVal Follow me! </li></ul>Questions?

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