10 Job Search Tips
There's been so much material available lately on how to search for a job, especially because of job losses during the recession. We've all read articles about it, and a lot of the advice is repetitive after a while.
In her book 366 Tips for a Successful Job Search, Cynthia Wright gives the reader a bunch of new tips I'd never heard of before. Here are 10 that struck me. Do you have any helpful ones to add to the list? Share them with us!
- Those most at risk for job stress or burnout may be service professionals who spend time attending to the needs of others.
- Changing jobs may become necessary. Taking smaller steps rather than doing everything at once makes the process simple, less frightening, and most of all, attainable.
- If you are laid off, make sure you have enough money to live comfortably for 9 months.
- Buy books on topics you are rusty on and which relate to your field and read them.
- Ask people closest to you if they sense negative vibes. Often, we do not realize how we come across to others.
- Involve everyone in the job search process. This makes the task much easier.
- Stay away from a company that wants to hire you immediately without an interview.
- Don't expect to always be liked and appreciated during your job search.
- Some weeks will be busy with activity and job offers. Other weeks will be slow.
- Use blogs as networking tools.