Searching for a job, any job, is a job in itself. To succeed, you need to understand the processes involved.
Preparation may be the key to your success.
The question specifically asks about job searching. Searching is likely the easiest part of the process. Jobs are posted on-line, they are posted on the company/organization’s website, word of mouth and many other ways.
The real challenge comes after you have located a job you feel you are qualified to take on.
This is where your preparation can pay off. You need to understand how to create a resume. Yes, despite what some may say, most of the working world still requires them as part of the job application process.
Your resume should resonate with your Linkedin profile.
Then there is being prepared for the interview. Sometimes, getting to the interview stage is like winning a lottery. I’ve heard of jobs where a thousand people have applied for one job. To succeed in an interview, you need to talk about the skills you bring to the job and why you would be the best candidate.
In my book & on-line course, You’re Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work, I provide ‘best practices’ to land your dream job. I outline a systematic approach to searching for a job, envisioning your success and a set of strategies that can increase your chances of success in not only finding a job, but landing it.
Good luck in your job search!
For further discussion of job searching & career development, visit the Live For Excellence Book Store for the following publications:
Assert Yourself! Harnessing the Power of Assertiveness in Your Career
52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro
Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals
You’re Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work
You’re Hired! Leveraging Your Network: Job Search Strategies That Work
You’re Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work
Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work
Rae A. Stonehouse is an author, speaker, and self-publishing consultant dedicated to helping others embrace constant improvement and overcome challenges. With over 40 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in psychiatry and mental health, Rae brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for self-development to his writing and presentations.
As a 25+ year member of Toastmasters International, Rae has systematically built his communication abilities and self-confidence to share his insights as an author and speaker. His self-help books and personal development presentations aim to have conversational one-on-one connections with readers and audiences.
Rae is known for his wry sense of humor and sage advice delivered in a relatable coaching style. After four decades as a nurse, Rae has rewired rather than retired, actively writing and pursuing public speaking. He strives to share lessons learned to help others achieve personal and professional growth.