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Create a tailored job search plan that maps out five days of job search activities. Incorporate the activities that are known to deliver real results.

Create a tailored job search plan that maps out five days of job search activities. Incorporate the activities that are known to deliver real results.

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    Job Search Strategy Job Search Strategy Presentation Transcript

    • Your Job Search Strategy October 1, 2009
    • Approach the Job Search Like a Project
      • Effective Job Searches don’t just happen
      • They require PLANNING & EXECUTION
      • Following a GOOD plan will yield GREAT results
    • A Job Search Strategy should reflect…
      • Realistic Goals
      • Balance between job search and family
      • Lessons Learned – what works in today’s job market
      A Job Search Strategy should include…
      • Clearly Defined Tasks
      • Non-Job-Search Activities every day
      • Specific Training based on your unique career objectives and background
    • Your Job Search Strategy Should Reflect What Works in Today’s Job Market
      • Spend your time on activities that get results
      • Take advantage of Technology, not the other way around
      • Get good at NETWORKING!
      The Job Pie
    • Finding the Balance FAMILY CHANCE OF A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITIES EXERCISE SELF AWARENESS JOB SEARCH NETWORKING TRAINING SOCIAL MEDIA PROFESSIONAL BRANDING HOME
    • The 5-Day Plan – Make it Work!
      • Make the plan your own
      • Add time for follow up
      • Include time to exercise every day
      • Network, network, network!!
      • Each day can be different but the overall plan should reflect the Job Pie
      • Leave the house EVERY day
      • Attend networking events
      • Identify training gaps and add specific tasks to fill them
        • Research
        • Courses
        • Industry Forums
      • Include time to maintain your Marketing Plan
      • Include time to call and meet with contacts
      • Take the weekends off!
      Network Network Network Network
    • Suggested Networking Activities
      • Call a friend and review your Marketing Plan
      • Reach out to first level contacts on LinkedIn who have contacts at your target companies, and request introductions
      • Schedule a face-to-face with a contact at your target company
      • Call a contact who works in your target industry and request an informational interview
      • Volunteer in your community and network within that group or organization
      • Attend an industry event
      • Attend networking groups
        • Industry-focused
        • General
      • Offer to take a hiring manager to lunch and share ideas
      • Call a colleague you met at Network For Work and continue discussions started at our events
    • Map Out Your Strategy
      • Networking
      • Job Search
      • Recruiter
      • Training
      • Research
      • Social Media
      • Prof Branding
      • Exercise
      • Family Time
      • Home Improv
      Networking Is the Primary Goal Identify contacts at target companies using LinkedIn and send requests to connect Network 4:00 PM Update Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts Soc Media 4:30 PM Call two colleagues and schedule networking meetings Network 3:30 PM Kids home from school – help with homework Family 3:00 PM Laundry and vacuuming Home 2:30 PM Cont. Network 2:00 PM Call contact at Company B, reply to emails and follow up on leads Network 1:30 PM Review Discussion Boards on LinkedIn groups and comment Prof Brand 1:00 PM Walk Exercise 12:30 PM Lunch 12:00 PM Cont. Network 11:30 AM Meet John at Nashua Public Library for review of marketing plans Network 11:00 AM Call contact at Company A Network 10:30 AM Call Jason Alexander to update him on target companies and latest job applications Recruiter 10:00 AM Cont. Training 9:30 AM Take on-line course in web design Training 9:00 AM Research Companies where I applied for jobs Research 8:30 AM Review Search Agent results and apply to openings at Companies A, B, and C Job Search 8:00 AM Notes Activity Time
    • Another Example
      • Networking
      • Job Search
      • Recruiter
      • Training
      • Research
      • Social Media
      • Prof Branding
      • Exercise
      • Family Time
      • Home Improv
      Networking Is the Primary Goal Google for articles related to my target industry Research 4:00 PM Update my Blog with facts I learned about industry issues Prof Branding 4:30 PM Cont. Network 3:30 PM Cont. Network 3:00 PM Cont. Network 2:30 PM Attend Networking Group Network 2:00 PM Cont. Research 1:30 PM Cont. Research 1:00 PM Go to library and search for new target companies based on marketing plan criteria Research 12:30 PM Cont. Network 12:00 PM Networking Lunch at Panera Bread Network 11:30 AM Cont. Family 11:00 AM Food shopping Family 10:30 AM Bake birthday cake for Peter Family 10:00 AM Call contact at Company X; Schedule networking meeting with 2 contacts from NFW Network 9:30 AM Review Search Agent results and apply to openings at Companies X, Y, and Z Job Search 9:00 AM Go to Yoga Class Exercise 8:30 AM Update Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts Soc Media 8:00 AM Notes Activity Time
    • Activity List
      • Networking
      • Recruiters
      • Training
      • Personal Branding
      • Social Media
      • Research
      • Family
      • Home Improvements
      • Self-Assessment
      • Exercise
      Fit all of these into your weekly plan
    • Now it’s your turn
      • Networking
      • Job Search
      • Recruiter
      • Training
      • Research
      • Social Media
      • Prof Branding
      • Exercise
      • Family Time
      • Home Improv
      Networking Is the Primary Goal TO DO: Fill in each day with a variety of activities TO DO: Make sure the overall plan reflects the Job Pie 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 3:30 PM 3:00 PM 2:30 PM 2:00 PM 1:30 PM 1:00 PM 12:30 PM 12:00 PM 11:30 AM 11:00 AM 10:30 AM 10:00 AM 9:30 AM 9:00 AM 8:30 AM 8:00 AM Notes Activity Time
    • Execute to the Plan
      • Now that you have a strategic plan, follow it!
      • Be flexible, but maintain the overall plan each week.
      • Networking can take many shapes – use them all!
        • Networking Groups
        • Industry forums and events
        • Family gatherings or Neighborhood outings
        • Meetings with colleagues, contacts, or friends
      • Use EVERY opportunity you can to NETWORK, and then FOLLOW UP on every successful interaction
      Network Network Network Network
    • When you get home…
      • Go to the Network For Work website
      • Log in and go to Tools and Tips
      • Click on the Job Search Strategy Template and Save to your computer
      • Enter the plan you have created today on paper
      • Follow the 5 Day Job Search Strategy
    • Feedback Good…. Better …. BEST