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    • Job Search 10 effective job search strategieslynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Finding a Job Is a Job in Itself1)Know who you are 1)Get professional help2)Aim for the right target 2)Be flexible temporarily3)Be Assertive/Proactive 3)Say it clearly4)Do some detective work 4)Keep careful records5)Work your network 5)Be persistent lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Know who you areBegin your job searchthorough inventory of yourinterests, skills, accomplishments, experience, goals, and values.Make a detailed list.The key to a successful job search – makes you a unique candidateto communicate this effectivelyprospective employer – both verbally and in writing.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Aim for the right targetTry to match your skills, interests, and valueswith the right career choice.EG if goal is to get a larger salarydont focus on career paths that traditionally pay low salaries.Conduct research on various fields – local companies within those fields.Learn about different businesses – target ones likely to have open positions.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Be Assertive and Proactive "Good things come to those who wait"NOGo out there and make it happen.Dont wait for opportunity – come knocking on your doorCold calling potential employers – intimidating,but powerful strategy.Get through the door before your competition.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Do some detective workUnderstand the "hidden job market."Job openings exist in the mindsbefore the job advertisedPresent yourself as the perfect candidateGet snapped uplynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Work your networkCentre of your job search strategy.Get the word out to friends, trusted colleagues, and even relativesAsk them to keep their eyes and ears open for any opportunities.Expand your networkJoin professional organisationsSign up for job search newsletters and e-mail blasts, contact former classmatesParticipate in online discussion boards.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Get professional helpEmployment agencies resource for job leadsAll shapes, sizes, and price rangesSpecialise in specific occupational areas, and have exclusive arrangements with large companies.Services of an agency -Investigate it carefullyDetermine what the agency will do for you and how much it will cost.lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Be flexible - temporarilyTemp jobs - learn skills, gain experience, and earn moneywhile looking for a permanent position.Prove your worthBe first in lineWorking as a consultant or independent contractor in a company can lead full-time employmentlynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Say it clearlyGrab prospective employers attentionBrief concise letter/e-mailClearly spell out your matchConnect the dotsMake it obviousYou are the ideal candidatelynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Keep careful records. Important to keep track Detailed records All communications Applications Follow ups Interviews Resources and contacts Future networklynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Be PersistentDont be discouragedKeep positive attitudeEveryone in same boatExciting ChallengeGet the Ideal joblynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com
    • Your perfect job is out there somewhere. Good luck!lynn@assessment4potential.com | 01444 484747 | 07801 689801 | www.assessment4potential.com