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CreatingaTargetEmployerList

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CreatingaTargetEmployerList

  1. 1. FOUR APPROACHES TO CREATE YOUR TARGET EMPLOYER LIST BASED ON STEVE DALTON’S THE 2- HOUR JOB SEARCH BOOK. Creating a Target Employer List by Dana Cooper, Member Philadelphia Professional Networkers Group
  2. 2. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Objective Create your Target Employer List in less than one hour by spending ten minutes on four approaches.
  3. 3. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Approach Outline Dream Employers - if you could work anywhere. Alumni Employers - where your past connections are. Posting Search - who’s “hiring” now? Trend-following – what’s happening, where?
  4. 4. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Dream Employers Who do you love? What rings your bell? Where do you want to be? List 10 of those employers. Sources: Google, Wikipedia, Hoovers, Yahoo! Finance, LinkedIn’s Similar function.
  5. 5. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Alumni Employers Where do your alumni work? (Former co-workers can also be considered alumni.) Find interesting employers and/or job titles in your alumni database. List 10 of those employers. Sources: Alumni database, LinkedIn search by school/university or employer.
  6. 6. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Posting Search Who has job openings now? Use Indeed.com to uncover at least 10 employers currently advertising. Tip: Enter your keywords in Indeed’s “what” field and your location in Indeed’s “where” field.
  7. 7. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Trend-following What is new and exciting in your field? Google your industry or your function and the word “trends.” Skim the search results to learn about new activities and new organizations. List 10 employers. Note: Smaller employers may have fewer applicants.
  8. 8. Source: The 2-Hour Job Search by Steve Dalton Conclusion These four approaches will expand your employer target list in a short time. For additional information on how to narrow your 40± employer target list, please see Steve Dalton’s The 2-Hour Job Search.

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